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5 closest rivals of Toyota Etios

Last updated on: November 25, 2010 10:54 IST

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The launch of Toyota's brand new sedan Toyota Etios is just around the corner.

Come December 1 and the company will launch the sedan in Bangalore.

The Toyota Etios sedan is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine capable of generating over 100 bhp power.

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The engines are not likely to have VVTi-variable valves per cylinder technology but the company claims that the engine will perform well and will give good mileage.

However, the segment already has a number of players that have carved out a niche for themselves.

Etios has a tough fight ahead so let's check out who its competitors are.

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Ford Fiesta

The sedan has been around for a while and it has been well accepted in the Indian market.

It comes with two engine options in seven variants out of which four are petrol and rest diesel engine.

The petrol variants are powered by a 1.6L, 1596cc, Duratec petrol engine that produces 101bhp power at 6500rpm and 14.9kgm of maximum torque at 3400rpm.

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The diesel variants of Ford Fiesta are powering by a 1.4L, 1399cc, Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with five speed manual gear-box that producing maximum power of 68PS at 4000rpm and 163kgm of maximum torque at 2000rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 623,000 - Rs 821,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Maruti Dzire

Maruti is one of the most trusted carmakers in the country and the sedan Maruti Dzire has a large market share.

It comes in both petrol and diesel avatars.

The 1.2L, K-series petrol engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission.

It has MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) supply system and produces a maximum power of 85 PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm.

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The car's diesel engine is a 1.3 L, 1248 cc motor with a DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft).

The DDiS engine is endowed with superior CRDI fuel injection system with turbocharger and intercooler combination that generates 75 PS power at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 478,781 - Rs 693,602.

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Mahindra Logan

The car was launched in India with three engine options and both the partners had great expectations form the Logan.

But recently Renault decided to exit the joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra and this is being seen as a second chance for the entry level sedan.

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Logan comes in 1.4L GL/GLE, 1.6L GLS and DLE/DLS 1.5 diesel variant.

GL is the base variant while GLS/DLS is the premium variant.

The car is priced at Rs 461,000 - Rs 654,107.

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Hyundai Verna Transform

The car comes in both petrol and diesel engine options and has five variants - two petrol engines and rest diesel powered.

The petrol variants come with a 1.6L, 1599cc, VTVT petrol engine with low fuel consumption and low noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH).

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The engine offers a mileage of 10.2 kmpl in city and 14.8 kmpl on highways.

The other three variants are powered by the 1.5L, 1493cc, CRDi VGT diesel engine that offers a mileage of 12.6 kmpl in city and16.8 kmpl on highway.

The new Hyundai Verna is priced at Rs 656,000 - Rs 922,000 (ex showroom Delhi).

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Maruti SX4

This man among cars has a 1.6 litre, 16 valve, DOHC, VVT petrol motor that generates 104.68 PS power at 5600 rpm and top torque of 145 Nm at 4100 rpm.

The car has a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic transmission variant.

The car has styling features such as a honey-comb front grille, dual tone beige dash board, 10-spoke stylish light weight alloy wheels and wooden finish panels.

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The Maruti SX4 is priced between Rs 668,000 - Rs 835,000 range.

Recently, Maruti supplied hybrid version of SX4 for the Common Wealth Games and claimed that the car was 25 per cent more fuel efficiency.

Also, Maruti Suzuki is planning a diesel version with a 1.6l engine by 2011.

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