Toyota Etios Liva Diesel GD Review
Affordable and Feature RichFriday, June 21, 2013
Toyota Etios Liva is the hatchback version of the Etios by the same manufacturer. It is a B segment hatchback that is offered in petrol and diesel variants. It is offered in ten base variants which includes J, G, G (SP), V, V (SP) and TRD Sportivo are petrol variants while JD, GD, GD (SP) and TRD Sportivo are diesel variants.
The 4-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine makes 1197cc of displacement. The power generated by this 1.2-liter DOHC engine is 78.9 bhp at 5600 rpm and the maximum torque generated is 104 Nm at 3100 rpm. The fuel is supplies through electronic fuel injection (EFI) system. With the fuel tank capacity of 45 litres it gives an average mileage of 13 kmpl (in city) and 18 kmpl (on highway). The kerb weight of Liva petrol ranges between 895-945kg for different models. Distinguished features of Liva TRD Sportivo are front bumper spoiler, rear bumper spoiler, roof spoiler, smoked alloys, exclusive TRD Sportivo badging and fabric upholstery with TRD logo. The 4-cylinder 8-valve D-4D diesel engine of Liva makes 1364cc of displacement.
The maximum power generated by this 1.4-liter SOHC engine is 67 bhp at 3800 rpm and the maximum torque generates is 170 Nm ranging between 1800-2400 rpm. It uses common rail direct injection (CRDi) as fuel supply system. The Toyota Etios Liva measures 3775mm in length, 1695mm in width, 1510mm in height with a wheelbase of 2460mm and ground clearance of 170mm. The three spoke sporty steering wheel of Liva is electrically powered with tilt function with a minimum turning radius of 4.8meters. This hatchback offers a boot space of 251 litres. The kerb weight of Liva diesel ranges between 975-1000kg for different variants.
The suspension system used in Liva is independent McPherson strut in front axle and torsion beam in rear axle. The ventilated disc brake and rear drum brake are supported by the anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD (electronic brake distribution). The Etios Liva incorporates seven one-litre bottle holders, mobile holder, front & rear door pockets that come handy occasionally. Liva’s air conditioner is equipped with clean air filters and has round shaped AC vents. The AC of Liva also provides the heating of cabin in winters. Except the J & JD variants of Liva this hatchback is provided with 2DIN music player that supports CD, MP3, AM/FM, USB and has option for Bluetooth & iPod connectivity. The fuel lid and tailgate can be opened remotely.
For the purpose of safety it has option of dual SRS airbags for driver and passengers. The Etios Liva is pre-equipped with engine immobilizer that helps in preventing the vehicle from getting stolen. It also allows key less entry to the vehicle and has door ajar warning indicators. The Liva has body colored bumpers and ORVM (outside rear view mirrors). In Toyota Etios Liva V the ORVM are internally adjusted and have mounted side turn indicators. It also offers other comfort features like front & rear headrest, power outlet, adjustable driver seat and rear defogger. All the windows are electrically powered and the driver side window has auto down feature. Liva is supported on 14-inch tubeless tyres.
Toyota Etios Liva is offered in six vibrant colors named Vermillion Red, Ultramarine Blue, Symphony Silver, White, Celestial Black, Harmony Beige and Classic Grey. Toyota Etios Liva is available in the price range of 4.46-6.50 lakh for petrol variants and 5.72-6.38 lakh for diesel variants ex-showroom Delhi (approx., may vary).