Toyota Etios Liva, a good city hatchback
Pros : Spacious, ample boot space, returns good mileage
Cons : Lack of power steering
I bought Toyota Etios Liva J last year in the month of July. I had Maruti 800 and was looking to upgrade to a better hatchback, There was a lot of buzz about the hatchback in those days as it was the first small car from the numero uno auto maker (at that time) therefore it had to be good. The sedan version of the hatch, Toyota Etios was a huge hit and was getting good bookings every month. I searched a lot on this car on internet before purchasing it and from the info available on the internet I found it good for my family. Toyota Etios Liva is a spacious hatchback, if offers ample space to seat five people comfortably, the hatchback also has capacious boot for storing luggage. Under the hood is the 1.2 litre 3NR-FE petrol engine that generates maximum power of 80 PS at 5600 Rpm and a peak torque of 104 Nm at 3100 Rpm. Mileage is one of the positive features of the hatchback, Toyota Etios Liva returns a good fuel economy of 15 kmpl in city conditions and around 18.3 kmpl on highways. For a petrol car it is a pretty decent mileage, the engine is mated to a manual transmission. Car takes 13.5 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 kmph and acquires a top aped of 158 kmph. Power steering is not offered in this feature along with other features like ABS, airbags, central locking, power windows. Price wise too, it is a good deal that too from Toyota which does not compromise on the quality of its products. The sporty looking hatchback is a good option for city driving, on an all it is a decent hatchback suitable for Indian conditions.