First look: Pricing and features of the Toyota Etios Liva

Toyota feels that the Etios Liva small car which was launched today in New Delhi will let its buyers “Liv Tmrrw 2Day”, at least that’s what the tagline for the car is.

CarToq.com had reported earlier today about the Liva strategy. We bring you here our video review of the car, and details about the car features and the prices of all variants.

Prices of variants

The Base ‘J’ variant of the Etios Liva comes at a price of Rs. 3.99 lakh, the ‘G’ variant comes at Rs. 4.59 lakh and the ‘G-Special’ variant comes at Rs.5.05 lakh. The top of the line V and VX models cost Rs. 5.49 lakh and Rs.5.99 lakh respectively.

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Photo: The Front of the Liva sports a neat smiling chrome grille that gives it a young and sporty stance

Looks

The Liva is identical to its elder sibling the Etios Sedan but the design seems to suit the small car better. The straight lines on the bonnet coupled with the chrome (Smiling) grille give it a purposeful stance.

The Liva tries hard to impress with its sharp lines, sporty bumpers, roof spoiler and side skirts. It still leaves a lot to individual taste and preference but is a decent looking car by most standards.

The headlamps are sleek and are complemented by the round fog lamps tucked into the front bumper. The rear of the Liva is well sculpted and boasts a chrome slat on the back, just above the Toyota logo, much like the Etios Sedan. However a sharp line on the boot and the rear bumper help differentiate the Liva from the sedan.

The top of the line V and VX models sport 12 spoke alloy wheels. All variants except the base J variant sport a rear wiper, body coloured ORVMs and door handles. The Liva comes in seven colour options i.e. vermilion red, ultramarine blue, symphony silver, white, celestial black, serene bluish silver and harmony beige.

The car measures 3,775mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1,510mm in height. The Liva has a ground clearance of 170mm and a turning radius of 4.8mm.

Interiors

The insides of the Liva are not plush or up-market the way you’d expect them to be. The two tone red-black upholstery available on the top trim VX looks bright but the insides are still doused with a bit too much of grey, making the interiors a little dull.

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Photo: The Liva looks nice in profile with sharp lines that start from the front and extend all the way to the boot

However, this does not mean the Liva’s insides are dated by any means. The car sports an AC with a clean air filter, a 13 litre cooled glove box which Toyota claims can store up to nine 500Ml water bottles, a two DIN DVD audio system, steering mounted audio controls and electronic power steering with tilt.

The seats are comfortable though a little more cushioning would have been nice. The rear seats can comfortably seat three adults thanks to the Liva’s full flat floor. It sports a 251 litre boot which is decent and will store most of your luggage.

The lower end G and J models sport black upholstery while the V and VX models come with Black-Grey and Black-Red interiors.

Safety

The high end variants of the Etios Liva come equipped with dual airbags (Driver+Front Passenger), ABS (Antilock-Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution). Toyota also claims that the centrally placed meter will allow drivers to view useful information without taking their eyes off the road.

Engine specifications

The Liva comes only in petrol. It sports a 1,197cc 4-cylinder, 16 valve DOHC petrol engine that belts out 80 PS of power and 104Nm of torque.

The car sports a 5-speed manual transmission. It has Macpherson Struts up front while the rear comes with Torsion beam suspension. It has a 45 litre fuel tank and an ARAI-certified mileage of 18.31 kmpl, making it extremely frugal.

Other features

The Liva has a reasonably long feature list which includes a rear defogger, tachometer, digital trip meter, USB and AUX in ready Audio system, internally adjustable ORVMs, seven bottle holders, sunvisors with mirrors, remote fuel lid opener etc.