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Excellent Hatchback Toyota Etios Liva – AutoPortal re-evaluates

Author: Satish Kumar
by Satish Kumar
Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Toyota Motor Corporation, a huge name in global automobile industry, has many loyal customers in our country as well. It has marked its presence in all segments in the car industry here. The Etios Liva, which made its debut in the hatchback segment in the year 2010, is the cheapest car from Toyota stables. The year 2014 saw a revised model of the Livawith added features and better interiors. With this new model in, Toyota aims a 10 % increase in its market share by the end of the year 2015. AutoPortal : Latest news updates on all car brands in India with expert reviews, comparison, auto dealers.

Etios Liva looks very identical to its elder sibling – the Etios sedan, except for the boot and shortened wheelbase. It does not carry a very flashy design, but is attractive enough to stand out in a crowd. The Toyota Etios Liva measures 3775 mm in length, 1695 mm in width and 1510 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2460 mm and it gets a low ground clearance of 170 mm. The smiling front grille is flanked by traditional looking headlamps. Pull type grab handles, body coloured ORVMs and 12 spoke alloy wheels suit the side profile. Well-designed tail lamps, a thick chrome strip, rear spoiler and bumper skirts complete the rear profile.

Space inside the Toyota Etios Liva is managed well and it can easily carry 5 adults. The cabin looks airy and bright, thanks to the colour combination of black, grey and red instead of the usual grey or beige. The instrument console sits in the centre of the dashboard. The seats with integrated neck rests and arm rests at rear door offer good back support. Apart from a boot space of 251 litres, the Liva has a generous number of cubby holes, door pockets, bottle holders and other storage spots in the cabin. Regular features like AC, audio system with 4 speakers and all connectivity, power steering and power windows are all present. Surprisingly Toyota has missed out certain basic features like driver seat height adjustment, auto locks on doors, centre roof lamp and ‘headlamps on’ notification.

Toyota Etios Liva is available with three engine options – a 1.2litre and 1.5litre petrol engine producing 79 bhp and 89 bhp of power respectively and a 1.4litre diesel unit giving out 67 bhp of power. Both petrol and diesel enginesare mated to a five speed gear box with manual transmission and dual clutch type. The mileage yielded is around 16 to 17kmpl for the petrol engines and 23 kmpl for the diesel variant. The MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear is well-balanced for Indian driving conditions. Ride quality stays consistently good, even on imperfect road conditions.

Toyota Etios Liva falls in the price range of Rs 4.76-6.97 lakhs. Read More about latest car models, upcoming cars,used cars on Auto Portal.

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