Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited has just launched the refreshed versions of the Etios sedan and the Liva hatchback. Both cars get new features on the inside and slight cosmetic changes on the outside. A big change on both the Etios and Liva is the fact that both cars now feature twin airbags as standard fare.
With that, the Toyota Etios and the Liva join the likes of the Volkswagen Vento and Polo in terms of offering airbags as standard kit on even the base variants. This fillip to safety could be a strategic move to differentiate the Liva and the Etios from the competition, positioning them as no compromise cars, at least in terms of the safety kit on offer.
Ex-showroom Delhi prices of the various refreshed Etios sedan and Liva hatchback variants are as follows,
- Etios Liva Petrol – 4.76 lakh rupees to 6.57 lakh rupees
- Etios Liva Diesel – 5.95 lakh rupees to 6.95 lakh rupees
- Etios Sedan Petrol – 5.74 lakh rupees to 7.07 lakh rupees
- Etios Sedan Diesel – 6.84 lakh rupees to 8.17 lakh rupees
In terms of equipment gains, both the Etios and Liva now feature a new front grille design, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, Larger LCD display with the clock function on all variants except the base J/JD variants, and reverse parking sensors. While the Liva gets new arm rest finish, the Etios gets faux wood finish for the arm rest and a new pearl white paint option.
The 1.5 liter-4 cylinder petrol engine that makes 89 Bhp-132 Nm is now offered only on the Etios sedan. This engine was previously offered on the Liva Sportivo model, and with the latest refresh, has since been discontinued from the Liva line up in India. The Liva’s petrol engine is a 1.2 liter unit that makes 79 Bhp-104 Nm.
The turbo diesel engine on the Etios and Liva are identical, in the form of a 1.4 liter-4 cylinder motor that makes 69 Bhp of peak power and 170 Nm of peak torque. All engines use five speed manual transmissions to transmit torque to the front wheels of the Liva and the Etios.