Toyota Etios Liva Performance & Test Drive

Toyota Etios Liva Overview

Toyota Kirloskar Motors India Limited has been out of the action for some time now in the Hatchback and Sedan category of Indian automobile market however now the company has launched updated versions of both these cars at extremely competitive price.The new 2016 versions of these cars come with updated interiors and cosmetic exterior changes which make these vehicles more desirable than ever before. Especially the Toyota Etios Liva hatchback which has been struggling despite of being very competitive preposition is now ready to Slug it out with the market leaders like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, and Volkswagen Polo among others. We have been waiting for the arrival of these cars in the market and recently got a chance to get behind the wheels of Etios Liva hatchback. So however journey panned out and weather now Etios Liva has become the car which has makings of the winner? We answer this and much more in this comprehensive road test review featuring all new Etios Liva hatchback. Toyota Etios Liva in Tryaldrive

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Toyota Etios Liva Exterior

The Toyota Etios Liva is a B-segment hatchback that measures 3,775 mm for the base G/GD variants and 3,884 mm for the upper G, GX, GD X, V, VD VX and VXD trims in length. Other measurements include 1,695 mm of width and 1,510 mm in height. The car is equipped with 175/65 tyres on 14-inch steel rims for the lower variants. The upper variants VX and VXD are equipped with 185/60 section tyres with 15-inch alloy wheels. The wheelbase of 2,460 mm creates a best in segment cabin space and a minimum turning radius of 4.8 metres which makes maneuvering in traffic and tight spots easy. The Etios Liva features rear parking sensors for the top end VX and VXD variants.

Toyota Etios Liva Interior

On prima facie, the interior of Etios Liva makes two words pop up instantaneously – Space and Comfort! It provides abundant legroom, headroom and shoulder room to the passengers, and the comfortable seats make journeys seem like cakewalk. The bi-tonal premium interiors add volumes of sophistication inside. The dashboard is beautifully textured, the seat fabric is marvellously soothing, and the ash brown colours lend a dashing and swanky look. The tri-spoke steering wheel and the shift knob have silver accents on them, and the door trims have a wood finish that adds a chic touch to the interior of Liva.

The driver’s seat is height-adjustable and so are the headrests. The hatchback comes with power windows and the one on the driver’s side comes with auto-down function. Etios Liva is equipped with front cabin lights, a 12 V power outlet, cooled glove box, day/night inside rear-view mirror, and sun visors for the driver and the co-passenger. In-cabin entertainment is high in Liva, thanks to the refined audio system that comes with a remote and four speakers that boast an incredible sound quality. For easy access to the driver, audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel as well. The AC unit is pretty effective and so is the air filter.The boot has a capacity of 251 L and Liva also has storage spaces in the guise of seven bottle holders, and front and rear door pockets. For added convenience, the fuel lid and the tail gate are remote-operative.

Toyota Etios Liva Performance

Under the hot the car continues to be Pa search petrol and diesel Motors and we have whatever hand on 1.2-litre, 4 cylinder double overhead cam powered gasoline engine capable of putting out 80 PS and 104 Nm of Max Power and max torque respectively. There is very slick shifting 5 speed manual transmission which continues to channelize power to the front wheels and the Kapil really very peppy. Although the power and performance figures are not the class leading still low kerb-eight of the car make sure that you will find enough of the power is respective of the gear and rpm. Where is modern electronic fuel injection technology is in place and the card Delivers claimed mileage of 18.16 kmpl. We feel no problem in finding the right gear and the right performance and Toyota is spot on the engine and performance parameters.

Toyota Etios Liva Diesel registers an incredible mileage of 23.59 kmpl. The EFI Petrol engine, on the other hand, delivers a mileage of 17.71 kmpl. The fuel tank has a capacity of 45 litres and hence, the diesel variant has a driving range of about 1061 kms and the petrol variant gives a range of about 797 km.

Toyota Etios Liva Driving

Similarly on the account of ride and handling, Etios Liva is a very good proposition. It’s really very well and all the bumps as well as rude and relations are absorbed without any unnecessary fuss. Handling of the car is also very strong and although it is not as good as Swift still for most of the Indian consumers it will not be a point to complain about.

Toyota Etios Liva Safety

In terms of safety, the Toyota Etios Liva comes with dual front airbags and ABS as a standard for all variants. The hatchback also has impact absorbing crumple zones for added occupant safety.

Toyota Etios Liva Cost in Mumbai

Toyota Etios Liva Ex-Showroom Price in Mumbai ranges from 5,49,175/- (Etios Liva G) to 7,39,400/- (Etios Liva VXD Dual Tone). Get best offers for Toyota Etios Liva from Toyota Dealers in Mumbai. check for Etios Liva price in Mumbai at Carzprice

Toyota Etios Liva Conclusion

Derived from its sedan sibling and bearing conspicuous similarities to it, Etios Liva is a hatchback that packs performance and comfort without breaking your back! It is reasonably priced between 4.54 L and 7.12 L, and comes in seven colours to choose from – Classic Grey, White, Symphony Silver, Harmony Beige, Celestial Black, Vermilion Red and Ultramarine Blue. Toyota, after a delayed time frame, entered the budget car segment in 2010, and took a major risk to compete with the hatchback segment heavyweights like Maruti and Hyundai but the automaker was able to produce the cheapest Toyota model in the world in the form Toyota Etios Liva. After a few hiccups initially, the revised model helped Liva to achieve some success. After the launch of 2013 model, Toyota targets a 10% share in the segment by the end of 2015. Toyota changed and adapted the suspension system as per the requirements of the Indian roads. There is a whole plethora of mechanical changes that went along with the aesthetic improvements. These amendments, such as a thicker insulation, hydraulic engine mounts for reduced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) level, an updated exhaust system, slightly-increased ground clearance, strong bumper retainers, and an enhanced suspension make for a substantial change.

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