Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift and Etios Liva Facelift are here for private customers, updated with features and subtle changes
Toyota hasn’t had major success when it comes to small car sales in the market. It failed to understand the very competitive, demanding Indian customer in the hatchback and sedan segment. Toyota did their best and came out with products which were well priced, but were down on quality and lacked appeal when it comes to design. Toyota did what it could to push sales but that did not happen. Despite rise in sales in the premium segment, Etios Twins did not cut the cake. Toyota hopes that these facelift twins can take it forward as they are only for private owners. Let’s see what they are offering this time.
Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift Engine, Gearbox, Automatic and Mileage
Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift comes with the same 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines as options to choose from. Both of these engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine produces 67 BHP of power and 170 Nm of torque. Meanwhile the petrol engine continues to churns out 88 BHP of power and 132 Nm of torque.
The Etios Liva Facelift gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine alongside the same diesel engine that is powering the Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift. There isn’t many changes. but, Toyota claims that they have replaced the rubber mounts with hydraulic mounts for the engine. Meanwhile the clutch and gearbox have also been tweaked to be smoother and better.
Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift Design and Dimensions
The design largely continues to be the same on the outside. The front-end has a new grille along with new flowing bumper. headlamp and tail-lamps get minor revision to make sure there are changes. Dimensions remain unchanged though. Rear bumpers also get some change to make it stand out. New alloy wheels make sure the overall car looks fresh.
Length: 4265 mm
Height: 1510 mm
Wheelbase: 2550 mm
Ground Clearance: 174 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 litres
Boot Space: 595 litres.
Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift Interiors and Features
Interiors continue to be similar with minor changes. Seat fabric has changed and the interior continues to be the same when it comes space on the inside. Ample headroom, legroom and should room continue to be segment best. Cockpit shows that there is a new steering wheel. A new instrument cluster which continues to be in middle is a sore though. Features set includes steering mounted controls, electric folding ORVM’s. Touchscreen and connectivity options such as Bluetooth, AUX and USB make it to the interior. Toyota claims NVH is down than before and seats can be folded for more boot space.
Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift launch, Variant and Prices
Launched in September 2016, the cars will be available for private customers only and the older variant will continue to be sold in the fleet market.
Toyota Etios Liva Price
STD: Rs. 5.24 lakhs
DXL: Rs. 5.58 lakhs
High: Rs. 5.73 lakhs
Premium: Rs. 6.28 lakhs
STD: Rs. 6.61 lakhs
DXL: Rs. 6.94 lakhs
High: Rs. 7.02 lakhs
Premium: Rs. 7.44 lakhs
Toyota Etios Platinum Price
STD: Rs. 6.43 lakhs
DLX: Rs. 6.83 lakhs
High: Rs. 7.17 lakhs
Premium: Rs. 7.74 lakhs
STD: Rs. 7.56 lakhs
DLX: Rs. 7.96 lakhs
High: Rs. 8.30 lakhs
Premium: Rs. 8.87 lakhs
All prices ex-showroom Mumbai
Toyota Platinum Etios Facelift Safety Features
All variants of both the cars now come with ABS, EBD and dual airbags along with ISOFIX as standard. A good step by Toyota.
Toyota Platinum Etios and Etios Liva Competition
Sedan: Nissan Sunny, Maruti Ciaz and Renault Scala.