In recent days many auto companies have launched different cars in Indian market. Important thing to notice is that, possibility of recession is revolving around auto industry still Sedan, Hatchback, MUV car types were introduced in Indian auto market.
Another important thing has been noticed that, Indian customers were giving more preference to Hatchback type of cars but recent trend has proved that, customers are getting attracted towards Sedan type of cars. Companies have introduced only medium size sedan cars in Indian market. This might be the start of sedan cars in Indian market.
Toyota a big auto industry player has introduced ETIOS; a sedan type car. Toyota has also introduced LIVA, which is based on ETIOS model only but it is of type Hatchback.
However, reviews suggest that, the new TOYOTA ETIOS is not like other Toyota brand cars. Toyota has done lot of cost cutting in ETIOS model. The engine is of 1400CC. If you are planning to buy ETIOS by considering TOYOTA’s brand name then I would say, don’t be in hurry. Due to cost cutting, ETIOS look has degraded and is not having that charm what Toyota is known for offering. However, ETIOS has more benefits as compared to other sedan category cars in Indian market.
The driving comfort is ETIOS is extremely good and has been designed with special care. This time Toyota did not focus on creating more and more compartments for carrying luggage, this is really good news for car lovers. Most of compartments prove useless in such cars. Good thing that, Toyota did not give it this time.
The Toyota has maintained their special technical feature of giving ample space for engine and bonnet in ETIOS also. Space provided for engine, save car engine from overheating. Engine gets lot of air around it which keeps engine cool. Rest of the things like, seating arrangements, headlamp and total vehicle look is maintained well enough.
Anyways, customers have got now another option to look after sedan cars with introduction of TOYOTA ETIOS.
Let’s have a look at the technical specification of TOYOTA ETIOS –
Engine – 3NT – FE Gasoline, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, DOHC, 1496CC
Maximum Power – 90PS (66KW) – 5600RPM
Maximum torque – 132NM (13.46Kg/m), 3000RPM, Electronic fuel injection.
Transmission – 5 speed manual gears.
Suspension and Breaks – Front: MacPherson strut/ ventilated disc, Rear: Torsion beam/ drum breaks
Length/ width/ height/ wheelbase/ ground clearance (all in MM) – 4265/ 1695/ 1510/ 2550/ 170
Turning Radius – 4.9 meters
Tires – J and G class – 175/65R14; V and VX class – 185/60R15
Kerb weight – J and G class – 900/ 915 kg, V and VX class – 930 kg.
Fuel tank – 45 liters
Color choices – Vermillion Red, symphony silver, celestial black, Serene Bluis Silver, Harmony Beige
Price – (Mumbai X showroom) – 4,99,000 to 6,97000 rupees.
Hope above information helps.