Toyota Kirloskar Motors have officially launched a new compact crossover in India, which is christened as Toyota Etios Cross. This latest vehicle is available with two petrol and one diesel engine option, wherein the Toyota Etios Cross 1.2L G is the entry level petrol variant. It is equipped with a 1.2-litre, petrol engine that is capable of developing 78.9bhp and generates 104Nm, which is rather good. On the other hand, the company claims that this vehicle can deliver a decent mileage of 17.71 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. This compact crossover is blessed with a sporty body kit, which gives a rugged appeal to the vehicle. Despite being the base trim, the company has equipped it with numerous attractive exterior features including a front grille guard, side cladding, roof rails and a rear spoiler as well. Its Interiors also get interesting features like sporty seats with plush fabric upholstery, piano black interior scheme, Etios Cross badging on both the front seats and several other such aspects. On the other hand, this compact vehicle comes with a decent boot storage capacity of 251 litres, but it has a fuel storage capacity of 45 litres, which is impressive. At present, the car maker is selling this variant in eight attractive body paint options, which include an Inferno Orange, Classic Grey, Ultramarine Blue, Symphony Silver, Vermilion Red, White, Celestial Black and a Harmony Beige metallic finish for the buyers to select from.
This all new Toyota Etios Cross 1.2L G trim comes with an exclusive body package and striking features, which makes it look unique in its class. To start with the rear, the windscreen has a simple design, but is accompanied with a roof spoiler along with a rear wiper. The boot lid is sleek yet very expressive, thanks to the chrome inserts given on the company's badge. It is also fitted with a black appliqué that is embossed with 'ETIOS CROSS' lettering. The clear lens taillight cluster has a bold design and it is incorporated with high intensity lamps and turn indicators. Its bumper comes in body color and it is further equipped with a aluminum protective cladding, which compliments the overall look of its rear. It has a masculine side profile with aggressive looking wheel arches along with side body kit that is fitted with aluminum protective cladding. Here, its wheel arches have been fitted with a sturdy set of diamond cut alloy wheels that accentuates the sporty appeal of its side. It also features body colored ORVMs with turn indicators, door handles, and roof rails. The highlight of this compact crossover is its aggressive front facade, which is equipped with striking features. It has a black colored bumper that is designed with a pair of fog lamps, turn indicators and a sleekly designed air dam. In addition to these, the car maker has equipped a nudge guard that also covers the radiator grille, which gives a macho look to the front facade.
The internal cabin of this trim is done up in a piano black color scheme that emphasizes the sporty appeal of the interiors. The most attractive aspect of the insides is its cockpit section, wherein the dashboard comes with an elegant shape and features an advanced central console with glossy black finish. Both the front and rear seats have been blessed with adjustable headrests, while the driver seat features a height adjustable function as well. These seats have been covered with sporty seat fabric upholstery, where the front seats have been embossed with 'Etios Cross' lettering on it. This trim also equipped with number of utility based features like a day/night inside rear view mirror, a proficient air conditioner unit that comes with a heater, a 2-DIN music system with speakers , front sun visors with a passenger side vanity mirror, a digital clock, three assist grips along with coat hooks and quite a few other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
The company has equipped this base trim with a 1.2-litre, petrol engine that comes integrated with an electronic fuel injection system. This engine is based on the dual overhead cam shaft based valve configuration along with four cylinders that are further incorporated with 16 valves and helps in displacing 1197cc . It has the ability to produce a maximum power output of 78.90bhp at 5600rpm that results in generating a peak torque yield of 104Nm at just 3100rpm. This torque output is transmitted to the front wheels via a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which helps in delivering a peak mileage of 17.71 Kmpl. On the other hand, it can reach a 100 Kmph mark in about 15 to 17 seconds and can attain a top speed of approximately 150 Kmph, which is quite thrilling.
Braking and Handling:
This front wheels of this trim have been equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, whereas the rear ones have been fitted with solid drum brakes, which performs well in all situations. Its front axle is fitted with McPherson Strut suspension system , while the rear axle is paired with a torsion beam suspension mechanism, which keeps the vehicle stable and well balanced.
This newly launched Toyota Etios Cross 1.2L G is the base trim, but it comes with features like an air conditioning unit with heater, power steering that gives impressive response, rear defogger, a tachometer , all four power windows and several other such aspects for the convenience of all the occupants.
The list of these protective features is not very long, but it still has some important aspects. These include alerts for driver seat belt, door being open, parking brake pulled up and also for head lamps being left on. Apart from these, it also has an advanced engine immobilizer that helps in cutting down the threat of any unauthorized entry into the vehicle. It also has a keyless entry, which adds to the convenience of the driver as well.
1. Engine performance is quite satisfactory.
2. External features are very attractive.
1. Luggage compartment is rather small.
2. Rear internal space is slightly congested for taller people.
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