Toyota Etios Liva hatchback and sedan facelift launched in India, prices start at Rs 4.76 lakhs

2015 Etios Liva facelift

2015 Etios Liva facelift –

Ending the speculations, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has officially launched the facelift versions of both the Etios sedan and the Etios Liva hatchback in India, tagged at a starting price range Rs. 5.76 lakhs and Rs. 4.76 lakhs respectively.

The Toyota Etios siblings are refreshed models with only cosmetic updates, and offer no changes or updates to the mechanical specifications. The Etios & Liva now come with revised front fascia along with some added new features on the inside. Both the Toyota car models have already reached the dealership outlets across the country and the deliveries will start immediately.

Though only mild refreshes, the Etios and Liva get quite a few new changes. Where the exterior design update is concerned, the new revised Toyota Etios and Etios Liva now offer redesigned front grille which is the only design change on the exterior.

Facelifted Etios sedan interiors

Facelifted Etios sedan interiors –

However, the number of updates is pretty high on the inside. The interior changes include driver and passenger side dual front airbags which are made a standard feature across all model trims. The mid range model trims get new fabric upholstery, driver’s height adjustable seat, two new speakers at the rear of the cabin, new LCD display along with digital clock and a new buzzer warning system for driver’s seatbelt, headlamps and doors. The top of the range model trims feature power OVRMs, new finish on the centre armrest, cooled glove-box, 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth and AUX connectivity, reverse parking sensors and new alloy wheels.

The difference between the facelift models of the Etios and Liva come in the form of the Etios sedan getting a new faux wood finish for the center armrest, new pearl white body color option and a full chrome finished grille, while the Liva misses the first two and features a revised body colored front grille.

Under the hood, everything remains the same. The Etios sedan gets powered by the 1.5 litre petrol mill generating 90 PS of max power, while the Etios Liva hatchback gets powered by the 1.2 litre petrol engine delivering 84 PS of max power. Both the car`s diesel variants get the 1.4 litre diesel motor generating 68 PS of max power. The petrol powered Etios sedan offers an ARAI certified mileage of 16.78 km per litre, while the Etios Liva petrol offers the fuel efficiency of 17.71 km per litre. The diesel versions of both the cars offer a mileage of 23.59 km per litre.

Toyota has also changed the badging for the New Etios & Liva. The V and VD trims have now been discontinued. Now, the mid ranged G and GD with the special package are badged as the V and VD variants. The top variants are now badged as the VX and the VXD.

The new 2015 Toyota Etios Liva facelift is priced between Rs. 4,76,142 to Rs. 6,95,460, while the new Etios sedan facelift is priced between Rs. 5,74,081 to Rs. 8,16,567 (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).

New Toyota Etios Sedan

Facelifted Toyota Etios Sedan –