Friday, March 08, 2013
By Shilpa Chopra
Toyota Etios Liva about to get a facelift, Indonesia to get Etios Valco
Toyota is all set to launch Toyota Etios Valco in Indonesia during coming week. The brand ‘Liva’ is already present in Indian market and the ‘Hatch’ is being sold in the markets of Brazil and South Africa. The ‘Valco’ suffix will be exclusively reserved for the market of Indonesia. Toyota already did announce about the launching of Etios Valco for Indonesian market in the month of December. The customers will be able to obtain a 1.2-liter petrol motor that will be offering maximum 80hp @ 5,600rpm power output along with offering 103.9Nm @ 3,100 rpm peak torque output.
The physical specifications of car include 3.77m length, 1.69 width and 1.3m height along with a wheelbase of 2.46m. As far as the interior of the car is concerned, it scores quite well. The interior of the car is equipped with AC, FM, WMA, MP3, 2-DIN audio system along with USB port, CD player. This vehicle also features some impressive safety measures like ABS brakes, EBD and airbags.
According to the reports, the Etios Valco will be amassed at the Karawang plant, Indonesia. However, there is no clue regarding the point of sourcing. There are only two countries that are indulged in the manufacturing of Etios. Those two countries are Brazil and India. Brazil only manufacturers LHD that is not fit for the market of Indonesia. Revamped Valco hatchback sports features quite a few interesting modifications that include an improved three bar grille, revamped foglight enclosures and front bumper along with sharp edges. Toyota is also planning to give a facelift to the Liva by incorporating changes that are on the similar pattern as explained above. Toyota is expected to retail the Valco in three levels that includes G, E and J, apart from six exterior paint options. By launching Valco, Toyota has planned to target its arch rivals that includes Nissan Micra, Honda Brio and Kia Picanto.