Toyota Etios Liva is one of the premium hatchback models in India and it is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The Toyota Etios Liva G SP is one of the mid range petrol variants in its model portfolio and it is being offered with an exclusive safety package that includes dual SRS airbags along with driver seatbelt warning notification and ABS with EBD. These aspects will give a boost to the safety quotient of this hatch and also give top class protection to the occupants. Powering this sedan is the 4-cylinder, DOHC based 1.2-litre petrol engine that comes incorporated with an electronic fuel injection system and makes 1197cc displacement capacity. This four cylinder based petrol mill has the ability to return a peak mileage of about 17.71 Kmpl, which is not bad at all. The company is offering this mid range optional trim with several striking interior features that brings an alluring look to the insides. The insides of this hatch have been done up with a two tone color scheme with fabric inserts on the door trims. Then the company has also given chrome accents on the steering wheel to further add to the stylishness of this sedan.
This Toyota Etios Liva G SP trim is blessed with decent looking exterior cosmetics that makes it look eye-catching. It has a distinct looking front facade thanks to the bolder radiator grille and a large headlight cluster. The company has fitted a single chrome strip to the radiator grille along with the prominent company logo. Below this, there is an aggressive bumper painted with body color that also houses a wide air dam. The headlight cluster is incorporated with powerful halogen lamps that completes the overall profile of the frontage. Coming to the sides, the wheel arches have been assembled with a sturdy set of 14 inch steel wheels with full wheel covers that adds a decent look to the side. The door handles along with the ORVM caps comes painted in body color, while the B Pillar comes with black color. The rear end of this sedan looks quite trendy yet sportier with a large taillight cluster, which is equipped with powerful lights along with turn indicators , whereas the boot lid is decorated with a chrome garnished company logo.
When it comes to the interiors this trim is being blessed with an optional safety package that also includes some impressive interior aspects. As part of the optional package, customers can choose this particular variant with a dual tone interior color scheme with its door panels being done up with fabric inserts. The dark Grey color scheme inside the cabin creates a plush environment that offers a pleasant feel to the occupants. There is a three spoke steering wheel incorporated to the dashboard that comes fitted with a chrome plated company logo along with silver accents. This mid level variant is being offered with a number of useful features and functions that improves the level of convenience inside the cabin. The list of interior features include a remote fuel lid and tailgate opener , an assist grip with a coat hook, driver and co-passenger sun visor, inside rear view mirror, front and rear door pockets, bottle holders are just to name a few.
Engine and Performance:
The Toyota Etios Liva G SP is the mid level petrol variant available in its model portfolio and it is equipped with a high performance 1.2-litre petrol mill. This engine is blessed with 4-cylinders, 16-valves and has 1198cc displacement capacity . The manufacturer has designed this DOHC based petrol motor with an electronic fuel injection system that enables it to deliver a superior performance unlike the rest of the petrol variants. This engine can produce a peak power output of about 78.9bhp at 5600rpm, while distributing a peak torque output of about 104Nm at just 3100rpm. This commanding torque output is distributed to the front wheels of the hatch via a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, which will enable the vehicle to return a peak mileage of 17.71 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
This trim is being bestowed with a highly proficient braking mechanism. The company has assembled the front wheels of this hatch with a pair of high quality disc brakes, while its rear wheels have been equipped with drum brakes. This particular trim is being offered with an optional safety package that includes the anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system that will further enhance the braking mechanism. On the other hand, its robust suspension system takes care of the stability and agility of the vehicle. Its front axle is being fitted with McPherson Strut type of suspension mechanism, while its rear axle is assembled with a robust Torsion Beam type of mechanism.
This particular mid range variant in the Liva hatchback model portfolio is offered with a set of standard comfort features that meets the basic needs of the customers. The list includes important features such as an advanced air conditioning unit with heater along with clean air filter that keeps the cabin environment pleasant and chilled. Also, this particular trim has power windows with driver side auto-down function, electric power steering with tilt function, a cooled glove box, front power outlet, adjustable front headrest , a removable rear headrest and height adjustable driver seat. This mid level variant is also blessed with a 2-DIN 1CD MP3 player along with AM/FM player, USB connectivity and four speakers that offers a high level entertainment to the occupants inside.
This particular trim is being blessed with best in class safety aspects that ensures top level protection to the passengers as well as to the vehicle. As part of the safety package, this Toyota Etios Liva G SP trim comes with dual front air bags along with anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution system, which is quite good. Other safety aspects of this hatch include an engine immobilizer system, key less entry function , central locking system and door ajar warning as well.
Pros: Decent comfort features, attractive safety features.
Cons: Poor fuel efficiency, interior space needs to improve.