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Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Overview of Toyota Etios
Toyota India unvieled its all new small car Etios Hatchback and Etios Sedan concept at the Auto Expo 2010. Toyota India has launched the sedan variant of Etios and the hatchback version will be launched in March, 2011. The diesel variants of both the versions will feature the same engine which we have seen in Corolla Altis diesel and will be launched in June, 2011. In addition to India, the Toyota Etios (the name means 'the origin of') hatchback - Etios Liva will also be sold in Russia, South America and perhaps other emerging markets.
Fast Facts about Toyota Etios
- Etios Launched - Four Variants - J, G, G Option, V and VX
- Booking starts today (1st December) at Rs. 50000. Deliveries start in January 2011
- Base Variant of Etios priced at Rs. 4.96 lakhs!!
- Etios hatchback will be launched in march, 2011
- The hatchback version is Etios Liva- The diesel variants of Etios will be be launched in June, 2011
- Etios sedan powered by a 1496cc 4 cylinder in-line petrol engine
- Maximum power of Etios is 89 bhp at 5600 rpm
- Maximum torque of 132 nm at 3000 rpm
- Centrally mounted instrument cluster and steering mounted audio controls
- Safety features includes dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD
Price of Toyota Etios
Toyota India has announced the prices of Toyota Etios:
- Toyota Etios J - Rs. 4,96,000.00
- Toyota Etios G - Rs. 5,46,000.00
- Toyota Etios G Option - 5,96,000.00
- Toyota Etios V - Rs. 6,41,000.00
- Toyota Etios VX - Rs. 6,86,000.00
All these prices are ex-showroom New Delhi. The base variant of Etios - Etios J is priced at Rs. 4.96 lakhs and top of the line Etios VX is priced at Rs. 6.86 lakhs. The prices of Toyota Etios seems to be very competitive considering the fact that it is a Toyota and the build quality is top notch. But less price doesn't mean that base variant will sell in huge numbers, buyers also want good looks and loads of features in a car of this segment. It is expected that the demand for "V" and "VX" variants will be more in comparison to the base variants.
Dimensions and Luggage Space of Toyota Etios
Toyota Etios has an overall length of 4265mm, 1695mm of width, 1510mm of height and 170mm of ground clearance. Etios carries the USP of typical toyota cars - space, comfort and reliability. Etios has a wheelbase 2550mm and sufficient luggage space of 595 litres.
Design and Styling of Toyota Etios
- Very basic and simple design
- Six spoke alloy wheels
- Rear lights resembles tail lights of Logan
- Chrome finish smiling front grille
On the outside, the Etios has sharp styling cues with a big smiling grille that has been high-mounted especially for India. The car has a strong shoulder line with an upward cut along the bottom of the door. Sculpted surface and dynamic character-line in the front and rear, enhance the presence of the Etios. The rear has a fluent flowing C pillar, rounded end and three-dimensional combination lamps that enrich the vehicle's exterior from different angles. The top variant of Etios features six spoke alloy wheels, Body coloured outside rear side view mirrors and door handles. But the design of Etios has nothing to boast about, it seems to be very simple, basic and bland. The Hatchback version of Etios looks much more proportioned and well balanced in comparison to bland looking sedan variant. The sporty body kit installed on the Etios Liva will not be available as a standard feature, it is expected that it will be offered as a option to the prospective buyers.
Interiors and Comfort Features of Toyota Etios
- Double DIN music system
- Centrally mounted instrument cluster
- Spacious 13 litre cooled glove box
- Front Seats with integrated headrests
- Steering mounted audio controls
- Red and chrome finish gear knob
- Large bottle holders for every door
- Rear legroom and headroom is comfortable even for tall passengers
Interiors on the Etios are quite contemporary and the Etios sports a centrally mounted instrument panel with offset AC vents. Etios offers more space on the inside with roomy interiors as compared to its direct competition, the Swift. The instrument panel, including speedo and trip, is placed at the middle of the dashboard while the AC vents are in round shape. The three spoke steering wheel comes in dual tone along with the rest of the interior. Toyota Etios has modern interiors which look attractive and decent. A class-first ‘clean air filter’ which is standard across all grades for purified air in the cabin.
Toyota Etios offers all the features like we have seen in other C segment cars which includes Power steering, Power windows, Remote central locking, Dash integrated music system, Steeing mounted audio controls, Rear defogger, Steering adjustment and various other features offering maximum comfort to the passengers. Etios also features a 2 DIN music system which will be a MP3 and FM system with factory fitted 4 speakers.  Toyota Etios features Electric power steering for excellent maneuverability and tilt steering ensures a good ergonomic driving experience. The steering comes with audio controls for comfort at the driver’s fingertips. The flat type rear floor design offers ease of movement for rear seat passengers. With its rigid body structure and world class Mac Pherson Strut, the Etios has superior dampening performance providing superior ride comfort.
Interior Color Combinations
- Black: The J and G variant of Etios comes with all black interiors
- Black with Grey:  The V variant of Etios comes with all black interiors
- Black with Red:  The VX variant of Etios comes with all black interiors
Variants of Toyota Etios
Toyota Etios is available in four variants:
- Toyota Etios J
- Toyota Etios G
- Toyota Etios G Option (Safety Pack)
- Toyota Etios V
- Toyota Etios VX
The base variant Etios J is very basic and it don't feature power steering, power windows, remote central locking and comes with black door handles and black outside rear view mirrors. The top variant Etios VX is fully loaded with these features: Dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD , Air conditioning, power steering, power windows, remote central locking, tilt steering, CD/MP3 Player, Steering mounted audio controls, Alloy wheels, Cooled glovebox, Rear defogger, Fog lamps, body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors.
Safety Features of Toyota Etios
- Dual SRS airbags
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)
- Energy absorbing body shell
The high end models of Etios feature ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), Energy absorbing body shell and Dual SRS front airbags. The Airbags and ABS comes optional in "G" variant of Etios and these features are standard in "V" and "VX" variants.
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
Engine & Fuel Efficiency of Toyota Etios
- 1196cc Petrol Engine
- Maximum Power of 89 Bhp at 5600 rpm
- Maximum Torque of 132 Nm at 3000 rpm
- Under ARAI standard conditions it returns mileage of 17.64 kmpl.
The Etios features a 1.5 litre petrol engine which generates maximum power of 90 Bhp at 5600 rpm with maximum torque of 132 Nm at 3000 rpm. Plans for diesel motor are on hold and the buyers will only have the choice of petrol engine initially. Under ARAI standard conditions, Toyota etios returns a mileage of 17.64 kmpl.
Shades Available in Toyota Etios
Toyota Etios is available in following six shades:
- Symphony Silver
- Harmony Beige
- Serene Bluish Silver
- Vermilion Red
- Celestial Black

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Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Engine
Engine TypeIn-Line Engine
Engine Description2.5L 102PS D-4D Common-rail diesel
Engine Displacement(cc)2494
No. of Cylinders4
Maximum Power102@3,600 (PS@rpm)
Maximum Torque20.4@1400-3400 (kgm@rpm)
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemCRDI
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargerNo
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Transmission
Transmission TypeManual
Gear box5 Speed
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Suspension System
Front SuspensionIndependent, Coil Spring, Double Wishbone, with Stabilizer
Rear Suspension4-link, Coil Springs
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Steering
Steering TypeManual
Steering ColumnTilt
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (wheel base)5.4 m
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Brake System
Front Brake TypeVentilated Disc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Performance
Top Speed148.5 kmph
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)17.55 seconds
Drag Coefficient0.35 C
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Fuel
Mileage-City (kmpl)10.2
Mileage-Highway (kmpl)12.8
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)55
Emission Norm ComplianceBharat Stage III
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Tyres
Tyre Size205/65 R15
Tyre TypeTubeless Radial
Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Other Specifications
Seating Capacity7
No of Doors5
General Toyota Innova 2.5 E Diesel MS 7-seater Car Details
Country of AssemblyIndia
Country of ManufactureIndia
Discontinuation Date2025-04-01
Warranty Time3 years
Warranty Distance1,00,000 kms

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