Crossover hatchbacks are one of the new age car categories in India that got good traction in the past five years. The rough and tough look with the practicality of a hatchback had been a hit among SUV loving Indian customers.
The segment already has models like the Fiat Avventura Urban Cross, Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura, Volkswagen Polo Cross and others. The year 2017 also saw some new members joining the niche squad. We have compiled details of top three new crossover hatchbacks.
Toyota Etios Cross X-Edition
Toyota Kirloskar Motor launched the limited edition of Etios Cross --Etios Cross X-Edition in September. Priced from Rs 6,64,300 (ex-showroom Delhi), the diesel variant is sold in VD trim while the petrol model is offered in G variant.
The highlight of Etios Cross X-Edition is the exclusive Quartz Brown colour. The special edition also boasts off features such as new black accents on the front grille and fog lamp bezels, body colour cladding and instrument panel with the new carbon fibre finish. Flaunting an X edition badge, the limited edition car also sports a new 6.8-inch touch screen audio with reverse camera display, brand new seat fabric and a reverse parking camera.
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX
Maruti Suzuki launched its cross-hatch, the CelerioX on December 1. The CelerioX is based on the Celerio hatchback of the company and it has been priced from Rs 4.57 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
CelerioX sports an aerodynamic design and features X-theme based graphic around the grille in front. It gets cladding on side body, rear bumper and skid plate on the rear. The grille, fog garnish, claddings, roof garnish and interiors get high gloss black toppings and there is also blacked out B-pillar in the overall package.
CelerioX gets new Paprika Orange as its signature colour married with matte and glossy black. There are also other colour options for the new CelerioX, which include Arctic White, Glistening Grey, Caffeine Brown and Torque Blue.
Renault Kwid Climber
French carmaker Renault has expanded the Kwid line-up in India with the new Climber in March. Priced from Rs 4,24,600 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Climber is also available in the AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) avatar, is priced at Rs 4.54 lakh.
The Climber variant is offered in the top-end RXT (O) variant with three colour options — Electric Blue, Outback Bronze and Planet Grey. On the exterior, the new Kwid Climber gets front and rear terrain protection, plastic cladding, Climber badging and new orange ORVM caps. Inside the Climber features a new orange energy upholstery with Climber symbol and new accents on the AC vents.
Powering the Climber is a 1.0-litre engine, which is tuned to turn out 67bhp of power at 5500rpm and 91Nm of torque at 4250rpm.