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Auto Expo 2014: Toyota unveils its first crossover 'Etios Cross'

February 06, 2014 18:29 IST


Photographs: Courtesy, Toyota Kirloskar

Auto major Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Thursday unveiled its first crossover, 'New Etios Cross', targetting young customers.

Available in 1.5 and 1.2 litre petrol engines and a 1.4 litre diesel engine, the crossover would be launched in May this year but the company has already started taking bookings.

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Auto Expo 2014: Toyota unveils its first crossover 'Etios Cross'


Photographs: Courtesy, Toyota Kirloskar

The price of the model, which has the design appeal of an SUV, will be revealed in May.

Crossover vehicles are built on a car platform but combines some of features of a sports utility vehicle (SUV).

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Auto Expo 2014: Complete Coverage

Auto Expo 2014: Toyota unveils its first crossover 'Etios Cross'


Photographs: Courtesy, Toyota Kirloskar

When asked about the likely price of the new model, TKM Deputy Managing Director Sandeep Singh said that it would cost more than the existing Etios Liva series.

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Auto Expo 2014: Complete Coverage

Auto Expo 2014: Toyota unveils its first crossover 'Etios Cross'


Photographs: Courtesy, Toyota Kirloskar

Etios Liva models are available in the range of Rs 4.23-Rs 7.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Auto Expo 2014: Complete Coverage

Auto Expo 2014: Toyota unveils its first crossover 'Etios Cross'


Photographs: Courtesy, Toyota Kirloskar

The new model, available in eight colours, will expand the car maker's Etios series with existing models – the Etios, the Liva and the Liva 1.5 TRD Sportivo.

The crossover is launched targetting consumers in the age segment of 25-35 years, Singh said at the 12th Auto Expo.

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Auto Expo 2014: Complete Coverage

Auto Expo 2014: Toyota unveils its first crossover 'Etios Cross'


Photographs: Courtesy, Toyota Kirloskar

The model is targetting a whole new breed of audience who seek uniqueness and individuality in everything they do, Toyota Motor Company Chief Engineer Akio Nishimura said. 

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