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The closest rivals of Toyota Etios

Last updated on: January 3, 2011 08:21 IST

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The year gone by saw a number of new sedan launches and the usual upgrades.

The last month of the year saw one of the most significant launches in Toyota Etios.

With the sedan, Toyota has evoked concern in a number of existing players.

With a price tag of Rs 496,000 - Rs 686,500 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) the premium brand is now within the reach of many, thus giving competition among sedans a brand new dimension.

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The Toyota Etios is powered by a 1.5-litre motor capable of producing close to 90bhp.

It is a well styled car with good fabric and built quality.

The interiors are top class as in any other Toyota.

The car is big on the space front and has ample of space, but the seats do not fold or slide to make more room.

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The car has a lot of storage space in the form of a large boot and other spaces like a glove box etc.

The car also has a centrally mounted instrument cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel in the higher end model.

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Even though the exterior designing of the car is plain the overall package and the brand's trust factor seem to be working in its favour.

So, let's take a look at three very close competitors of the car and what they have to offer.

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Maruti Swift Dzire

Coming with the Maruti tag the car is high on reliability and still has upto three months waiting period.

It has been extensively criticised for its exterior design and the interiors are also as per Maruti standards.

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However, be it the car's new K series engine or the general performance - the Swift Dzire doesn't disappoint.

It comes in both petrol and diesel versions.

The 1.2 L, K series petrol engine is endowed with five-speed manual transmission system.

The engine has MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) supply system and it is BS IV complaint.

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It produces a maximum power of 85 PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm.

The 1.3 L, 1248 cc diesel, DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) engine with CRDI fuel injection system and turbocharger and intercooler produces power of 75 PS at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 488,557 - Rs 707,873 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Hyundai Verna

The car is available in both petrol and diesel engine options.

The petrol engine is equipped with 1.6L, 1599cc, VTVT engine with a five speed manual gearbox.

It produces 103.2PS of power at 5,500rpm and 14.9kgm of maximum torque at 3000rpm.

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The diesel variant is packed with 1.5L, 1493cc, CRDi VGT engine that delivers 110PS of maximum power at 4000rpm and 24kgm of maximum torque at 1900-2750rpm.

It is priced at Rs 657,364 - Rs 923,013 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Tata Manza

With the Manza Tata tried to break away from the 'taxi' tag some of its car bear.

Be it in terms of interior and exterior styling or the overall performance the Tata Manza is ahead of many other Tatas in the portfolio.

The car is available in both the petrol and diesel versions.

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The petrol version is packed with 1386 cc engine with MPFI (Multi Point fuel Injection) system along with Intelligent Port Resizer.

It delivers a maximum power of 90 PS at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 116 Nm at 4750 rpm.

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The diesel version comes with a 1248 cc engine known as Quadrajet with CRDI (Common Rail Diesel Injection) system that produces a maximum power of 90PS at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750-3000 rpm.

It is priced at Rs 502,564 - Rs 710,921 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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