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.

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Photo: Photo: Both the Etios & Liva diesel are powered by a 1.4 litre diesel engine


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.

Technical Specfications

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* All prices are ex-showroom Delhi


  1. 68 bhp makes liva stand in line with Figo diesel, so sufficient power… mileage of 23.59 kmpl means, on-road, we may get 18-20 kmpl… and its a proper 5 seater. only if you ignore some bad plastic bits, the car is a promising buy.

  2. Etios is an ugly looking ripped off vehicle and the same applies for Liva… Manza offers an unmatched 90ps wid class interiors… The petrol engine was too noisy.. I think the diesel version would suppress a bass tube easily and unbearable vibrations… Ppl who bought etios are not xactly happy customers… Its a cheat on brand name…

  3. m the owner of etios petrol want to convert it into diesel…is there any option of the etios owners to exchange the old one to new one…

  4. well it can beat swift, dzire, manza, vista and verito if the mileage is good.all the best Toyota.the only issue is waiting period sld not be longer and maintanence sld be affordable.

  5. The exterior of LIVA is good but the interior is too worse, as compared to any INDIAN hatchback!
    Toyota made a great car but due to interior it’s proven that TOYOTA doesn’t have experience in developing interior for INDIAN consumers!
    : (

  6. If the petrol version of Etios is having vibration & noise issue, what will happen to diesel variant?

  7. they jst cant beat the multijet diesel engines . . . . Toyota should hav to do btr with their petrol version . . . Instead of launching a diesel. . . . .

  8. @Pranay yes its true,infact many cases are mainly for the noise vibrations in the cabin the cost cutting in both the cars are made too much! A member of other forum gained backache because of the seats

  9. If you go and complain them about the issue,they will say that they are giving a cheap car from toyota so they cant do anything for it.
    is that the answer what a company will give??

    Tata Guys are best with Manza

  10. toyota is givin us dissapointments after dissapointments………… underpowered engine and they’r not really aggressively priced. i think they’r overpriced… i really think they’r taking the indian consumers for granted.. sad. the etios sedan may do decently well, but i think this is the final nail in the liva’s coffin.. RIP

  11. Thats true Anupam, Many owners in other forums are reporting real bad about the vehicle. The company has to be taught a lesson to never cheat Indian Customers.

  12. I would like to see a head on collision of etios with any of its competetors..

    specially the fiats!

    would be fun to watch the etios getting crushed!

  13. My Alto K10 gives 68ps of power out of 1000cc and only 760kgs. So power to weight ration is best in the class. And I get video games like control steering and maneuvering this car. On road priced me about 4 lakh. Of course with 2 wiper string not single as in Etios :)

  14. or even with a Ford Figo . And in this case the Liva’s engine will come and sit on the front seat .
    i have a Fiat Punto and my elder brother has a Ford Figo .
    And I love both the cars .
    It’s like best of both worlds .
    Liva’s dash sucks . :)

  15. Toyota Etios is an unique combination of world class technology and quality features.Its a strong contender of Indian luxury car segment as its hard to doubt over Toyotas designing and manufacturing.

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