Toyota Etios Liva Limited Edition gets red highlights on the dual-tone exterior and all-black interior; no mechanical changes made
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has introduced a special edition of its entry-level Etios Liva hatchback in the domestic market. The Japanese manufacturer offers the limited edition in both petrol and diesel engine options and they are priced at Rs. 6,50,700 and Rs. 7,65,700 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) respectively. The Toyota Etios Liva limited edition does not come with substantial changes but the red highlights are certainly welcomed.
It is made available in Super White colour option with black finished Outside Rear View Mirrors, rear spoiler, roof section and pillars. Over to the front portion, the Etios Liva limited edition is grafted with completely blackened grille and Toyota badge positioned at the centre. However, for added embellishment, the grille gains red accents and red colour touches can also be seen on the front fog lamp bezel.
Other important visual inclusions are red door handles, red decals on the sides as well as red boot garnish. Toyota launched the Etios Cross X late last year and it was followed by the Etios Platinum Edition in March 2018. The refreshed two-tone exterior is part of expanding the existing lifecycle of the Etios Liva hatchback going, as it has averaged only around 1,000 units over the last one year.
The interior of the Toyota Etios Liva limited edition features an all-black theme with red accents on the dashboard for a sporty appeal. It has multi-spoke steering wheel wrapped in leather and has mounted controls for added convenience, reversing camera and a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The gear knob has also received red finish, along with red rear AC vent trim.
As for the safety, it comes equipped with dual front driver and co-passenger airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), ISOFIX child mounts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters. The Etios Liva is one of the safest affordable hatchbacks money can buy currently.
With no mechanical changes, the Etios Liva limited edition is sold in 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines. The former four-cylinder unit is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 79 bhp at 5,600 rpm and 104 Nm delivered at 3,100 rpm. The oil-burner, on the other hand, develops 67 bhp at 3,800 rpm and 170 Nm between 1,800 rpm and 2,400 rpm. Both the engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission.