World’s largest automobile manufacturer, Toyota has unleashed the hatchback version of its successful Toyota Etios on 27th of June this year. The Japanese giant has received outstanding response from this part of the world whenever they have come up with any new model. After being massively successful with the sedan counterpart, the company is eyeing the vast hatchback market in the country and launching of the new Toyota Etios Liva is a step in the same direction.
The slashed trunk of Etios model shows a distinct character with lines and curves on its body expressing the aggressive nature of the hatchback. The company along with Kirloskar have designed this small Pandora’s Box which seems perfect for the Indian roads with its stylish looks, trendy and comfortable interiors and powerful engine. The company is leaving no segment untouched to get on top of the Indian auto market and this Toyota Etios Liva is sure to dig up hard in its segment with bringing smiles on customers face and making company proud. This sensational Etios Liva will be the first car in the hatchback segment in the Indian auto market from Toyota.
The all new Toyota Etios Liva will be competing with Ford Figo, Hyundai i20, Chevrolet Aveo UVA, Maruti Ritz, Maruti A star and Fiat Punto.
Engine and Specifications
The hatchback Liva comes with powerful 1197 cc 16-valve DOHC petrol engine which is capable of delivering an exceptional power of 78.9 bhp at 5600 rpm and peak torque of 104 Nm at 3100 rpm. The car is mated with 5-speed manual gearbox.
The terrific Toyota Etios Liva is bestowed with ecstatic exteriors which are similar to the sedan sibling of Etios. The front end resembles a smiling face with chromed grille and aggressive headlamps bless the vehicle with sporty appearance. Liva is equally striking from the rear end with corner mounted tail lights and cool aerodynamic body adding to the sportiness of the car. The extended wheelbase gives that extra stability to the hatchback along with liberating good amount of space.
The interiors of this luxurious Liva are unmatchable with ample of space and trendy cabin. The high end comfort level with enough of head and legroom for its five occupants ensure safety with comfort. The five door hatchback has a good boot space along with two spoke steering column which is designed to leave you tempting. The stunning dashboard and overall theme of Toyota Etios Liva engraves lots of excitement in it.
Comfort and Convenience
The all new Toyota Etios Liva is a cocoon of comfort and is loaded with ample of convenient features. These features assure you of pleasurable hassle free ride. Electric Power Tilt with controls mounted, powerful 2 DIN DVD audio system, cooled glove box, AC with clean air filter, flat type rear floor and good luggage space add to the list of convenient features. These features include remote central locking, remote fuel lid opener, remote boot, rear wiper, rear defogger, tinted glass and foldable rear seats.
Toyota vehicles are high on performance with its powerful petrol engine. The smooth shifting of gears with exceptional handling and braking which has now become a trademark of the Japanese player increases the performance of the hatchback. Good fuel economy is also one of the factors with which the Liva is marketed.
The all new Toyota Etios Liva is fitted with ample of safety features which assure complete protection for its occupants. Dual SRS airbags hold the front passengers in case of frontal collision. Centre meter design helps you to keep a check on the meters without taking your eyes of the road. The braking is made more powerful with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Breakforce Distribution) which prevents wheel locking and car skidding in case of emergency braking.
The all new Toyota Etios Liva gives an impressive mileage of 18.31 kmpl as claimed by the company.
The hatchback is tagged in the price bracket of Rs 3.99 lakh to Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) depending on variant you opt for.
The superb car backs out on certain potential aspects. These include its looks which might be liked by some but others might be not that interested in its looks. There is no doubt that Toyota has taken good effort to make Liva’s interior a sportier one but the cabin lacks plushness.
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