28 Jun '11, 9am

Indian market Toyota Etios Liva takes on the Maruti Swift: Click to enlarge Toyota has launched its first ever h...

Indian market Toyota Etios Liva takes on the Maruti Swift: Click to enlarge Toyota has launched its first ever h...

Toyota has launched its first ever hatchback in India, the Etios Liva. A five-door hatchback version of the earlier Etios compact sedan , the Liva is being branded as a “Q-Class hatch” with the “Q” for “legendary Toyota quality”. Priced from Rs 3.99 lakh, the Liva will have to lure Indian buyers away from the popular Maruti Swift and the Nissan Micra, among other hatchbacks. There will be four trim levels for the Liva, but all share the same 3NR-FE, four-cylinder 1.2L petrol engine. This DOHC unit makes 80 PS and 104 Nm of torque. It’s not much, but the peak figures are developed at relatively low rpms – 5,600 rpm for power and 3,100 rpm for torque, which is a suitable for a car like this. It’s exclusively paired to a five-speed manual gearbox – no auto option is available. Click to enlarge The suspension is par for the class – front McPherson struts and a rear torsion bea...

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