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New Liva: Toyota’s dual tone facelift offering for festivals

Looking forward to race against its competitors in the festive market in India, Toyota launched a much-needed facelift of its mid-level hatchback Liva at Rs 5.76 lakhs. The car, first launched in June 2011, is the only small car from the Indo-Japanese auto giant in the Indian market.

autos Updated: Oct 16, 2015 22:32 IST
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Toyota Liva has less technical and more cosmetic changes.
Toyota Liva has less technical and more cosmetic changes.(Toyota )

Looking forward to race against its competitors in the festive market in India, Toyota launched a much-needed facelift of its mid-level hatchback Liva at Rs 5.76 lakhs. The car, first launched in June 2011, is the only small car from the Indo-Japanese auto giant in the Indian market.

The new Liva with its dual tone paint scheme looks stylish, sporting a rear roof spoiler and a black grille an ORVM that goes well with the overall looks. Toyota has tried to provide enhanced safety with standard dual front airbags and standard pretensioner and force limiter front seatbelts. The company claims the car has best-in-class cabin space and comfort.

The dual tone dashboard (Toyota)

Under the hood, the car basics remain untouched - same 1.2 litre petrol and 1.4 litre diesel engine. The car shares its genes with the compact sedan Etios and the sportier crossover Etios Cross.

Speaking on the launch, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd’s senior vice president, Akitoshi Takemura said, “It is our endeavor to continuously upgrade our offering in line with the changing lifestyle preferences of our customers and with Etios Series being received “Most Promising Brand 2015” by Economic Times and we are confident, the New Liva will further delight our customers this auspicious season”.

The hatch sit in the segment dominated by bosses like Maruti Suzuki’s Swift and Hyundai’s Grand i10, while some other players like Ford, Honda and Tata are also in the race with their Figo, Brio and Bolt respectively.

Not just the clads, Toyota has lifted the numbers on the price tag of the new Liva to Rs 5.76 lakh (petrol) and Rs 6.79 lakh (diesel) ex-showroom Delhi.

Toyota Liva’s facelift was urgent and much needed as sales dropped from 2,409 in October 2014 to 758 in September 2015. The car was last refreshed with in October 2014.