Spied – Toyota Etios Liva facelift snapped inside and out

Posted on: Oct 13, 2014 - 10:11am IST

Minor cosmetic and feature changes for Toyota’s entry-level model.

The soon-to-launch Toyota Etios Liva facelift was snapped inside and out by Gaadi Waadi. The refreshed Liva was spied days after the refreshed Etios sedan was fully revealed in spyshots.

Spied Toyota Etios Liva facelift front
The new grille is the only defining design element on the Liva and Etios facelifts.

Like the sedan, the refreshed Liva too gets a new grille although its not a chrome element, but a body colored one. Save for the grille, there are no other changes to the sides or rear of the car.

Interior changes can be described as minimalistic at best. The steering wheel of this top-end VX-D model gets a leather wrap, while the door armrests get a new fabric insert. The area around the gearlever gets a chrome garnish as well. Feature changes come in the form of electrically-adjustable wing mirrors and rear parking sensors.

Spied Toyota Etios Liva facelift interior
The interior continues unchanged save for minor feature additions.

According to the report, Toyota will offer a driver-side airbag as standard fitment on all variants of the Liva, and the top-end variant seen here will continue to get dual front airbags.

Mechanical changes are not in the offing, and the Liva facelift will continue with its 1.2-liter petrol engine and 1.4-liter diesel engine.

Also read: New Toyota compact SUV coming in 2016, based on C-HR concept

The refreshed Etios duo are reported to go on sale on October 15.

Competitors: Maruti Swift, Hyundai Elite i20, Chevrolet Sail U-VA, VW Polo
Expected Price: INR 4.5-7 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date (Tentative): Coming weeks

Toyota Etios Liva Facelift – Spyshot Gallery

[Spy images from Gaadi Waadi]

Next would you like to read more about the or more about Spy pictures, Toyota?

4 thoughts on “Spied – Toyota Etios Liva facelift snapped inside and out

  1. Azhar Yete says:

    the console always belongs to the driver…also u call it a facelift??? any after market accessory dealer will do it…no wonder it will be again a flop…

    Reply
  2. Balaji Babu says:

    I too agree with Mr.Joy’s opinion. Please convey our opinion to respective manufacturers when you get a chance, as we don’t really get one. This will really help us to have products that are customer centric. For instance, how much Toyota might gain in cost-cutting the rubber beeding in the doors? Even though they claim it works out during their tests, but it never looks to be a false-proof design. Also the dashboard material either needs to be replaced or the price to be slashed by a margin. IMHO, this version (read it as the one with the essential features) should have been launched as initial version 3 years back! Toyota missed the bus!

    Reply
  3. Balaji Babu says:

    I too agree with Mr.Joy’s opinion. Please convey our opinion to respective manufacturers when you get a chance, as we don’t really get one. This will really help us to have products that are customer centric. For instance, how much Toyota might gain in cost-cutting the rubber beeding in the doors? Even though they claim it works out during their tests, but it never looks to be a false-proof design. Also the dashboard material either needs to be replaced or the price to be slashed by a margin. IMHO, this version (read it as the one with the essential features) should have been launched as initial version 3 years back! Toyota missed the bus!

    Reply
  4. Joy says:

    i was one of the many people who were waiting for etios before its launch few years ago. i was completely disappointed and shocked when i saw it. toyota had made a disaster with etios in terms of performance, features, quality, nvh levels, looks and what not. and when toyota said etios was bade as a budget and value-for-money car, my anger towards toyota went to new level. at that price, what etios offered to a customer never looked value-for-money and etios was (and still is) over-priced. and i dont think i can consider a toyota anytime in future as well.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About the Author
Anjan
Anjan Ravi

I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.