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Toyota Etios Liva TRD Test Drive Review

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Car Tested: 2013 Etios Liva TRD Sportivo

OTR Mumbai: Rs. 7,75,568/-

Toyota’s Liva TRD Sportivo is quick and great when you step on the

It is raining hot hatches in India. started it with the Palio 1.6 GTX way in 2001, which produced 100 BHP and 138 Nm. In Maruti Suzuki launched the powered by a 1.3-litre, 87 BHP petrol with a light kerb The 1.6 Polo and Fabia could not homes because of various The next hatch was the Honda It may not be a full size hatch, but the which it produces, speak for The Polo GT TSI is a probably the best but it’s autobox won’t all enthusiasts. It not always the cubic which matters. As Indians we our priorities set and manufacturers need to the right balance. The Toyota Liva is a full-grown hatch best in class space and but the 1.2-litre petrol engine was not up to the The TRD Sportivo version made its and market response was positive. The 1.5-litre 89 BHP engine from the makes its debut in the Liva! an old fashion naturally aspirated manual gearbox, a light weight, a subtle body kit and a power to weight ratio, is it the combination for the enthusiasts? We find

Exteriors – The plain vanilla on the Toyota Etios may be ideal for who do not like to grab attention in mid-life. However, when the was spawned, it looked crisper the booted brother with the finished rear end. The body with minimum and slashes looks contemporary. In the facelift of the Etios Liva, has given the vehicle an updated with chrome finish with new tail lights minor modifications in the turn which now use orange glass than clear glass.

The contributor to the feel good is the subtle body kit, spoiler, gunmetal finished alloy wheels (all Liva variants get 14-inchers) and a of TRD Sportivo badges. The side front-lip, boot-lid, rear-spoiler, and even the rear bumper is not from TRD Sportivo badges.

– The Etios Liva now has proper (with TRD Sportivo inscribed on with adjustable headrests and themselves are much beefier before offering good support. Seating position is rather than low and sporty. We love grey and black However, it is the cheapness of the materials and hard plastics that are a There are some good such as piano black around the dials, which good. Inspite of this, the looks a bit empty and basic. Toyota has skipped on quite a lot of and the Liva TRD Sportivo doesn’t get fog rear wiper/washer, distance to audio controls on steering and electrically adjustable rear mirrors, a shocking omission at price point.

The build quality on the inside is and there aren’t too many panel gaps. However cutting is glaringly evident. The release and headlight lever are very flimsy and feel they will fall off at any makes you feel as if you are still in the A quick glance under the wheel will show you all the and fuses, there is no covering Toyota has added clean air for the AC and even though the vents are haphazardly, the aircon cools and chills the cabin in no time. All visibility is good but only the visibility is slightly limited. box size is large enough and are plenty of storage places two cup holders in the front of the car.

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The new head unit with connectivity is the only star in the and works flawlessly, although a phone is quite complicated. quality is decent for a stock but there are no speakers at the rear spoils the audio experience of passengers. Instead Toyota has two speaker on the dashboard and two on the front The blue backlit adds a bit of but the centrally mounted instrument is uninspiring. The seats at the rear good recline position and is plenty of head, knee and room for three adults. space at 251-litres is adequate by standards and the practical layout of the should not see most owners NVH levels on the inside are significantly over the old Liva. It is well but at all times you can hear the engine with a mix of wind noise and noise.

Performance – There are no changes to the of the facelifted Etios Liva. The Liva TRD Sportivo is an excellent by Toyota as the company doesn’t turbocharged petrol engines in the like the Europeans and Americans. The TRD now gets the Etios sedans which is the 1.5-litre unit 89 BHP and 132 Nm of torque. This output is not but when you factor in the low weight of the you start to understand what the big is all about. Larger displacement and gearing is a key to driveability. In city loads of low-end torque stress free driving. Put it in gear and you can amble around in the and close gaps without The same third gear is of doing 125 km/hr. You gather quite quickly and the Etios is a genuinely quick car which can put a on your face with its This motor delivers a low end grunt with brilliant mid and range. Low end torque is so good the Liva TRD can pull cleanly in gear from standstill. The certified mileage is rated at km/litre but we expect it to return to 11.5 km/litre on routine Keep the engine on the boil and the will still hover the 9.5 – 10.5 Km/litre mark, is pretty good. The Liva TRD the clocks in 12.1 seconds on its way to 100 from zero, a reasonably time by hatchback standards.

Throttle response is linear but has missed out on a clutch rest and the well is rather cramped. The gearbox offers smooth and gates are well defined. short throws, it is one of the best in the The gearing on the Etios Liva is on the side, aiding quick of the line. Even on short stretch, one can do 140 km/hr quickly. The note for a stock car is something has calibrated very well, enough to delight anyone. The NVH levels on the facelifted model show. The motor redlines and the sporty exhaust note is

Driving Dynamics – The suspension on the Liva has been setup to best of both worlds. The is neutral. Liva turns corners quickly, thanks to the kerb weight. There is a bit of roll and the steering feel is It is nowhere as feedback rich or as the Maruti Suzuki Swift or the Figo in the corners. The electronic is light and does city well but it does not offer or weight up at high speeds. The wheel in particular is not good to hold in the first place, too big.

The ride quality is mature and the tyres offer splendid of grip. The Liva doesn’t get on bad roads and absorbs most in its stride remaining reasonably Braking is excellent with pedal feel and offer speed shedding capacity. speed stability is good too and lanes does not upset the balance. Ground clearance is not an and we did not scrape the body kit or the under on any large speed breakers at

Verdict – The Toyota Etios TRD is certainly a fun hatch to drive and not bad to at with subtle changes to the Not to forget, the performance it offers it quite a bargain. Of course, has been skipped, but that is the government duties on 1.5-litre engine are higher in a hatchback. The had to be competitive as a lot of fun hatches are already in the and a quite a few are on their way (Fiat Abarth!). Though, the uninspiring and interiors wont appeal to the Liva TRD Sportivo delivers on the front and is reasonably fuel too. Besides, its also the role of your daily car with great driveablity in the The Liva TRD is certainly going to to those who want a powerful at a price.

The Etios Liva TRD Sportivo is a hatchback which goes while being drivable in the

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