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Toyota Etios Liva
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Customer Rating
: 3/5
Expert Rating
: 8/10
Warranty
: 3 Yrs / 1,00,000 Kms (Whichever is earlier)
Ex-showroom price in 
Delhi
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5.2 Lakhs-7.29 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Cooled glove box
  • Spacious and roomy
  • Toyota reliability 
  • Available in petrol & diesel 
  • Effortless driving experience 
 

Weak Areas

  • Avg looks & Styling 
  • Not a Toyota build quality
  • Average performing engines
  • Cost cutting obvious in interiors
  • Central instrument cluster a ?mark 
Toyota Etios Liva
 
 

Toyota Etios Liva The Affordable Hatchback That Does Not Compromise On Quality Driving!

The Toyota Etios Liva is bestowed with a 1.1 liter petrol engine while its diesel variant has a 1.3 litre diesel engine and are mated with 5 speed gearbox with manual Transmission.


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Toyota has introduced the Etios Liva to make its presence in the premium hatchback market of India. This Etios Liva was introduced in Indian car segment by the firm after making a detailed analysis to understand the requirements of Indian car drivers. This explains why this premium hatchback has maximum space for its occupants and an array of comfort features to let them enjoy a relaxed drive at a competitive price. In fact the price of its base version can give heart attacks to its arch rivals in the same segment.

          

In order to tackle the manufacturing cost, the car maker has rightly axed a few features from Toyota Etios Liva, which cannot be detected by any user and is all set to face the challenges as the savvy player is reaching out to lower end customers for the first time. As an answer to the ever rising petrol prices in India, Toyota has also launched a diesel avatar of Etios Liva, which is expected to bring some good amount of revenue in terms of sales.

By setting foot in the hatchback segment, the car maker has invited the rivalry of Maruti, a prominent Indian car maker, Hyundai and Tata who already have a reputation in the Indian car segment. Though it has rivals who are experienced players in the field, Toyota enjoys a greater advantage of offering at a very low price than the rest of them as it offers Etios Liva at 3.99 lakh for its base model while the diesel variant is offered at Rs.5.5 lakh. What would be the other features that support this car’s success over its rivals? The expert team at Ecardlr is all set to find out!

The Toyota Etios Liva is designed in such a way that it would impress the Indian customers at a single glance, thanks to the engineers of Toyota. This hatchback is equipped with high efficient engines and arrives in 7 variants namely, G special edition, J, G, GD, D-4D GD SP, D-4D GD, V and VX edition. It is also available in 7 lovely colors such as White, vermilion red, symphony silver, ultramarine blue, celestial black, harmony beige and serene bluish silver.

Well Balanced Exteriors

The exteriors of Etios Liva are not only attractive but are also well balanced as it has an impressive wheelbase length of 2460 mm. However while looking at its front grille, it looks like the car maker has retained the traditional design of “Toyota” with shaper curves. It has a well defined crease on the bonnet which again boasts of the Toyota quality. This hatchback is further enhanced with small lights, bumper with a tame look and 2 tiny fogs.

            

The side profile of the Toyota Etios Liva vehicle is a patented design as it features up sweep crease that lies on the lower half along the door line. It also has well defined wheel arches that houses 14 inch tyres with 175 / 65R. The rear of this car features the ideal hatchback design and it comprises of a spacious boot space. The front radiator grille of the Etios Liva offers a smiling look to the car while, the lower grille, body colored bumper and head lamp cluster accentuates it. The rear view mirrors are of body colored that provides it a uniform look and the chrome finish in the upper grill and black colored enhances the look. It has a ground clearance of 170 mm and has a dimension of 3775 X 1695 X 1510 mm. It looks like Toyota has offered minimum cosmetic changes to its overall look owing to the cost cutting strategy.

Impressive Interiors

To begin with its interiors, Toyota has offered some out of the box looking interiors for Toyota Etios Liva, which is an impressive job from the manufacturer who is a newbie in the hatchback segment. As this hatchback is manufactured after making an extensive market research, the car remains an eye grabber for the Indian car lovers. Even though the exterior is not very impressive, this hatchback is designed with a comfortable interior that also has a spacious seating arrangement. The plush seats with fine materials of upholstery and liberal dose of cushioning in the seats makes this hatchback a perfect one for long drives.

         

The lavish cabin space is well complimented by the large seat squabs at the rear and ergonomic angle for backrest. The finely tunes H point makes it very comfortable for the occupants and the extra padding on the front seats would pamper the passengers. The contemporary also has cooled glove box feature, mounted instrument panel and AC vents in round shape at the right points which lends it a trendy look. It also has enough storage place as the hatchback is bestowed with 7 bottle holders to hold one liter water bottles and mobile holders. It also has power windows, power steering, cabin lights at the front, 12 V power outlet and tilt steering.

         

The Toyota Etios Liva also has dual tone look all over and the three spoke steering wheel also incorporates the twin tone look. It also has an array of safety features such as safety belts for all passengers, central locking, rear defogger, headrests etc. Etios Liva has the same interiors like that of Etios. In spite of having a short wheelbase there is enough room for 5 occupants in the car. The only drawback is that it is designed with low grade plastic and has instrument cluster located at the center.

The hatchback has an exceptional headroom plus legroom for the driver and the occupants and lavish boot space with storage capacity of 251 liters. The remote fuel lid opening system and thin wipers at the rear are worth mentioning. The audio controls are integrated on the steering wheel and the foldable rear seats make this car an ideal player in the market.

Engine, Transmission and Performance
 
You need not be worried about the engine capacity and performance of Toyota Etios Liva as both the petrol and diesel engine variants are high performing. The stunning hatchback is powered by the DOHC petrol engine of 1197 cc, 4 cylinder 16 V, 3 NR FE can deliver a power of 80 ps. Both these engine were developed with high end technology to provide only the best performance, thanks to its dedicated engineer’s team who have put their brains together to arrive at this high efficient engine. This petrol mill can deliver a torque of 104 Nm. The diesel variant it equipped with a 1364 cc engine that can produce a power of 68 PS and can deliver a torque of 170 Nm at the rate of 1800 rpm to 2400 rpm. The low rpm of this engine makes this hatchback a perfect option for the snail paced traffic at the Indian roads. Both the engine variants are rightly mated with 5 speed gearbox for full performance both on the cities and highways.

         

The Toyota Etios Liva petrol variant arrives with a higher fuel efficiency of 18.31 kmpl and has a fuel tank with a capacity of 45 liters. The diesel variant has the ability to deliver 20.32 kmpl in Indian cities and offers 23.59 kmpl on the highways. 

Suspension and Braking

The car maker has made sure that its Toyota Etios Liva must hold its reputation higher for its power and performance. The front wheels of this hatchback are designed with McPherson Strut type suspension on the front and its rear wheels have a torsion beam.

Even with 1364 cc, this diesel based car is a bit sluggish as it reaches the mark of 100 kmph in 14 seconds which is very low when compared to the performance of its petrol variant as it reaches the 100 kmph mark in just 14 seconds.

Verdict

The Toyota Etios Liva is a decent looking hatchback with an affordable price tag as it has impressive exteriors, comfy interior design and is easy to handle in well packed areas. This is a perfect vehicle for small families but it would have been better if the car had a few more innovative features and safety features. This hatchback is priced between Rs. 4.63 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh based on the ex showroom price of Delhi.

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