The Toyota Etios Liva has gone under the knife for a mid-cycle update. This facelifted model was first introduced for the Brasilian market and has been recently launched for the Indian market as well. The Indian-model is slightly different, but the carmaker has brought in the much-needed changes. This picture gallery will give you an idea of all these important changes.
First up is the new grille with chrome accents and a black honeycomb mesh. Then, with the re-sculpted bumpers sporting black inserts, the overall elegant design has now moved towards a sporty approach.
The rear bumper is slightly tweaked. However, the important part is that it comes equipped with rear parking sensors. This time it is offered as a standard accessory on the top-end version.
With this facelift, Toyota's focus was on upping the safety quotient. Speaking of which, ABS and dual front airbags are now offered as a standard feature across all variants.
The latest iteration of the Liva also gets an updated interior. It gets a beige colour theme to suit the tastes of Indian buyers.
The dashboard gets a new dual-tone treatment of ivory and black. Well the layout of the instrument cluster remains the same as its predecessor, but it is now a semi-digital unit.
The rear seat now gets a middle head rest for the comfort and safety of the third occupant in the second row. Then there are Isofix child seat mounts as well.
This new rear seat is also foldable to increase the cargo versatality. A good open area can be created from the trunk to the passenger compartment with this seat down.
The Liva continues to be powered by the 90bhp 1.5-litre petrol mill or the 68bhp 1.4-litre diesel unit. Both these engine options come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Prospective buyers can also opt for a variety of genuine Toyota accessories designed for this hatchback. These are available at every Toyota dealership across the country.