Already launched in Brazil, new Toyota Etios and Etios Liva facelift have been launched in India ahead of the festive season.
On sale from today, price of new Etios sedan petrol ranges from INR 6.43 lakh to INR 7.83 lakh, while that of diesel variant ranges from INR INR 7.56 lakh to INR 8.96 lakh. Etios Liva hatchback petrol price ranges from INR 5.24 lakh to INR 6.28 lakh while diesel variant is priced between INR 6.61 lakh to INR 7.44 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai.
- New Etios and Liva will be available in the following grades:
Both Etios and Etios Liva continue to be one of the top choice of fleet and taxi operators in India. But their popularity as a private car has been waning steadily. The cosmetic update offered with the facelift is aimed at enhancing its appeal and squeeze more life out of it before the arrival of a significant update.
The most significant change comes in the form of a new grille which drops the smiley elements in favour of a trough-shaped air-intake. A redesigned bumper with new secondary air dam and fog light enclosures round off the front end design.
Profile of both cars have been retained without any changes while the rear fascia receives reprofiled bumper. Also seen is a chrome strip on the boot lid (only with sedan). Inside, the multi-function flat-bottomed steering wheel is new. The centre-mounted instrument console remains same as before, and does not get digital console like the Brazilian version.
Speaking about engine options, the 90 PS 1.5-litre petrol and 68 PS 1.4-litre diesel engines are expected to continue without any change. The standard transmission option will continue to be a 5-speed manual unit.