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Dear Team,

I am staying at Mumbai and looking for the car / suv.
We are family of three adults.

My requirement is for weekend outing and city travel. I will use vehicle during monsoon for office ( three months ).

Please suggest best suitable car in range of 8 to 11 lacs ex-showroom price.

This is my first car and will going to retain for 8-10 years.

Please suggest best car / suv.


Regards
Hiren
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I have shortlisted the Kia Sonet HTX iMT Petrol.

Is this right choice as per my requirement mentioned here?


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Hi

Thanks for additional updates. This was important
Somehow
> Brezza comes with black theme
> Venue do come with Black Interiors
> Sonet GT Line is what with black interiors
> Nissan Magnite: In a world of Sonet, Venue, Ecosport, Brezza, Nexon - dont think that Magnite is worth a pick over competition

Basis update of upto 10 Lakh Ex-showroom in Compact SUV
Kia Sonet HTX IMT @ 9.99 Lakh Exshowroom:- Excellent choice,
> Mature Ride Handling
> More Fun to drive on highway
> Dual Tone Bright Interior
> Impressive Highway Dynamics
> Mature Suspension Set up
> Reliable and Low Ownership Maintenance Product
> Very Stylish - infact most stylish compact SUV of segment and LED Headlights

Downside: Compact Rear Seat Legroom. Not best in safety, lacks ESP and advanced safety which otherwise is available in top of line GTX IMT and that will cost almost Rs 2.5 Lakh higher in On road price

Tata Nexon: Great choice basis
> Improvised BS6 Petrol Engine,
> Advanced safety of ESP, Traction, build
> AMT is more convenient (and yes improvised too by Tata)
> Better Space Management
> Bright 3 Tone Interiors - do not feel claustrophobic

But
> After sales service network
> Slight thicker A Pillar which can be slight an obstruction in cornering
> Visibility not great
> Mileage is not the best especially in sports mode will fall
> Limited Feature set
> Service interval is bi-annual

are concerns there

But if you ready for Sedan in under 10 Lakh
Opt in for Toyota Yaris J CVT provided you like
> Relaxed Drive
> Sturdy Build
> Best in class reliability
> Car feels well planted on road
> Has segment best ground clearance in mid sedan at 175 mm

Do note that this car is ideal if to be driven in relaxed way.

But if you seek fun to drive then Skoda Rapid Rider Plus Automatic
> Punchy Mid range
> Sturdy Build
> Best in class steering feedback
> Best in class suspension dynamics
> A Car which is what meant for highway ride

Overall Recommendation basis updated information as shared
> If a Sedan basis your driving style check out in between Yaris and Vento
> If compact SUV and seek space, safety as key elements then basis revised budget Nexon XMA AMT but may miss on features
> If compact SUV with features, fun to drive, styling then Sonet GTX IMT

Hope should help !!
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My monthly use will be around 300 km in city, Outing in a year around 2000 km.
Total yearly usage approx 6000 km.

As mentioned required family car, easy to drive (preferably automatic / semiauto) with decent mileage in city and highways.

Intereior donot feel catastrophic (like complete black /dark) to avoid nosia feeling.

It should be comfortable in city as well long drive.

Provide complete analysis with best suitable vehicle ( sedan / SUV). Budget already mentioned upto 10 lacs ex showroom.
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You have not mentioned about Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite or Tata Nexon.

Is there negative among these to avoid?
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Greetings !!

Considering fact that its going to be your first car and basis occassional usage during monsoon time
> Should have high ground clearance
> For Weekend Outing - car should have imaculate ride and handling experience
> No Compromise on Safety Aspect
> Yes Feature Loaded, Reliable

Recommending 3 Cars for need, specified

Manual Transmission
If its Manual Transmission then at upper end of Price Bracket
1. Ford Ecosport Sports Petrol: An excellent choice basis
> Immaculate ride and handling experience on higher speed
> Segment best Touchscreen in terms of Resolution and Fluidness, Ford Syn3 is awesome
> Safe, rather very safe with sturdy build, 6 Airbags, ESP, Traction Control
> Proven product from Ford and in last 8 years made a standing of its own
> Top of Line trim with HID Projectors, Leatherette seats and all, would love in comprehensive features. Details - Ecosport Sports

Downside
> Not very fuel efficient, anything close to 10 Kmpl would call it a reasonable expectation
> Such Compact SUV are not very spacious in terms of rear seat. But if someone sitting in back of average height like 5'7" type then basis under-thigh support, recline angle and way of easy ingress and egress absolute no issues
> This 3 cylinder Engine although is good in itself in terms of refinement, but on idling if one try to feel out then is certain amount of vibration
> Not to enthusiastic taste. Pickup is more in linear way
> Its a Manual Transmission - well thats not a downside, but clutch is not super light - if seek convenience factor

But overall if you seek a
> feature loaded SUV
> Best in class active and passive safety features
> Class Leading Handling Experience on higher speed
> Proven and Reliable Product from Ford India

then Ecosport Sports is what should consider.

2 If its Manual Transmission then at middle range Price Bracket
Maruti Vitara Brezza Zxi: Only product from Maruti to score in 4 Star Safety Rating,
> 1.5 Litre Engine performance is impressive in 4 cylinder Petrol
> Very refined, Proven, Reliable Car
> Offers comfort oriented drive
> Even more spacious against Ecosport
> Yes is Fuel efficient too
> Comes with all standard modern age essential including Touchscreen, Auto Climate Control and essential styling, safety, convenience and infotainment features
> Details - Maruti Vitara Brezza Zxi

Downside
> Interior Plastic Quality feel very ordinary
> Not best in cabin aesthetics, button, instrument cluster feels outdated
> Rear Seat are positioned in upright way.

But - is a no nonsense product from Maruti at good price point to make it value pick

Convenience Factor
3. If you seek Convenience and features in a combination then Venue Sx Option IMT You will love in
> Turbo Petrol Engine Mid range
> Good steering feedback (even feel better than Creta to our view)
> Good Brakes
> Fully Loaded Safety in top of line with 6 Airbags, ESP
> Stylish, Upmarket, full of features to love in
> IMT (without any clutch pedal) makes driving very convenient.

Downside
> Rear Space is slight on compact note

Recommend to do test drive as thats utmost important.
Am sure for need, requirement mentioned - could be an excellent choice from reliability perspective on long term note.
Hope should help !!
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