Toyota India has launched the facelift versions of Etios sedan and Liva hatchback at Rs. 5.74 - 8.16 Lakhs and 4.76 - 6.95 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi), respectively. The petrol variants of the Toyota Etios Facelift starts at Rs. 5.74 Lakhs, while the diesel variants come at an introductory price of Rs. 6.84 Lakhs. Similarly, the Liva facelift in petrol trim comes at a price of Rs. 4.76 Lakhs, whereas the diesel range starts at a sticker price of Rs. 5.94 Lakhs.
Out of the modifications and upgrades, the most noteworthy being the variant nomenclature as Toyota has tweaked the variant badging for the facelifted version of Etios sedan and Liva hatchback. The entry-level variants doesn't showcase any badging, while the G and GD grades have been retained. On the contrary, V and VD trims have been phased out and instead, G and GD trims with special packages have been christened as V and VD. Also, the top-of-the-range V and VD trims have been renamed as VX and VXD. Toyota, taking a leaf out of its contemporary Volkswagen's book, has offered dual front airbags as standard feature across the entire range of facelifted Etios and Liva. As known, the Volkswagen Polo boasts dual airbags as standard feature across all its variants.
Talking about the cosmetic changes, the facelifted duo flaunts new front grille design across the entire variant line-up. The mid-level variants adorn fabric upholstery, two rear speakers, buzzer warning for driver’s seatbelt, doors and headlamps and a larger LCD display with a clock for the instrument cluster. The top-end variants of the facelifted duo comes loaded with 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, aux-in and steering-mounted controls, cooled glovebox, rear parking sensors, electrically-adjustable wing mirrors, new alloys and some faux-wood finish for the armrests in the cabin. Toyota India hasn't made any changes to engine and transmission of the new Etios sedan and Liva hatchback as 1.2L and 1.5-litre petrol, and the 1.4-litre diesel engines continue powering them.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. N Raja, Senior Vice President & Director (Sales & Marketing), Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. said, "We launched Etios in 2010 and since then have been constantly enhancing the product with upgrades, limited editions and variants. The Etios line up over the years has grown and catered to customers with varied demands. The All New Etios with its premium look is designed to provide a true sedan experience. The All New Etios Liva is aimed at offering the best of comfort and space of a home. We would like to thank our customers for their appreciation and hope to create more customer delight with these latest introductions in the lineup. The new models have been launched to provide product excitement during the festive season."