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  1. Anu George
  2. New Car Deals & Offers
  3. Tuesday, January 11 2022
Hi Gagan ji,

I had booked Hyundai Creta base diesel variant and finally cancelled as they could not deliver it even after 7 months. Later i was searching for some good used cars along with the support of a local mechanic. Since it was too painfull to spend lot of time searching and evaluating the used cars, i took a pause and waited for some time. Now with new entrants into mid SUV segment and starting of BH series in karnataka things happened for a good cause.

This week i took test drive of 4 cars and need you valuable suggestion to finalize one.

1. Volkswagen Taigun 1L Highline AT
Very good built and paint quality, steering dynamics, balanced suspension were the main pros i found in it. Even though from videos i liked the look of Kushaq better than Taigun, after seeing the car in real, i personally liked this design better. 2021 model is available in stock with the dealer and was offered a discount of approximately 50k which i feel may not be a good deal, bcos already this variant is bit overpriced when compared to its sibling Kushaq that offers slightly better features like LED headamps, auto headlights, cruise control etc. The on road price considering KA registration along with comprehensive insurance was offered at 17.7L

2. Skoda Kushaq 1L Ambition AT
Paint and buit quality at par with Taigun, suspension seemed to be better than Taigun. Though initially I liked Kushaq design better, with time im loving Taiguns classic styling. Eventhough many added features were available i basic feature, like missing starring mounted call answer button was not expected of Skoda. They too have few 2021 models available and was offered a discount of approx 90k. The onroad price considering KA registration with Skoda bumper to bumper insurance, was offered at a price of 16.9L with option of taking 4 year service maintenance pack at 16k instead of regular 24k.

3. Seltos 1.5L petrol HTK+ IMT
Wider back seat is a big advantage, and considerable price difference and loaded with features. Even though i was expecting a harder suspension, this suspension felt very much like others. Still bit skeptical about IMT gearbox, and since redy vehicle is not available, i would require to wait for 3 to 4months. Safety is another point of concern. Considering KA registration and KIAs insurance, on road price is quoted at 15.37L.

4. Seltos 1.5 HTK+ diesel AT
Misses out many safety features but can get a diesel automatic.

I would like to hear your valuable suggestions / recommendations regarding these options.
Ravi Accepted Answer
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Seltos 1.5 HTK+ diesel AT, is best option available in diesel,

Pros- Spacious to accommodate 5 passengers comfortably, Smooth and powerful engine, Good handling- City and highway, reliable, value for money


Gagan Modi Accepted Answer
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Dear Anu ji,

Greetings !!

Thanks, My gratitude for your kind wishes and support
Of all the points referred

1. VW Taigun & SKoda Kushaq: As i understand you finding design and looks of this car to be more impressive and looks matter. When one spending a moolah of 15 Lakh plus - should get a car to his liking.

But theres another aspect to it which is the financial side and value perspective and Skoda been on command in India with Director Zac Hollis transforming customer centric activity at Skoda - expect better responsiveness

Adding on higher features (albeit with missing steering mount control but is it a deal breaker)

2. IMT and Automatic: Kind of convenience which an Automatic car geys is not there in IMT as driver need to change in gears continually

3. Discounts: 1 Lakh as referred in Kushaq is fair deal, How much is Skoda Insurance for
With 4 yr warranty and discounted 4 yr Service pack at 16K is great

4. Diesel AT or Petrol AT: Do you actually need Diesel car with lesser features

My recommendation - Kushaq Ambition Automatic looks best value in it
Pls share deal quote of dealer with complete breakup to analyse and let know if any further scope

Best regds


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