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Toyota Etios Liva vs Etios Cross

Michael 6 Comments 2014-11-06 16:35:52

Overview
Toyota, a Japanese carmaker is well known all over the world for the excellent cars they manufacture and sell at various parts of the world. The Toyota cars are known for their premium feel and look, as well as luxuriousness. Although most of the Toyota cars belong to the luxury and premium segment, they offer in the midsize and small size segments, especially in the utility category.

The company had launched a crossover car, Etios Cross, recently. Here is an attempt to compare it with the Etios Liva, as the new car is based on its old sibling.

Comparison the Specifications
To start with, the Etios Cross shares the same underpinnings with its sibling Liva. The overall dimensions for Liva are 3775 mm length, 1695 mm width, 1510 mm height. The Etios Cross is slightly bigger than the Liva in all aspects as it is 3895 mm in length, 1735 mm width and 1555 mm in height. The wheelbase and turning radius is same for both the cars. The makers seem to have intentionally kept the Etios Cross under the four-meter mark to avail the excise duty cuts.

The Look
Although at the very first glance both cars look almost the same, a closer look will reveal that the Etios Cross comes with some side claddings. Although it offers an aggressive feel to the car, many feel that the look is too plastic for a car of this stature. On the other hand, the Liva is as appealing as a stylish hatchback should be.

Design
Other differences include a silver grill guard and side moldings on the top of the plastic, and silver guards on the front and rear bumpers and silver roof rails. The Etios Cross has a different set of headlamps and the indicators are placed above the fog lamps. The grille is mightier and straighter than the one featured in the Liva. In addition, the Etios Cross has a rear roof spoiler and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Additonal Features
The Etios Cross come in a new color scheme, inferno orange and features all black interiors unlike the Liva, which has grey and red interiors. Available in three engine options - 1.5 L 90 bhp DOHC petrol, 1.2 L 80 bhp DOHC petrol and 1.4 L 68 bhp diesel D-4D with mileages of 23 kmpl. The Etios Cross comes with a price tag ranging from 5.76 lakh to Rs. 7.4 lakh rupees.

Price
Conversely, the Liva has only two engine options - a 4-Cylinder 8V 68 bhp SOHC diesel and a 4-Cylinder 16V 80 bhp DOHC petrol engine and the Toyota Etios Liva Price in India is with in the range of 4.40 lakh to 6.90 lakh rupees.

Verdict
In short, though based on the same platform, both cars are entirely different in their performance and features. Are you looking for upcoming honda bikes in india

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