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
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.