May 7, 2014 : Toyota Kirloskar launched the New Etios Cross with base variant Etios Cross G priced at Rs 5,76,000/- (ex showroom Delhi) . With the arrival of New Etios Cross, the model line up of Etios family extends. The vehicle is available in four variants with three powerful engine options 1.5 L & 1.2 L Petrol engine and 1.4L D-4D Diesel powertrains. The petrol model churns power in two figures viz 88 bhp and 78.9 bhp while the diesel model generates 67bhp. In terms of safety, the car comes equipped with dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD. It boasts rugged looks with all black plastic cladding around its exteriors.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited has finally launched its much anticipated Toyota Etios Cross in the market. This crossover was showcased during the 2014 Auto Expo that was held in Delhi earlier this year. It was earlier launched in a few South American countries including Argentina and Brazil where it has generated impressive response. This new vehicle is rugged as well as muscular and is a much improved version of the existing Etios hatchback. The company seems to have taken the views of its loyal customers as well as the critics and have come up with this new advanced model. This newly launched crossover is priced competitively and is available to choose from both petrol and diesel engine options. This vehicle looks very elegant and appealing to the viewer’s eye. The front grille with the metallic embossing, a set of strong roof rails and the longer alloy wheels combine the sophistication with ruggedness and aggression to give the car the pseudo off-roader look.
From inside, this crossover looks classy and one can easily notice the new outside rear view mirrors that have great fusion with the cabin body. The seats are covered with sporty fabric that also has stitches, which has replaced the previous red and black inside combination giving the interior a more cultured and refined look. The company has given this new vehicle a proficient 2-DIN audio system coupled with the AUX-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phones. The leather wrapped steering wheel will have mounted buttons for the music system as well as the phone. There has been a major improvement on the comfort level of this crossover. The passengers can now adjust the headrest and height of the seats according to their requirement. The suspension system is robust and ideally placed, neither being too hard and rigid nor too soft, so that the occupants do not feel the impact of shock or pain in case of hitting any potholes. They also help in controlling the car in case it hits the corners. The regular safety measures are all there along with improved anti lock braking system (only in the diesel trims) and airbags (only in V and VD variants) along with an engine immobilizer, keyless entry and many other such aspects, which will protect the vehicle as well as the passengers.
This Etios Cross is officially launched with a couple of petrol engine options along with a diesel mill as well. It has a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which has the ability to generate about 78.9bhp of maximum power in combination with a peak torque yield of 104Nm, which is quite decent. Whereas, the other 1.5-litre petrol oil burner will be able to churn out 88.8bhp along with a peak torque yield of 132Nm, which is quite exciting. On the other hand, the diesel model comes with a 1.4-litre D-4D engine, which has a highest power of 67bhp at 3800rpm and a top torque of 170Nm between 1800 to 2400rpm. Both the diesel and petrol variants are linked to a 5-speed manual transmission system, which is smooth and continuous in power, effectively working both on normal roads and highways. In terms of fuel efficiency, the 1.2-litre petrol variant offers about 17.71 kmpl, while the more powerful 1.5-litre petrol mill has the ability to deliver close to 16.78. On the other hand, the 1.4-litre diesel engine has the capacity to churn out an impressive 23.59 kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. The mileage of the diesel mill is rather good, but the petrol engine version can be made better in terms of fuel efficiency. This Toyota Etios Cross will now give a tough competition to other contenders in its segment like the Volkswagen Cross Polo along with the upcoming Fiat Avventura and Maruti SX4 S Cross as well. The company is giving a an unmatched warranty of three years or 100000 kilometers, whichever is earlier along with extended warranty as well, which can be purchased at an additional cost from the dealers.
This newest crossover looks very rugged, thanks to the bold grille, distinctive side cladding and other sporty cosmetics. The company has given it some unique exterior features, which will certainly appeal to the adventure sports aficionados. To start with its front facade, this four wheeler comes with a bold front grille that is accompanied with a silver garnished guard. The company logo has been placed in the center of this grille that enhances its bold appeal. The headlight cluster is borrowed from the Liva hatch and they are equipped with halogen lamps and courtesy lights. Just below this, the bumper comes with a black colored embellishment and also has a wide air intake along with a pair of fog lamps. The turn indicators have been placed in the fog light console just above them, which gives a distinct appeal to the front. The overall front facade of this crossover is accentuated by a silver adorned nudge guard and protective cladding. The side profile of this vehicle is muscular, thanks to the distinctly designed silver colored side cladding and wheel arch fenders. The company has fitted the arches with a set of 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels that enhances the sporty appeal of the sides. These rims are further covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 185/60 R15. The door handles and the ORVM caps have been beautified with body color, while the window sill surround get a black colored garnish. The roof rails are painted in silver color and it adds a lot of style to the side profile. The rear end looks like it has been borrowed from the existing Liva hatch, but it is quite adventurous because of the black colored bumper along with a silver shaded cladding fitted under it. The overall look of this crossover is unique and it will certainly attract the young auto enthusiasts.
The company has built this crossover on the Liva hatchback platform. However, its dimensions varies because of the nudge guards and side body kit. The overall length of this crossover is calculated at 3895mm along with a total width of about 1735mm. The height of this crossover is measured at 1555mm, which is quite good. On the other hand, its wheelbase is pretty large with 2460mm that helps in creating great leg space.
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 interior design of this crossover has been borrowed from the Liva hatchback model series, but its seating is quite different. The company has fitted comfy seats inside the cabin and covered them with premium upholstery that has model badging and white stitching. The interiors of this crossover comes with a piano black color scheme. Apart from this, the company has given a glossy black finish on the door panels and on central console, whereas silver treatment has been given to the three spoke steering wheel. The central console on the dashboard has been equipped with number of advanced equipments such as a air conditioning unit, music system, advanced instrumentation panel and other control functions. The company has equipped it with some utility based features like cup holders, bottle holders, accessory power outlets, glove box unit and other such aspects.
This crossover comes with an advanced air conditioning unit with heater and clean air filter as well, internally adjustable external wing mirrors with turn indicators, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, an electric power steering system with tilt adjustable function, a 12 V front power outlet and many other such functions. It is also equipped with a spacious cooled glove box, front cabin lights, a 2-DIN music system, which has MP3 player, USB and Aux-In ports and four speakers along with Bluetooth connectivity as well. This music system also comes with steering mounted audio controls that further enhances the conveniences of driver. On the other hand, there are some standard features, which include rear parking sensors, 60:40 rear split seats, adjustable front and rear head rests, height adjustable driver seat, tachometer, a digital trip meter, storage compartment, rear defogger, front intermittent wiper with washer and several other such important functions.
This crossover has enough space for five passengers, as the company has built it on the Liva hatchback platform, it comes with a roomy leg, shoulder and head space in the front and rear cabin. On the other hand, it also has a decent boot storage capacity, which will help passengers to plan longer trips.
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 1.5-litre petrol motor can reach the 100 Kmph speed barrier in just about 11 to 12 seconds and it can attain a maximum speed of about 150 to 160 Kmph. Its 1.2-litre mill is also perkier in terms of acceleration and pickup, as it can zoom towards the 100 Kmph speed mark in just 14 seconds and has the ability to achieve a top speed of about 145 to 150 Kmph. The diesel version of this crossover is equipped with a peppy, 1.4-litre engine that can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in 18 seconds and can attain a maximum speed mark in the range of 160 Kmph.
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.
The company has launched this crossover model with three engine options. These include the 1.5-litre, DOHC based petrol engine that comes with a total 1496cc displacement capacity. This engine has the ability to produce a peak power output of about 88.8bhp at 5600rpm, while yielding 132Nm of torque at just 3000rpm. The other petrol version comes equipped with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine that comes with 1197cc displacement capacity. This dual overhead cam shaft based petrol engine can generate 78.9bhp of peak power at 5600rpm that results in generating 104Nm of peak torque at 3100rpm. The diesel version of this Toyota Etios Cross is equipped with a 4-cylinder, 1.4-litre, D-4D diesel engine that makes a total displacement capacity of 1364cc. This motor has the ability to churn out 67.1bhp of maximum power at 3800rpm and results in producing 170Nm of peak torque at just 1800 to 2400rpm. The company has coupled all these three engines with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that sends the torque output to the 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.
This latest addition in the fleet of Toyota India is being offered in three engine options, which are a 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel, which are already being used in the Etios Liva hatch. Its 1.5-litre petrol engine is based on the DOHC valve configuration and it can produce a maximum mileage of about 16.78 Kmpl. This crossover is powered by the SOHC based 1.4-litre diesel mill, which comes fitted with a common rail fuel injection system. It comes with an ability to give away a maximum mileage of 23.59 Kmpl, which is quite good. On the other hand, the 1.2-litre petrol engine is integrated with a electronic fuel injection system and it enables the vehicle to return 17.71 Kmpl.
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.
This crossover is equipped with a 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre petrol engine has the ability to produce 88.8bhp at 5600rpm and it can yield 132Nm of peak torque at 3000rpm. This crossover powered by a 1.2-litre, DOHC based petrol engine can churn out a maximum 78.9bhp at 5600rpm, while delivering a maximum 104Nm of peak torque output at just 3100rpm. On the other hand, this crossover model fitted with the D-4D 1.4-litre diesel engine is based on the SOHC valve configuration and it can unleash a maximum power output of about 67.1bhp at 3800rpm, while delivering 170Nm of peak torque between just 1800 to 2400rpm.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.04||23.59||67.06bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.04||23.59||67.06bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|13.29||17.71||78.90bhp @ 5600rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|12.04||16.78||88.76bhp @ 5600rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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.
The auto enthusiasts who are going to purchase this crossover will have a lot of options to choose from in order to customize this vehicle according to their taste. The options range from seat cover upholstery, touch screen display , floor mats and carpeting, navigation and GPS enabled systems, steering covers, perfumes and several other such features.
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 front wheels of this crossover are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, whereas its rear wheels have been equipped with solid drum brakes. These brakes are further assisted by anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system .
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.
Handling of this crossover is very simple for the driver as the company has fitted it with an advanced electric power assisted steering system that offers an incredible response. On the other hand, this crossover has been equipped with some crucial safety aspects including dual front SRS airbags , anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, central locking, rear windscreen defogger, a proficient engine immobilizer system, key less entry, driver seat belt, door ajar, parking brake and headlamp on warning notifications, which are in the instrument cluster and several other such advanced features.
The company is offering this crossover with a sturdy set of 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with a set of performance oriented tubeless radial tyres of size 185/60 R15 , which gives a robust grip on any road condition. There is a full size spare wheel which is equipped inside it along with other tools, which help in changing the tyre. This is a standard feature across all the variants in this model series.
1. Rugged exterior appearance adds to its advantage.
2. Fuel economy of the diesel version is impressive.
3. Top rated comfort and convenience aspects are a big plus.
4. Performance of the 1.5-litre petrol mill is very good.
5. Sporty interior cabin with decent leg space.
1. Fuel economy of the petrol versions is quite less.
2. No airbags and ABS in 'G' petrol version.
3. Ground clearance is not as good as other contenders.
4. Cost of ownership can be more competitive.
5. Boot compartment is very less.
|1.4L GD |
|7,13,500||7,28,077||7,14,201||7,25,943||7,14,201||7,30,765||7,35,681||Get On Road Price|
|1.4L VD |
|7,43,600||7,48,877||7,35,001||7,46,743||7,35,001||7,51,565||7,56,481||Get On Road Price|
|1.2L G |
|5,95,000||6,00,077||5,86,201||5,97,943||5,86,201||6,02,765||6,07,681||Get On Road Price|
|1.5L V |
|7,35,000||7,47,077||7,33,845||7,46,430||7,33,201||7,49,765||7,54,681||Get On Road Price|
Toyota has launched the new Etios Cross today in India with prices starting from Rs 5.76 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. Unveiled at the 12th Auto Expo in February, the Etios Cross will be the third member of the Etios family after Etios and Liva. The new Etios Cross will be available in three engine options - two petrol (1.5-litre and 1.2-litre) and one diesel (1.4-litre) and combines the rugged looks of an SUV with the easy drive, fuel efficiency and maneuverability of a hatchback.
Japanese auto-maker Toyota Motor Corp has managed to keep its top position of world's best-selling car manufacturer yet again, beating close rivals Volkswagen AG and General Motors Co. Globally, Toyota retailed a total of 2.58 million units- a rise of 6.3% compared to last year. Helping the number game is the sedan Toyota Corolla which received the tag of world's best selling vehicle of 2013 with a global sales of 10,98,524 units.
Toyota Etios Cross is creating buzz for a year now, and after its unveiling at 2014 Auto Expo, there is a long queue of aspiring buyers. So, the wait is finally over, as it will be launched on 7th May 2014. We are expecting a competitive pricing for the Etios Cross, which might be Rs 5 lakh for the base petrol and Rs 6.35 lakh for base diesel. As we reported earlier, Toyota dealers are already taking bookings with a down payment of Rs 50,000 while the deliveries will begin from 7th May, 2014, soon after its launch.
Toyota Etios Cross is offered in three different engine options which are listed below with there respective powers:
Toyota Etios Cross 1.4L VD : generates a power of 67.06bh...
Toyota Etios Cross is offered in three engine options with 1 diesel and two petrol engines whose performance are mentioned below.
The diesel is the most economical out of the three and also it i...
There are four variants of Toyota Etios Cross which are listed below:
Toyota Etios Cross 1.4L GD
Toyota Etios Cross 1.4L VD
while the petrol variants are
Toyota Etios Cross is offered in three engine option which are mentioned below:
Toyota Etios Cross 1.4L VD diesel that puts out 67.06Bhp@3800rpm generating a torque of 170Nm@1800-2400rpm ...