Zigwheels Home

Auto Expo 2014: Toyota unveils Etios Cross, launch in May

by Anand Mohan Posted on 06 Feb 201458,953 Views48 Comments

90PS and 80PS petrol engines and 68PS diesel engine, crossover styling. Bookings commence now, launch in May 2014



Toyota Etios Cross at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo




Toyota has unveiled the Etios Cross at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Like the new Corolla Altis unveiled yesterday, the Cross too will be launched in May. The Cross is essentially a Liva hatchback with chunky body cladding. The Etios Cross will compete against the VW Cross Polo and the Fiat Avventura. The Cross Polo hasn’t done well for VW as it is priced at a premium to the standard models so we hope Toyota doesn’t follow in VW’s footsteps in the pricing department. 


The Cross is the third variant style of the Liva hatchback adding to the standard model and the TRD Sportivo Liva. The Etios Cross has plastic body cladding all around, grille guard, new alloy wheel design on larger 15 inch wheels, roof rails and a roof mounted rear spoiler. Toyota has done the smart thing by providing the Cross with all the engine options in the Etios Liva hatchback and Etios sedan line-up. These include two petrols – the 80 PS 1.2-litre unit and the 90 PS 1.5-litre unit and also the 1.4-litre 68 PS diesel engine. But unlike the standard Liva model, the Cross will get fewer variants with more features as standard. This include a 2-din audio system with USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity and a leather wrapped steering wheels with audio controls.


The Etios Cross should be priced between Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh depending on the variant. Any higher and it will be a steep price to pay for a car that is mechanical just an Etios Liva underneath. The hatchback and the sedan as is, aren’t doing as well as Toyota would have expected when they launched these products. The plain-jane styling is to be blamed for the underperformance and although the Japanese carmaker has tried to spruce up the car with a refresh, it hasn’t done wonders for it. As a result, Toyota has opted for the variant route to offer slightly different focused cars – the TRD sportive for example for the performance oriented buyer and now the Etios Cross for those looking for a rugged small car.

Post Your Comment

Do you like this story?

Get select alerts in your mail.

Auto Expo 2014: Toyota Etios Cross Preview

by Anand Mohan

The Cross is the third version in the Etios Liva...

5 reasons to buy the Toyota Etios Cross

by Cyrus Dhabhar Photography: Eshan Shetty

Here are five reasons why we think the Toyota...

Toyota Etios Cross launched at Rs 5.76 lakh

by Cyrus Dhabhar

Toyota launches its funky cross hatchback, the...


Bentley Mulsanne Speed to be unveiled at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Bentley introduces Mulsanne Speed with reengineered powertrain

Nissan rolls out festive season offers

Customers can avail benefits on the Nissan Micra, Nissan Sunny, Nissan Evalia and the Nissan...


Maruti Ciaz: Special Coverage

The Maruti Ciaz is an important car in the C-Segment. It comes with Maruti might - network and...

Hyundai Elite i20: Special Coverage

The premium hatchback segment is changing fast, and how? Not too long ago the VW Polo and Fiat...


Read Next Story