Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) is launching the Etios Cross on May 9th, at a starting price of around Rs. 5.50 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Recently we had reported that TKM is going to launch the Etios Cross soon, which it had previewed at the 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The New Etios Cross was on display along with the New Corolla Altis (which debuts on May 27th) and all other Toyota exhibits at the Toyota Booth in the Auto Expo. The New Etios Cross is expected to further expand the Etios family along with its existing models- The Etios, the Liva & the Liva 1.5 TRD Sportivo.
The new Etios Cross has the design appeal of an SUV (rugged looks) to appeal to the younger generation, who want something different. Available with 1.5-litre and 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre D-4D Diesel engine, the new crossover from Toyota is positioned as a youthful yet rugged offering.
Amongst its key exterior features are an aggressive Grill guard, side cladding, roof rails and cladding at the back with a roof spoiler. Interiors get Piano Black interiors, contrasting white stitching on the seats and a 2 DIN Audio system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in and remote, with audio controls on leather wrapped steering wheel.
The New Etios Cross is available in a new sporty Inferno Orange and seven other colour choices – ultramarine blue, classic grey, symphony silver, celestial black, white, vermilion red and harmony beige. The Etios Cross will also get dual front SRS airbags and antilock braking (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD). The vehicle is being offered in two grades each in petrol and diesel.