Toyota Etios Cross Review — Is it worth 50k extra?

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Review – Toyota Etios

Car manufacturers have this that a hatchback with a of accessories can be passed off as a crossover, and somehow, people will buy cars in appreciable numbers. The crossover segment has witnessed two sales failures in the Skoda Scout and VW Cross Polo.

can Toyota pull a rabbit out of the hat the Etios Cross?

Exteriors:

If the Cross is ‘crossover looking’, I’m a lookalike of Robert De Niro!

The Cross looks better the boring Liva when at certain angles. The diamond-cut wheels, plastic side and ‘Cross’ badges look done to an extent. By no means is the Etios Cross crossover-looking. It needs to be mentioned that the does not sport added clearance compared to the Liva.

The plastic moldings you see on the sides of the car are parts stuck to the doors in Hence, the question of durability as to whether these parts remain fixed on to the doors, free, even after of kilometers of driving on our roads. The front bumper and skid are actually made out of plastic and not

Interiors:

The piano black console is well finished.

The of the Cross have been a glossy piano black which looks much than the interiors of the Liva. The center console feels screwed together than of the Liva. The Cross is also new seat fabrics. Overall, the ambiance is a certain improvement the Liva’s.

Features:

The top-end trims of the are equipped similarly to a top-end You get driver and passenger airbags, EBD, alloy wheels, a system with Bluetooth and steering mounted controls.

The

Engine options are carried from the Liva.

The Cross is with three engine two petrol and one diesel, identical to the

The base petrol is the 1.2-liter producing 80 PS at 5,600 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at rpm, while a higher-displacement petrol (taken from the Liva TRD Sportivo) produces 90 PS at rpm and 132 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The variant, the version we drove, is by the 1.4-liter motor developing 68 PS at rpm and 170 Nm of torque between 1,800-2,400 All engines are offered with a manual gearbox.

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Toyota have made no modifications to powerplants, and they’re identical to the Toyota says the Cross is 20 kg heavier than a similarly Liva, and that this weight would not affect the performance of the car.

And they’re absolutely right that as the Cross performs as the car its based on. The diesel, though on paper, is a good performer on the and has plenty of torque.

The ride of the Cross/Liva can be described as best-in-class. As far as is concerned, the Liva/Cross isn’t the exciting car, but the hatchback has dynamics nevertheless.

Price:

The is priced about INR 50,000 than the standard Liva.

The Cross diesel VD is priced INR more than the Etios VD Safety Pack. Prices for the Cross petrol start at INR 5.76 while the top-end petrol 1.5 in at INR 7.35 lakhs. The diesel GD INR 6.9 lakhs while the VD costs INR 7.4

[All prices are ex-Showroom, New

Verdict:

You would be fooling into thinking that the Cross is anything more a normal Liva. The Cross, at the end of the is a Liva with added most of which only add on to the of the car. The only positive to the is that its interiors are marginally than the dull-looking Liva, but the looks in no way increase its appeal. Toyota should make piano black interior an across the Liva range.

Our conclusion is that the Etios isn’t a crossover, but its in fact a with slightly better quality and it doesn’t warrant the asking price of INR 50,000.

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