Toyota Etios Cross, a compact crossover is basically based on body platform of its sibling, Liva but it looks sportier as it is has bagged exterior packages that includes nudge guard, roof rails, side skirts, fenders, bumper claddings and so on. Toyota Etios Cross is priced in the range of INR 6.23 – 7.71 lakh.
Toyota Etios Cross gets rugged appearance which is fitted with bold grille as well as sporty side skirts. The front fascia features is equipped with stylish radiator grille that is accompanied by silver embellished nudge guard and surrounded by headlight cluster which houses halogen headlamps. Moreover, black colored front bumper has a wide air dam section along with pair of fog lamps which houses turn indicators that offers a distinctive look. The side profile gives a clear image of its sporty appeal which includes exclusive body kit that sports masculine fenders and lower claddings. Moreover, stylish 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels throughout all the variants enhances its masculine stance. The side skirts of the crossover are fitted with aluminum strips enhances sporty appeal of the crossover. The rear profile looks pretty much elegant as it sports a rear spoiler which is offered in dual tone color scheme. Moreover, the rear bumper is also garnished in black, however comes fitted with an aluminum protective cladding. The tailgate gets a plain design that is decorated with company's logo and variant badge which is surrounded by the radiant taillight cluster, powered by powerful brake lights as well as turn indicators. In terms of dimensions, the crossover measures 3895mm in overall length, 1735mm of width and 1555mm of height along with decent ground clearance of 170mm.
Toyota Etios Cross gets a huge cabin space that offers ample of seating space for five adults in terms of leg, head and shoulder space. The cabin is incorporated with well cushioned seats that are covered with sporty fabric upholstery. Moreover, inclusion of model name badge on the front seat covers offers a distinctive look to the interiors. The cabin gets an attractive piano black colour tone which is complimented by silver accentuated steering wheel as well as chrome garnished air vents along with gear shift knob. The cockpit gets a well integrated dashboard which includes few types of equipment such as 3-spoke steering wheel, glove box, AC vents and a center console with music system.
Toyota Etios Cross is offered in two petrol and one diesel engine options – 1.2 litre petrol engine, 1.5 litre petrol engine and 1.4 litre diesel engine. The 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder petrol engine which displaces 1197cc can easily generate 78.9bhp of peak power at 5600 rpm and 104Nm of peak torque at 5600 rpm. The 1.5 litre petrol engine is capable of producing 88.76 bhp of maximum power at 5600 rpm and peak torque of 132Nm at 3000 rpm. Whereas, 1.4 litre, D-4D diesel engine can easily churn out 67.06 bhp of maximum power at 3800 rpm and peak torque of 170Nm at 1800- 2400 rpm. The transmission duties are carried out by 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that distributes torque output to the front wheels.
Price and Competition
As for the pricing, Toyota Etios Cross is priced in the range of INR 6.23 lakh – INR 7.71 lakh for the Indian market and competes with Volkswagen Cross Polo, Fiat Avventura, Ford Ecosport, Hyundai i20 Active and upcoming KUV100.