Two new variants of the Etios Liva have been introduced by Toyota Kirloskar Motors in the Indian market. There are already 4 variants of the car that exist in the market. They are the GD, JD, TRD Sportivo and the GD Safety package. The new models VD SP and VD are the top end diesel models of Etios Liva that Toyota has introduced.
The car does feature some changes compared to the previous models, and being the new top models it will be priced a little steeply compared to the previous ones. The company has made efforts to introduce new and advanced variants of the car since its launch in 2011. The new VD SP and VD models will feature new dual strip, chrome grille in the front, which will bear the company’s logo. Etios Liva also features upgraded headlamps, 12 spoke alloy wheels and rear wipers.
The interiors of the car will have dual tone upholstery, Bluetooth audio system, chrome finished gear knob, rear defoggers and wood grain garnished armrest. In order to ensure the safety of the driver and the passengers, the car has Anti-Lock Brake System, upgraded suspensions, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and duel front airbags.
Both the variants of the car will be powered by the same 1.4-litre engine. The engine is capable of producing 67bhp with a torque of 170Nm. The VD SP and the VD variants will be offered with the same 5-speed manual transmission. Although the company has not been selling too many cars recently, the Etios Liva has managed to have a high demand. While the VD SP variant will be priced at Rs.7.12 lakhs, the VD variant will be priced at Rs.6.72 lakhs.