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Old 19th September 2017, 18:50   #1
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Toyota has launched a special edition model of the Etios Cross. The Etios Cross X-Edition comes with styling updates as well as new features and is priced at Rs. 6.80 lakh and Rs. 8.22 lakh (ex-showroom, Kolkata) for the petrol and diesel versions respectively.

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The Etios Cross X-Edition comes in a new shade of Quartz Brown. Unlike the standard car, the plastic body-cladding along the sides and around the wheel arches has been painted in body colour. That said, a new black grille adorns the front along with black fog lamp bezels. It also gets X-Edition badges on the C-pillar. While the petrol variant gets body coloured door handles, the diesel version gets some chrome on it.

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Inside, the X-Edition gets faux carbon fiber trim on the dashboard and black and grey seat fabric, 6.8-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and voice recognition, reversing camera, passenger and driver side airbags, front seat belt with pre-tensioner and force limiter and ABS with EBD. The diesel variant additionally gets chrome accented AC vents, a chrome accented gear knob and a leather wrapped steering wheel with silver accents and steering mounted audio controls. Other features include electrically retractable ORVMs, keyless entry, driver seat belt warning and ISOFIX.

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The Etios Cross X-Edition is offered with the same petrol and diesel engines as the standard car. The 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine produces 79 BHP @ 5,600 rpm and 104 Nm of torque @ 3,100 rpm. The 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 67 BHP @ 3,800 rpm and peak torque of 170 Nm @ 1,800-2,400 rpm. Both the engines are paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.

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What are the sales numbers of this car? I have never seen one on road. I have certainly seen more SantaFe s than this thing. No offence but this car and the Cross POLO should be enough for all car makers to understand that this "CROSS" word is a jinx and results in poor sales.

The 3rd image (Rear 3 quarters position) looks like a picture taken of a Centy Toys model. Primarily due to the post processing done on it, not the car itself.

Did they find an abandoned truck with Renault Duster roof rails?

That said, the Etios Cross X certainly looks better than the normal "LIVA" in most angles. The premium asked is quite a bit though. 8Lakhs for a diesel top end for a car that doesn't even have a lot of power to speak of.

Put a few more and get entry level Nexon / Brezza instead!

Is there some superstitious reason behind Toyota never changing the dashboard console to a conventional position?

Excellent Alloy design though. Liked it a lot.
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What are the sales numbers of this car? I have never seen one on road. I have certainly seen more SantaFe s than this thing.
Hi Reinhard,

Does Toyota really bother about sales numbers?? - As long as their cash cow - Innova gets them volumes, they might not be unduly worried with low numbers for the Etios & Liva - anyways the taxi market is lapping up these cars.

The premium asked is quite a bit though. 8Lakhs for a diesel top end for a car that doesn't even have a lot of power to speak of. The premium sought is for reliability of the engine, low cost of ownership and the brand backing of Toyota. Is there some superstitious reason behind Toyota never changing the dashboard console to a conventional position?

Economics and why bother to alter the design when the current iteration sells.

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The interior still looks cheap (especially those ancient knobs/dials) and the pricing is high. And 1.42L difference for that diesel option is just plain ridiculous. This is not a mini innova/fortuner for the consumer to buy up irrespective of the price.
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Hi Reinhard,

Does Toyota really bother about sales numbers?? - As long as their cash cow - Innova gets them volumes, they might not be unduly worried with low numbers for the Etios & Liva - anyways the taxi market is lapping up these cars.

The premium asked is quite a bit though. 8Lakhs for a diesel top end for a car that doesn't even have a lot of power to speak of. The premium sought is for reliability of the engine, low cost of ownership and the brand backing of Toyota. Is there some superstitious reason behind Toyota never changing the dashboard console to a conventional position?

Economics and why bother to alter the design when the current iteration sells.
Err, but the current design doesn't sell. That's the whole problem. Many people are put off with the extremely cheap looking interiors and they also get put off with the Center console. If it was selling then it was fine, but refusing to modify a product which is not being accepted is stupidity.

Anyways, good luck flogging these limited editions while the competition abides by.
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I had the first gen Liva for quite a while. I feel this Central placement of the speedometer and tachometer did not make much of a problem to me. Infact it gave me uninterrupted sight of the metres.

The touchscreen is a welcome addition to THE safest car in the sub-10 lakhs segments and one which gives essential features to the buyer. I hope they introduce this in Liva as well the Etios.

The premium that Toyota commands is just for the reliability, safety, stable structure, dependability and low-cost maintenance. If features and blings are the requirement, which I respect, then there are other tincans available in the market for such buyers.

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Will they provide a few strips of Avomine along with the car to avoid vomiting every day morning looking at it ?

Are those thick plastic cladding pieces for one to climb on top while cleaning the car's roof ?

I give it to those guys who will buy this car and then take it to an accessory shop to add more bling !
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It simply is an effort to extract whatever is left in the Etios / Liva platform, though it has been proven by masses (private buyers) that this car falls short of their expectations in terms of
- Plush feel
- Creature comforts which competition is offering

More so with so many strong players in compact segment, it will be difficult for Toyota to pull on with such iterations and at such price point. Reliability is no longer limited to Toyota alone, several other cars in this segment are equally reliable if not more and offer a higher value for money for what they offer without boasting.

A friend owns Figo Titanium 1.5 Diesel and has completed 1.8 Lac km in nearly 3.5 years as they have stone crushing business near Udaipur. The car is absolutely trouble free even after making 2 return trips to their crusher location about 40 km away sometimes even 3 atleast 6 days a week. The service cost can beat every other player in the market.

I would rate Figo with its lovely engine and driving dynamics ahead of Liva / Etios Cross.

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Will they provide a few strips of Avomine along with the car to avoid vomiting every day morning looking at it ?

Are those thick plastic cladding pieces for one to climb on top while cleaning the car's roof ?

I give it to those guys who will buy this car and then take it to an accessory shop to add more bling !



couldn't agree more.
This car oozes out bad vibes, somehow the design simply looks outright cheap and any sort of external accessory is not able to hide the bad curls and curves.
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The touchscreen is a welcome addition to THE safest car in the sub-10 lakhs segments and one which gives essential features to the buyer. I hope they introduce this in Liva as well the Etios.
Safest car in under 10Lakhs? How?

What about the Polo and the Baleno RS (which has the strengthened body shell) or even the new Verna (base petrol).
These cars are equally safe, if not more. For the Baleno & the Verna, it is manufacturer claimed, whereas for the Polo, it has been tested by the GNCAP.
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Safest car in under 10Lakhs? How?
It is indeed the safest of all hatchbacks along with the polo with a 4 star rating. It is the cheapest 4 star rated car in India.

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whereas for the Polo, it has been tested by the GNCAP.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...rash-test.html (Toyota Etios awarded 4-Stars in Global NCAP Crash Test)

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Safest car in under 10Lakhs? How?

What about the Polo and the Baleno RS (which has the strengthened body shell) or even the new Verna (base petrol).
These cars are equally safe, if not more. For the Baleno & the Verna, it is manufacturer claimed, whereas for the Polo, it has been tested by the GNCAP.
There are many real life instances where Etios' body shell has remained intact in the event of a crash. Ok..I may have missed out on Polo . But Baleno cannot be a safe car whatever Himalayan claims Maruti can come up with. Hyundai, unless it is put through a proper crash test, I still don't believe it is a safe car (This is based on the Grand i10 results).

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It is indeed the safest of all hatchbacks along with the polo with a 4 star rating. It is the cheapest 4 star rated car in India.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...rash-test.html (Toyota Etios awarded 4-Stars in Global NCAP Crash Test)
Very true. Not denying the fact that it achieved 4 stars.

What I intended to convey, is that, it is not "the only safe car" in Rs 10 Lakh price range.
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The premium that Toyota commands is just for the reliability, safety, stable structure, dependability and low-cost maintenance. If features and blings are the requirement, which I respect, then there are other tincans available in the market for such buyers.
This is completely off-topic. I was under the impression that the Etios twins have very good build quality and are abuse friendly, just like the other Toyotas. However in the past few months, I traveled in 4 different Etios sedan/Liva cabs and found them to be in bad condition. There were a lot of rattles in all the cars and none of the vehicles had crossed 80k kms. But the cars looked clean in and out, aesthetically good, and seemed to be cared for. On the other hand, all the Maruti, Tata and Hyundai cabs that I have traveled in, had been in much better condition.

One Liva which was 3 yr/77k km old, had a busted front left suspension, clunky rear suspension, a failing starter motor, a fused LHS headlamp bulb and some rattles. The rattles were far less than the ones I found a 30k km old Etios sedan last weekend. The driver of the Liva was drowsy so I kept talking to him throughout the trip. He said he got all the services done at the TASS as the quality was better and that his car was not involved in any accident. I got confused and didn't dig further.

Is it sheer coincidence that I got into such cabs? Is it due to poor maintenance or careless driving?
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