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.
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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.
The Toyota Innova surely set a new standard in the MPV market of India, this vehicle also replaced the Qualis which itself was also a very successful product and known for its capability of moving a large family from one place to another comfortably. The innova replaced the Qualis and instantly became hit and Popular for its spacious and quality interior.
Things were going well for this people mover until recently the MPV market took a whole new turn after Maruti entered the market with their new offering called Ertiga in 2012, while Honda later introduced the Mobilio. Although there are few other offerings from Chevrolet and Nissan but honestly they are not as popular compared to the above mentioned names. The best things about the new generation MUV’s are that they are the cheaper alternative to the ageing and comparatively expensive Innova which stayed in the market for a long time.
Now that its backdated styling has taken its toll in its sales figures Toyota decided that this is the best time to introduce the next generation people mover to the scene.
The new generation Innova’s images and details surfaced online recently and it is now already unveiled on the Toyota Indonesian website as well. Now that almost all the information and details are available we have decided to give you the first impression of this upcoming people mover.
To begin with let us first inform you that the new generation Innova has been built on a completely new ladder frame platform which also supports the new generation Fortuner and Hilux Revo. As far its drivetrains are concerned the new Innova ditches its KD engines and has gone for downsized GD engines which are actually more powerful as well as fuel efficient than the existing engines.
As far as the styling is concerned the new generation Innova looks shaper, bolder and is offcourse better equipped. The new Innova will be launched on November 23rd and we expect it to arrive in the Indian market by the year 2016.
Update 21.01.2016:- Toyota will be showcasing the new generation Innova at the 2016 Auto expo which will be held in the month of February
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