Answering your vehicle-related queries


The Endeavour or the Carnival?

Srushanth Singh: I’m attempting to determine between the Ford Endeavour and the Kia Carnival. I just like the Endeavour for its daring SUV appears, although I’m a bit hesitant to get one as a result of notion of excessive upkeep prices concerned with proudly owning a Ford. Another motive is that the SUV simply has a 2.0-litre diesel engine. Please let me know whether or not I can purchase the Endeavour or choose the Kia Carnival as a substitute?

The Endeavour’s 2.0-litre isn’t as sturdy because the older 3.2-litre. However, it isn’t a motive to mark it down. There is lots to love concerning the Endeavour and it’s a very succesful providing. Ford has taken a number of initiatives combating the ‘high maintenance’ notion, and there’s even a service value calculator on their web site so that you may wish to discuss with that when to see how a lot your routine service would value. The Kia Carnival, alternatively, does a superb job as a fancy people-mover, however doesn’t command the SUV enchantment just like the Ford, and isn’t at the same time as succesful over dangerous and damaged roads. So if your coronary heart is about on the Endeavour, go for it — it’s a excellent choice.

What’s the higher choice?

Bijando Meitei: I’m seeking to purchase a brand new automotive and have shortlisted Maruti Suzuki’s Baleno and Swift, together with the Hyundai Venue. I’ve a funds of round ₹7 lakh. Please suggest which one I ought to go for.

Both the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Swift are spacious, have the identical pretty engine and are very straightforward to drive. You can’t go flawed with both. The Venue is a pleasant automotive however the lack of house on the rear may very well be a priority ought to you will have passengers travelling with you on the again. From your choices, we might recommend the Baleno.

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

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