The compact SUV segment is growing in popularity in the Indian market and many carmakers have offered the hatchback-turned-crossover models to lure the buyers. Skoda Fabia Scout and Volkwagen Polo are two such failed attempts by big names in the automobile industry. Toyota too is keen to join the bandwagon and has launched the crossover version of its hatchback Toyota Etios Liva. The changes are mainly cosmetic than mechanical and Toyota Etios Cross looks btter than Etios Liva. It also boasts of better interiors.
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Look and Feel: That’s where the difference lies
Both the cars have the same wheelbase, turning radius and ground clearance. But Etios Cross defilnetly looks much better than the boring Liva. The beefed up bumpers, roof rails, skid plates, the bull bar, the diamond cut alloy wheels, cladding of wheel arches and the doors are the additional features sported by Etios Cross that lend it a rugged profile. The headlights of Cross come with additional reflective extensions that join them with the bull bar. The front blinkers sit on top on the fog lights.
The interiors of both the car are pretty much similar But Etios Cross gets much more spruced up look because of the all black glossy interiors. The top-end variant of Cross gets the “Etios Cross” logo embroidered front seats. The ambience of the Ethos Cross is better than that of Liva.
The tod-end variants of both the cars are equipped similarly. Both the cars offers ABS, EBD, alloy wheels, driver and passenger airbags, a music system with Bluetooth functionality and steering mounted controls in the top-end variants.
Siblings in Engine Specifications
The engine specification of both the cars is the same. Both come in two petrol and one diesel engine option. The base petrol version features a 1.2-litre , 4 cylinder engine that produces 80PS of power at 5600rpm and 104Nm of torque at 3100rpm. The other 1.5-litre petrol unit churns out 90PS of power at 5600rpm and 132Nm of torque at 3000rpm. The diesel version of the cars is powered by a 1.4-litre motor that generates 68PS of power at 3800rpm and 170Nm of torque between 1800-2400rpm. All three engines come paired with 5-speed manual transmission. Etios Cross s heavier than Liva by almost 20Kg but performs exactly similar to Etios Liva on roads.
Overall, there is not much difference between the two cars and Toyota Etios Cross does not offer anything specially varied from Liva. It only comes with added accessories which only add more weight to the car. Just the interiors of Etios Cross are slightly better than Liva. This minor advantage does not seem to justify the almost Rs. 50,000 higher price tag.
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