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Toyota Etios Liva and its 3 BIGGEST rivals

Last updated on: August 3, 2011 09:41 IST

Toyota Etios Liva and its 3 BIGGEST rivals

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The Japanese auto giant Toyota launched its first hatchback -- Etios Liva in June.

Toyota Etios Liva features basic requirements of the Indian car market -- highest standards of quality at competitive prices.

Its starting price is Rs 399,000.

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The petrol variant is driven by 4-Cylinder 16V DOHC engine and delivers a fuel efficiency of 18.31kmpl.

However, with Toyota also planning to release the Toyota Etios Liva diesel variant anytime soon, Indian consumers are eagerly awaiting the release of yet another power packed machine from the Toyota stable.

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Image: Steering wheel of Liva.

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Toyota has rolled out Etios Liva in five variants - J, G, G+, V and VX.

Its performance has received a boost with 5-speed manual transmission.

So how does it fare against cars in the same segment?

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Image: Rear view of Liva.

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Toyota Etios Liva vs Fiat Grande Punto

There is a price difference of around Rs 32,000 between the entry level variants of Fiat Punto and Liva.

Though Punto cost more than Liva, it offers power steering, power windows at a price of Rs 431,000 ex showroom New Delhi.

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Liva has a more powerful 1197cc engine that churns 80PS compared to Punto's 1172cc, 68PS engine.

In terms of mileage, Liva scores a 2kmpl plus in the city and on the highways.

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Image: Rear view of Punto.

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Punto is longer by 212mm than Liva which measured 3775mm in length and is also heavier by 250kg than Liva.

The entry level trims lack safety features but the high end variants such as Liva VX and Punto 1.4 Emotion Pack have anti-lock braking system, airbags, and brake assist.

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Image: Punto is a 'safe' car.

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Toyota Etios Liva vs Hyundai i10

No doubt both the brands have strong customer base and trust in India.

Power factor is what differentiates Hyundai i10 and Liva.

Hyundai i10 is powered by a 1086cc motor that has a maximum power of 69PS and a torque of 10.1 kgm of maximum torque at 4500rpm.

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Liva is has 1197cc engine that churns 80PS of maximum power and 10.6 kgm of torque.

In terms of mileage as Liva beats i10 and has a mileage of 14kmpl in the city and 18kmpl on the highways.

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Image: Dashboard of Hyundai i10.

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Hyundai i10's entry level trim is priced Rs 22,000 less than Liva J which is priced at Rs 399,000 ex-showroom New Delhi.

The entry level variant Hyundai i10 Era has power steering, central locking and power windows which are absent in Liva J.

Both have five-speed manual transmissions.

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Image: Side-rear view of Hyundai i10.

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Toyota Etios Liva vs Hyundai i20

If we compare the entry level trims of Liva and Hyundai i20, then we find that both have the same engine configuration and mileage.

Hyundai i20 Era petrol has power steering and power windows as part of the standard equipment while these are absent in Liva and there is a price difference of Rs 59,000 between these.

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The real comparison starts between the high-end Liva VX and Hyundai i20 Asta.

Both are almost similarly priced around Rs 599,000 and have the same engine power and torque.

Both also have standard comfort features inside and a multi function steering.

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Image: Interior view of Hyundai i20.

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i20 is bigger than Liva but has slightly less ground clearance than Liva (170mm).

Safety features such as ABS, brake assist, airbags are present in both the cars.

While there is Toyota reliability, space, comfort in Liva, build quality, refined 1.2L Kappa engine, comfort, and safety are the prominent features of i20. Besides i20 has an automatic version.


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