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Latest on Toyota Etios Liva: 13 October, 2014
Toyota Etios Liva facelift is on verge of being launched in India this week. Sporting mild cosmetic upgrades, new Liva will come with external changes such as a reworked body coloured front grille. Other than this, there will not be any major tweak done to the exteriors of the new Liva. Side profile and rear end of the vehicle will remain unchanged.
Toyota Etios Liva, a Hatchback has 10 versions available in India. Toyota Etios Liva has 5 Petrol cars and 5 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Toyota Etios Liva are Chevrolet Sail Hatchback, Mahindra Verito Vibe and Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Toyota Etios Liva comes in 7 colours, namely, Celestial Black, Classic Grey, Harmony Beige, Symphony Silver, Ultramarine Blue, Vermilion Red, White.
Toyota gained immense consideration after the launch of Etios sedan in December 2010, which is also remarked as fortune turning phase for the auto maker. In the following year, Toyota Etios Liva was introduced with more power and space, although the hatchback is quite similar to the sedan in looks and parts. Unlike other hatchbacks, Liva was slightly modified with minor changes in colour and interiors.
Further to this, read Toyota Etios Liva Road Test details by our expert.
The various fuel trims in Toyota Etios Liva are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 6,09,869/- to Rs. 7,12,663/-. The Petrol trims of Toyota Etios Liva start at Rs. 4,84,969/-.
Having similar styling and parts, the cast list of Etios Liva hatchback is more based on Etios sedan. In 2014, Toyota brushed up and reviewed the front grille just to stand up with its latest designing language. Before 2014, Etios hatchback was available in its regular colours including harmony beige, vermillion red, serene bluish silver, symphony silver, celestial black and white but in 2014, the company launched the new model in premium pearl white colour too. The other minor changes in the 2014 model include electronic adjustable mirrors and 12-spoke alloy wheel design.
The top-end variants of Etios Liva are quite impressive when it come to the exteriors. The body covered ORVM with turn indicator and some extra curves are worth praising. Along with these, Liva is geared with rear wiper and washer, front fog lights, rear defogger and chrome garnish on boot. Double chrome front grille is the added attraction and looks very elegant on the hatchback.
Like its sedan version, the Liva hatchback is quite spacious. The interiors are comfortable and come in dark grey shade. In base variants, Liva features digital trip meter, three-spoke steering wheel, an assist grip with coat hook, day/night inside rear view mirror, AC with heater, power steering, 7 bottle holders, remote fuel lid and clean air filter. The interior goodie bag also includes tachometer and fabric insert door trim in higher-end versions.
The hatchback gives a buzzer cum indicator for open doors, seatbelt and headlights left on. In addition to front speakers, the Liva hatchback is equipped with two rear speakers too. The top models of Liva are armed with audio controls mounted on steering, chrome door handles, parking sensors, wooden finish armrest and adjustable driver seat. Apart from this, top variants feature cooled glove box, new seat fabric, digital clock and comb meter with new LCD display. The 2-DIN stereo system having AUX, Bluetooth and USB with remote is same as featured in the Etios sedan.
Engine and Transmission
Toyota Etios Liva is one of the most power-packed hatchbacks of its kind. The petrol version of Etios comes equipped with a 1.2-litre engine that produces a maximum power output of 79 bhp with peak torque of 104 Nm. Another petrol version of Liva features a 1.5-litre engine, producing 132 Nm of torque and 89 bhp of power. The diesel variant of Liva is incorporated with a 1.4-litre engine, rolling out a maximum power of 67 bhp with 170 Nm of peak torque. In order to transmit the produced output, the Japanese auto maker has equipped a five-speed manual transmission in all the variants of Etios Liva.
Performance and Handling
The petrol version of Etios Liva can swiftly accelerate from standstill to 100 kmph within 15 seconds, further clocking a top speed of 145 kmph. On the other hand, its diesel counterpart can attain the same mark within 18 seconds with its top speed ranging till 155 kmph. Moreover, the steering wheel of Toyota Etios Liva is highly responsive, and it offers the car a turning radius of just 4.8-meters.
The front wheels feature ventilated discs while the rear ones have drum brakes. The mid-level variant of Etios Liva feature ABS with EBD as standard feature, which reinforces its braking mechanism. Considering its suspension system, the front axle has McPherson Strut while the rear one is incorporated with torsion beam type.
The 1364 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 22 kmpl in city and 24 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 16 kmpl on urban roads and 18 kmpl and freeways, respectively.
The competent hatchback not only stands out in styling and performance but also comes packed with various safety features that adhere to international safety standards. These safety features include two airbags (driver and passenger), ABS (Anti-lock brake system) with EBD (Electronic brake-force distribution) and energy absorbing body shell. Notably, the standardised dual SRS airbags are loaded in all models of the Etios Liva hatchback.
Toyota Etios Liva happens to be strong competitor in its segment with a number of aces in its arsenal. The car has a powerful engine, not that fuel efficient though. The space at inner cabin is commendable and one cannot feel like travelling in a hatchback. The presence of parking sensors at rear and driver airbag make this car a safe four wheeler to manoeuvre.
This hatchback is ranked among one of the most powerful as well as spacious cars and gives competition to the Mahindra Verito Vibe, Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Swift.
Note: Specifications for Etios Liva D-4D VXD (Diesel) have been mentioned
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