I was a non-resident Indian /(38 years old) , recently relocated to India . I live in Kochi and have not yet settled with the traffic conditions especially the indiscipline of the drivers .I need help in selecting the suitable car for me – my budget is 15 lakhs and priority are city driving comforts / safety.
Driving on the indian city roads is not an easy thing, even in metropolitan cities. In fact, it may well be said that if you want to test the maximum efficiency and comfort provided by your car then drive it the whole day on indian roads and jot down the experience. Your car needs to be a blend of maximum power, ultimate comfort and unbelievable performance if you want to enjoy a comfortable ride in Indian cities. Deciding on a car with a big budget is not an easy task. There are tons of options to choose from and each one of them appears better than the last.
There are hatchbacks for the middle-income families while the sedan is more comfortable. For the upper-class, SUV would be a great option. So here are best in their categories cars offering cool drive in indian cities and if you looking to buy one, you can check them out them at CarDekho.com
Volkswagen Polo TSI - Epitome of driving experience with 7 speed automatic - Polo TSI is having excellent low end throttle response to pep - probably the best petrol hatch.
Maruti Baleno CVT Automatic - If you are looking for a CVT Automatic with best ride and handling, look no other than Baleno. been light weight - it performs exceptionally well with easy and smooth pickup, acceleration, handling.
Fiat Punto Evo: Have to drive on bad patch roads too often, look no other than Punto Evo. High ground clearance, build quality, matured suspension makes it ideal for drive-ability on indian roads.
Ford Aspire: It's the best looking car in its segment, it's got well-appointed spacious interiors and plenty of new features that would keep even a tech geek happy. Its also good to see that Ford hasn't compromised on safety. The diesel is great to drive and efficient while the automatic variant is sure to offer convenience.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel: Comes with 1.5 Litre TDI diesel engine and segment best torque in sub 4 meter compact sedan segment, backed with with proven VW handling, stability and best in class suspension, steering dynamics - makes it top notch among those aspiring for diesel compact sedan.
SUV & Crossover Range:
Fiat Avventura : You will instantly fall in love with its brilliant ride, handling dynamics along with raised ground clearance. The stability is spot on. With 16 Inch Wheels - the bad patch roads can easily be cruised.
Hyundai i20 Active Diesel : Even better than Elite I20 Diesel with improvement on gear ratio and firm suspension - its an excellent car for those looking for no compromise on handling aspect.
Maruti Vitara Brezza: Had the last laugh as the SUV seems giving shock to other SUV Makers with package of price, features, suspension, mileage, space. Brezza has been well tuned for indian roads with suspension feels better than other compact SUV like Ecosport, TUV300 and with wider tyres can absorb in bad patch roads with fair ease.
On a final note, the car that you ultimately end up purchasing will depend on your preference, requirement and personal judgment. Please reach us at 1800-200-3000 (Mon-Sat from 10 AM-7 PM). We will be more than happy to be a part of your new car purchase.
We appreciate your keenness to know the impact of GST on cars.
If you were planning a diesel hatchback or a sub-4m sedan, it's probably the right time to go ahead and make a purchase before GST rolls out.
Currently, the combined taxes on cars, including excise, sales tax and VAT can be as high as 27.5% to 35.5% of the value of the car. With GST implemented, the total taxes on small and medium cars will come to only about 31%. Hence, there will be overall increment in the prices.
Click here to check the price of Maruti Swift Dzire.
Moreover, click here to know more about "GST For Cars".
It's great that you are looking forward to buy a new car and thank you for making us a part of your car buying journey.
The cars you have selected are certainly great options.
Maruti comes with strong after sales network. Talking about Maruti Baleno, a premium hatchback offer perfect balance of performance and features whereas Maruti Dzire is a compact sedan which offers good fuel-efficiency.
On the other hand, Ford Aspire is a stylish sedan offer good driveability. Talking about Volkswagen Ameo, it has better build quality.
Under the hood, all cars are powered with 1.2 petrol engine and have same performance figures but Ameo is slightly under powered.
It would certainly depend on your driving requirements but here Maruti Swift Dzire could be a better pick as it offers five speed manual and automatic transmission with Dual-front Airbags, ABS with EBD as standard safety feature. Rest, if you drive mainly on highways then Ford Aspire will be a better option. Baleno is being sold through Nexa dealership and is one of the most selling car in this segment. It will be easy to drive in city conditions.
Additionally, Ford and Volkswagen is on higher side in terms of maintenance as compared to Maruti family cars.
We also recommend you to take a test drive before making a final call.
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