Toyota Etios Cross Highlights
If you are looking for a four-wheeler which looks rugged and bulky like crossovers but offers the same utility as that of a hatchback, then the Etios Cross is the best match for you. Though the dimension of this car is similar to that of a hatchback, it looks muscular with the presence of a silver bull bar and skid plate at the front mimicking a French beard. The black front bumper also houses two prominent fog lamp consoles offering a no-nonsense look. The external appearance of Etios Cross gives you a feel that your old Liva has undergone a muscular crossover without any additional bulk. The interiors of Etios Cross looks premium with a piano-black finish on the instrument cluster and ‘Etios Cross’ badging on the seats. The instrument panel, round AC vents, and in-built music system remain installed in-between the seats.
Similar to other cars in the Toyota stable, the brand provides unmatched reliability in terms of safety. You get dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard fitments. The crossover is available in two petrol and two diesel variants. The upscale 1.5-litre petrol engine in the ‘V’ variant churns out 88.7 bhp @ 5600 rpm and a peak torque of 132 Nm @ 3000 rpm. A 5-speed manual gearbox performs the transmission duties. The ride quality is also impressive as Etios Cross is successful in absorbing undulations on roads without any fuss. Finally, we can say that the Etios Cross is a reliable vehicle below Rs 10 lakh.