2017 Toyota Etios Liva Duel Tone
Toyota Kirloskar Motors introduced the duel tone Etios Liva in India, the hatchback not only gets a duel tone overall design but also class-leading cabin space and safety features.
Toyota made their presence felt in one of the most competitive segments of the Indian market by launching the Etios Liva hatchback back in 2011 just after a year of the launch of the Etios sedan. Toyota extended their Etios family of hatchbacks by introducing the Etios Cross back in the year 2014. Last year Toyota also introduced the Platinum Etios in Indian market which has helped the auto manufacturer to register an overall growth of 7 percent towards the last quarter of 2016.
Compared to some other hatchback of its segment the Etios Liva failed to impress the crowd despite its feature packed interior, abundant safety feature and fuel-efficient drivetrains. Toyota launched the refreshed Etios and Liva hatchback last year and although these are not exactly new generation cars but mid-life refresh they certainly looked sportier and bolder than the older cars.
Coming to the newly introduced Dueltone variant, the hatchback not only gets some cosmetic updates to its exterior but interior as well. With an option of both petrol and diesel drivetrains on offer the Etios Liva Duel tone surely looks like a compact package.
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List Of New Cars Launching In The Month Of January 2017
We already mentioned in some of our earlier articles that the year 2016 has been one important and eventful year for both the auto manufacturer as well the buyers. Now that we stepped into the New Year we definitely will start the year with a bang. We have reported that Tata Motors have already introduced their first product now it’s time for other manufacturers to launch their exciting new products in the Indian market as well.
So today we have decided to make a list of most exciting new car launches that will happen within the next two months.
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A Look Back In 2016: List Of SUV’s Launched Last Year
The year 2016 has been an eventful year for all of us. We have witnessed plenty of new launches previous year from different auto manufacturers. One particular segment which has left a really deep impact on the minds of Indian customers and also in the industry is the SUV segment especially the compact SUV segment.
Maruti for the first time in many years offered a compact SUV which went on to become the Indian car of the year. Renault on the other hand too introduced the facelift variant of the Duster which was equipped with plenty of new features and above all an AMT transmission system.
Now as we have already stepped into the New Year we have decided to take a look back at the list of some popular SUV’s launched last year.
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Toyota Launches Its First Driving School In Kolkata One Of Its First In Eastern India
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has launched their first “Toyota Driving School” in Eastern India at Kolkata to promote their new safety mission ‘Safest Car with Safest Driver’. This entire campaign is being managed by Toyota’s leading dealership Topsel Toyota. Before Kolkata Toyota has already has setup 5 different schools across India but this happens to be Eastern zones first driving school and fifth all over India. The four other driving schools across India are present in Kochi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai.
The distinguished guests who were present on the occasion included Mr Suvendu Adhikari, Transport Minister, West Bengal, Mr Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Honorable Transport Secretary, Government of West Bengal,Mr Ashok Manaktala, Dealer Principal, Topsel Toyota, Mr Amit Manakatala, Director, Topsel Toyota and Mr N. Raja, Senior Vice President & Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
The Toyota driving school is an unique step taken by Toyota to improve the safety standards of the Indian road by making every student responsible and safe driver. The entire programme will provide comprehensive driver training by providing high quality and futuristic training approaches. Toyota has also made arrangements for training models like the driver simulator mechanism which is expected to deliver a realistic experience. The realistic driving simulator gets an actual steering wheel and seats from the original Etios car. The simulator is an important part of the training programme which is expected to provide a hand on experience on how to handle in car controls like steering wheel, accelerator, brakes and gear shifts. The simulator also can replicate various weather conditions as well including dim light, uphill and downhill terrain. This also happens to be the only simulator in India which gets Full High Definition Computer graphics in an immersive Curved Projection environment.
Few Important Things That You Should Be Aware Of The Newly Introduced Toyota Fortuner
Toyota has finally decided to introduce the new generation Fortuner in India this November 2016.The new generation model shares or looks nothing like the old Fortuner, it even is based on a completely new and Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform which also underpins Innova and Hilux Revo pickup truck.
Before we go into any other details let us inform you all that the new Fortuner prices in India start from INR. 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Fortuner will compete directly with its all time biggest rival the Ford Endeavour which was introduced back in January 2016 and has been here in the Indian market for almost 11 months now. The all new SUV provides seating for 7 occupants inside, talking about interiors the New Fortuner gets an all new interior which provides more refinement and luxury inside.
The new Fortuner is made available with both the option of a petrol as well diesel engines which are paired to a 5 speed manual, 6 speed manual as ell as an automatic. These drivetrains sends power to the rear wheels for both petrol and diesel however there is also an optional all wheel drive system available as well with the diesel variant only.
Toyota Fortuner Teased Ahead Of Its Launch On 7th November
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has already teased the new Fortuner SUV just few days ahead of its official launch. Toyota has decided to launch the new Fortuner on 7th November 2016 while some dealers have already started taking bookings for the SUV as well.
The new generation Toyota SUV will be based on the ladder frame chassis which also supports the Hilux trick as well as the new Innova Crysta SUV. The SUV definitely also is slightly bigger and looks quite sharp compared to its predecessor. The new features in the SUV include LED projector lamps which also get daytime running lamps as well inside. An electric tailgate, bigger alloy wheels and also LED tailamps towards the rear. The SUV also gets lot of new and interesting stuffs inside as well, to begin with the Fortuner gets a completely new dashboard which gets a big 7 inch T-Connect infotainment system with satellite navigation, this screen will also act as a screen for the reversing camera. It further also gets a push start/stop button start as well.The
All The Details Of The New Gen Toyota Fortuner Launching November 7th 2016
Toyota will be launching the new generation Fortuner in India on 7th November 2016. Thus expect the bookings for the Ford Endeavor rival to commence within next few weeks.
Although we thought that Toyota will be launching the new gen Fortuner towards early next year but perhaps the less demand of the current generation model and strong competition from rival Ford Motors has prompted them to pre pone the launch date.
The new Fortuner underpins the same IMV platform which also supports the new Innova Crysta MPV which is already launched in India and received positive response from the people.
As far as the features are concerned the new Fortuner will get projector headlamps complete with LED lamps and integrated daytime running lamps, sharper overall styling, newly designed taillamps on the outside. While inside the SUV gets a redesigned dashboard which also has been equipped with a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, this infotainments system also gets navigation system as well. The other features also include an electrically adjustable driver seat, cruise control etc.
Did You Watch The New Toyota Etios Platinum TVC: Video
Toyota has recently introduced the facelift variant of the new Etios twins in the Indian market. Both the hatchback as well as the Etios sedan received plenty of new updates which are worth looking at. In this new TVS Toyota highlights some of the new features that the Etios has received.
On its exterior the sedan has received a completely new grille and also a new sport front bumper as well. Towards the rear there is a chrome strip which runs along with the bootlid. Although there are not many changes on the outside but the sedan surely received quite significant changes inside the cabin. Inside the Etios sedan gets some new completely new upholstery which has been finished in Ivory. The instrument cluster too gets a new Optitron Combimeter which displays some essential information as well.
The car also features plenty of safety features as well which includes ABS with EBD and also dual airbags as standard. The sedan also features new dual ISOFIX child seat locks. The sedan also features 5 seat belts for the safety of the passengers. The front seat belts also gets Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter (PTFL).
Under the hood the Etios Platinum sedan gets choices of both a petrol as well as diesel engine. The petrol variant is powered by 1.5-liter 16v DOHC unit while the diesel variant gets the 1.4-liter D-4D unit.
The prices of the Petrol Toyota Etios Platinum edition starts from INR 643,000 Lakhs ex showroom, Mumbai while the diesel variant prices starts from INR. 756, 000 ex showroom, Mumbai.
Toyota Might Launch New Fortuner SUV In November 2016 Only
According to the recent reports it seems like Toyota will finally launch the new generation Fortuner in India this November. The new generation Fortuner is based on a completely new platform which also supports the Helux pickup and the Innova MPV as well.
The new Fortuner is also longer by almost 90 mm and wider by almost 15 mm than the existing SUV. But the wheelbase remains identical to the current generation SUV. The new Fortuner also has received some new cosmetic updates as well. The SUV dawns a completely new face which gets projector headlamps and integrated DRL setup as well. The new design language of the Toyota has made the front face look sharper and much more purposeful. The SUV also gets 19 inch wheels as well.
Just like the exterior the interior too has received some thorough change. The dashboard is completely new and features a high resolution touchscreen infotainment system. The SUV also provides seating for 7 occupants inside made possible with three row seats.
Under the hood the Fortuner will share the same drivetrains with the Innova MPV. The SUV will get two diesel engine options which include the 2.4 Litre and the 2.8 Litre four cylinder GD units. But it might also get a petrol unit on offer as well which was recently launched under the hood of the Innova. The entire engine lineup will be paired to a 6 speed manual as well as an automatic gearbox. The SUV will be offered with both two wheels as well as four wheel drive option as well.
2017 Toyota Etios Platinum
Quite honestly Toyota has not been able to make an impact in the Indian market especially in the compact car segment. Both their offerings includes the Etios compact sedan and the Etios Liva hatchback are not as successful as their rivals. The compact car segment has plenty of competition right now and their rivals are much more feature packed, stylish and economical offerings.The Etios sedan and the Liva hatchback have been here in the Indian market for a long time now and Toyota seriously needs to refresh these products in order to get a stronghold in the B-segment car market. Recently an updated Etios was caught while it was being tested and now its finally launched in our Indian market.
Before the Indian launch took place Toyota also unveiled the updated 2016 Etios sedan the Etios Liva hatchback in Brazil. The new car has also been dubbed as Etios Platinum.The newly launched Etios twins brought along with it plenty of updates on both their exterior as well as interior. Thanks to the new updates the new cars looks more aggressive now and also packs plenty of new updates as well.
UPDATE13.09.2016:- Toyota launched the new Etios Platinum sedan in India. The prices and other details has been updated below
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Toyota Launches Etios Platinum & Etios Liva Gets ABS & EBD As Standard
After lot of speculation Toyota finally launched the Etios Platinum and the Etios Liva facelift in India. What is even more interesting is also the fact that with the launch of these new cars, Toyota has also made the announcement that from now on each and every car of theirs will be equipped with ABS and EBD as standard across all the grades.
The Etios Liva hatchback petrol variant is priced in between INR. 5.24 lakh to INR 6.28 lakh, while the diesel variant is priced in between INR 6.61 lakh to INR 7.44 lakh(ex showroom, Mumbai). The petrol variant of the Etios sedan on the other hand is priced in between INR 6.43 lakh to INR 7.83 lakh(ex showroom, Mumbai), while the diesel variants prices ranges from INR. 7.56 lakh to INR 8.96 lakh(ex showroom, Mumbai).
Both the Etios Liva hatchack and the Etios Platinum sedan facelift is offered with three grades namely VX, V and G, the ‘G’ being the top grade.
Talking about the changes both the hatchback and the sedan gets few exterior as well interior upgrades on their exterior. Both the car’s gets a completely new front grille, while it also gets a redesigned front and rear bumper as well. The front bumper now also houses new fog lamps as well and bigger air vents. The LIva hatchback also gets a completely new alloy wheels as well. While the Etios sedan facelift alongside all the other changes gets an additional chrome garnish and reflectors.
New Cars Launching In The Month Of September 2016
The month of September is definitely crucial for many Automakers because this is just one month before the festive season starts here. So most of the automakers look for volumes in this particular month that is also the reason why they try to launch some exclusive products top attract customers.
Today we have decided to make a list of all those cars which are launching this month in India and we are pretty sure that you all will definitely be impressed to view the list.
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Indian Spec Toyota Etios Liva Hatchback Facelift Leaked In New Images
We have updated you in the past that Toyota Kirloskar Motors is all set to launch the facelift variant of the Etios twins on 13th September 2016. The Japanese auto manufacturer already launched the mid-life facelift variant of the Etios in the Brazilian market already and called it Etios Platinium Edition. Now Gaadiwaadi was able to get their hands on some images of the Indian facelift variant of the Etios Liva hatchback which will launch along with its sedan variant.
As far as the changes are concerned the updated Etios Liva gets a completely new V shaped grille which also gets Black inserts on them along with some chrome touches. The front bumper too looks sporty as well while there is also a round fog lamp integrated with the front bumper. While the rear profile gets a restyled chrome strip which runs through the length of the boot while the rear bumper too received some updates of its own. The new facelift variant will also get a newly designed 15 inch wheels as well.
The leaked images also give us a sneak peek inside the cabin of this new hatchback. The interior of the new Etios Liva gets a monotone interior. The steering wheel has been wrapped in leather though while the seat gets beige upholstery. Do not expect too many changes inside apart from the above mentioned changes. There is although a fair chance of Toyota introducing a touchscreen infotainment system with the top end facelift model though.
What You Should Know About The Toyota Etios Facelift Twins Launching During Festive Season
According to the recent reports Toyota will be launching the facelift Etios sedan and Etios Liva hatchback during this festive season. Both the cars have received their mid cycle facelift and also was spotted testing on the Indian roads. Like every other auto manufacturer Toyota Motors too is targeting the festive season to launch their new products.
Both the Etios twins are available on sale for a long time now but they haven’t been able to win all the hearts here in India and thus their sales figures too are below average. Perhaps this new facelift Etios twins with their redesigned exterior and refurbished interior will be able to pull some buyers.
Toyota has recently introduced the next generation Innova Crysta which has definitely impressed the people what is even more interesting is also the fact that Toyota has also introduced a petrol variant as well along with the diesel engine options. Below provided are some of the important details that you should know about this upcoming Etios compact sedan and hatchback.
Get the Details Of India Bound Toyota Fortuner Launching 2016 End Or Early 2017
Toyota is actually taking some time to launch the new generation Fortuner in India. The reason why Toyota was delaying the launch was because of the ban on diesel cars imposed by Government in the Delhi NCR regions. But now that the ban on diesel cars has been lifted you can expect Toyota to introduce the SUV soon in the Indian market. They already launched the new SUV in some ASEAN countries as well as in Australia in 2015. Now according to the reports Toyota will be bringing the new Fortuner which will replace the current model towards the end of this year or in early 2017.
Coming to the new SUV as you all know by now the new generation Fortuner underpins Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform which is shared with the new Innova. The new Fortuner’s test mule was caught couple of times being tested on Indian roads. As far as the styling is concerned the Fortuner gets a more aggressive looking front profile. Towards the front profile the SUV gets a completely new headlamp design followed by aggressive looking bumpers as well. Toyota has also used plenty of chrome elements as well on the vehicle. However the side profile of the SUV looks more or less like the current generation SUV which is already on sale in the Indian market but it gets a different looking window line. The SUV also gets a 17 inch wheels towards the side profile while towards the rear the new SUV also gets a redesigned wraparound taillamp cluster.
Hyundai Elantra VS Rivals
Hyundai has launched the sixth generation Elantra in India which replaces the fifth generation car introduced in 2010. The much anticipated Elantra surely brings a lot to the plate and thus is considered as one of the major contenders of this game.
The new Elantra is launched with both petrol and diesel engine options and also with a manual as well as an automatic variant. The prices of the new sedan start from INR. 12.99 lakhs and goes all the way upto 19.19 Lakhs for the top diesel trim. The new Elantra as you all know by now has received its new exterior styling inspiration from Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture 2.0 design language and as a result the new generation car is also low slung than its predecessor and also gets a sharper exterior design. A lot has changed inside the cabin as well and the new Elantra now gets a more premium interiors and plenty of new features.
The Hyundai Elantra competes directly with the VW Jetta, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla in India and we have provided a complete specification table to help you find out what the Elantra really offers.
Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol Launched (specs, details, variants & Many More)
Toyota has launched the petrol variant of the Innova Crysta yesterday in India and as you all know by now this variant will be sold alongside the diesel variants. The petrol variant of the second generation Innova will help Toyota to expand their sales in the markets of Delhi and NCR regions and also in Kerala where there is ban on diesel engines above 2000 cc.
The Innova Crysta petrol variant is made available with a single 2.7 Litre, four cylinder, VVT-I motor which is capable of producing about 166 Ps of peak power at 5200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there is also an option of a 6 speed automatic unit as well.
The petrol variant of theToyota Innova Crysta is available in three trim levels which includes the GX, VX and the Z trim. While the GX trim is available with both 7 as well as 8 person seating option the V top end Z trim is available with only 7 seats inside. The best part is that the base GX trim is available with both 5 speed manual as well as an automatic gearbox.
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta
The Toyota Innova surely set a new standard in the MPV market of India, this vehicle also replaced the Toyota Qualis which itself was also a very successful product from the Japanese automaker and known for its capability of transporting large family from one place to another comfortably. The Toyota Innova replaced the Toyota Qualis and instantly became a hit and popular for its spacious and quality interior.
Things were going well for this people mover until recently the MPV market took a whole new turn after Maruti Suzuki entered the market with their new offering called Ertiga in 2012, while Honda later introduced the Mobilio. Although there are few other offerings from Chevrolet and Nissan but honestly they are not as popular compared to the above mentioned names. The best things about the new generation MUV’s are that they are the cheaper alternative to the ageing and comparatively expensive Innova which existed in the market for a long time.
Now that its backdated styling has taken its toll in its sales figures Toyota decided that this was the best time to introduce the next generation people mover to the scene.
The new generation Innova’s images and details surfaced online recently when Toyota unveiled the car in Indonesia and later launched it there. Now that almost all the information and details are available we have decided to give you the first impression of this people mover.
To begin with let us first inform you that the new generation Innova has been built on a completely new ladder frame platform which also supports the new generation Fortuner and Hilux Revo. As far its drivetrains are concerned the new Innova ditches its KD engines and has gone for downsized GD engines which are actually more powerful as well as fuel efficient at the same time.
At the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016, Toyota showcased the new Innova christened as Innova Crysta. The car looked identical to the one we have seen in the Indonesian website. The Crysta badging is probably an effort to give the new Innova a more distinguished identity. The new generation Innova looks sharp and upmarket, way more stylish than the previous model and it gets plenty of new updates as well
Update 08.08.2016:- Toyota introduced the Petrol variant of the Innova Crysta in India. The Innova Crysta petrol is available with three trims including the GX, VX and the top end Z trim. The top end Z trim is available only with automatic transmission.
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Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol Launching Next Week
There is no doubt in the fact that the Innova MPV has always been one important product for Toyota in India. The previous generation people mover was a hit amongst the people and so is the new generation which was first showcased infront of the Indian public at the 2016 Auto expo. Quite honestly the Innova is the only car after Fortuner which has helped Toyota to cement its place in the Indian market.
The new generation Innova which was launched in the Indian market dubbed as the Innova Crysta was launched with two diesel engine options only but now after few months of its launch Toyota has decided to introduce the petrol variant as well. The petrol variant of the MPV was recently spotted courtesy Gaadiwaadi. The new Innova Crysta petrol will be powered by 2.7 Litre, four cylinder dual VVT-i motor which will develop around 166 ps of peak power and 245 nm of torque. This new engine will be offered with both six speed manual as well as an automatic transmission at the same time.
The petrol equipped variants will help Toyota to sell the new generation Innova in markets like Delhi and NCR regions where there is a ban on diesel motor above 2.0 Liter. The introduction of petrol engine will help boost the sales of the new Innova even more and that is the reason why Toyota has introduced the new petrol motor sooner than expected.
Expect the manual transmission to be available with GX and VX grades while the automatic petrol variant will be available with top end variants like GX and ZX grades.
Is This Car Even Road Legal: Video
I was shocked when I actually first saw the video I mean have you all seen the horrific condition of this car? Before we actually start discussing about any other things or getting into details of how and what exactly had happened I just want to ask how this is even possible. The car seen being driven in this video surely met with a horrific accident or perhaps a poll of a tree has fallen over it and from what it looks like the driver is actually trying to push it to the nearest service center where he can get it fixed.
As you can already see that the car is actually has been severely bent from the middle and perhaps the whole structure including the chassis is also damaged. If you take a closer look you will also see that the rear tyre too has also been shredded to pieces. Now unfortunately this incident happened in Pakistan and we are not too sure but how the local official bodies are even allowing this car to run on road. This car is not only a threat to the driver but also for the other people who are actually driving nearby it or ahead or behind it.
We can only say that the driver is thinking that this is perhaps a scratch and can be mended at any local garage (Pun intended).