Toyota India today launched the refreshed Etios twins. The cars have been given a much needed makeover albeit in a subtle manner. The Etios sedan starts at Rs-5.74 lakh while the Liva hatchback can be yours from just Rs-4.76 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
The exterior changes begin from the reworked front grille. The side mirrors get integrated turn indicators and are electrically adjustable as well. New 12-spoke alloy wheels and chrome door handles can be seen on the facelift with a totally new Pearl White colour on offer with the sedan model. The rump of the car is the same as before.
The interior gets a more premium feel with the introduction of new fabrics for the seat, steering mounted audio controls for the 2-din audio system, two new rear speakers, new wood finish for the armrests and a bigger LCD display with digital clock on the instrument panel.
Toyota deserves a pat on the back for a great new addition in the form of dual front airbags, now offered as standard across all variants. This manoeuvre will definitely help attract the safety conscious customer in to its fold and I am of the view that this is the right thing to do, especially after majority of our cars flunked basic safety tests carried out by an international agency few months ago.
New features such as reverse parking sensors, cooled glovebox and buzzer warning system for driver’s seatbelt, door ajar and headlamps have been installed to make the facelift more alluring for buyers.
Engines are the same as before. The Etios sedan and Liva get the 1.5litre and 1.2litre petrol engines respectively while retaining the same 1.4litre D-4D oilburner for the diesel variants.
Customers can also spec the car with the choice of accessory packages to suit their tastes. The Etios sedan can be ordered with the Real Luxury collection to add more premium-ness to the car with the same effect being achieved by the Décor collection for the Liva hatchback.
Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi
Toyota Etios Liva
Petrol Rs 4.76 – 6.57 lakh
Diesel Rs 5.94 – 6.95 lakh
Petrol Rs 5.74 – 7.06 lakh
Diesel Rs 6.84 – 8.16 lakh