Modified Toyota Etios Liva with 211 hp on tap, because why not? [Video]

18/09/2018 - 13:11 | ,  ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

On sale in a price range of INR 5.43 - 7.66 lakh (ex-showroom), the Toyota Etios Liva comes across as a no-nonsense hatchback that offers a sufficiently spacious cabin, efficient engines, and the trust that comes from owning a Toyota model. While the Etios Liva is a practical offering, it's not the most fun-to-drive option around. That said, here is a modified Toyota Etios Liva that might change the way you look at the most affordable offering from Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Modified Toyota Etios Liva Race Concepts Front Thr
Instead of the 78.9 bhp 1.2-litre stock motor, this modified Toyota Etios Liva sports a 211 bhp 1.5-litre engine with a Garett Turbocharger.

Prepped by Bangalore-based Race Concepts, this car offers a maximum power of 211 bhp! Race Concepts swapped the 1.2-litre stock engine with a completely rebuilt 1.5-litre petrol engine that features a Stage 3 turbo-spec cylinder head, a Garett turbocharger, external wastegate, Race Dynamics standalone ECU, and Race Concepts induction kit. The high-strung motor outputs a maximum power of 211 hp @ 6200rpm with a 10 psi boost.

For now, the customizer has limited the boost to preserve the stock clutch assembly, but it will be soon replaced with a motorsport-spec unit. To complement the bump in power, the modified Toyota Etios Liva has been equipped with motorsports-grade carbon brake pads from Race Concepts.

A custom suspension setup improves the car's handling characteristics. Race Concepts is yet to reveal the price of the modification. It is, however, estimated to have cost close to INR 5 lakh to build this modified Toyota Etios Liva.

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The Toyota Etios Liva has been on sale since 2011 with 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engine. The former outputs a maximum power of 78.9 bhp and a peak torque of 104 Nm while the latter offers 68 bhp and 170 Nm. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. With a combined average monthly sales of 1,151 units, the Etios Liva and the Etios Liva Cross are far from being the top-sellers in their respective segments.

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