Silver Mica Metallic
The Toyota Etios Liva looks identical to its sedan sibling, the Etios, save for the absence of the boot. The Etios Liva also has a 90mm shorter wheelbase but that’s about it. Look it from the front and you can easily mistake it for its sedan cousin. The Liva, like any other Toyota offering, has high levels of reliability and even panel gaps.
The interiors of both the petrol and diesel versions are the same. Space is another plus point of the Liva and contrary to its small size on the outside, the car is very spacious on the inside. While Toyota has improved the interiors of the car overtime, there is still room for improvement in terms of design and quality of materials used for trim.
On the equipment front, you get a new 2-DIN audio with USB, Aux- In and a remote control for the unit, the driver seats comes with height adjust and combimeter with new blue illumination. Safety wise, the Etios Liva can be availed with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD.
Toyota sells the Liva in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol Liva is powered by Toyota’s 3NR-FE engine in a 1.2-litre engine that has been tuned perfectly well for Indian driving conditions. This all new engine generates a decent 80PS of power along with an equally decent 104Nm of torque. The diesel Etios Liva comes with the same D-4D motor as found on the Altis. The maximum power output from this engine in the Liva is 68PS while peak torque stands at 170Nm.
The Liva offers you one of the best combinations of ride and handling in the Indian hatchback segment today. To start with, visibility from the driver’s seat is terrific and the steering light to operate. The Liva, being light and small, is also very flickable in traffic and maneuvering this car is an easy affair. For typical Indian bad roads, which are full of washed away patches, potholes, etc, the Liva will surprise you with the way it rides, although ride cushioning could have been better.
The interiors of the Toyota Etios Liva offer plenty of space and offer a big car feel. That said, Toyota can definitely provide more cushioning to the seats. Quality of plastics and other trim material can be improved too. While top-end variants of the Etios Liva are decently equipped, it could do with some more features.
Plenty of cabin space
Interior trim material could be better, needs more equipment and better seats
The Toyota Etios Liva has a well balanced overall profile. It's long wheelbase gives it great interior cabin space. That said, the design does look a tad dated and more modern lines could make it look more contemporary.
Large, well carved profile
Design looks a bit dated
Both the petrol and diesel engine offer adequate performance and efficiency. The engines have linear acceleration and have a well spread power band.
Diesel offers good performance
Petrol lacks top end punch
The diesel has an ARAI rated efficiency figure of 23.59 km/l while the petrol has a rated efficiency figure of 17.71 km/l as per ARAI.
Good economy from both petrol and diesel engines
|1.4 GD||23.59 kmpl|
|1.4 VD||23.59 kmpl|
|1.4 VXD||23.59 kmpl|
|1.2 G||17.71 kmpl|
|1.2 V||17.71 kmpl|
|1.2 VX||17.71 kmpl|
The Toyota Etios Liva has good road manners thanks to positive handling traits. It's predictable road manners make it easy to drive.
Good road manners
Steering is too light
The Etios Liva has comfotable suspension setup and the ride is good over most surfaces. Sharp bumps do seep through to the cabin though
Ride could feel more refined
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Pros Great Looks,
car which has all luxurious facilities with comfort....performance is so good.average is better than others. overall this is the best ,every one advised to purchase this royal car...
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Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,
Cons ,low ground clearance
I have purchased this car in May 2013 and enjoying it without any problems. Some people say that the interiors are not good but i did not find any problem with the interiors. It gives great mileage and the maintenance cost is also very less as compared to other vehicles.
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