Answering your vehicle-related queries


It’s time to purchase a automotive

Venkatesh Subramanian: We are a household of 4 – although my aged dad and mom could be a part of us at occasions – and require a automotive primarily for brief day by day commutes and occasional jaunts to a close-by city. I desire a automotive that’s sturdy, straightforward to manoeuvre, spacious, highly effective and gives respectable mileage. My price range is ₹12 lakh. I would like a petroleum car and am trying to strike a stability between a small automotive and a 7-seater.

If it’s a 7-seater you search, go for the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. And for those who can compromise on that one additional seat for a extra upmarket really feel, the Maruti Suzuki XL6 is the one for you. The XL6 is a fancy model of the Ertiga that’s obtainable as a 6-seater, with captain seats within the second row. You may get a decently outfitted model inside your price range. What’s extra, the XL6 is good to drive, and feels similar to a taller hatchback. Plus it is vitally sensible, and comes with the peace of thoughts related to the Maruti badge.

Which SUV ought to I purchase?

Varun Anne: I’m trying so as to add a brand new SUV to my storage. I’ve narrowed my choices right down to the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4. After studying numerous critiques, I discovered the Alturas to be a superb discount. However, a critical concern is resale worth. I do know this will depend on a lot of components, however which of the automobiles I’ve talked about would fetch a greater resale worth? I’d desire to purchase an automated.

It all boils right down to whenever you plan to promote your SUV — whether it is inside 5 years, then resale worth might be a choice maker for you, else it shouldn’t matter. The Mahindra Alturas G4 is a price proposition; its interiors really feel luxurious and it’s considerably cheaper than its rivals. However, as you identified, resale received’t be as sturdy, and what you save in buying the Alturas G4 upfront will likely be negated by its (comparatively) decrease resale worth. The Endeavour is the following best option.

Hormazd Sorabjee is the editor of Autocar India. Mail your suggestions and queries to [email protected]

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