Toyota Etios Cross is compact car launched by Japanese automobile giant. The Toyota Etios Cross mostly looks like Etios Liva hatchback but more muscular than Liva. It has nice interior which gives a perfect look. The exterior in more sporty and paint job nicely done on it. It includes unique cosmetics like nudge guard, side skirts, fenders, roof rails, bumper claddings and ‘Etios Cross’ badging, which gives it an intimidating look. It comes in both petrol and diesel engine option. Toyota Etios Cross is competing with other car in this segment like Fiat Avventura and Volkswagen Cross Polo. It comes with warranty of 3 years or 100000 kilometers which can be extended at additional amount. You can also find out Toyota Etios diesel model review in detail. In this post we are going to share our experience with you about Toyota Etios Cross Diesel Model Review in Detail and we hope you will like it and get vital knowledge from here.
The interiors of the Etios Cross look premium. The basic layout is similar to that of the Liva with the instrument cluster between the two seats, but the all-black get up looks very nice. The seats are also sporty with Etios Cross badging and the 2-DIN music system with AUX, USB and Bluetooth compatibility. The top-spec variant gets a cooled glove-box and steering mounted audio control. Both the variants in this series have been integrated with a proficient 2-DIN audio system featuring remote control along with other important features like an air conditioning unit, accessory power sockets, rear defogger and power windows. While the top end version is also bestowed with leather wrapped steering wheel that has control switches for audio and phone. The Liva was always a spacious car and that is evident in the Etios Cross as well. Although it feels more premium now, the basic design of the dashboard is dated.
The automaker has also given utmost importance to the safety aspects by offering dual front airbags as standard for all its variants. Toyota needs to give it a thorough makeover during the next update. In addition to these, it also has aspects like anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, engine immobilizer and keyless entry function, which offers good protection to the vehicle and passengers as well. This compact crossover looks quite stylish from its inside as it has piano black color scheme. The car maker has covered its seats with good quality sporty fabric that has contrast stitching, which distinguishes its exclusiveness. Toyota has still opted for a few costing cutting measures – the OVRMs have to be manually adjusted even on the top-end variant and the music system comes with only front speakers as standard.
The silver bull bar and skid plate form sort of a French beard on the face of the Etios Cross. The Etios Cross gets a matte black plastic band that goes right across from its chin, to the flanks and around the rear, thereby adding muscular chunks to the car. There are also pseudo skid plates with a dull silver finish adding to the complete picture. It is this feature that mainly makes the hatchover look like it means no nonsense and is different from the somewhat mellow Liva. The big front bumper is black as part of the design theme and houses massive fog lamp consoles, while the rest of the front remains very similar to that of the Liva. The most attractive aspect of this vehicle is its rugged exteriors, thanks to the exclusively designed body kit. The Etios Cross is a regular Etios Liva hatchback beefed up with a rugged-looking body kit. The added body cladding imparts a serious aggressive look, and while it may look a bit over the top, it ensures that the Etios Cross doesn’t get lost in the crowd – something the Toyota Etios Liva was quite prone to.
All the variants in this series have been bestowed with a set of diamond cut alloy wheels as standard. The black body cladding runs along the other three sides visually in combination with the silver skirting, adding to the size of the car. The silver roof rails and the Etios Cross badging carved on the cladding are two other design elements adding to the side profile. There is a similar story at the back with a protruding spoiler, only thing different here is that the Etios Cross badge is bigger and embossed. Overall, the Etios Cross feels premium, all the cosmetic changes are well thought of and I am really glad that Toyota has not used chrome to add bling. The Toyota Etios Cross is a beefed up version of the standard car and much like the Cross Polo, it gets a large plastic based body kit. This is further enhanced in terms of overall toughness through the use of taller wheels and contrast colored roof rails which can hold luggage up to the range of 50kgs-55kgs. The overall design of the car is pretty much the same as the Etios Liva hatchback. Other changes from the standard car include the Etios Cross lettering on the side.
The steering is a bit vague and even though it does weigh up, it feels artificial. The ride quality is good, the Etios Cross absorbs all the bumps without much fuss. It’s power steering gives a great experience to its driver for long journey and crowd of the city.
The 1.2-litre petrol mill powers the base petrol model ‘G’ delivering 79bhp and 104Nm of torque. The more powerful 1.5-litre unit does duty for the ‘V’ variant sending 89bhp and 132Nm to the front wheels. Both the diesel variants are fitted with a 1.4-litre D-4D engine that has common rail fuel injection technology. All these engines have been mated with a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which sends the torque output to the front wheels. Both of which are based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration. There is hardly anything exciting about the performance of the Etios Cross, but it is capable of plying on all sorts of roads, also with a ground clearance of well over 170mm it can also occasionally venture on the unpaved country roads. The diesel GD and VD variants use the sedate 1.4-litre turbocharged engine producing 68bhp and 170Nm of torque. Like the Etios sedan and the Liva hatchback, the new hatchover is also available with two petrol and one diesel engine option.
We briefly drove the V petrol and V-D diesel variants and although there is some increase in weight compared to the Liva, the performance is pretty similar to the hatchback. The diesel is lacklustre in comparison to the petrol, although there is no turbo lag, the engine lacks grunt and needs to be revved hard if you don’t want to miss the quick overtaking opportunity. It also highlights the poor NVH levels, although that should not be too much of a problem in petrol as the four-cylinder unit sounds really nice. We had no opportunity of gauging the efficiency in our drive and the ARAI figures of two petrol and diesel are 17.71kpl, 16.78kpl and 23.59kpl respectively.
Efficiency & Mileage Review
Toyota Etios Cross available in both petrol and diesel engine. Both engine gives good mileage in city road and highway as well but diesel variants is more fuel efficient and its comes in two variants that is GD and VD.
Toyota Etios Cross GD (1364 cc, Manual, Diesel), gives mileage of 23.59 km/pl on highway and 19.84 km/pl in the road of city.
Toyota Etios Cross VD (1364 cc, Manual, Diesel), gives mileage of 23.59 km/pl on highway and 19.84 km/pl in the road of city.
The Toyota Etios Cross is expected to get competition in the form of the Mahindra S-101 which will see the light of the day sometime next year. The model sold in India is produced locally at Toyota’s factory outside Bengaluru and so has a large amount of localization, definitely more than the Cross Polo and so that should give it an advantage.
|Toyota Etios Cross GD||₹ 7.5 Lac|
|Toyota Etios Cross VD||₹ 7.8 Lac|
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