Here we are going to talk about Toyota‘s latest offering – the Etios Cross. Based on the Etios platform, the Etios Cross will compete in the new compact crossover segment that includes the Polo Cross. The Japanese automaker had unveiled the Etios Cross at the 2014 Auto Expo held in New Delhi.
The Etios Cross stands out with its black coloured side cladding and silver finished body skids all around the car. The 15 inch alloys and roof rails complete the much aggressive side profile. The Cross badging on the boot and the dual colored rear bumper gives it a pleasing look. The Crossover look is accentuated by the front grille which comes with a silver grille guard and a chin that is flanked by the fog lamps.
The Etios Cross comes with an all black dashboard with gloss and matt surfaces and black seats. The cabin features a 2 DIN music system with Aux-in, USB compatibility and Bluetooth connectivity. The car also features a rear spoiler, de-fogger, rear wash-wipe, integrated side indicators on ORVMs and steering mounted controls. There is no automatic climate control and electrically adjustable side mirrors. However, other features like the power windows, remote locking and an adjustable steering wheel are standard.
The Toyota Etios Cross on road Price in India are in the range of Rs. 5.76 lakhs to Rs. 7.4 lakhs.
The safety features in the top variant of the Etios Cross include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and child-proof rear door locks. Toyota Etios Cross has a boot space of 251 liters.
The Etios Cross is available in three engine options and two trim levels. The Etios Cross has two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The 1.2 L variant has a four cylinder, DOHC engine which generates a maximum power of 79 bhp @ 5600 rpm and a torque output of 104 Nm. The 1.5 L DOHC engine which is a 4-cylinder unit is available on the top variant. This engine churns out a power output of 89 bhp @ 5600 rpm while its maximum torque output is 132 Nm. The only diesel engine available in this car is a 1.4 L turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine which has a power of 68 bhp @ 3800 rpm and torque output of 170 Nm. All these engines are mated to a five speed manual gearbox supplying power to its front wheels only.
The Etios Cross comes in 8 body colours. Toyota Cross gets a mileage of over 23 kmpl for the diesel engine which is pretty impressive.
The Toyota Etios Cross is the latest in the compact crossover segment which combines the features of a sport utility vehicle. This car is the right vehicle for both urban and off-road situations.