“Orange is the new black” or we can say white when it comes to cars. Following the latest trand of introducing Orange color tone for their cars, Toyota Motors India has recently introduced a new Inferno Orange shade for the Etios Liva dual tone variant. The new dual-tone color scheme has been introduced similar to the existing Vermilion Red and Super White color options with black as the combination color. Though, the Japanese automaker has introduced a new color scheme for the Etios Liva, another Ultramarine Blue dual tone color which was introduced at the time of the launch has been discontinued.
Commenting on the new color scheme, N. Raja, Director & Senior Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd said – “Toyota Kirloskar Motor believes in constant innovation to upgrade its products and offer the best features to its customers. It is with this underlying philosophy that Toyota has come a long way with the Etios series.”
The newly introduced dual tone Etios Liva is offered in four variants - V, VX, VD and VXD, which are priced from Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 7.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The paint scheme is available in both petrol and diesel trim options. In terms of powertrain, the Toyota Etios Liva Dual Tone trim continues to get the 1.2-litre petrol engine with 79 bhp of power and 104 Nm of peak torque and a 1.4-litre diesel motor generating 67 bhp and 170 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. The fuel efficiency claimed by the petrol engine is 18.16 kmpl and that by the diesel engine is 23.59 kmpl.
In terms of looks and design, the dual tone car continues to offer all the existing features including the black top-half of the car, other exterior elements like the grille, bumpers, ORVMs and rear spoiler also get the black treatment. The 10-spoke diamond-cut alloys, carbon fibre-styling for the front bumper, and chrome bezels for the front fog lamps as well as a sporty rear spoiler and electrically operable ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights are the highlights of the exterior of the dual tone Etios Liva.
While the exterior receives the only change in the form of the new Orange color, the interior doesn’t receive any changes what so ever. The features at the interior includes the same dual tone beige and black dashboard with everything positioned at the centre along with steering-mounted audio controls, cooled glove box, 251-litre boot space and a bunch of safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, keyless entry, ISOFIX child seat mounts, driver seat belt and door ajar warning buzzer, and rear defogger as standard while the front fog lamps and reverse sensors are only offered with the VX and VXD trims.
Toyota Motors have been preparing to launch an all-new Corolla sedan based on the new TNGA platform to India. Also, as part of the recent partnership between Toyota and Maruti, the new Corolla will be built in India for Maruti as well in order to help Maruti expand its line-up and give the carmaker a premium offering that could be retailed from the Nexa sales network in the country.
Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further details on the upcoming Toyota Corolla sedan in the country.