I want to buy a car in the price range of 4 to 4.5 lac, my monthly running is about 500 Kms. which car i should buy! Which fuel CNG, Petrol or Diesel!
You can install LPG kit in your Maruti Alto K10. There is no harm in this, however, we would recommend that if your monthly run is more than 1500 kms, then go for LPG. In addition to this, you have to sacrifice with the power to get more fuel economy. If you plan to install the LPG kit,please make sure that the LPG/CNG kit that you are installing is RTO approved. Also the dealer that you are fitting the kit from should also be RTO approved. If you get it installed from some other sources, then it may hamper the warranty. Please click here to know more abut CNG kits and there types.
The total maintenance cost of Maruti Alto k10 (CNG variants) will be approximately INR 22,408 for six years. Engine Oil and Oil filter will be changed at 10000 kms that will cost somewhere around INR 1,415.
Please click here to see the detailed analysis of service/maintenance cost. Moreover, you may also get in touch with the authorised Maruti service station for the same. Click here to find authorised Maruti service stations in your city. Don't forget to select your city in the drop down list.
Ordinary petrol has an octane number around 85. Speed petrol has an octane number of around 93 or even higher. Higher octane number is required when compression ratio of the engine is higher. Because of higher octane number pre-ignition is avoided. Thus giving a better performance. Sports vehicles have higher compression ratio. Hence the drivers of these use Speed petrol.
In an ordinary engine, speed petrol might not have that big of an advantage but as compression ratio increases one requires a petrol which can cope up.
High Speed Diesel has good cetane number 56-60 whereas normal diesel has cetane number ranging from 45-55. So, High Speed Diesel have better combustion thereby achieving good performance as well as cleaner emissions. Now a days, High Speed Diesel has special additives that even cleans the carbon deposits on fuel injector.
Hi-Speed Diesel contains detergents that enhance combustion through a process of cleaning up of fuel injectors that are blocked with harmful deposits. This improves spray pattern and prevents the injectors from "dribbling" with diesel. These detergents not only clean the injectors but also prevent the formation of new deposits making it work as good as new. HSD is normally used as a fuel for high speed diesel engines operating above 750 r.p.m. i.e. buses, lorries, generating sets, locomotive, pumping sets etc. Gas Turbines requiring distillate fuels normally make use of HSD as fuel.
Mahindra NuvoSport N6 (Diesel) variant will give you the mileage of 13.8 kmpl in city whereas 17.45 kmpl on highways. It is that fuel economy which the brand claims. However, the actual mileage cannot be determined. It can vary, depending upon the factors like environmental conditions, way of driving etc.
Please click here to see the specifications of Mahindra NuvoSport.
One of the biggest dilemmas faced by a car buyer today is deciding between buying a petrol car or a diesel. Deciding which car to buy is difficult enough and on top of that you have to figure out which of the two fuel options; petrol or diesel will suit your need the best. There are so many factors to take into account and that can make things very complicated. Diesel is cheap and economical, but the diesel version of a car is significantly more expensive than the petrol. And then there is also the average monthly running that you need to take into account and to top it all off there is the ever changing price gap between the two fuel options.
Petrol is cheaper, but diesels generally use less fuel. So which type of car should you choose?
Lots of car buyers struggle with this simple decision – which is best, petrol or diesel? The truth is that there's no one right answer. It depends on your priorities and the type of driving you do.
Diesel cars are much quieter than they used to be, so it's unlikely that you'll want to avoid them simply because of the noise. They're also more fuel-efficient than petrol, particularly out of town on long journeys.
Petrol cars are generally quieter, but the main reason that most small cars have petrol engines is because the car itself is not that expensive, and adding a diesel engine would increase the price by too much.
If you intend to drive a lot of miles, it's worth paying more upfront and going for a diesel. But if you don't use your car that much, you'll probably be better off paying a bit more for your fuel but much less for the car itself.
Determine average daily/monthly running:
A basic thumb rule while choosing between a petrol model or a diesel is you buy a diesel only when your average monthly running is on the higher side. 1,500-1,800 km a month would be considered good enough to warrant the purchase of a diesel model. Determining average running is a not that hard. A lot depends on the city you reside in too. Average monthly running in bigger cities like Mumbai and Delhi would be much higher owing to greater distances.
In general, servicing costs and costs of spare parts are higher for diesel cars than petrol ones. Right from the cost of oil replacement to the battery and clutch plate, etc. all cost more in case of diesel cars. Also, the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels of petrol cars are lower than that of diesel cars. However, since diesel engines do not make use of spark plugs that cost can be eliminated. But they do get turbochargers which will push up maintenance costs.
Rest, you may also go through our article on "Which Car to Buy - Petrol or Diesel? We Have the Answer" for better understanding.
Coming to Ertiga VDI or VXI - The only difference between these variants is - VXI is petrol variant and VDI is a diesel variant. There's a difference in the power and torque figures as well as in the fuel efficiency in these models because of different motors.
So, it all depends on your driving requirements. Click here for detailed comparison.
Please reach us at 1800-200-3000 (Mon-Fri from 10 AM to 7 PM). We will be glad to help you to choose the best car for you.
It will help us serve you better content and best deals