The Etios gets another round of updates just in time for the festive season
We've all been in an Etios at some point or the other. Its popularity in the cabbie market is overwhelming, to the point that one driver claimed that it was the Innova among sedans. That is definitely high praise because its MPV sibling is considered to be the epitome of reliability and no-nonsense motoring (or should I say commuting?) in the country. Our test car wore a nice shade of maroon, which I think brings...read more »
Toyota Platinum Etios Colours
Silver Mica Metallic
New Pearl White
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July 1, 2017: With GST kicking in, prices of the Toyota Platinum Etios have been revised. Based on pre-GST taxes, the ex-showroom price have been slashed.
Mumbai: The price of the sedan now starts at Rs 6.5 lakh, as opposed to Rs 7.25 lakh pre-GST. That's a difference of Rs 75,000.
Delhi: The price of the sedan now starts at Rs 6.54 lakh, as opposed to Rs 6.94 lakh pre-GST. That's a difference of Rs 40,000.
Do note that prices for insurance are marginally higher, as they are taxed at 18 per cent instead of the earlier 15 per cent.
Toyota Platinum Etios Variants
- Petrol (4 Variants)
- Diesel (4 Variants)
Toyota Platinum Etios Price
Toyota Platinum Etios Mileage
The claimed ARAI mileage for the Toyota Platinum Etios petrol is 16 kmpl, and for the Toyota Platinum Etios diesel is 23 kmpl.
Editor's View of Toyota Platinum Etios
A genuinely spacious 5-seat hatchback, the Etios Liva offers a lot of storage space - a 13-litre cooled glovebox and 251 litres of bootspace! The engine and transmission are tuned for city driving while the electrically adjustable ORVMs, powerful A/C, steering-mounted multimedia controls and good all round visibility enhance comfort. The ride is comfortable while the handling is neutral. It is backed up by Toyota dependable quality, service network and affordable parts.
Looks rather bland from the side while the interior quality feels sub par. There’s not even touchscreen infotainment system on offer. Other cost-cutting measures prevent it from feeling premium. For example, the A/C controls are old-school, dial-type units with flimsy build. The front seatbelts are not height adjustable and can prove to be cumbersome for shorter drivers. Also, there’s no dead pedal or space to place your left foot on longer drives.
The Toyota Etios Liva makes sense for those who prefer space and practicality over everything else. The 1.5-litre petrol is smooth and the 1.4-litre diesel is dependable. The Etios is let down by cost cutting measures and a bland design.
Toyota Platinum Etios Comparisons
|Features||Toyota Platinum Etios Rs. 6.80 lakh View On Road Price|
|Fuel Capacity||45 Liters|
Maruti Dzire Rs. 5.60 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1197 cc 22 kmpl 37 Liters 378-liters
Honda Amaze Rs. 5.81 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1199 cc 19.5 kmpl 35 Liters 420Liters
Toyota Yaris Rs. 9.29 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1496 cc 17.1 kmpl 42 Liters 476 Litres
Maruti Baleno Rs. 5.38 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1197 cc 21.4 kmpl 37 Liters 339-litres
Honda City Rs. 8.77 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1497 cc 17.4 kmpl 40 Liters 510-litres
Maruti Swift Rs. 4.99 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1197 cc 22 kmpl 37 Liters 268 Liters
Ford Aspire Rs. 5.72 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1196 cc 18.16 kmpl 42 Liters 359 Litre
Nissan Sunny Rs. 6.99 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1498 cc 16.95 kmpl 41 Liters 490-litres
Hyundai Xcent Rs. 5.61 lakh Compare with Platinum Etios Petrol 1197 cc 20.14 kmpl 43 Liters 407-litres
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Toyota Platinum Etios Highlights
The Toyota Etios Liva has been given a facelift along with its larger sibling, the Platinum Etios, to help it look more premium in the face of increased competition. Toyota has even added eye-catching, dual-tone colours to make the Etios Liva look a tad sporty. Like the Platinum Etios, the Etios Liva has the advantage of offering more space on the inside than any of its hatchback rivals, a whole lot of safety features as standard, proven underpinnings and the backing of a reliable and affordable service network.
Exterior and Interior
Updates include a new bumper and grille that give the Etios Liva a hint of sportiness. Toyota has used the same formula for both the Liva and the Platinum Etios, adding a bloder face which includes a new bumper with fax intakes. The changes seem to be minimal in nature when viewed from the side. That said, the dual tone paint option is a welcome addition.
Like the Platinum Etios, the Liva has the same well built feeling about it. It has enough space to seat five people properly, but misses out on a rear centre armrest. The sense of space inside is enhanced thanks to extra large windows and a beige theme. The updated instrument cluster and electrically foldable mirrors along with standard safety features are the only additions to the Liva. It misses out on an automatic climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system like many of its competition.
The Toyota Etios Liva can be had with two engines - a petrol and a diesel - both paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol develops 90PS of maximum power and 132Nm of peak torque. The 1.4-litre, turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine develops 68PS of power and 170Nm of torque.
Four variant levels are offered with each engine - G, GX, V and VX - with prices ranging from Rs 5.25 lakh to Rs 6.21 lakh for the petrol and from Rs 6.54 lakh to Rs 7.36 lakh for the diesel variants.
Maruti Suzuki Swift: The all-new Swift starts from where the old model left off - at the top. The chassis is lighter, there is more space on the inside, the design is evolutionary on the outside but revolutionary on the inside and there are new features which make it even more premium.
Hyundai Grand i10: The Hyundai Grand i10 has been given a facelift to keep it in contention in this fast moving segment. Though it is on par with the competition in terms of quality, features and a good diesel engine, it loses out on interior space.
Fiat Punto Evo: One of the oldest cars in the segment, even the facelift is an old car - launched back in 2014 - the Punto Evo lives on a legacy of build quality and handling prowess with surprisingly low interior space and old features.
Renault Pulse: One of the other old cars in the segment, the Pulse is Renault’s version of the Nissan Micra. While it does have space and an efficient diesel engine, the car’s age is showing in the sea of new age competition.
While the Toyota Etios Liva scores high in terms of interior space, affordability and dependability, its built-to-a-cost quality and please-all but bland design let it down in a segment filled with more excitable products.