Johannesburg - Toyota has added a pinch of salt and a few extra spices to its Indian-built Etios with the introduction of a limited edition Sport model, which ushers in a few small running changes across the range.
Like the Yaris Bi-tone that was launched a few years ago, the Etios Sport gets a two-tone external paint job where a black roof and C-pillars contrast with one of the two available paint colours - Glacier White or Retro Red.
The wheels also got the dual-tone memo, with the Sport wearing black and silver 15-inch alloys pinched from the Etios Cross, while the chrome strip that you usually find on the Etios grille makes way for an all-black colour scheme, and that courtesy extends to the door mirrors and roof spoiler as well.
All Etios models receive a new Optitron instrument cluster with orange backlighting, while the entry Xi model now gets rear electric windows - previously they were only fitted upfront.
As before, all versions are fitted with an aircon, audio system with Bluetooth, reach-adjustable steering, dual front airbags and ABS brakes - not forgetting that it received four stars in Global NCAP’s crash tests.
The Etios is backed up by a two-year/30 000km service plan and three-year/100 000km warranty.