Toyota Kirloskar Motor, the subsidiary of the world’s third largest carmaker by sales, has introduced a special edition of the Etios Cross, the X Edition, for this festive season to beat the growing tough competition and to lure buyers.
The special-limited-edition Etios Cross gets new brown exterior paint shade, all-black cabin, some cosmetic changes, and new 6.8-inch infotainment system. The car is a cross between a hatchback and SUV, designed to attract aspirational youngsters in the country.
Available in both petrol and diesel models the new Toyota Etios Cross X edition is priced at Rs 6.74 lakh for the petrol model and Rs 8.20 lakh for the diesel version at Mumbai showroom.
“We have continuously been improving Etios series by refreshing and adding new features every year, this year we have introduced a limited edition variant of the Etios Cross to further enhance our customer delight,” N Raja, director and senior vice president, sales and marketing at Toyota Kirloskar Motor told Financial Chronicle.
With its distinctive sporty styling and new features, this edition will surely add to its volume, he said.
The limited new Toyota Etios Cross X edition comes in an all-new quartz brown colour option with few additional styling cues.
The petrol version gets body coloured door handles, while the diesel model also offers the option of chrome door handles. The car also gets body coloured and electrically adjustable outside rear view mirror.
The cabin on the other hand has also received a few updates such as a new instrument panel and carbon fibre finish for the dashboard. The Etios Cross X model also comes with new fabric seat covers, a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, AUX-IN, and iPod connectivity.
The diesel model gets several addition updates like a leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accents and audio controls, and chrome accents for AC vents.
On the safety front, the Toyota Etios Cross X edition features both driver and front passenger airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiter, ISOFIX child seat system, and a rear parking camera with display on the audio screen and keyless entry as well.
The new car is powered by the same 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine and the 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine. While the petrol version makes about 79 bhp and 104 Nm of peak torque, the diesel model churns out about 67 bhp and 170 Nm of peak torque.
Both the petrol and diesel engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and return an Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) claimed mileage of 17.71 km per litre and 23.59 km per litre respectively.