the seats have been embellished with ‘Etios Cross’ logo which gives a unique identity to the car. The central console comes loaded with a number of equipments like advance AC unit, 2-DIN stereo system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-In connectivity options and modern instrument panel. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather while the audio controls are mounted on the same for ease of access. On the safety front, the top end ‘V’ and ‘VD’ trims gets dual front airbags while Anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution is standard in all except the base ‘G’ variant.
Toyota Etios Crossover comes in three engine options, two petrol engines and one diesel engine which are already doing their duty in Liva hatch. The base model comes with 1.2L 4-cylinder DOHC petrol engine that produces 79hp and torque rated at 104Nm while the more powerful 1.5L engine with same DOHC technology is able to generate 89hp and 132Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is a 1.4L D-4D engine with SOHC technology producing 67hp and 170Nm of max torque. All the three engines are paired with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. Fuel economy of all the three engines is also pretty impressive. The 1.2L and 1.5L petrol engines delivers ARAI certified mileage of 17.71kmpl and 16.78kmpl while the 1.4L diesel engine returns excellent mileage of 23.59kmpl respectively.
Toyota Etios Cross base variant is priced at INR 5.76 lakhs while both diesel and petrol top end variants are priced on a similar level at INR 7.49 lakhs, all priced (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The car will be available in eight different colors; Inferno Orange, Classic Grey, Ultramarine Blue, White, Symphony Silver, Vermilion Red, Celestial Black and Harmony Beige. Company already started its bookings one month prior to its launch and it has got pretty good response according to the news reports. Etios has been launched in the ‘B’ segment which is one of the rapidly growing segments in the automobile industry.
The car will be pitted against Volkswagen Cross Polo and upcoming Fiat Avventura in the class. It has been already launched in the Brazilian market and has garnered critical acclaim all over the country. Let’s see if it has the potential to repeat the magic in the Indian market as well.