The Toyota Etios Liva is a locally developed hatchback from Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The car is sold with a choice of 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.4 litre diesel engines that are mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox, while an automatic transmission is not offered. In terms of safety, ABS and dual front airbags are standard across the variant range. While the petrol engine generates 70hp power at 5,600 rpm and 104Nm of torque at 3,100 rpm, the diesel produces 67hp at 3,800 rpm and 170Nm between 1,800 rpm to 2,400 rpm. Braking is courtesy a ventilated disc upfront and a drum setup at the rear. The Etios Liva has a large cabin, while the boot space is rated at 251 litres. Key convenience features include electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs) and a 2 Din entertainment system.
Best in segment cabin space can seat five adults with ease.
Steering mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity on the upper V and VX variants.
Standard ABS and dual front airbags on all variants add to occupant safety
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.
The Toyota Etios Liva has best in class cabin and boot space of 251 litres. The dual tone interior in a black and beige layout looks premium, however, the plastic quality could have been better. In terms of cubby holes, there is space to keep seven one litre bottles across the cabin along with space in the centre console to keep smaller objects. The faux wood panelling on the door armrests gives a hint of plushness to the cabin.
The Toyota Etios Liva is powered by two engines, a 1,197 cc petrol and a 1,364 cc diesel units. Power and torque generated by the petrol is 79hp at 5,600 rpm and 104Nm at 3,100 rpm respectively. The diesel unit produces 67hp at 3,800 rpm and 170Nm between 1,800 rpm and 2,400 rpm. Both engines are refined and tuned for fuel efficiency along with a refined and linear response.
The Toyota Etios Liva is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox for both engines. Both transmissions offer smooth gear changes and feature well-tuned ratios that offer a good balance between fuel efficiency and drivability.
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.
The Toyota Etios Liva has a certified mileage of 18.16 km/l for the petrol variants and an impressive 23.59 km/l for the diesel trims. These figures are at par with the segment standards.
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