The Toyota Etios model will be launched in both Sedan and hatchback versions in the Indian market. Where the the sedan will possibly be powered by a 1.5 litre petrol DOHC 16 valve petrol engine, the hatchback might be loaded with 1.2 litre DHOC 16 valve petrol mill. The 1.2L petrol engine is supposed to belt out 80 bhp of maximum power whereas the 1.5L petrol engine is believed to be churning over 100 bhp of peak power. Both engines will be equipped with dual camshaft and four valves per cylinder which ensure increased power and torque with better fuel efficiency. However, Variable Valve Timing (VVTi) would be missing. Here, it is to be mentioned that the company has done enough home work to make the engine powerful and fuel efficient which is supposed to be less due to absence of VVTi. For the same, the engine has been upgraded with latest technologies that ensure less power loss. The engine of Toyota Etios are packed with standard pistons which might come with molybdenum coating. Initially, the car will be available in petrol variant only and diesel engine plans are not in the focus.
The Etios model is expected to be launched in the Indian market by the first quarter of next year.
lpg kits are approved via govt of india. UNITAX is best bec its cheaper kit and isi approved only cost 9000rs from 900cc to 1500cc vahicals + 2500rs extra for government approval on your RC.
u can install lpg kit in any patrol car.
etios is just a entry level sedan in Australia ppl do lpg conversation on almost every high end cars like ford falcon holden commodor toyota camery etc. bec lpg is cheaper.
and 100% taxis run on lpg I had a toyota Rav4 fitted with Lpg converson kit.
Both Toyota Etios and Swift Dzire are good options, while the Etios has space, Swift certainly has a powerful engine, better interiors and after sales services. The Dzire also enjoys better resale value.