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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I have been using a Renault Duster RxL 4WD 2014 model since I bought it new in January 2015. I have clocked 60ooo Kms since and yesterday was shocked when I had a service charges bill for Rs 20,000. I had paid about Rs 18,000 when the car was serviced at 50,000 kms and in all I have paid more than Rs. 70,000 on service since purchasing this car. I am totally lost as to why Renault is charging such high prices for everything, when similar cars get serviced at less than a fourth of what I paid
We are amazed to hear about your experience with Renault and we totally understand your concern about the maintenance of the car.
In order to assist you in right direction, we recommend you to check the bill that was provided to you as it will be having all the charges that are made at the time of servicing of your car as it will clear all your doubts.
On the other hand, for better clarification we suggest you to talk with service centre as they will be the right person to assist you with same.
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These are estimated maintenance cost detail and cost may vary based on location and condition of car. Service Charge is not including any extra labour charges.
Hey, its great that you are planning for a new car and Hyundai Xcent is indeed an amazing car. We must appreciate your choice. Hyundai has recently launched the facelift version of the Xcent which has gone through some cosmetic changes on the exteriors and interiors.
Talking about the performance specifically, this car is being offered with 1.2 diesel and petrol engine. The petrol trim is capable of delivering a power of 84 bhp with a torque of 114 Nm whereas the diesel engine can deliver a power of 74 bhp with a torque of 190 nm.
Talking about the mileage figures, the diesel motor delivers a maximum mileage of 25.4 kmpl (Highway) whereas the petrol motor delivers a maximum mileage of 20.14 kmpl (Highway).
Now, there is no direct comparison between the performance between the performance of Hyundai Xcent and Elite i20 because of the engine difference. The petrol trim is same 1.2 liter engine but in diesel, the i20 comes with a 1.4 liter engine.
Thank you for showing the confidence and writing to us.
There are ample of options available with the requirements you have listed. As you will be driving 50-60kms.(Approx) daily, we recommend you to opt for a diesel car.
In Hatchback, options are Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo etc.
To begin with Compact Sedan options are Tata Tigor, Hyundai Xcent, Tata zest etc.
Hatchback cars are easy to manoeuvre in bumper to bumper traffic conditions whereas sedans cars offers better luggage space and legroom.
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1. Maruti Baleno offers perfect balance of performance and features.
2. On the other hand, Hyundai Grand i10 has spacious passenger and luggage space and is best suited for city.
3. Ford Figo, a well-rounded product with 100PS diesel engine is fun to drive.
4. Tata Tigor it has Multi Drive Mode: Eco & City which is just right for heavy city area.
5. Tata Zest scored a respectable four-stars in the Global NCAP crash test.
6. Hyundai Xcent offers better driveability with peppy diesel engine.
In you are looking for impressive feature list we suggest you to go for Tata Tigor or Hyundai Xcent. Otherwise, if you will be driving more on highways, we suggest you to go for Volkswagen Ameo or Tata Zest with better performance figures.
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We appreciate your interest towards car and your keenness to know the performance of VW Ameo.
Firstly talking about petrol variant, the petrol 1.2-litre is a tried and tested engine, 73bhp is what it produces and there's 110Nm of torque on offer and you might say the power is pretty sufficient for the segment.
About diesel, 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine, which has been used in the Polo and the Vento, and it now makes its way into the Ameo. But what VW has managed to extract is more power out of this unit, which means that the Ameo is more powerful than the Polo. What Volkswagen has also managed to give the Ameo is a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG. The 5-speed manual is a familiar unit and the gearshifts are smooth, which makes it a good companion, in both city traffic conditions and out on the highway.
Moreover, click here to read the "Volkswagen Ameo First Drive Review".
Click here to read the "Volkswagen Ameo Diesel: First Drive Review"
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