Thanks for all the replies. I agree that the color of the light at a scene has a big impact on how colors come out. Here I post 2 more pics which have much more similar light. Both were taken in broad day light supported by strong flash to brighten up the shadow regions. Since the flash has about constant color temperature, I'd call the lighting close to comparable (as close as it gets).
What I notice is not just a different color cast. E100VS produces, despite all it's strong colors, very natural colors IMHO. Elite Chrome Extra Color looks very artificial to me, extremely saturated with very high contrast, sort of like Velvia, but yet more artificial. This is not something I can change with filters or in a hybrid work flow.
PS: Both pics are just as they come out of my scanner, no corrections whatsoever.