It has emerged that the Etios Liva hatchback could be soon launched with a rough road package in Brazil. The Etios Liva is known simply as the Etios hatchback in Brazil and here we have clear spy pics of the upcoming Brazil-spec Toyota Etios Cross.
The Etios Cross is basically a fully loaded Etios XLS variant that has been given enough plastic cladding adn visual upgrades to make it a pseudo crossover. In Brazil, the Etios Cross would rival the VW Gol Rallye, Hyundai HB20X and the Renault Sandero Stepway. However, we won’t be too surprised to see this car coming to Indian soil and making life a bit tougher for the recently launched Volkswagen Cross Polo, which again is a Polo+ Some Plastics.
Other than the black plastic cladding, the Etios Cross also sports an additional front bumper, a set of reflectors near the grille and a set of auxiliary lamps. Completing the rough road package are roof rails and diamond-finished alloy wheels.
As can be expected from such cars, the Etios Cross remains mechanically unchanged and will share its underpinnings, drivetrain and other bits with the Etios XLS. This means that the car will be powered by a 1.5-liter Flex fuel motor that has a max power of 96.5bhp.
Quite obviously, the Etios Cross would be pricier than the XLS variant, which is being sold in Brazil for 42,490 Brazilian Reals (approx INR 11.9 lakhs). The Toyota Etios Cross Brazil launch is expected happen in late-Sept/early-Oct.
Do you want the Toyota Etios Cross to come to us? If yes, what is the premium you are willing to pay over the flagship variant of the Etios Liva? Tell us by commenting below.
Pics – Car And Driver Brazil