Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited is one of the highly acclaimed passenger car maker in the country. This company is the fully owned ancillary of the Japanese transnational car maker, Toyota Motor Corporation. They have a splendid fleet of cars in their stable and one of them is their affable hatchback, Toyota Etios Liva, which was first introduced in the country's profitable car market in year, 2011. Since then, this adorable hatchback is doing impressive business for the company. Now the company has launched a new Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition trim for the buyers with some added features at a nominal cost, which is making this hatchback look more stylish and suave. This new Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition is being offered in both petrol and diesel engine based options for the buyers to select from as per their requirement. Some of the Xclusive Edition aspects added to this hatchback trim are new premium seat fabric, a Bluetooth based music system with remote control, a chrome accented gear shift knob, two tone premium interiors and a few other such aspects, which is making this Xclusive Edition hatchback look stylish. The are no changes done to the engine and this hatchback trim has the same 1.4-litre, D4-D, SOHC based diesel mill, which can generate 1364cc and has been mated with a proficient five speed manual transmission gear box, which ensures smoother gear shifts at all times. The company has also equipped this Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition trim with a robust suspension mechanism along with a sturdy braking system, which will ensure proper control on this vehicle by the driver at all times. There are some significant safety functions as well, which have been integrated in this Xclusive Edition hatchback, which will further bolster the security and protection of the occupants as well as this hatchback.
The frontage of this hatchback has a smiling radiator grille with quite a bit of chrome treatment. This radiator grille has a prominent logo of the company in the center and is flanked by a radiant head lamp cluster. The windscreen is laminated and has an intermittent wiper with wash function. The body colored front bumper has a wide air dam for air intake. The side profile has neatly carved wheel arches, which are fitted with a set of 14 inch sturdy steel wheels , which have been covered with full wheel caps. These steel rims are further equipped with radial tubeless tyres of size 175/65 R14 that have a robust grip on the roads. The external rear view mirrors as well as the pull type door handles are in body color. While the rear has a large windscreen and a curvy boot lid with Xclusive badging on it.
The insides of this Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition has been given a vibrant and refreshing look. The company has bestowed this trim with two tone based interior color scheme with plush new premium fabric upholstery on all the comfortable seats. Then there is a chrome accented gear shift knob, a remote fuel lid as well as a boot lid opener, a total of seven 1-litre bottle holders, three assist grips with a coat hook on each, front as well as rear door pockets, a driver as well as a passenger side sun visor, a day and night internal rear view mirror and a few other such aspects.
Engine and Performance :
The company has given this Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition, the same 1.4-litre, four cylinder and eight valve based diesel mill, which has a common rail direct injection fuel supply system. This engine also has a single overhead cam shaft and is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box . This engine has the ability to generate a peak power output of 67.1bhp at 3800rpm along with a peak torque yield of 170Nm at 1800 to 2400rpm, which is rather good. This engine has the mileage of about 23.59 Kmpl, which is quite good.
Braking and Handling :
The company has given a robust braking mechanism as well as a stable and well balanced suspension system to this Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition. The front axle of this hatchback has been given McPherson Strut type of a mechanism, while the rear axle has been integrated with a torsion beam. While, the front wheels of this Xclusive Edition hatchback has been fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, whereas, the rear wheels have been given a robust drum brakes based system , which keeps this car in control of the driver. Apart from these, the company has also equipped this diesel engine based Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition with an enhanced anti lock braking system with EBD, which will further enhance the braking abilities of this hatchback.
Comfort Features :
The Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition trim has been given quite a number of convenience based aspects in it. The list includes a digital trip meter, adjustable front head rests, removable rear head rests, internally adjustable external wing mirrors, an advanced 2-DIN music system with CD/MP3 player, Radio FM, USB interface , Aux-In port, Bluetooth connectivity, a remote control and speakers as well. Apart from all this, this hatchback also includes an electric power steering with tilt adjustment, reverse parking sensors, an air conditioning unit with heater and clean air filter, a cooled glove box, all four power windows with driver side having a auto down feature, front cabin lights and many more such functions that add to the comfort and convenience of the driver as well as the other occupants.
Safety Features :
The list of these important features incorporated in the all new Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition is quite impressive. The company ahs bestowed this hatchback trim with a remote central locking, an advanced anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution for better braking, an engine immobilizer, a key less entry system, a door ajar warning notification in the instrument cluster and several other such aspects. All these functions put together makes this latest Toyota Etios Liva GD Xclusive Edition, one of the well balanced hatchback in its segment.
Pros : Good interior space, easy to handle, affordable price tag.
Cons : Boot space is quite less, fuel economy can increase.