Answering your vehicle-related queries


It’s time to purchase a automobile

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

If it’s a 7-seater you search, go for the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. And when you 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 out there as a 6-seater, with captain seats within the second row. You can get a decently outfitted model inside your price range. What’s extra, the XL6 is sweet to drive, and feels identical to a taller hatchback. Plus it is extremely sensible, and comes with the peace of thoughts related to the Maruti badge.

Which SUV ought to I purchase?

Varun Anne: I’m wanting so as to add a brand new SUV to my storage. I’ve narrowed my choices all the way down to the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4. After studying numerous opinions, I discovered the Alturas to be a very good discount. Nonetheless, a severe concern is resale worth. I do know this will depend on a lot of elements, however which of the vehicles I’ve talked about would fetch a greater resale worth? I’d want to purchase an automated.

All of it boils all the way down to whenever you plan to promote your SUV — whether it is inside 5 years, then resale worth could possibly be a call 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. Nonetheless, as you identified, resale received’t be as robust, and what you save in buying the Alturas G4 upfront will likely be negated by its (comparatively) decrease resale worth. The Endeavour is the subsequent best option.

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

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