I am planning to buy Ecosport Automatic could you please suggest.
It's great that you are planning for a new car.
Now, since you wish to purchase an automatic car, we would like to share few major benefits of Automatic transmission.
The main advantage of an automatic car is the driving comfort. An automatic car does not have a clutch pedal. Once you start driving an automatic car in traffic jams, you will realise what you have been missing all these years. You don't have to change gears or use the clutch every few seconds in an automatic car. No more being so tired while driving through the constant traffic jams in the cities of India, because you do not have to be pressing the clutch and changing gears all the time.
Coming to Ford Ecosport: There are two variants in Automatic Transmission:
1. Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium
2. Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium BE
Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium BE is a special edition car wherein "BE" stands for "Black Edition". The Black Edition is available from the Trend+ variant and upwards with both the petrol and diesel engines. It is a purely cosmetic update with certain elements being blacked out for a sporty appeal. The grille, 16-inch alloy wheels, mirror covers, fog lamp bezel, roof rails & roof cross bars are all finished in black. The interiors and the engine options remain untouched. It carries a premium of fourteen thousand rupees over Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium.
Now coming to Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium - This trim is equipped with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that delivers exceptional performance and mileage. It has a displacement capacity of 1499cc and has four cylinders integrated with 16 valves. It churns out 110.4bhp maximum power at 6300rpm and 140Nm torque at 4400rpm. This motor is mated to an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission gear box that assists in easy shifting of gears. The mileage on highways comes to around 16.5 Kmpl, but it falls down to nearly 12.5 Kmpl on the city roads.
This vehicle is equipped with efficient braking system wherein, its front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear ones have sturdy drum brakes. This mechanism is further assisted by the advanced anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist. An electric power steering is offered with tilt and telescopic adjustment functions. This ensures easy handling irrespective of different road conditions.
It is equipped with best of convenience features inside. This list comprises of courtesy lights along with two map reading lights, a cooled glove box, steering mounted with audio controls, all four power windows with one touch up and down function on driver's side, power adjustable ORVMs with side turn indicators as well as engine push start button. An automatic air conditioner gives additional comfort by allowing its occupants to set the cabin temperature as required. The music system comes with a 3.5 inch MFD screen and includes a CD player, as well as radio tuner. This unit even features SYNC with Applink, Bluetooth connectivity and Aux-In options.
This variant has a long list of security attributes that keeps its occupants safe. Some of these include remote central locking with flip key, engine immobilizer system, ABS with EBD, rear defogger, and emergency brake hazard warning. Also, there is electronic stability control, dual front, side and curtain airbags, rear parking sensors, door ajar warning lamp and a few others.
The ex-showroom price of Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium variant is approximately INR 9.94 lakhs. At this price point, it is indeed a good car to go with.
Rest, we suggest you to take a test drive before you make a final call.
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Maruti Baleno 1.2 CVT and Maruti Baleno 1.2 CVT Delta:
Both the cars are similar in terms of mechanism, features and other aspects. The only difference is, Maruti Baleno 1.2 CVT Delta is paired with a continuously variable transmission gear box that further improves the delivery of power and torque output.
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Which one will be better? It is a matter of personal preference. The points which are covered below will help you to take a final decision.
There are several advantages of an automatic car over a manual transmission car. The main advantage of an automatic car is the driving comfort. This driving comfort of an automatic car in a traffic jam has to be experienced for you to know what you have been missing. No more being so tired while driving through the constant traffic jams in the Cities of India, because you do not have to be pressing the clutch and changing gears all the time.
Apart from the driving comfort, the other advantage of automatic cars is that the maintenance cost of an automatic gear car could be lesser than a manual car over the lifetime of the car. This is because the gears are changed automatically at the correct engine RPM and speeds and the driving is always very smooth without any jerks. This contributes to longer life of the drive train parts of the car including longer tyre life.
Driving a vehicle with a CVT is a very different experience and many drivers to not like it because you do not feel the engine accelerating; you do not feel any shifts instead you feel the engine racing as it would with a slipping clutch or a failing transmission which is just the CVT adjusting to provide optimal power.
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Manual Transmission:
1. Easier to maintain: Since they are less complex than automatics, there is less of a chance for something to go wrong. The clutch is the only item that generally needs repair, but for the most part that isn't needed for hundreds of thousands of miles.
2. Use of gear or engine oil: This fluid deteriorates less quickly and doesn't require frequent changes.
3. Cheaper: In general, brand-new stick shift vehicles are cheaper than their automatic counterparts.
1. Difficulty on hills: Stopping on a hill and starting again can be inconvenient as well as scary. Since the vehicle rolls back, drivers have rolled into traffic or stalled.
2. Pain from the clutch. Your left leg will be in constant use when driving a stick shift car. Over time, it can mess with the joints in the leg.
Hey, it is a matter of personal preference or choice, still, touchscreen is more convenient. There are many advantages if you have a touchscreen media infotainment in your car.
Fantastic looks are a great starting point, but there's much more that you can get.
You can see all the information you need at a single glance, making it easier to keep your eyes on the road. You’ll also have expansion options like navigation and a rear-view camera available to you in the future.
With a large screen acting as your receiver's display, it's a whole lot easier to read than the 2- or 3-line displays of typical car receivers. You'll enjoy being able to read more information about what you're listening to. Bigger icons, split-screen capability, and more screen real estate add up to a satisfying car audio experience. You'll be able to keep your eyes on the road a whole lot better if you're not squinting at your display, or waiting for the info to scroll by. In fact, everything you do with your receiver is easier when you have a large, touchscreen interface. Here are some examples of how these receivers can make your drive much easier.
Bluetooth lets you enjoy hands-free conversation using your compatible phone. You’ll be able to see caller information instantly with a big screen in your dash, so you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Some receivers also allow audio streaming from phones.
Get a better map view than phones or most portable navigators can deliver. And if your receiver doesn’t feature built-in navigation, you might be able to add guidance with an outboard unit, or connect to an iPhone app like MotionX-GPS Drive that works over 3G signals.
One of the main advantages of any big-screen receiver is the ease of going through the menus. Whether you’re looking for a song on your iPod, a favorite satellite radio station, or the EQ settings, a big, colorful touchscreen makes finding functions intuitive and simple.
Hey, (1.5 TDCI AMBIENTE and 1.5 TDCI TREND) & (1.5 TI VCT MT AMBIENTE and 1.5 TI VCT MT TREND) are similar mechanically but, there's a vast difference in the availability of features. The trend trims have some additional features and equipments such as Power Windows-Rear, Trunk Light, Vanity Mirror, Multifunction Steering, Foldable Rear Seat, Height Adjustable Driving Seat, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Washer, Rear Window Defogger, ABS and EBD.
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Yes, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Maruti Suzuki Baleno share the same 1.3 litre DDiS Diesel Engine. The Brezza gets the more powerful version that produces 88.5 bhp and 200Nm of torque. The Baleno in comparison produces 74 bhp and 190Nm.
Certain user reviews about Maruti Baleno says that it has very poor rear suspension. Is it true?. Also it is heard that Baleno is made by using light weight material. Is there is any safty problem due to this light weight material
The Baleno is equipped with McPherson struts in front and a torsion beam rear suspension. The suspension struts at the rear eat up a little boot space, as they intrude into the cabin. Ride quality is good, although at high speeds the car does feel pretty light. If you hit a rough patch, it does tend to get thrown about – and that’s where you feel how light it is. The Baleno is tuned more for comfort than sportiness, which is a good thing. With 170 mm of ground clearance, the car can handle its fair share of bad roads too. The brakes are sharp and at par with the Maruti Swift’s braking ability.
A big talking point in the new Baleno is, the fact that it has the new platform which makes it lighter and stronger plus, we may add that in terms of build quality it feels the best from Maruti with both paint finish and overall build being very good.
Well - as per Maruti Suzuki - one of the prime reason for weight reduction is all new chassis
As per manufacturer - this new chassis is even more rigid and basis the highlights "The innovative new platform has improved the crash resiliency, enhanced the rigidity and improved NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) performance."
Maruti has offered ABS with EBD with dual airbags as standard, which to us is reason enough to buy the Baleno.
We have not heard of any complaints regarding the suspension of the Baleno. In fact, when we had the car for the review, it quite impressed us. In my opinion, it could be a problem or an issue with a particular piece, let that not spoil your choice of car. The only issue that has to come light with respect to the Baleno is the fact that it has long waiting periods and that is there because it is actually a nice, well-rounded package.
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