Toyota Etios will undergo trial production from September 2010 which is three months preceding to its scheduled launch. Toyota will commence two rounds of trial production before the model is formally launched in December this year. Second trial production will start in October 2010. According to the Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Deputy Managing Director (Commercial) Shekar Viswanathan, the cars produced during trial production will not go on sale but will run on trial tracks for worth and other checks. He also stated that these cars may be dismantled shortly on. He refused to divulge the number of units that will be produced during two rounds of test production.
Toyota unveiled its small car model former in January 2010 at the Delhi Auto Expo. Over 2,000 engineers from Toyota's Indian and Japanese operations have been working on developing the model for the previous four years. Toyota intends to establish both hatchback and sedan variants of the model in 1.2L and 1.5L engines.