Toyota Etios Cross launched, price starts at 5.76 lakhs
Petrol engine options include a 1.2 litre DOHC engine that produces 80 PS max. power at 5,600 rpm and a 1.5 litre DOHC engine producing only 90 PS max. power at same 5,600 rpm. Diesel engine (D4D) has 1.4 litre of displacement, capable of churning out only 68 PS max. power at 3,800 rpm.
Styling features in Etios Cross includes big front grille, lower side and rear body cladding, 10-spoke alloy wheels and roof rails & spoiler. The crossover also comes equipped with ORVM & fog lamps with integrated turn indicators and rear defogger with wiper.
Notable interior features consist of Piano Black trims, upholstery with white stitch & logo, leather wrapped steering wheel, driver seat height adjustment, tachometer & clock in instrument console, 2-DIN entertainment system with bluetooth, USB, AUX-in and remote, and steering mounted audio controls.
Etios Cross is claimed to have best in class air conditioning and suspension setup tuned for Indian roads. It also offers safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Collision absorbing body, driver & passenger side airbags, and anti-corrosion & anti-chip coating.
Color options will include new Inferno Orange along with White, Celestial Black, Classic Grey, Ultramarine Blue, Vermilion Red, Symphony Silver, and Harmony Beige.
Prices of each variant is listed below (ex-showroom Delhi):
G (1.2 L petrol engine) Rs. 5,76,000/-
V (1.5 L petrol engine) Rs. 7,35,000/-
GD (1.4 L diesel engine) Rs. 6,90,432/-
VD (1.4 L diesel engine) Rs. 7,40,640/-
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, said, “The B car segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the industry. Segment growth comes along with fast changing customer requirements. Customers today want a vehicle with unique styling that will make a statement. The Etios Cross has been introduced to cater to these needs. We look forward to delighting our customers with the Etios Cross that comes with the globally renowned promise of Toyota’s QDR (Quality, Durability & Reliability) standards.
Mr. N Raja, Director and Senior Vice – President, Sales and Marketing said, “The Etios Cross received very good response after we unveiled it at the Auto Expo in Feb. The number of booking orders received have been encouraging and more than what we expected. The highest demand is for the Top VD grade. We thank the customers for their encouraging response. We will try our best to deliver the cars as soon as we can and reduce the waiting period. The cross over segment is growing and we look forward to increasing the number of Toyota happy customers, across the country. Etios Cross marks our entry into yet another category in the diverse and fast growing B car segment. The Etios brand now offers a sedan, a hatch, and the newly launched cross over – Etios Cross.”