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Auto Expo 2014: Toyota Unveils Etios Cross, Launch Slated in May

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Toyota Etios Cross

Built on the platform of its popular sedan Etios and hatchback Etios Liva, Toyota takes a step forward by unveiling their brand new crossover SUV, the Etios Cross today at the Auto Expo. Though the four- wheeler will be launched in the month of May this year in India, its booking has been initiated from today onwards.

The vehicle has a tough look and added ruggedness and will share the same engine with its sibling Etios and Liva. This means when launched, the crossover will be available with 2 Petrol and a diesel engine option.

The engine option for this vehicle includes:
- a 1.5litre Petrol engine delivering around 90hp of power.
- a smaller 1.2litre Petrol engine which will generate about 80hp.
- Lastly a 1.4litre diesel engine that produces 69hp of power.

The length of this vehicle also has been kept below 4m to get excise benefits from the Government.

Hit the jump to find out more about this Toyota Etios Cross

TOYOTA ETIOS CROSS

Toyota Etios Cross

Though the model showcased in the Expo has a lot of new and exciting features visible but all of these won’t make it to the production version, the production version will have the following exterior features like a rear window defogger and OVRMs with indicators.

Whereas the interior will boast a centrally mounted tachometer and speedometer equipped with a digital clock, height adjustable driver seat and leather wrapped steering, audio system with Bluetooth, USB, Aux-in, CD player and remote control and steering mounted audio controls.

It has been fitted with MacPherson struts at the front and torsion beam setup at the rear and taking care of the safety of the passengers, the SUV will come with an ABS with EBD, driver and passenger side airbags, under body coating, anti chip coating and anti corrosion steel sheet to prevent rusting.

Once Etios Cross hits the market it will compete with Volkswagen Cross Polo .

You catch our entire review of the Toyota Etios Cross here .

Press Release

Toyota Etios Cross

First crossover from Toyota unveiled at the 12th Auto Expo, 2014.
Available in a powerful 1.5L Petrol Engine and a 1.4L D-4D Diesel Engine.
New color- Inferno Orange to further enhance the sporty & youthful quotient.
New Etios Cross to further add to a strong customer base of over 2 lakh happy Etios series customers in India.
Bookings open today.

6th February, 2014, New Delhi: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) today unveiled the New Etios Cross at the 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The New Etios Cross is on display along with the New Corolla Altis and all other Toyota exhibits at the Toyota Booth in the Auto Expo. The New Etios Cross will further expand the Etios family along with its existing models- The Etios, the Liva & the Liva 1.5 TRD Sportivo.

The new Etios Cross has the design appeal of an SUV (rugged looks) to appeal to Youth who want to stand out. Available in a powerful 1.5 L & 1.2 L petrol engine and a 1.4L D-4D Diesel engine, the new crossover from Toyota is positioned as a youthful yet rugged offering and has the following key features:

Key Exterior Features:

Grille Guard.
Distinctive Side Cladding.
Stylish Diamond Cut Alloys.
Sturdy & Stylish Roof Rails.
Bold Front Grille.
Dynamic Rear Cladding with Badging & Roof Spoiler.
Fog Lamps with integrated turn indicators.
ORVM with Turn Indicators.
Rear Defogger with Wiper.
Key Interior Features:
Piano Black Interiors.
Sporty Seat Fabric with White Stitch & Logo.
2 DIN Audio with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in & Remote.
Audio control on leather wrapped steering wheel.

The New Etios Cross is available in a new sporty Inferno Orange and seven other colors- Ultramarine Blue, Classic Grey, Symphony Silver, Celestial Black, White, Vermilion Red & Harmony Beige. Along with a set of whole new exciting features, the Etios Cross also ensures the highest standards of safety with dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and the globally renowned promise of Toyota’s QDR (Quality,
Durability & Reliability) standards.

Etios Cross is available with the following engine options

1.5 L Petrol (DOHC) - 66KW (90 PS) @ 5600 rpm.
1.2 L Petrol (DOHC) – 59KW (80 PS) @ 5600 rpm and
1.4 L Diesel (D4D) – 50 KW (68 PS) @ 3800 rpm.

The vehicle is being offered in two grades each in petrol and diesel.
Speaking on the occasion of its unveiling, Mr. Akio Nishimura, Chief Engineer, TMC said, “The Etios was introduced in India with a vision to offer the Indian market a quality Toyota vehicle at an affordable price. As this vehicle category has been increasingly growing, the needs of the customers have also diversified. Keeping this in mind, we at Toyota strived to understand the customer needs for a cross and came up with the Etios Cross which is a perfect combination of rugged styling, performance, functions, features and the promise of Toyota’s global standards of QDR.

Aimed towards targeting a whole new breed of audience who seek uniqueness & individuality in everything they do, we believe the Etios Cross will further strengthen & stand a testimony to Toyota’s QDR in India”.

Also speaking on this occasion, Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, TKM said, “The Etios series is a perfect combination of Toyota’s global standards of quality & safety. Inheriting the Corolla Altis’s high standards of QDR, the Etios has come a long way ever since its introduction in India. It caters to a wider segment of the market with its array of quality vehicles in the series.

Launched in 2010, the Etios series has a strong base of over 2 lakh happy customers in India and to further enhance this customer delight the Etios Cross was envisaged as we wanted to give our customers something unique. Targeted as a youthful, rugged and practical crossover, the New Etios Cross is bound to win hearts of our customers all over again”.

The prices of the New Etios Cross will be announced in May 2014 along with the sales launch. Bookings for the New Etios Cross begin today.



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