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Old 21st August 2013, 08:14   #91
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Sorry Sawyer, its absolutely not safe.
A common misconception is that only high speed accidents are fatal. Its not so.

Unlike adults, children are at a higher risk. Even a loss of 200 ml of blood can have severe consequences.

Sorry for the rough tone in my post but child safety is something I take very seriously.
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Sorry for the rough tone in my post but child safety is something I take very seriously.
No worries. I know what I am doing when I drive with her in the rear seat in the company of an adult. 35 years of accident free driving in India confers some experience.
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No worries. I know what I am doing when I drive with her in the rear seat in the company of an adult.
35 years of accident free driving in India confers some experience.
I don't know about how safe it is even with adult's company but Sorry Sawyer, that argument of 35 years experience is not enough when its comes to safety.
I have seen more experienced people getting involved in severe accidents.
Please do not get offended. Just my view it is.

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Please do not get offended. Just my view it is.
Why would I be? This is a forum for anyone to express an honestly held view. But this discussion has been move to the Child safety thread, where it belongs.
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Toyota has jumped into bandwagon of "CROSS" variant. Toyota Brazil has launched a sportier version of Etios Liva, which is slightly different in styling department. The major mechanical difference is elevated suspension set up. Here are some pictures and details from Carscoops

Other highlights of Etios Liva Cross are as follows (from source),

The Cross treatment on the Etios hatchback (there's also a sedan body style) applies on the lower part of the body with some visually questionable black plastic moldings and silver-colored trims together with a new grille, roof bars that can transport luggage weighing up to 50 kg (110 lbs) and restyled wheels.
Will Toyota launch it in India too...?
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immediate observation is that ,looks like this version(cross) has orvm blinkers and rear wash wipers.. Personally I like the sportivo (1.5L) with the airbags, abs more than this. Only let down with sportivo may be the absence of rear wash wiper. Is that a greater expectation for a 7L+(on road chennai) hatch?
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I like this, but minus the roof rails and the cheapish Neo wheels lookalike alloys. Fiat Palio Adventure was ahead of its time in India, crossover boom in India is now.

Waiting for a Swift cross so that i can use some of its parts on my car
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Thanks to @Sawyer TRD Sportivo experience, I am seriously considering the Etios Cross Petrol version. The Liva Petrol drove quite well, even the 1.2 version.

I am wary of the Liva Diesel due to NVH issues.. though when I test drove it I didnt feel much vibrations or noise inside the cabin.
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The car is doing fine, no complaints, and a sweet engine. The Cross looks quite good, just a little over the top.
However for more than just looks, the similar Fiat Punto crossover may work better as a rough road package.
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The car is doing fine, no complaints, and a sweet engine. The Cross looks quite good, just a little over the top.
However for more than just looks, the similar Fiat Punto crossover may work better as a rough road package.
Yes Punto Avventura looks brilliant but is pulled by a so-so Petrol engine... the 1.4 FIRE. The Liva 1.5 petrol is definitely a better one.

If I were to choose Diesel, then a Punto Avventura 90 HP is surely the best crossover coming out in 2014.
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Has the sportivo production been halted? The Toyota India website does not mention this model. The 1.5l petrol engine is currently doing duty only in the etios cross.
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Has the sportivo production been halted? The Toyota India website does not mention this model. The 1.5l petrol engine is currently doing duty only in the etios cross.
That is sad news. The Sportivo was a hatchback which appealed to those enthusiasts who did not want flashy exteriors / interiors. Hope they don't kill this model off.
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http://www.toyotabharat.com/cars/new...trd/index.aspx

It is still there. The updates to the other Liva variants have not been passed on to this one yet I guess.
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How is this finally faring out in our market? I ask this since now finally we are beginning to see some fast hatchbacks getting launched starting with the Polo GT and the upcoming Punto Tjet and hopefully Jazz 1.5. In the presence of all these, how relevant is a Liva 1.5L anymore?
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I am not sure whether the TRD sportivo is still available or not. At the time of my purchase decision, TRD sportivo was on my list and asked for a TD vehicle, for which they said to me that TD vehicles not available and left with the option to either drive Liva Cross ( top end variant ) or Etios Petrol to see the performance of the engine.

TRD sportivo is Rs 8 lakhs OTR in Bangalore. If they totally revamp the interiors and make it to look plush, then it's one of the best petrol hatchback available in the market.

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