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May 10, 2014  (Submitted by Team )
Car Model - Toyota Etios Cross
1. Toyota Etios Cross Review
Toyota Etios Cross launched at a starting price of 5.76 lakhs.
Toyota Motor launched the new Etios Cross on May 7, 2014. This has  now joined the Etios series with Etios sedan and Etios Liva hatchback.The vehicle is a crossover with the rugged looks of an SUV and the fuel efficiency and maneuverability of a hatchback.
Toyota Etios Cross
Toyota Etios Cross has a new design and exterior styling. It looks rugged with bold grille at the front and exclusive side cladding. The is surrounded by silver finished bull bar with protective cladding and signature badge of Toytota at the center. Skid plates have also been added that provides extra protection. 
The muscular look is enhanced by the pair of 10-spoke 15inch machined chromed alloy wheels while the door handles and ORVM are body colored that flow with the overall structure.The headlight cluster has integrated halogen lamps and courtesy lights while the bumper is desgined with a large air dam having fog lamps integrated with turn indicators at both the ends. 
Key Exterior Features: 
1. Rugged styling with:-
  • Bold Front Grille
  • Side Cladding
  • Stylish Diamond Cut Alloys
  • Sturdy & Stylish Roof Rails
  • Dynamic Rear Cladding with Badging & Roof Spoiler
2. Fog Lamps with integrated turn indicators
3. ORVM with Turn Indicators
4. Rear Defogger with Wiper
Interior design is similar to the Etios range of cars with few enhancements.  The cabin, too, has been embellished. Piano black interiors, seats with ‘Etios Cross’ badging and white stitching, 2 DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-In connectivity options and modern instrument panel, and audio controls on leather-wrapped steering wheel.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. 
Key Interior Features: 
1. Piano Black Interiors
2. Sporty Seat Fabric with White Stitch & Logo 
3. 2 DIN Audio with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in & Remote
4. Audio control on leather wrapped steering wheel
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. 
Comfort and Convenience 
- Best in class AC performance
- Optimised suspension for Indian roads 
- Driver seat height adjust 
- Steering mounted audio controls
- Rear window defogger,Tachometer with with digital clock 
- ORVM with turn indicator
Safety & Quality 
- ABS with EBD 
- Collision absorbing body 
- Driver and passenger airbag &
- Anti corrosion steel sheet at areas prone to rusting 
- Under body coating 
- Anti chip coating 
It is available in new sporty inferno orange and seven other colors- ultramarine blue, classic grey, symphony silver, celestial black, white, vermilion red and harmony beige.
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). 
Review pages:
1. Toyota Etios Cross Review
Lakhvinder (on May 25, 2014)
Here are the links for the comparison of Etios Cross and Cross Polo
Toyota Etios Cross Vs Volkswagen Cross Polo - Specifications Comparison
Details about:
Toyota Etios Cross
Volkswagen Cross Polo
Ravi (on May 24, 2014)
Do you have details about Totyota Etios Cross vs Polo cross? What are the pros and cons in terms of using these two cars as SUVs.
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