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  3. Saturday, October 16 2021
Dear Sir,


I am.D.N.Rao from Chennai.

I am planning to buy a car in next 6 months. I have not really decided on the budget. Assuming 10L - +/- 2 L range I should be able to find a good one. Petrol engine as I won't be driving much on regular basis.

I had in my mind upcoming ertiga.

While planning to buy my primary consideration is about comfort of old people.

I am looking for car which has good rear seat space and comfort. The passengers sitting in the rear seat are old people 80 plus. And average height of 5'6"

I am concerned about them.

1. Getting In / Out easily
2. Good lumbar and Thigh support.
3. space to stretch legs
4. Not tire them in long drive.
6. knees don't pain sitting in long drive.

What is your recommendation and suggestion Sir.

Thank you
Regards,
D.N.Rao
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Dear Rao ji,

Greetings !!

Yes you are correct on Ertiga front - but rather than ertiga its better to choose in Maruti XL6 with strong reasons in favor
a) Wide Open doors
b) ​Roof not placed too high to call it like jumping. Its placed at comfortable height and senior member of family can easily ingress and egress
c) 2nd Row has captain row seats and can adjust to slide, recline in utmost comfortable position for each one of them with great amount of legroom, headroom. Been you referred average height as 5'6" theres no concern for under-thigh support too.

https://www.mycarhelpline.com/images/easyblog_articles/916/b2ap3_thumbnail_Maruti-XL6-2ndRow-Captain.jpg

d) Seats are placed at good height so can have good visibility in front too. Wide Window lines offer lot of space aspect
e) Suspension although is relative on firm note and not something for Plush Comfort Experience. But it will ensure relative controlled body roll and stability on higher speed
f) As you specifically asked in for
3. space to stretch legs
4. Not tire them in long drive.
6. knees don't pain sitting in long drive.


Be Assured - Maruti XL6 will be lot comfortable on long drive experience.
Although its not Creta for supreme comfort oriented plush ride for city and neither Innova Crysta for impeccable high speed stability and ride
But be assured Maruti XL6 is best fit basis budget and need requirement with captain row seats having independent armrest with indvidual slide and recline position to make it best comfort experience for senior members of family

Hope should help !!


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Hello 


Thanks for the reply 


Total members in family are 4 including myself. Will XL 6 be not too large? 


Other than XL 6 any other recommendation you like to give? 


And is the upgraded XL6 going to be launched any idea? 


Thanks 

Rao
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Hello 


Thanks for the reply 


Total members in family are 4 including myself. Will XL 6 be not too large? 


Other than XL 6 any other recommendation you like to give? 


And is the upgraded XL6 going to be launched any idea? 


Thanks 

Rao
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Dear Rao Sahab,

Greetings !!

Appreciate your interest in buying Safe, Comfortable and Spacious car keeping in mind parent perspective.

I understand by reading your post on Maruti Ertiga where you look like waiting for facelift edition

See Ertiga got its last update in November 2018 as its 2nd Generation and since 3 yrs is on dream run with high demand and selling with no discounts. A Facelift is yes expected in another 6 months at max but would only be carrying in minor changes related to
> Front Fascia Grille
> Alloy Wheel Design
> Minor Upliftment in Interiors
> Some New Feature additions
> Possibly a new 6 Speed Torque converter in AT Transmission to replace in existing 4 speed AT

Rest - space, build, performance, handling, suspension would more or less be remaining on existing model

As you are concerned on a car with utmost space, comfort for Senior Members of Family - Ertiga although is a good choice basis ease of ingress, egress and our Admin has recommended your XL6 (which is loosely called as Ertiga crossover) having advantage of

> Captain row seats on 2nd Row - ideal from comfort for recline, slide angle perspective

> Ease of Ingress and Egress

and be assured that although XL6 is marginally longer than Ertiga - but is essentially Ertiga only and ease of dynamics and handling is as good as Ertiga only.

Infact for need, requirement - if you considering Ertiga - then basis comfort for 2 senior members - XL6 infact is better than Ertiga
But i have a different recommendation for your need:- Maruti S Cross Zeta Model and with reasons

1. S Cross has impressive long wheelbase of 2600mm and rear seat are placed just in right angle which can recline in 2 way recline angle in Zeta Model, along with offering adjustable head restraints, rear center seat armrest and under-thigh support basis fact of your parent height as 5'6" would be perfect

2. Ingress and Egress is near perfect. Ideal

3. Huge Legroom with Great Headroom Space

4. As Maruti Nexa range comes with stiffer suspension - your parents can be quiet comfortable on high speed as stability is quiet impressive on higher speed

5. Been the premium most Maruti Suzuki Car - expect sheet Metal Quality at its best (although this car based on heartect chassis platform). Also Braking experience is top notch as car available with all 4 disc brakes

6. Reliable and competitive Maintenance Product


Concerns
1. No Rear AC Vents. Although AC Cooling is satisfactory but it may take slight some time to cool in rear

2. No advanced safety of ESP, Traction Control

3. Suspension feels slight on firm side (however flip side is superior highway dynamics)

4. Not a Performance enthusiast car. Best to drive in relaxed way

But my recommendation goes for S Cross
Suggest to test drive and ask dealer to bring car at your residence so that your parents can also experience same on rear seat



Hope should help
Feel free to connect directly with me instead of forum for any further queries, would be glad to assist


Best regds
Gagan Modi
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