The Etios is Toyota’s first offering in the entry level sedan category in India and has so far been successful in its initial few months. It is a practical car with acres of space, good fuel efficiency and of course the Toyota badge, which is quite aspirational in our country. At the launch of the Etios in December 2010, Toyota had announced that it would launch diesel version too. Now, with the festive season just around the corner and petrol prices reaching for the stars, the Japanese manufacturer has jumped into the entry level diesel sedan market with the diesel Etios.
There are no cosmetic changes to the car on the diesel version, which is available in three variants - G-D, V-D and VX-D. Features offered on each variant too are identical to what is offered in the corresponding petrol variant. The Etios Liva G-D costs Rs 5.44lakh and Rs 5.84lakh with optional pack. The Etios G-D costs Rs 6.44lakh, G-D (with safety pack) is for Rs 6.99lakh, V-D for Rs 7.41lakh and VX-D for Rs 7.87lakh (all ex-showroom, Delhi). To read out review, click here.