New Toyota Corolla, Etios Cross at Auto Expo 2014
Toyota will take the wraps of the all-new Toyota Corolla at the Auto Expo Expo. Also on display will be the new Toyota Etios Cross.
Toyota is looking to spice up its line-up in India with a few stylish cars at the Auto Expo, the most significant of which will be the new Toyota Corolla. Gone is the safe styling of the former model and in comes a more youthful look. Another big difference, especially for the chauffeur-driven, is that the wheelbase is now 100mm longer, and this has liberated a lot of space at the rear. Toyota has also worked on making the cabin feel more premium – so there’s a lot more equipment, and higher quality materials. The engines (a 1.8 petrol and a 1.4 diesel) though will continue.
Another car on display will be the Toyota Etios Cross. It’s a beefed up and butch looking version of the Toyota Etios Liva hatch and gets rugged looking front and rear bumpers, thick side body cladding, new 10-spoke alloys, and roof rails. There won’t be any mechanical changes, so it will be available with either a 1.4-litre diesel or the 89bhp 1.5-litre petrol from the Liva TRD Sportivo.