Toyota Etios Liva is a humble family hatchback with good cabin space and efficient engines. Generally the choice of people with small families seeking a no-nonsense, reliable hatchback, the Etios Liva is usually driven sedately. Exceptions always exist, like this 250 Bhp monster of a Toyota Etios Liva. Race Concepts – a Bangalore-based tuning company, has built this radical example.
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How did they do it?
The Etios Liva is known for its light yet strong build and neutral handling. Race Concepts took this solid platform to create an exceptionally powerful example. The engineers at the facility swapped out the 1.2-litre stock engine, and replaced it with a completely rebuilt 1.5- litre petrol engine with upgrades such as:
- Race Concepts engine internals
- Stage 3 turbo spec cylinder head
- Garrett turbocharger
- Race Dynamics standalone ECU
- Race Concepts induction kit
The engine has been tuned to produce power of 250 Bhp with 12 psi boost. The boost is limited due to stock clutch assembly which will be soon upgraded to a motorsport spec. As fast as the car takes off from standstill, it stops just as fast too thanks to Race Concepts Motorsports grade carbon brake pads. The handling of this hatchback has been spiced up with a custom suspension set-up.
While Race Concepts is yet to reveal the price of this racy turbo build, expect to pay close to Rs. 4-5 lakhs for a similar build that will smoke every other budget/premium hatchback in the country. For more details, you can directly get in touch with Race Concepts.
Meanwhile, for those interested in a stock Toyota Etios Liva, the car is offered with petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine is a 1.4-litre unit which produces around 68 Bhp of peak power and 170 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre unit which churns out 80 Bhp of peak power and 104 Nm of peak torque. Both diesel and petrol engine come paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. There’s a butch version of the Etios Liva, badged the Etios Cross. This variant gets a higher ground clearance.