Seems like Toyota is getting inspired by one of its rival, Volkswagen coz it is also coming with a new model ‘Etios Cross’ like the VW’s Polo Cross. This Toyota Etios Cross has been introduced recently in Brazil and Argentina in November 2013 and now company is planning to unveil this car in upcoming Auto Expo next month in India.
Being a sportier version of Etios Liva hatchback, it would be costlier than the Liva. While the Etios Liva’s higher variant costs around 7.12 lakhs, this Etios Cross is expected to get the price range around 8-9 lakhs.
No mechanical changes have been reported till now; hence we are expecting that this Etios Cross would also carry the same engine units like the Etios Liva. These engines are 1.4 liter D-4D diesel (67.1bhp) and 1.5 liter petrol (88.8bhp) engines.
Interior & Exterior:
Company has done few modifications to distinguish this new Etios Cross from hatchback Liva including 15” 10 spoke alloy wheels, longer bar at roof, protectors made with black n silver plastics, rear spoiler, refined fog lamp housings, unified front bumper guard etc.
While at inside, it is expecting to get black seat fabric, adjustable headrests, chrome inserted dashboard and probably some more features.
Car Zoom’s take:
Redesigning an existing model into sportier version- it is becoming a well applauded trend by the car makers now-a-days. While VW and Fiat have already made a move towards this, Toyota is in queue. This Crossover Etios will compete with VW Polo Cross and Fiat Punto Cross after launching; let’s see what change would come in competitive race with this new launch. Till then, stay tuned for more and latest updates.
|Comparison of Toyota Etios Cross variants|