Note - IndianAutosBlog.com could not cover the launch of the Etios diesel twins due to heavy congestion on Delhi roads caused by heavy downpour. The traffic snarl took it own sweet time to clear up, and our representative found himself stuck in a jam for several hours.
Toyota has launched the Etios diesel twins in New Delhi today adding yet another option in the hatchback market. Toyota registered low number of booking for the Liva petrol as about 7/10 hatchbacks in the B+ segment have a diesel heart.
Due to the frequent changes in petrol price, Toyota was left with no option but to launch the diesel variants. Due to the recovering production lines in Japan post the earthquake and Tsunami, Toyota could not launch the diesel models in August. At this point, Toyota will look to the festive season to gain traction with the Etios brands. The company will dedicate 2011 and 2012 completely to Etios and the next locally-manufactured product is not expected before 2013.
Etios Diesel is priced in the range of 6.44 lacs - 7.87 lacs ex showroom Delhi and is available in GD, GD (SP), VD and VXD grades. Etios Liva Diesel is priced at 5.54 lacs ex showroom Delhi and is available in GD and GD(SP) grade.
Press Release - Toyota Kirloskar Motor Launches Diesel Variants of Etios and Etios Liva
- Superior Performance Engine and High Fuel Efficiency
- World Class D-4D Common Rail Diesel engine
- Best- in - class mileage of 23.59 kmpl as certified by accredited test agency
- Price for Etios Diesel & Etios Liva Diesel starts at 6.44 lacs & 5.54 lacs respectively (ex showroom Delhi)
- Bookings and deliveries start today
Sept 9th, 2011, Delhi: After the success of the Etios and the recent launch of the Etios Liva, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today further expanded the Etios product range by announcing the launch of the diesel variants of Etios and Etios Liva. The vehicles are powered with a refined 1.4 litre D-4D Common Rail Diesel Engine that generates maximum power of 68 PS @ 3800 rpm and highest torque of 170 NM @ 1800 – 2400 rpm. Toyota’s D-4D technology, the most advanced diesel technology offered by Toyota, used in Innova, Corolla Altis, Fortuner, Prado and LC 200 has earned a reputation the world-over for its high quality, durability and reliability.
The 1.4 litre D-4D Common Rail Diesel Engine with intercooler offers an ideal combination of excellent driving performance and best- in - class mileage. The high performance engine of the Etios provides flat torque leading to less gear shifting finally resulting in improved fuel efficiency. The generous levels of torque from 1800 rpm also offers excellent initial and in - gear passing acceleration. The engine recorded a best – in – class mileage of 23.59 kmpl, as certified by accredited test agency.
Etios Diesel is priced in the range of 6.44 lacs - 7.87 lacs ex showroom Delhi and is available in GD, GD (SP), VD and VXD grades
Etios Liva Diesel is priced at 5.54 lacs ex showroom Delhi and is available in GD and GD(SP) grade.
The vehicles similar to its petrol variants are being offered in a range of vibrant colours – Symphony silver, Serene Bluish Silver, Celestial Black, Harmony Beige, Vermilion Red, White and Ultramarine Blue (only in Etios Liva). The exteriors and interiors of the petrol variant have been carried over to the diesel variant.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director, TKM said “Etios has been received well by our customers in the petrol segment. We are now offering diesel variant to cater to wider customer choice. The diesel variant will provide our customers fuel economy with high performance. I would like to thank all our customers for their patronage and we look forward to delighting our customers with the ‘Q’ Class Experience.”
Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing, TKM said “We are glad to widen the product range available to our customers. The alternative fuel options are being offered in response to customer feedback, however we would like to educate the customer in order to enable them to make the right choice of fuel, subject to the usage of the vehicle. The customers have accepted the Etios and Etios Liva well, we have more than 33,000 happy customers. We are thankful to our customers for the encouraging response.”
Etios Diesel and Etios Liva Diesel Outline
Designed around the concept of ‘Bold Simplicity’. A distinctive front grille with a smile line, sculpted surface and dynamic character-line in the front and rear, enhance the presence of the Etios and Etios Liva. The roof has a unique design for better aerodynamics and clean appearance.
The two toned ergonomically designed interiors are comfortable and sporty. The Etios and Etios Liva has best-in-class cabin space, large boot space with 595L capacity for Etios and 251L capacity for Etios Liva , a spacious 13L cooled glove box, seven one litre bottle holders, mobile holder and many more such useful storage spaces inside the car.
The flat type rear floor design offers comfortable seating for three and ease of movement for rear seat passengers.
The Etios Diesel & Etios liva Dieselhas various active and passive safety features like (i) Energy absorbing body shell (ii) Driver & Passenger Air bags and (iii) ABS with EBD and (iv) Seatbelts
It’s centrally located combimeter reduces eye movement and hence the driver can concentrate on the road.
To adopt to the various diverse climate and usage conditions in India, special treatment and countermeasures have been implemented:
- Good ground clearance of 170mm
- Under body protection to prevent damage to fuel and brake lines
- Anti-corrosion steel sheets at areas prone to rusting and stone hits
- Chipping resistant paint on rocker mould & fender