India-made Toyota Etios Liva features dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and pre-tensioner with force limiter seatbelt
Made-in-India Toyota Etios Liva hatchback has bagged four-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash test program. The car comes with impressive rating thanks to the stable and good amount of adult occupant protection, while on the child occupant protection front it has bagged three-star rating after using the automaker recommended Isofix child seats.
The crash test has been conducted jointly by Global NCAP and AA South Africa. Made-in-India Toyota Etios Liva is christened as Etios in South Africa. It gets safety measures like dual front airbags as standard, ABS with EBD, Isofix child seats, front seat pre-tensioner with force limiter, reverse parking sensors, central locking system etc. Overall, the car comes equipped with several necessary safety features offering impressive protection. The frontal crash test was conducted at a speed of 64 kmph.
Interestingly, the crash test program also tested another made-in-India car Datsun Go+. Disappointingly, this MPV bagged an one-star rating. It reflected the poor performance of Datsun Go that went through crash test in South Africa in September 2016 and scored 0/135. The Datsun Go+ body structure was rated unstable in the test result.
Despite having a driver airbag, its steering wheel showed high compression to the chest of the driver. It got one-star rating for adult occupant protection, while on the child occupant protection front, it scored two stars. This crash test program has been dubbed as #SaferCarsorAfrica. Other cars tested under this initiative include Volkswagen Polo Vivo, Renault Sandero and Chery QQ3.
Speaking about Toyota Etios Liva, this is the only model from the Japanese brand in India’s small car market. Despite being a practical car for regular commuting in and around city, the hatchback is yet to receive desired success here. However, the new model has been able to grab attention of the buyers with its revised styling and features onboard.