Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched its first hatchback segment Etios Liva at a press event at Delhi, which was displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2010. Etios sedan and the hatchback Etios Liva – built on the same platform – have been specifically developed for the Indian customers. Toyota Kirloskar has launched Liva with a base price tag of 3.99 lakhs (Ex showroom Delhi). The car is offered in the same variant as its big brother Etios sedan.
Powered by an 1197cc 16-valve DOHC inline 4-cylinder petrol engine and mated to a 5 speed Manual, the Liva churn out 80 bhp @ 5,600 rpm and 10.6 kgm torque @ 3100 rpm. Only the petrol version is launched with a mileage of 18.63 kmpl ARAI certified. But Toyota needs to look into diesel variants of their hatch quickly.
“India is an integral part of our global growth strategy. The Etios project is a milestone not only for Toyota in India but for Toyota globally. The Etios Liva has been designed focusing on the Indian customer’s aspirations, tastes and preferences that were gathered, studied and understood through extensive research. We are delighted by the overwhelming response received by the Etios customers. The Etios has been well accepted by our customers. We hope the Etios Liva will further reinforce the Toyota brand in India, making Toyota a household name,” Mr. Hiroji Onishi, President, Toyoto Asia Pacific, Marketing and Sales, said.
Toyota Etios Liva different variants offered –
|Etios Liva J (Base model)||Since it’s the Base model it will not feature a power steering nor power windows. The engine, body line and suspension remain the same. It does come equipped with air conditioning. We just cannot understand Toyota’s take on this! Being 2011 we expect all Toyota cars to be equipped with power steering atleast. The price is the main factor on the base model.|
|Etios Liva G||power steering, power windows and central locking|
|Etios Liva G (Special Edition)||Additionally equipped with safety features. Air bags for driver and passenger along with ABS / EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution)|
|Etios Liva V||Additional features like alloy wheels, high grade fabric seats, music system, dual seat color tone.|
|Etios Liva VX (Top variant)||All the above mentioned features along with additional features such as a sporty steering wheel, sporty gear knob, dvd player, side skirts, roof spoiler, red black tone high fabric interiors, steering wheel mounted audio controls.|
7 Shades available in Toyota Etios Liva –
- Vermillion Red
- Celestial Black
- Serene Bluish Silver
- Symphony Silver
- Harmony Beige
- Ultramarine Blue
Prices of Toyota Etios Liva different variants (All prices are Ex-showroom Delhi) –
|G Special edition||5.05lakhs|