Answering your vehicle-related queries


I’m wanting to buy a brand new automobile within the ₹15-16 lakh bracket. I’ve narrowed right down to the brand new BS6 Volkswagen Vento 1.0L AT and the brand new Nissan Kicks 1.4L turbo CVT. Which of those could be a greater all-round bundle and a greater automobile in the long term?

Ashish Agarwal, Bengaluru

The vehicles you’ve got shortlisted are in two very completely different segments, as one is a sedan and the opposite an SUV. The Vento will likely be nimbler in an city surroundings however the brand new Kicks with its 1.three turbo-petrol mated to a CVT is a really compelling bundle. Firstly, the 156hp motor will give implausible efficiency with out an excessive amount of of a compromise on gasoline effectivity. Second, the Kicks is predicated on Renault’s fabled M0 chassis which other than being rugged, affords one of the best trip and dealing with steadiness, particularly on unhealthy roads. The interiors of the Kicks have been spruced up too, although they nonetheless can’t match the standard of VW vehicles. However, the Kicks is extra spacious, has a excessive seating place and general makes much more sense as a fun-to-drive on a regular basis automobile than the Vento.

Is it price shopping for the KTM 390 Adventure or ought to I search for the BMW G 310 GS?

Kshitij, Indore

We have at all times maintained that the BMW 310 fashions are overpriced in India. The KTM is a superior bike in nearly each respect, together with efficiency, electronics, options, and it affords all of it for a lower cost. KTM additionally has an enormous gross sales and repair community with moderately priced aftersales prices.

Aside from the badge worth, the BMW additionally has a good-looking design, a decrease seat and a gentle and comfy suspension feeling on the street going for it. However, we’d nonetheless advocate the KTM for the explanations talked about earlier.

I need to buy a motorcycle for my every day utilization of about 20-25km. My finances is as much as 1.5 lakhs. Which bike is an efficient alternative on this value vary? What in regards to the Bajaj Pulsar 220F?

Ameya, Kalyan

The Bajaj Pulsar 220F has primarily been round for effectively over a decade and has continued to be a robust vendor for the corporate over time. This is a confirmed bike at this value level, and a BS6-complaint model is now accessible; however there isn’t any escaping the truth that it’s now fairly an previous machine. Regarding different selections, as you haven’t clearly talked about what kind of expertise you might be searching for, we are going to checklist out just a few completely different choices.

For a extra fashionable and sporty character, you might think about the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, and even the Bajaj Pulsar NS200. However, if you’re searching for a extra mature using expertise, you may stretch your finances a bit to think about the Yamaha FZ25. The FZ25 proves to be very snug for all times within the metropolis, whereas providing punchy efficiency and first rate effectivity, together with Yamaha’s popularity for strong reliability. An up to date BS6 model, with just a few added options and styling tweaks, is because of be launched quickly.

As at all times, we advocate taking a check trip to see which bike fits you greatest.

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