Toyota Etios, Liva variant-wise features leaked before launch
Entry level variants of Toyota Etios and Liva – J / JD gets driver side Airbag now, which is made standard across all variants. Toyota Liva is the second hatchback in the price range to get dual front balloons (for driver & shotgun) as standard after Volkswagen Polo even in base version. Rest of general makeovers apply to the lowest model of Etios and Liva, like redesigned front grille (which will be coated in titanium grey) and some tweaks on the inside. Dashboard, centre console and seat fabric remain the same in entry model. Driver seat belt warning is a small addition Toyota has given stressing on safety.
Mid level variants – G and GD gets rear windshield de-fogger, which is usually given only in top spec trims. ABS was already equipped on all diesel versions, now petrol Etios and Liva get it from mid-range model. Centre instrument cluster gets bigger display with digital clock, driver seat belt warning, headlamp and door open alert from these variants up. Rest of changes include new font grille with chrome on top alone, new fabric for seats, two rear speakers and a spare remote key.
Top end VX and VXD variants of both are embellished with electrically adjustable ORVM, reverse / parking sensor and faux-wood trims on armrests (inside), while Etios facelift gets extra fully chrome front grille and Pearl White exterior colour.
Mechanically, there is no change in Toyota Etios, Liva facelift models. New Etios continues to be powered by 1.5 litre 90 PS petrol and 1.4 litre D-4D 68 PS diesel engines, while new Liva takes the same diesel motor and gets a 1.2 litre 84 PS unit for petrol version. All above engines are mated to 5 speed manual transmission.
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