March 2, 2015 : This March, Toyota Kirloskar Motor India is offering Etios cross with a total benefit of Rs. 30,000 that includes standard insurance at Rs. 1 and TGA - Toyota’s Genuine Accessories worth Rs. 8,000, in their Holi offer. The benefits offered are only for the diesel variants and are applicable on deliveries taken till March 31st, 2015.
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Symphony Silver - Etios Cross
|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
||18.04||23.59||67.06bhp @ 3800rpm|
||18.04||23.59||67.06bhp @ 3800rpm|
||13.29||17.71||78.90bhp @ 5600rpm|
||12.04||16.78||88.76bhp @ 5600rpm|
Toyota Etios Cross is a compact crossover model developed by the Japanese automobile giant. This vehicle shares the body platform of its sibling Liva, but it looks quite sporty, as it is bestowed with rugged exterior package. It includes exclusive cosmetics like nudge guard, side skirts, fenders, roof rails, bumper claddings and model name badging, which gives it an intimidating look. Apart from this, other cosmetics like headlight cluster, radiator grille and tail lamps have been borrowed from its sibling hatchback. At present the automaker is offering this model series with two petrol and one diesel engine option for the buyers to choose from. The entry level petrol trim is equipped with a 1.2-litre, while the top end trim is equipped with a 1.5-litre engine, both of which are based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration. On the other hand, both the diesel variants are fitted with a 1.4-litre D-4D engine that has common rail fuel injection technology. All these engines have been mated with a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which sends the torque output to the front wheels. This compact crossover looks quite stylish from its inside as it has piano black color scheme. The car maker has covered its seats with good quality sporty fabric that has contrast stitching, which distinguishes its exclusiveness. Both the variants in this series have been integrated with a proficient 2-DIN audio system featuring remote control along with other important features like an air conditioning unit, accessory power sockets, rear defogger and power windows. While the top end version is also bestowed with leather wrapped steering wheel that has control switches for audio and phone. However, the most attractive aspect of this vehicle is its rugged exteriors, thanks to the exclusively designed body kit. Surprisingly, all the variants in this series have been bestowed with a set of diamond cut alloy wheels as standard. On the other hand, the automaker has also given utmost importance to the safety aspects by offering dual front airbags as standard for all its variants. In addition to these, it also has aspects like anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, engine immobilizer and keyless entry function, which offers good protection to the vehicle and passengers as well. The automaker has placed this vehicle in the compact crossover segment where it is competing with the likes of Fiat Avventura and Volkswagen Cross Polo. On the other hand, it is being offered with an unmatched warranty period for three years or 100000 kilometers (whichever is earlier). Customers can also extend the warranty period for another two years at an additional cost.
It has an intimidating external appearance, as it is fitted with rugged cosmetics that includes a bold grille, sporty side skirts and other elegant features. Its front facade is fitted with a stylish radiator grille, which is accompanied by a silver garnished nudge guard. Surrounding this is the aggressive headlight cluster, that houses halogen headlamps. However, the turn indicators have been placed in the fog lamp console, which gives it a distinct look. The black colored front bumper has a wide air intake section along with a pair of fog lamps, which dazzles the front facade. The overall look of this crossover is complimented by the company's insignia embedded on to the radiator grille. The side profile has a sporty appeal, thanks to the exclusive body kit featuring masculine fenders and lower claddings. Interestingly, all the variants in this series have been equipped with a set of stylish 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, which further enhances its masculine stance. This compact crossover also has trendy features like body colored ORVMs and door handles wherein the B pillars are garnished in glossy black. In addition to this, its side skirts are further fitted with aluminum strips, which enhances its sporty appeal. Its outside mirror caps have been integrated with turn indicators, which provide additional safety. The rear profile looks quite elegant, thanks to the rear spoiler that is in dual tone color scheme. Like the front bumper, its rear one is also garnished in black, but it is fitted with an aluminum protective cladding. The tailgate has a plain design, which is decorated with company's logo and variant lettering. Surrounding this is the radiant taillight cluster that is powered by powerful brake lights and turn indicators.
This compact crossover has a total length of 3895mm along with a decent width of 1735mm. Its height is measured at 1555mm, whereas the ground clearance at 170mm, which is quite good. On the other hand, this vehicle is built with a wheelbase of 2460mm, which is quite long.
Ed's Take: The Cross has no different interiors than the Etios sedan. Despite the shorter wheelbase, there is sufficient room for five in the car. The interior trim is black and the instrument panel is piano black in colour. The interiors are refreshing than before.
The automaker has designed it with a huge cabin space that provides comfortable seating for five people. There is ample leg room offered to them along with sufficient head and shoulder space. It is incorporated with wide and well cushioned seats that are covered with sporty fabric upholstery. There is model name badging on the front seat covers, which gives it a distinctive look. Meanwhile, the entire cabin is decorated with the attractive piano black color scheme that gives a pleasant feel to its passengers. It is further complimented by silver accentuated steering wheel as well as chrome garnished air vents and gear shift knob as well. The cockpit has a well designed dashboard that is fitted with a few equipments. These include a three spoke steering wheel, glove box, AC vents and a center console that is integrated with music system. Its instrument cluster has a digital trip meter, tachometer along with door ajar indicator, headlamp-on, low fuel consumption and driver seat belt warning lamp notifications. There are front sun visors available along with vanity mirror on the passenger side. In addition to these, it has a digital clock, day and night inside rear view mirror, three assist grips with coat hooks, front cabin lights, accessory socket, remote fuel lid as well as tailgate opener for added convenience.
There are a number of innovative aspects available in this series which adds to the convenience of its passengers. It is bestowed with an advanced air conditioning unit that regulates the temperature inside. It comes along with a heater and clean air filter as well. There are all four power operated windows available along with auto down function on the driver's side. It is equipped with an electric power steering wheel with tilt adjustment function, which enables convenient handling. It is also mounted with audio controls in V and VD trims. The 12V front power outlet is another aspect, which is useful for charging electronic devices as well as mobile phones. There are wide and well cushioned seats available that come along with adjustable headrests. The driver's seat has height adjustment facility, while the rear seat with 60:40 split folding facility allows to bring in more luggage. The outside rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable, which further adds to the convenience. It has a spacious glove box compartment that is good enough for placing small things. For in-car entertainment, it is blessed with an advanced 2-DIN audio system with a remote control and features a CD, MP3 player as well as radio tuner. This unit also supports auxiliary input and Bluetooth connectivity in the top end variants. The rear parking sensors are quite useful, which assists the driver to park vehicle easily. In addition to these, it includes a rear defogger along with washer and wiper, tachometer, front cabin lights, four speakers and some other such features.
This stunning vehicle is designed with a huge cabin space that can provide accommodation for five people with ease. There is enough leg room available owing to its impressive wheelbase, while the shoulder and head space in the front and rear cabin is also sufficient. On the other hand, it is blessed with a decent boot storage capacity of 251 litres, which is good enough for placing a lot of luggage.
Ed's Take: The acceleration of the Etios Cross is good and it is thanks to the power-to-weight that despite lower power ratings, it has good acceleration.
The automaker has paired the diesel and petrol motors with an advanced five speed manual transmission gearbox. Its 1.5-litre petrol motor allows the vehicle to reach the 100 Kmph speed barrier in the range of approximately 11 to 12 seconds. At the same time, it enables the vehicle to reach a maximum speed of about 150 to 160 Kmph. While the 1.2-litre mill is also perkier, as it can zoom towards the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill in just 14 seconds. This engine helps the vehicle to achieve a top speed of about 145 to 150 Kmph, which is quite good. On the other hand, its variant is equipped with a peppy, 1.4-litre mill, which helps the vehicle to attain a top speed of around 160 to 165 kmph. Meanwhile, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in close to 18 seconds, which is quite good.
Ed's Take: Both the engines on the Etios Cross are good enough and you can pick up of the two, depending on your running. This is one department that you do not have to worry about.
This model series is launched with two petrol and one diesel engine options. It has a 1.2-litre petrol mill that comes with the total displacement capacity of 1197cc. This carries four cylinders, which are integrated with 16 valves. This can produce a peak power of 78.9bhp at 5600rpm along with a maximum torque output of 104Nm at 3100rpm. A few trims are also equipped with a 1.5-litre, petrol power plant that is capable of displacing 1496cc. This has the ability to generate a maximum power of 88.76bhp at 5600rpm. At the same time, yields a hammering torque output of 132Nm at 3000rpm, which is rather good. Both these motors are based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration and integrated with an electronic fuel injection system. On the other hand, the diesel variants of Toyota Etios Cross are incorporated with a 1.4-litre, D-4D engine that can displace 1364cc. It carries four cylinders that are further fitted with eight valves. It is based on a single overhead camshaft valve configuration and has common rail fuel injection system. The maximum power produced by this motor is 67.06bhp at 3800rpm and can generate a peak torque output of 170Nm in the range of 1800 to 2400rpm. Besides these, all the three engines are skillfully paired with a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which distributes torque output to its front wheels.
Ed's Take: The light body weight of the Etios and the Etios Liva helps to make them highly efficient vehicles. The Etios Cross too, is based on the same platform. The diesel can stunt you with its fuel efficiency figures.
Its D-4D diesel engine is incorporated with an advanced common rail fuel injection technology. This power plant has the ability to produce a maximum mileage of 23.59 kmpl on city roads, which goes down to a minimum of 18.04 Kmpl on highways. On the other hand, both the petrol engines have been incorporated with an electronic fuel injection system. Its 1.2-litre petrol mill has the ability to give away a maximum mileage of 17.71 kmpl on highways and a minimum of 13.29 kmpl on city roads. While the 1.5-litre petrol mill can produce a minimum mileage of approximately 12.04 kmpl in peak traffic conditions, but gives way a maximum mileage of 16.78 Kmpl on expressways.
Ed's Take: The power produced by the petrol and diesel versions of the Etios Cross is decent, but the drivability is phenomenal. Especially of the 1.5-litre petrol.
Both the petrol engines in this series are based on a DOHC valve configuration with 4-cylinders and 16-valves. Its 1.2-litre mill has the ability to produce a maximum power of 78.9bhp along with a peak torque output of 104Nm. While its 1.5-litre mill has the ability to pump out a maximum power of 88.76bhp and a hammering torque output of 132Nm. On the other hand, its diesel engine is based on single overhead camshaft valve configuration with 4-cylinders and 8-valves. This mill can unleash a power of 67.06bhp and a pounding torque output of 170Nm, which is quite good.
Ed's Take: The Etios Cross gets features like in-built music system, steering mounted audio controls and alloy wheels. The wheels on the Cross are 15-inch from the Etios sedan, and hence the ground clearance of the Etios Cross has been increased by 4 mm.
This crossover is blessed with an advanced 2-DIN music system that is operated using a remote control. It comes with a CD, MP3 player, AM/FM radio tuner, USB port and has four speakers at front and rear, which offers best sound experience. Whereas the audio unit in top end trims also support auxiliary input option and Bluetooth connectivity as well, which is a plus point. It has a tilt steering wheel that is mounted with audio controls. Meanwhile, the buyers are also provided with an option of customizing this vehicle with a number of accessories that match with their requirements. Some of the exterior aspects include door side visor, bumper corner protector, rear sensor as well as body graphics in dark and light shade options. The internal section can be further added with features like luggage tray, floor mats, sun visor organizer and perfume. Besides these, aspects like wooden armrest panels and gear shift knob, leg room lamp, leather seat covers and steering wheel cover with black and orange shades can also be added for enhancing the comfort and appearance of this vehicle.
Ed's Take: The ride on the Etios Cross is well sorted at low speeds. It glides over potholes with a muted thud. The handling is better on the Liva as it has a shorter wheelbase, but it does get a bit jittery and unsettled at higher speeds.
The automaker has incorporated it with a proficient suspension system that assists in maintaining the stability of vehicle on any road conditions. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while the rear one is equipped with a torsion beam. This also helps to deal with all jerks caused on uneven roads while offering a comfortable driving experience. The front wheels of this crossover are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, whereas its rear wheels are fitted with solid drum brakes. It is further assisted by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution system, which lacks in the G trim. On the other hand, it is blessed with an electric power assisted steering system that gives a good response. This supports a minimum turning radius of 4.8 meters and makes handling quite convenient.
Ed's Take: The Etios Cross petrol gets all the safety features airbags and ABS, however, this is an optional package on the diesel version.
This stylish crossover is loaded with some crucial protective features that will safeguard the passengers and this vehicle as well. There are supplemental restraint system (SRS) based airbags for the driver and co-passenger, which reduces impact, in case of a collision. The anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution is offered as standard in GD trim. Furthermore, it includes keyless entry and an engine immobilizer, which avoids any unauthorized access into the vehicle and protect it from theft. It is built with a strong body structure that will safeguard the occupants inside. The rear profile includes a high mount stop lamp and a defogger with wiper, which helps in providing a clear view even during rainy seasons. Moreover, there are various safety alerts given to the driver like door ajar, driver seat belt warning, parking brake and headlamp on notifications, which are displayed on the instrument cluster.
All the trims of this Toyota Etios Cross are equipped with a set of stylish 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 185/60 R16, which offer an excellent grip on roads. Furthermore, it comes with a full size spare wheel that is present in the boot compartment along with other tools, which are useful for changing a tyre.
1. Leg and head space is quite sufficient.
2. Innovative comfort aspects are an advantage.
3. Interior design is rather appealing.
4. Diesel engine performance is good.
5. Efficient suspension and braking systems are available.
1. Luggage compartment needs to improve.
2. Fuel economy of petrol version is quite less.
3. Absence of leather seat covers.
4. Initial cost of ownership can be more competitive.
5. More scope for improving safety standards.
|1.4L GD |
|1.4L VD |
|1.2L G |
|1.5L V |