Toyota today launched the Etios diesel sedan and the Liva diesel at a price of Rs. 6.44 lakh and Rs. 5.54 lakh respectively. The Etios diesel is being sold in three variants; GD, VD and VXD while the Liva diesel is available in only one variant (GD).
The Etios and Liva diesel variants have a 1.4 litre D4D diesel engine that produces 67 bhp of peak power and 170 Nm of torque. The ARAI mileage for both the Etios and Liva is 23.6kmpl. Like CarToq had reported earlier both the cars have a fixed geometry turbocharger.
Etios diesel price: The Etios diesel is available in four variants, GD, priced at Rs. 6.44 lakh, GD (Safety Package) priced at Rs. 6.99 lakh, VD priced at Rs. 7.41 lakh and VXD priced at Rs. 7.87 lakh. The Etios diesel is Rs. 90,000 more than the Etios petrol.
Liva diesel price: The Liva diesel is available in only one variant GD priced at Rs. 5.54 lakh. The Liva diesel is Rs. 90,000 more than the Liva petrol. Toyota has made ABS and EBD as standard in the GD variant while you can have SRS airbags for safety as an option.
Features and variants
The diesel versions of the Etios & Liva are available in three trim levels, the base GD, the mid-trim, VD and the top-end variant, VXD.
The base GD variant of the Etios and Liva sports features like electric power steering, power windows, central locking, tilt steering, four speakers, assist grip with coat hooks, keyless entry, ABS, Airbags, 14-inch wheels with plastic wheel caps. All this makes even the base variant pretty feature packed.
The mid-trim VD variant gets features such as chrome grille, body colored bumper with chrome insert, front fog lamps, rear wiper and washer, 12-spoke alloy wheels, rear defogger and tachometer in addition to the features found in the base variant. The VD variant also comes with 2 DIN, 1CD, MP3, AM/FM audio system with remote, USB/aux-in ready audio and dual tone (black & grey) seats.
The top end Etios VXD is fully loaded. It has features like side skirts, DVD audio system, sporty leather wrapped steering wheel and audio controls on steering wheel.
There are no changes in the cars visually and they are exactly the same as the petrol models in terms of appearance.
The Etios diesel will take on Maruti Suzuki Dzire diesel, Tata Manza diesel and Mahindra Verito diesel while the Liva diesel will lock horns with Maruti Suzuki Swift diesel, Ford Figo diesel and Tata Vista.
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* All prices are ex-showroom Delhi