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  1. Nilesh Chourasia
  2. New Cars, Reviews
  3. Saturday, July 10 2021
Hello Team,

I need your expertise for new car buying.
I am staying in Pune and my budget is 8-9 lakhs for a small family of 3 ppl including a kid.
The driving is very less in city occassionally on weekends sometime highway total driving will be less than 100km in a month.

I am not driving enthusiastic person.
Expects features,build quality,less maintenance.

I have shortlisted following cars-
1.kiger RXz- non turbo- Dealer quoted 9.10 including accessories and corporate discount.
2.I20- sports
3.Altroz xz

Breeeza vxi and venue S but will add additional infotainment system.

Please suggest and let me know if any further information needed.

Admin Accepted Answer
Dear Nilesh,

Greetings !!

Before we recommend in car for your need, important to assess that car is a depreciating asset

If total driving going to be less than 100 Kms a month - it makes all sense to buy in 3 to 4 year Old, less kms driven Used Car been
> will get in car at 30% to 35% lesser price as against correspo
> Many cars available with service history

Important to understand that car is made of mechanicals - to get the best experience from your new car - its important to drive it
If usage going to be very less in city then do note that engine wont reach its operating temperature and usage if going to be say less than 4 Kms in journey for most of the times would be what called stress conditions.

So - rather than new car, a used car would be lot better scenario
But - eventually end decision will be yours, so coming to your primary query for best new car car for such low driving basis
> Features
> Build Quality
> Less Maintenance
> Reliability aspect

HYundai I20 Sportz is top pick in given cars with strong reasons
> Reliable and proven engine. This 1.2 Litre Kappa Engine is in Hyundai Portfolio for more than 10 years and a lot better tested, improvised for a proven long lasting reliability and stress Indian road conditions
> 5 Year Wonder warranty for users with low running without any extra cost
> This Car Scheduled service maintenance would be very competitive as 'alignment balancing' not needed in been same done at 10K Kms and rest for other components have longer replacement interval. Without it first 5 year scheduled servicing cost all inclusive would be just Rs 3000 to 3500 as paid annual bill. Refer - Hyundai I20 Service Cost
> Feature Loaded with yes upmarket car feel. Stylish and Lifestyle Features. You get Touchscreen, Camera, Highline TPMS along with all necessary features for a superior experience. Refer I20 Sportz Features
> A Stylish car with a distinguish road presence. Infact most stylish hatchback car of Indian Market with European looks
> Build Quality is reasonable acceptable if you drive in controlled speed. See - Driver skills and speed limits matters the most in end to end safety aspect and I20 as equipped with ABS EBD, DUal Airbags, Defogger, Highline TPMS, Front Fog Light, DRL, Seat Belt Pretensioners, Speed Sensing door lock, Impact Auto Door Unlock offers a reasonable safety feature experience.

To view - if you keek for new car should opt for Hyundai I20 Sportz as best buy for requirement preference
Hope should help !!

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Nilesh Chourasia Accepted Answer
Thanks for your valuable suggestions but I personally inclined towards SUV rather than premium hatchback.

Hence looking for a suv.
My priority are features, look, service cost and maintenance, safety.I am not an enthusiastic driver hence not aware of driving dynamics and engine performances.
Raised my budget to 10lakhs.

Below are the choices-
1.Kiger RXz Energy
2.Venue sPlus
3.Sonet HTK plus
4.Nexon Xm-s

  1. more than a month ago
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Admin Accepted Answer
HI Nilesh,

Pls find

Renault Kiger RXZ leads the pack with highest features packed in car followed next by Venue S Plus and then is Sonet HTK PLus

Although looks are subjective
Kia Sonet to our view is the most stylish car in Segment, followed next are Venue, Nexon and Kiger (without any sequence order)

Service cost and maintenance
Hyundai Venue features as one with segment lowest scheduled service cost and reliability factor
Followed next are Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon.
Somehow Renault featuring as in close bottom in JD Power CSI Index and Renault after sales experience to view still needs lot to catch up

Although Kiger comes with 4 airbags , but basis build quality - Nexon leads the pack
Now Magnite scored 4 star in NCAP Rating, expect similar for Kiger too. But having said same - will still rate Kiger, Venue, Sonet - as next in line after Nexon

Overall Recommendation
See Jack of all here is Hyundai Venue. Basis your family size of 3 members where rear seat wont make a difference and you seek peace of mind ownership - Hyundai Venue S Plus
> Loaded with all essential modern age features as expected in car model
> Scheduled Service cost are most compettive
> Ride and Handling aspect are fair impressive
> ALthough not as stylish as Nexon but still reasonable Stylish car in lot - has distinctive road presence
> Standard Safety Features of ABS and Dual Airbags - Presuming you will drive in controlled speed

Hyundai Venue S Plus is a great pick to consider in

May check it out !!

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