Toyota Etios and the Etios Liva have been around from quite some time now, but both the cars in their segments were a big hit especially the Etios Liva being a bit overpriced for a small car. In order to attract the younger buyers Toyota had also launched a limited edition sports variant of the Etios Liva, the TRD Sportivo. Recently, Toyota launched 2013 facelift version of both the Etios and the Etios Liva based on the customer feedback and look forward attract more buyers with the wide range of Etios and the Etios Liva.
Along with the facelift Etios Liva has received a 1.5-litre petrol engine from is sedan sibling that produces 90 PS of power. The limited edition TRD Sportivo is now added to the standard line-up and the petrol variant will also be available with the TRD Sportivo exterior kit along with the Sportivo logos on the front seats and smoked alloy wheels. Toyota has also introduced a new base diesel variant to the Etios Liva portfolio.
The exterior changes in the Etios and the Liva include a tweaked chrome finish grill, OVRM with side indicators and a new shade of Grey.On the inside the cars receive a new audio system with USB, Bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity, adjustable headrest for the seat, blue illumination for the instrument panel and an updated AC control panel. The changes also include a dual tone color for the interiors.
Toyota India has priced the cars in such a way that there is a variant for every budget, the starting range of the Etios sedan petrol is Rs. 5.45 lakh and goes up to Rs. 7.08 lakh for its top-end version. The diesel starts at Rs. 6.70 lakh and goes-up to Rs. 8.15 lakh for its top-end version.
The petrol version of the Etios Liva starts at Rs. 4.46 lakh and goes up to Rs. 6.13 lakh for its all new TRD Sportivo. The diesel variant starts at Rs. 5.72 lakh, which is the new base diesel variant and goes up to 6.38 lakh (All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
Let’s hope all these changes works in realizing what Toyota wants from the two cars.
The new variant seem to have made the Etios better than Maruti Swift Dzire and the Etios Liva better than Maruti Swift.
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