April 8, 2014: Toyota Kirloskar Motor will launch the Etios Cross on the 7th May 2014. Dealers have already started taking bookings with an initial payment of Rs 50,000. The car is based on Liva hatch back and was first shown at the recently concluded 2014 Auto Expo. Apart from the distinctive side cladding, the car also features ORVMs with side blinkers, roof rails while interiors are piano black. The integrated music system comes with the Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity and can also be controlled by the steering mounted controls. Moreover, for the maximum safety of its passengers the car comes with the ABS, and dual Airbags.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor India has finally introduced its much anticipated Toyota Etios Cross in India during the 2014 Auto Expo that is being held in Delhi and Greater Noida. This Crossover was earlier launched in a few South American countries including Argentina and Brazil. This new version is rugged and muscular and a much improved version of the existing Etios. The company seems to have taken the views of customers and critics and come up with this new advanced model. This newly introduced crossover is expected to be priced competitively with the petrol model anticipated to start at Rs. 5.45 lakh (ex-showroom), while the diesel engine based version is expected to begin at Rs. 6.7 lakh (ex-showroom). 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 Toyota Etios Cross looks rich and classy and one can easily notice the new outside rear view mirrors that have great fusion with the cabin body. An ash brownish fabric has replaced the previous red black inside combination giving the interior a more cultured and relaxed feeling. There is not much change in the instrument body, where the only improvement being the addition of a vibrant blue light and 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. The suspension system is robust and ideally placed, neither being too hard and rigid nor too soft, so that the occupants does 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 and Airbags 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 said to be coming 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 79bhp of power in combination with a maximum torque yield of 104Nm, which is quite decent. Whereas, the other 1.5-litre petrol oil burner will be able to churn out 89bhp along with a peak torque yield of 132Nm, which seems 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 at 1800 to 1900rpm. Both the diesel and petrol variants are linked to a 5-speed manual transmission system and are smooth and continuous in power, effectively working both on normal roads and highways. According to the reports, fuel consumption wise, the petrol variant offers about 16.78 kmpl, while the diesel engine is expected to generate 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. There are speculations that the company is going to roll out this Etios Crossover in quite a number of exterior paint options for the buyer to choose from. One will get a good choice to pick from the elaborate palette, which is expected to include colors like a Symphony Silver finish, a Harmony Beige metallic finish, a Vermilion Red metallic finish, a sparkling White finish option, a charming Celestial black finish option and also a Classic Grey shade to pick from. This Toyota Etios Cross will 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 upcoming Toyota Etios Cross is going to be available with three engine options, which might be 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.
The recently unveiled Toyota Etios Cross looks very rugged, thanks to the bold grille, distinctive side cladding and other sporty cosmetics. The company has disclosed some key exterior features of this yet to be launched crossover, which will appeal to the youth. 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 the grille that enhances its bold appeal. The headlight cluster is borrowed from the Etios Liva hatch and they are equipped with halogen lamps and courtesy lights. Just below this, the bumper comes with a black colored garnish and also has an air intake along with fog lamps. The turn indicators have been placed in the fog light console, which gives a distinct appeal to the front. The overall front facade of this crossover is accentuated by a silver garnished 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 fenders with a pair of 15-inch alloy wheels that enhances the sporty appeal of the sides. The door handles and the ORVM caps have been garnished with body color, while the window sill surround get a black colored garnish. The roof rails have been garnished in silver color and it adds a lot of style to the side. The rear profile of this vehicle has been borrowed from the existing Etios Liva hatch, but it looks quite adventurous because of the black colored bumper with a silver garnished 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 yet to be launched crossover on the Etios Liva platform. However, its dimensions varies because of the nudge guards and side body kit. The overall length of this crossover is calculated at 3895mm and 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.
The interior design of this crossover has been borrowed from the Etios model series, but its seating is quite different. The company has fitted a comfy seats inside the cabin and covered them with premium quality fabric upholstery with model badging and white stitching. The interiors of this crossover comes with dual tone black and beige 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. In addition to these, you can find silver inserts on the AC vents, and on the steering wheel that adds class to the insides. The central console of 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. You can also expect for some of the features such as cup holders, bottle holders, accessory power outlets, glove box unit and other such utility based features.
The manufacturer has revealed some details about the Toyota Etios Cross about its comfort features. According to the list, this vehicle comes with an advanced AC unit with heater, electrically adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators and much more. It also comes equipped with 2-DIN music system with Bluetooth connectivity, USB, and AUX-In sockets. This music system also comes with a remote along with steering mounted audio controls that enhances the conveniences of driver. On the other hand, we can expect some of the standard features including rear parking sensors, 60:40 rear split seats, storage compartment, rear defogger, front intermittent wiper with washer and several other such important features.
The company has not disclosed anything about the interior dimensions of this crossover but we can expect it to be spacious enough for five passengers. As the company built this crossover on the Etios Liva platform, it comes with a great leg, shoulder and headroom space in the front and rear cabins. On the other hand, it is also expected to get a decent boot storage capacity, which will help passengers to plan longer trips.
The company has unveiled this crossover model with three engine options, which are already performing in the Liva hatch. One of the engines is 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. There is another petrol version that comes equipped with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine that comes with 1197cc displacement capacity. This DOHC 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 the Toyota Etios Cross is expected to be equipped with a 4-cylinder, 1.4-litre, D-4D diesel engine that makes a total displacement capacity of 1364cc. This engine has the ability to churn out 67.1bhp of 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.
The upcoming Toyota Etios Cross 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 at just 1800 to 2400rpm.
The company has not revealed the details regarding the acceleration and pickup of this upcoming Toyota Etios Cross. However, the manufacturer has disclosed that the vehicle will be available with three engine options for the customers to choose from. The 1.5-litre petrol motor, which is already powering the Etios Liva hatch can reach the 100 Kmph speed barrier in just about 11 to 12 seconds and it can reach a maximum speed of about 150 to 160 Kmph. Its 1.2-litre is also perkier in terms of acceleration and pickup, as it can zoom towards 100 Kmph speed mark in just 14 seconds and can achieve a top speed of about 145 to 150 Kmph. The diesel version of Toyota Etios Cross 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.
The auto enthusiasts who are looking to purchase this crossover will have to wait for the vehicle to arrive in the market, as there is no complete list of details available. However, one can opt for using accessories like leather seat covers, touch screen display, navigation unit and several other options.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has disclosed that the upcoming Toyota Etios Cross will be offered with a sturdy set of 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. These alloy wheels are covered with a set of performance oriented tubeless radial tyres of size 185/60 R15.
It is speculated that the front wheels of this crossover will be equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, whereas its rear wheels have been equipped with solid drum brakes. These brakes will be assisted by anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system.
Handling of this crossover will be easy for the driver as the company has fitted this vehicle with an advanced electric power assisted steering system that offers an incredible response. On the other hand, the company has disclosed that this sub-4-meter crossover will be offered with safety aspects including dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, immobilizer system, central locking system and other such advanced features.
Toyota Etios Cross Pros :
Eye-catching body design, impressive interior design.
Toyota Etios Cross Cons :
Fuel efficiency, Pricing should be competitive.
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