Toyota has launched updated versions of Etios twins- Liva hatch and Etios sedan with latter getting a new ‘Platinum’ moniker. Available in three petrol and three diesel variants, the hatch is available at an introductory price of Rs. 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). Besides cosmetic upgrades, revamped interiors Toyota laid emphasis on safety enhancement of both models. After making dual front airbags as standard, Toyota has made ABS with EBD as a part of standard equipment across all the trims. Here is all you need to know about new Etios Liva:-
The 2016 Liva hatchback comes at a starting price of Rs. 5.24 lakh for base STD variant and it goes up all the way to Rs. 7.44 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) for the range topping PREM trim.
Toyota hasn’t made any changes in the mechanical department, the hatch continue to draw power from a 1.2 litre EFI petrol engine that puts out 78bhp power@5600rpm and 104Nm of [email protected] while the diesel segment is taken care by 1.5 litre CRDi diesel engine delivering max power of [email protected] and 170Nm of peak torque between 1800-2400rpm. The fuel figures stand at 18.16 Kmpl for petrol and 23.59 Kmpl for diesel.
Space and Dimensions:
This is another segment which remains unaltered; Liva continues to be 3884mm long, 1695mm wide, 1510mm tall and rides on wheelbase of 2431mm. It offers 170mm of ground clearance and has boot space of 251 liters.
Exterior and Interior:
Exterior changes are in line with its sedan sibling, it wears same front fascia with redesigned v-shape front grille with chrome inserts and black embossing. To add some sportiness, fog lamps are adorned by black cladding and air dams have been also blackened also. Except new ORVMs and new alloy wheels sides appear to be same. Coming to the rear, tail lamps have been tweaked while revised bumper receives some chrome treatment to add some freshness.
Starting from the dashboard which still hasn’t been become completely driver’s friendly, however it gets a new grey ivory color combo t add freshness. Other changes include revised seats with fresh contours, digital tachometer in instrument cluster, central armrest and more comfortable rear seats. The standard equipment list includes cooled glove box, air conditioning with clear air filter; leather draped multi function steering wheel, 2 DIN music system, central locking, digital trip meter, height adjustable driver’s seat, day and night IRVM, front seat back map pockets, 7 bottle holders (1 litre), remote boot lid opener and much more.
The new model makes its way in seven graceful colors which are Ultramarine blue, Vermilion red, Silver Mica metallic, Harmony beige, classic grey, Celestial black, White and Silver Mica metallic.
It seems that safety has become Toyota’s topmost priority as it has made of the safety features standard across all the variants including dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), keyless entry, engine immobilizer, rear defogger, driver seat adjustable headrest, child restraint system-ISOFLIX and tether anchor, 3ponit ELR rear seat belt, driver seat belt warning and door ajar warning. Reverse parking sensors and front fog lamps are available on top variant only.