After the launch of Toyota Etios in December 2010 and Toyota Etios Liva in June this year, Toyota Kiloskar Motors India is planning to launch the Toyota Etios Diesel in September this year. According to some reliable sources, the great success of Toyota Etios Sedan has inspired the Japanese auto maker, the Toyota Motor Corp to release the diesel version. The demand of diesel cars has gone up since the petrol price has increased much during the past few months.
The Toyota Etios Diesel sedan will be powered with the 1.4 litre, D-4D CRDI, geometry turbo technology loaded diesel engine. The engine of the car is likely to produce maximum power of about 70-80 Bhp and peak torque of 180-190 Nm. The diesel version of the car will be some pricier than the petrol version. The Toyota Etios diesel is 50-60 kilo weightier than the petrol variant.
The expected price of Toyota Etios diesel is minimum Rs 70,000 or Rs 1 lakh more than the current running petrol version. The car will be fuel efficient and excellent performer. It will give tough competition to the Mahindra Verito, the Ford Fiesta, the Hyundai Accent, the Tata Manza and Maruti Swift Dzire.