Etios-Cross was spotted at a dealer and looks like the launch is just around the corner. Last month Toyota-Kirloskar motors started accepting booking of Etios-Cross and now we have news that Etios-Cross are headed to dealers. The company showcased Etios Cross at 2014 Auto Expo in the first week of Feb.
On the exterior new Etios-Cross carries rugged cladding giving it that SUV’ish look. Bigger tyres with all new alloy wheel design hence better ground clearance adds to cross functionality of wanna-be SUV hatch. Front and rear bumpers are revised, roof rails can be used to carry bulky items such as luggage, bicycles, canoes, kayaks, skis, or various carriers.
Inside, Etios-Cross is all new Piano Black interiors complemented with sporty seat fabric with stitched badging. The standard features on Etios-Cross V are Dual Airbags, integrated audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and on the exterior there will be Etios Cross badges on the side and boot lid.
Crossi s developed on Etios hatchback.
The car is unveiled with a tag line of “Born with Attitude”, which signifies its ruggedness. Etios Cross is to be priced at around INR 6 to 8 lakh bracket.
Etios-Cross is available with three engine variants.
-1496cc Petrol 90 PS @ 5600 rpm
-1197cc Petrol 80 PS @ 5600 rpm
-1364cc Diesel 68 PS @ 3800 rpm
Etios-Cross will compete head to head with Fiat Punto Avventura and VolksWagon Cross-Polo. Keeping in mind how Volkwagon Polo and Fabia Scout failed miserably, it will be interesting to predict the future of Etios-cross.
Toyota has also started accepting bookings of 2014 Corolla Altis in India, for a token of Rs 50,000. All new Corolla-Altis will be Toyota’s second offering for India besides Etios-Cross.
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