ksgulyani

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  1. New Swift vs Maruti Suzuki and NEXA Line up

    @sanjithchandran - I think let’s give credit to the fact that Ignis in January sold 5400+ units. This is way more than a company like Nissan, Fiat etc sell in total. Maruti has no hesitation at all for such models. Baleno when launched became popular in 3-4 months and previous Baleno although was not successful but made the right kind of image for maruti to re-introduce the badge. IGNIS on the other hand is a new badge for India. Swift is 13years old. It will surely sell in numbers! And as writely pointed out between Baleno and Swift, same is the scenario between Ignis and Swift. Ignis when launched was criticised by all because of steep pricing for top variants which were costlier than previous Swift. Now that new swift has same features as Ignis, spending 71000 extra for Swift Zxi+ just for Auto Headlamp when compared to Ignis Alpha makes Ignis value offering. Earlier Swift top end was 70-80000 cheaper than Ignis due to less features. The game is other way around now! Of course swift will still sell in big numbers! It’s a 13 year old brand in India. But now Ignis may also see jump in sales soon. This has been observed previously as well. Celerio was criticised a lot. But after couple of years it built an image and now sells 8k units per month! For that matter Maruti had SCross with it falling sales figures. With the new one, even the costliest Suzuki does 3k a month on average. So it is not fair to say <10k units a month is a flop! It just takes time to build an image by a car. Maruti car sales rise steadily by creating customer satisfaction!
  2. Well have a look at Ignis/Dzire/Baleno in the market. Swift will be same as these cars car - except the body shell. All these cars are build on Suzuki's new HEARTTECH platform that complies with latest safety standards. Feature list will be same across these models as well. Good thing - There will be standard dual airbags/ABS/ISOFIX mounts/Adjustable steering LXi/LDi - Black Door Handles, Flat Bottom Steering, Steel Wheels, Manual AC VXi/VDi - Body color handles and mirrors, mirror with turn indicators, wheel covers, dual din music system with Aux/USB/Telephony controls, steering mounted controls, Dual Speakers ZXi/ZDi - Alloy wheels, 4 speaker with 2 tweeters, Push Button Start/Stop, Automatic AC, Reverse Parking Sensors only ZXi+/ZDi+ - Machine Cut Alloys, Suzuki Touchscreen infotainment System with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Reverse Parking Camera, Driver seat height adjust, LED Headlamp with Projectors and DRLs. Maruti Suzuki will offer customisation options like in Ignis/Brezza. Dual tone will be exclusive to Z and Z+ only. AMT will be on offer with both Petrol and Diesel on V/Z and Z+ variants The features in these cars are exactly the same. Only Dzire has an extra rear armrest and rear AC vent. Now coming to price comparison - This is the new hiked price (January 2018) All Prices in Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) PETROL Lxi/Sigma Vxi/Delta Vxi/Delta Automatic Zxi/Zeta Zxi/Zeta Automatic Zxi+/Alpha Zxi+/Alpha Automatic IGNIS 4.66 5.27 5.82 5.69 6.25 6.5 7.04 Swift (*Expected Price) 4.99 5.59 5.99 6.09 6.69 6.99 7.49 Baleno 5.36 5.99 7.09 6.65 7.7 7.35 8.4 Dzire 5.56 6.44 6.9 7.05 7.53 7.96 8.43 All Prices in Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) DIESEL Ldi/Sigma Vdi/Delta Vdi/Delta Automatic Zdi/Zeta Zdi/Zeta Automatic Zdi+/Alpha Zdi+/Alpha Automatic IGNIS - 6.32 6.87 6.79 7.34 7.58 8.12 Swift (*Expected Price) 5.99 6.99 7.59 7.29 7.89 8.09 8.59 Baleno 6.51 7.17 - 7.78 - 8.5 - Dzire 6.56 7.44 7.91 8.06 8.53 8.96 9.43
  3. New Swift vs Maruti Suzuki and NEXA Line up

    Official Price List: Swift is costlier than IGNIS by about 33,000 for base model and 70,000 for top end diesel. This makes IGNIS look a lot more affordable now! Swift is cheaper than BALENO by about 36,000 for base model and only 20,000 for top end. This makes swift a little expensive and person buying tope end swift can add 20k to get top end Baleno!
  4. New Swift vs Maruti Suzuki and NEXA Line up

    Maruti has just taken the wraps off the India-spec, third-generation Swift. The carmaker officially released the first bit of information – which included engine details – yesterday. Today, we've got our hands on the official new Maruti Swift brochure, which sheds light on the equipment, feature list and safety kit available on each variant. Maruti will launch the new Swift in early February and will showcase it at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018, as well. Before heading to the new Maruti Swift variant break-up, here's a recap on the dimensions, engine and gearbox choices on offer: New Maruti Swift specifications Engine 1197cc/1248cc Power 83hp at 6000rpm/75hp at 4000rpm Torque 113Nm at 4200rpm/ 190Nm at 2000rpm Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT Length 3840mm Width 1735mm Height 1530mm Wheelbase 2450mm Ground clearance 163mm Kerb weight 855-880kg/955-985kg Tyre 165/80 R14/185/65 R15 Boot space 268 litres Fuel tank 37 litres Brakes (f/r) Disc/Drum Suspension (f/r) Mac Pherson strut/ Torsion beam Turning diameter 9.6m New Maruti Swift LXi/LDi 5-speed manual transmission Dual front airbags ABS with EBD and brake assist Isofix child seat mounts Engine immobiliser Body coloured bumpers 14-inch steel wheels 165/80 R14 tyres Engine immobiliser Manual AC with heater Amber backlit instrument cluster illumination Tilt adjust steering Internally adjustable rear view mirrors Remote boot and fuel lid opening Gear shift indicator New Maruti Swift VXi/VDi 5-speed manual transmission /AMT Security system Speed sensitive door locks Adjustable day-night rear view mirror Body coloured wing mirrors with turn indicators Body coloured door handles White backlit instrument cluster illumination Outside temperature display (AMT Only) Tachometer Keyless entry Central locking Power windows with automatic driver’s side down function Electrically adjustable rear view mirrors Steering mounted audio controls Four speaker Audio player with AM/FM/Bluetooth/AUX Remote keyless entry system Height adjustable driver's seat Adjustable front seat headrests Driver's side foot rest (AMT only) Rear parcel shelf Gearshift indicator (MT only) New Maruti Swift ZXi/ZDi 5-speed manual transmission /AMT 15-inch alloy wheels 185/65 R15 tyres Leather wrapped steering wheel Reverse parking sensors Two tweeters Front fog lamps Smart key with push-button start Automatic climate control Electrically retractable outside rear view mirrors Rear defogger Rear wiper and washer Adjustable rear seat headrests 60:40 split rear seat Boot lamp New Maruti Swift ZDi+/ZXi+ 5-speed manual transmission 15-inch alloy wheels (dual tone finish) LED projector headlamps LED daytime running lamps Reverse parking camera Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility Auto headlamps with follow me home feature Detailed Report: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-maruti-swift-variants-explained-407086
  5. New Swift vs Maruti Suzuki and NEXA Line up

    As per Autocar India report, New Swift will miss out AMT on Zxi+ and Zdi+ trims. May be like IGNIS and Baleno got automatic introduced on Alpha trips later, MSIL may offer after 6 months the same on top end model. This might be done to keep top end price attractive.
  6. S-Cross or Ford Ecosport

    S-Cross hands down. Ecosport is alternativce for Brezza. Scross is better equiped, has more space and new model in blue looks like a BMW
  7. Safety - Ecosport (6 Airbags in to variant). Rest all have 2. Mileage - Vitara Brezza Maintenance Cost - Vitara Brezza Tata Nexon/WRV are very good products. While Nexon offers good styling and feature list with amazing ride and handling, it looses on fit and finish and little ergonomics. WRV - It misses on features and feels under-powered (petrol). Diesel has NVH issues. Ford Ecosport - It is a very very capable product. Facelifted model is a delight. It is just the maintenance and running cost of ford cars that too compared to Maruti Suzuki that it starts feeling expensive. Brezza - It has best of all worlds. From features to maintenance to mileage to handling etc. So my recommendation would be - Petrol - Ecosport Diesel - Brezza (Ecosport if you want to spend more)
  8. Honda city diesel automatic

    No. Honda has no plans for Diesel Automatic as of now. Also, Diesel popularity is also limited to SUVs now and sales for hatches and sedans for diesel are declining constantly. Petrol is back into the game.
  9. What is extra in New Swift?

    Well have a look at Ignis/Dzire/Baleno in the market. Swift will be same as these cars car - except the body shell. All these cars are build on Suzuki's new HEARTTECH platform that complies with latest safety standards. Feature list will be same across these models as well. Good thing - There will be standard dual airbags/ABS/ISOFIX mounts/Adjustable steering LXi/LDi - Black Door Handles, Flat Bottom Steering, Steel Wheels, Manual AC VXi/VDi - Body color handles and mirrors, mirror with turn indicators, wheel covers, dual din music system with Aux/USB/Telephony controls, steering mounted controls, Dual Speakers ZXi/ZDi - Alloy wheels, 4 speaker with 2 tweeters, Push Button Start/Stop, Automatic AC, Reverse Parking Sensors only ZXi+/ZDi+ - Machine Cut Alloys, Suzuki Touchscreen infotainment System with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Reverse Parking Camera, Driver seat height adjust, LED Headlamp with Projectors and DRLs. Maruti Suzuki will offer customisation options like in Ignis/Brezza. Dual tone will be exclusive to Z and Z+ only. AMT will be on offer with both Petrol and Diesel on V/Z and Z+ variants Now coming to price comparison - This is the new hiked price (January 2018) in Lakhs (Ex showroom Delhi) All Prices in Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) PETROL DIESEL Lxi/Sigma Vxi/Delta Vxi/Delta Automatic Zxi/Zeta Zxi/Zeta Automatic Zxi+/Alpha Zxi+/Alpha Automatic Ldi/Sigma Vdi/Delta Vdi/Delta Automatic Zdi/Zeta Zdi/Zeta Automatic Zdi+/Alpha Zdi+/Alpha Automatic IGNIS 4.66 5.27 5.82 5.69 6.25 6.5 7.04 - 6.32 6.87 6.79 7.34 7.58 8.12 Swift (*Expected Price) 4.99 5.59 5.99 6.09 6.69 6.99 7.49 5.99 6.99 7.59 7.29 7.89 8.09 8.59 Baleno 5.36 5.99 7.09 6.65 7.7 7.35 8.4 6.51 7.17 - 7.78 - 8.5 - Dzire 5.56 6.44 6.9 7.05 7.53 7.96 8.43 6.56 7.44 7.91 8.06 8.53 8.96 9.43
  10. Sedan Cars in India in The Upcoming Year

    Chevrolet Essentia - Company has wrapped up it's sales in India so unfortunately it won't make to Indian Markets.
  11. Can i register car in different state

    Buying car in hyderabad and registration in mumbai is allowble? - YES In mumbai what are the taxes i should pay to register this new vehicle? - You need to talk to authority or best would be ask a broker. You can find many online brokers who will get the process done and you won't have to do anything. are there any other hiden challenges or risks or taxes?- NO
  12. should I go with Ford aspire 2017 or 2018

    There is no timeline yet about the Dragon engine. However facelift is already in works and should be available by mid 2018. So go for a newer model if you can wait.
  13. Planning a Car under 15L!! Need your help!!

    ICOTY is a joke! Take into account WORLD CAR AWARDS. Indian Car Awards are simply sold out from the very start.
  14. Which Car to Buy among Sedans next year!

    Very well said - buying a car is not buying the engine specs. It is about the full experience. And this is where Suzuki Shines and stands unbeaten. Although I would consider your case as one of the rare one with Hyundai as I do not expect such a long delay. This can be due to the fact that Verna is relatively too new for its spare parts to be available (unlike Suzuki which have them well before the car production starts as many parts are shared as well). Hope your car gets repaired soon! Do keep us posted about the experience at the end.
  15. Ciaz CVT is rather value for money option and will cost a lot less. You will definitely have a peace of mind in terms of repairs and running cost. No one can beat Suzuki in terms of running cost and repairs. BUT I would suggest to wait for Ciaz Facelift (Mid 2018) and then buy the AT version if you are considering Ciaz.
  16. Which Car to Buy among Sedans next year!

    @rki - Looks like you had a really one of the bad experiences with Hyundai. Even I am fed up with Hyundai After Sales Services but seems your case of 17 days is too much. As I mentioned earlier in another post, Chevrolet even after shutting down operations provided TAT of 4 days for accident repair of BEAT. Ciaz cannot be beaten in this regards. But 17 days by Hyundai is something totally unexpected.
  17. Planning a Car under 15L!! Need your help!!

    Hyundai delays things always! Even I have had the same experience. On the flip side, Chevrolet which is no longer in India provided a 4 days TAT in replacing bonnet, door, fender and lights with other internal repairs after an accident last week. And Maruti is always the winner in these regards.
  18. DSG is anyday better. With 7 speed box, even better. But what Honda provides are paddle shifters which makes the drive engaging. I give credit to Honda City for engine and Vento for DSG. City CVT with Paddle shifters makes for an no-nonsense buy BUT Vento DSG is value for money and an enthusiast buy. Keep Vento DSG as option 1 and test drive both cars.
  19. Honda city facelift 2017 led headlights.

    LED Headlamps are better than conventional halogen lamps as they provide more visibility and range. LED with projectors is something which is the best currently. Xenon and Laser lights are the ones which very high end cars use. LED Projectors are now becoming popular in affordable cars like Ignis/Dzire and upcoming Swift. Soon LED (with/without projectors) will start becoming a feature every car's top model will have.
  20. Is Maruti Ciaz a best sedan car under 10 Lakhs

    IMHO, Ciaz is the best value for money car you can buy. It has been a top seller for a long time now. Recently 2017 Honda city and Hyundai Verna have been updated and trying to move ahead. Similarly Ciaz will be receiving an update before mid next year and surely will be back to the top!
  21. VW Vento / SKODA Rapid - The petrol engine gets a conventional 6-speed automatic gearbox while the Diesel gets a 7-speed DSG* dual-clutch automatic that can be manually controlled via the triptonic gear lever (no paddle shifters available). Honda City has automatic in Petrol only. So without a doubt, DSG is a better option - But it is for diesels only. SKODA Rapid just received a fresh update and personally that looks awesome. So for diesel automatic I would bet for Rapid DSG as of now. For petrol - City has paddle shifters which makes driving much more fun and exciting. So I would put money on City for petrol automatic
  22. Fuel Economy for Nexon petrol as per reviews is around 10-12 in city and 15 on highways. For Ecosport it is 12-14 in city and 16 on highways. So Ecosport is marginally better on highways. In terms of build quality, Ecosport wins handsdown. Tata have tried really hard to make Nexon as best TATA yet. But it still has issues with fit and finish. Some plastics have a really good feel but panel gaps and cheap plastic on lower dashboard/doors steal the show away. Cabs - Till now no compact SUV has a trend of becoming a Cab since they offer only 5 seats and a boot which many cheap hatches like wagonR and sub 4m Sedans like Amaze/Dzire etc fulfil. So If a sub 4m compact SUV makes its way to Cab segment (which is unlikely) then all will make it and not just Nexon. Considering other aspects - Nexon has superb ride and handling, great looks. It has a decent power train and is fun to drive. Ecosport has a good pwer train, has good ride and handling as well. Nexon offers more practicality and space inside due to clever engineering and design. It is approx 80k cheaper than ecosport and thus makes for a really good value for money package. Ecosport on the other hand is a safe yet expensive bet. Wonder what will happen if Brezza is launched with a petrol powertrain
  23. Honda WRV or S-Cross

    Long term maintenance cost - SCross wins handsdown. Suzuki shares most of the parts across cars and thus this makes maintenance quite easy and cheap. Fuel Economy - SCross will give you 19-20+ easily in city. Ecosport will be around 15+ in city. If you drive more carefully, you can easily cross 25kmpl for SCross and 20kmpl for ecosport
  24. Planning a Car under 15L!! Need your help!!

    If you want to buy now - VERNA. If you can wait, then definitely CIAZ. It will be a killer package as was before the Verna received facelift.
  25. Should I wait for 2018 Honda City?

    City would not get any new major change until 2020 in India. So go ahead for 2017 City. It is year end, you will get discounts too.