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  1. Saurabh Jain
  2. New Cars, Reviews
  3. Thursday, February 25 2021
Dear Mr.Gagan Modi,

I really like the way you share your views keeping practicality in mind.

I am driving Maruti Ritz Lxi petrol 7 years old car with around 80k mileage.I am single user of the car. Now, I want to upgrade to a bigger car.
I need your help in selecting the right car. (attached payment receipt of payment).

1) I drive approx 50-70kms daily, shud I go for petrol or diesel minimum 1.5 ltr manual transmission.
2) Safety is important for me.
3) Impressive looks.
4) Contemporary features.
5) Good Comfort.
6) Drive 3- 4 times in a year for family outings.
7) Considering current dynamics in in Indian automotive market, I wud like to keep the car for around 6years.
8) My short listing are below:

A) Ecosport Diesel Titanium
B) Creta Diesel E ( I hv to get some additional work done through aftermarket)

Look forward to eagerly here from you.

Best Regards,
Saurabh
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Greetings !!

Considering fact that
> Your average Monthly Usage to be almost 1500 Kms+
> Fact that Petrol SUV Cars comes with relative lower mileage due to higher up weight

Its all a prudent choice to consider Diesel Fuel for need and not only will get lower running cost but even superior pickup.
Even Price Diffrence in between Ecosport Titanium Petrol and Diesel, Creta E Petrol and Diesel is relative lesser as against other model variants.

Now coming back to Ecosport and Creta
See as a product per se Creta Diesel Engines are by far the most refined and thanks to 6 Speed Transmission - you will experience the very best from Creta in terms of Engine NVH Levels and Performance factor. Soft Suspension offers Plush ride experience.

Adding on space perspective too where Creta feels slight more spacious too and from social status perspective getting a full size 4.3 Meter SUV as against Trend of Compact SUV in Indian Market.

But - bottom line remains Ford Ecosport Titanium Diesel
> Offers ESP, Traction Control as important differentiating safety element
> Yes model is much improvised with near loaded features including lifestyle, convenience as Auto Climate Control, Factory Fitted Touchscreen Music System, Keyless Entry, Alloys, Front Fog Light, Defogger and yes also offers Electric Sunroof (so what gimmick but is there part of car)
> Ford High speed Handling dynamics feels superior as against Hyundai Creta - no second thought
> Fact where after Seltos scored 3 Star and Creta Crash test yet to be done - cant be sure on Creta Safety Rating tiill time is what NCAP tested

Having said same somehow downside of Ecosport is
> Relative Stiffer Clutch
> Relative Stiffer Suspension

So Coming to your Query
2) Safety is important for me - Will rate Ford Ecosport Titanium DIesel a notch above
3) Impressive looks - Looks are subjective, but yes Creta feels more upmarket (if you upgrade with alloys and good quality Touchscreen) as against Ecosport
4) Contemporary features - Ecosport wins as you getting one down to top end model, as against Creta Base Model
5) Good Comfort - Hyundai Creta offers more Plush ride experience in city, but if you ask for high speed Handling Ecosport
6) Drive 3- 4 times in a year for family outings - Ecosport provided limited legroom is not a deal breaker for you
7) Considering current dynamics in in Indian automotive market, I wud like to keep the car for around 6 years - Way Sales happening looks like Hyundai Creta will have an edge in resale factor as against Ecosport where sales much lower

Conclusion
> If ready to spend in Rs 60K to 65K more in form of Alloys, Touchscreen and seek more space, comfort oriented drive and a car writing success chapters with superior Engine NVH and ends to superior resale then Creta E Diesel

> Else for superior safety, High Speed Handling and Factory Fit Lifestyle features with more features in lesser price then Ecosport Diesel should check put

Do note that there is a long waiting on Creta E Diesel extending to several months and by that time one more round of price hike may just happen.


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