Toyota Etios Cross review: Not at cross purposes | The Indian Express

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Toyota Etios


The Toyota Etios is a hero. So is its hatchback version, the Liva. Launched in 2010 and respectively, these two cars had things Indian customers engines, roomy cabin, low price, class-leading features—yet didn’t really click the masses. One, the competition on improving. Two, the design of the range didn’t break new And three, customers often that these cars’ NVH were high and refinement low. This week, added a third sibling to the the Etios Cross.

Unveiled at the Auto Expo this year, the Etios is Toyota’s attempt to cash in on new-found love for compact and crossovers. The basic formula for a ‘Cross’ is: Take a hatchback and it up with body-kit. Last Volkswagen tried the same the Polo but didn’t really So, how is the Etios Cross different, and it change Toyota’s fortunes in the car segment?


The Etios gets matte-finished black cladding all around, a bold grille, prominent roof skid plates, blackened spoiler, diamond-cut 15-inch wheels, ‘Etios Cross’ on the boot lid and sides, ORVMs turn indicators and rear defogger with wiper, all of give the car a muscular look. The makes the Etios Cross 120 mm 40 mm wider and 45 mm taller than the Liva, and the treatment ensures it out in the crowd. In fact, while on Delhi roads, we got eyeballs every

minute and inquiries every 10


The cabin, too, has embellished. Piano black seats with ‘Etios badging and white stitching, 2 DIN system, audio controls on steering wheel, all of these the cabin a happening place to be in. the car doesn’t get electrically-operated ORVMs. The car is spacious and both front and seats are comfortable; the driver is height adjustable. The layout of the however, remains the same—the instrument cluster may not be to everyone’s The boot space is a large and 251 litres.


Toyota Etios

There is some news here. The Etios gets ABS with EBD, front airbags and, Toyota calls, a collision body. It gets anti-corrosion sheet at areas prone to under-body coating and anti-chip


The Etios Cross is with three engine petrol (79 bhp), 1.5-litre (89 bhp) and 1.4-litre diesel (67 mated to a five-speed manual


Because the engines the same, the Etios Cross pretty much like the Liva. The 1.2-litre petrol a tad underpowered, but the 1.5-litre petrol and the diesel are fun to drive. At higher the engine sound seeps the cabin, which means still has to work on insulation. The continued…

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