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Answers to your vehicle-related queries

Arun Chhabra, Noida: I’m in search of a petrol-driven SUV within the ₹35-45 lakh phase. I’ve shortlisted the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volvo XC40. I like each, however the XC40 doesn’t really feel like a household automobile. My second query is concerning the XC60: any concept whether or not Volvo is considering a petroleum model for this automobile anytime quickly?

The XC40 is a contact extra luxurious than the Kodiaq, however it’s a bit cramped as compared, particularly within the rear seating. The Kodiaq petrol with a TSI engine shall be an excellent automobile to drive and is total a extra sensible selection. We would go for the Skoda.

Jitupon Gogoi, Guwahati: Will it’s clever to purchase a used Fiat Punto diesel now, contemplating that the corporate has shut store in India? I plan to maintain it for the following 5 years. Will spares be a difficulty?

The Punto diesel is sort of a hardy automobile, so in case you have discovered one in good situation, it ought to final you for an additional 4-5 years. With the Fiat model shut down, components shall be tougher to come by, however not unimaginable. The good factor is that Fiat sellers haven’t shut down with the corporate and nonetheless proceed operations with the Jeep model. So, discovering a reliable workshop received’t be a difficulty, however you do have to contemplate the provision of components in the long term.

Angad Singh Hanspal, Mumbai: Will Toyota launch the all-new 2020 Corolla Altis in India this yr, maybe by May-June?

There aren’t any plans to launch the brand new Altis, and in reality, Toyota has discontinued the present mannequin. The firm could deliver it again in 2021, however it’s not sure.

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

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