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.
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.
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
[Spy images from Gaadi Waadi]