The details are out of the first contender of the three major hatchbacks (Liva, Brio & Swift) that are expected to hit Indian Auto Market in 2011. It is official – The Toyota Liva will grace us all on the 27th of this month in Delhi. The much anticipated Liva will be the first of the new challengers that are expected to create a stir in the Indian hatchback market.
The Liva is a hatchback version of Toyota’s entry level sedan – The Etios. Powered by a 1.2 Litre MPFI Petrol Engine, the Liva is expected to put out a generous 80 BHP. The Liva weighs only 890 kgs and will come with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission that will provide superb fuel efficiency and decent performance.
The same interior that one can see on the Etios is expected to carry over to the Liva. So expect a few tacky bits of plastics here and there. We have already seen a production ready model of the Liva at the Etios launch and we were mighty impressed by the spaciousness of the car. Most rumors are predicting a 4 lakhs starting price for the Liva which means it will be a major worry for i10, WagonR, Polo and the new Swift.
Stay tuned as we get you live updates from the launch :)