Toyota Kirloskar Motor Unveils Its First Ever Crossover- The New Etios Cross

Friday 07 February 2014, 11:14 AM by

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) has unveiled the New Etios Cross at the 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The New Etios Cross is on display along with the New Corolla Altis and all other Toyota exhibits at the Toyota Booth in the Auto Expo. The New Etios Cross will further expand the Etios family along with its existing models- The Etios, the Liva & the Liva 1.5 TRD Sportivo.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Unveils Its First Ever Crossover- The New Etios Cross |
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Unveils Its First Ever Crossover- The New Etios Cross

The new Etios Cross has the design appeal of an SUV (rugged looks) to appeal to Youth who want to stand out. Available in a powerful 1.5 L & 1.2 L petrol engine and a 1.4L D-4D Diesel engine, the new crossover from Toyota is positioned as a youthful yet rugged offering and has the following key features:

Some of the key exterior features include Grille Guard, Distinctive Side Cladding, Stylish Diamond Cut Alloys, Sturdy & Stylish Roof Rails, Bold Front Grille, Dynamic Rear Cladding with Badging & Roof Spoiler, Fog Lamps with integrated turn indicators, ORVM with Turn Indicators, Rear Defogger with Wiper. Talking about the key interior features, piano black interiors, sporty seat fabric with white stitch & logo, 2 DIN Audio with bluetooth, USB, AUX-in & remote and audio control on leather wrapped steering wheel.

Toyota Etios Cross

The New Etios Cross is available in a new sporty Inferno Orange and seven other colors- Ultramarine Blue, Classic Grey, Symphony Silver, Celestial Black, White, Vermilion Red & Harmony Beige. Along with a set of whole new exciting features, the Etios Cross also ensures the highest standards of safety with dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and the globally renowned promise of Toyota’s QDR (Quality, Durability & Reliability) standards.

Etios Cross is available with the following engine options of Available in a powerful 1.5L Petrol Engine and a 1.4L D-4D Diesel Engine. The vehicle is being offered in two grades each in petrol and diesel.

Speaking on the occasion of its unveiling, Mr. Akio Nishimura, Chief Engineer, TMC said, “The Etios was introduced in India with a vision to offer the Indian market a quality Toyota vehicle at an affordable price. As this vehicle category has been increasingly growing, the needs of the customers have also diversified. Keeping this in mind, we at Toyota strived to understand the customer needs for a cross and came up with the Etios Cross which is a perfect combination of rugged styling, performance, functions, features and the promise of Toyota’s global standards of QDR.

Aimed towards targeting a whole new breed of audience who seek uniqueness & individuality in everything they do, we believe the Etios Cross will further strengthen & stand a testimony to Toyota's QDR in India”.

Toyota Etios Cross
Toyota Etios Cross

Also speaking on this occasion, Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, TKM said, “The Etios series is a perfect combination of Toyota's global standards of quality & safety. Inheriting the Corolla Altis's high standards of QDR, the Etios has come a long way ever since its introduction in India. It caters to a wider segment of the market with its array of quality vehicles in the series.

Launched in 2010, the Etios series has a strong base of over 2 lakh happy customers in India and to further enhance this customer delight the Etios Cross was envisaged as we wanted to give our customers something unique. Targeted as a youthful, rugged and practical crossover, the New Etios Cross is bound to win hearts of our customers all over again”.

The prices of the New Etios Cross will be announced in May 2014 along with the sales launch. Bookings for the New Etios Cross begin today.