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  Wednesday, 03 August 2022
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Dear sir,

budget ex-showroom 8 to 9 Lakh (planning for BH series) as my native is in Maharashtra, job location Hyderabad,
planning for
1. Ignis zeta amt
2. Punch adventure amt with rhythm pack,

please give your opinion. driving will be mostly 900km monthly city only, rarely on highway/village roads may be on weekends. for long term usage.
1 year ago
Dear Vijay ji,

Hi. Greetings
As majority of usage going to be on city roads - is there any specific reason why you considering cars with raised ground clearance

1. Suspension is on stiff note on both Ignis and Punch so as to contain body roll
2. Ignis future is bleak basis the way sales happening of this model, sales is in sub 5000 units despite of been pitched on high sales segment
3. Punch is a great choice in build, but basis pickup performance, 3 cylinder engine vibration noise levels and slight AMT Jerkiness - not the best pick if maximum usage in local city use.

If you have majority of usage going to be in city roads
a) Grand i10 Nios Sportz AMT - 7.39 Lakh exshowroom
b) Maruti Swift Vxi or Zxi AMT - 7.32 Lakh (Vxi) / 8 Lakh (Zxi)
would actually end up as superior pick for need

Both cars suspension is better tuned for local use, Nios AMT has one among best calibrated AMT Response and 4 cylinder engine is refined
Swift AMT leads in superior handling character and even is more fuel efficient than Ignis with better design layout. Adding on reliability, proven resale is another plus point

Still if you have specific reason of buying car with raised ground clearance
Although Maruti Ignis feels
a) More Refined in 4 cylinder petrol engine
b) AMT response feels slight quicker and car actually feels quicker in engine responsiveness and AMT calibration
c) Superior after sales service experience
d) Steering feels relative light on low speed as against Punch where kind of heaviness on steering is there
e) cabin feel better insulated as against Punch

But - Punch Adventure Rhythm AMT has its own reasons :-
a) Impeccable Build Quality
b) Even superior cabin space management with better ingress and egress in Punch
c) More Stylish with superior road presence
d) As you going to experience car few times on Village roads - Punch suspension is more SUV'ish and adds superior handling

So depending on priorities - may consider, but Punch AMT definite feels more mature and stable product as against Ignis in capabilities perspective of car.

Hope should help !!
1 year ago
Dear sirji
selection of higher ground clearance due to road condition at my native are not so good, also punch due to safety
1 year ago
Yes, Punch AMT is better pick basis preferences as set.
Actually in India no particular rules made for *Bump design* viz. Height, width , white/black or yellow/black or red indicators light /reflectors not put so suddenly bump damage the car bottom under car.
1 year ago
dear sirji,

If changing mind to pure city usage,
Grand i10 Nios Sportz AMT - 7.39 Lakh ex showroom or i20 sportz IVT, which will be better option?
1 year ago

Both are different segment cars with almost 1.8 Lakh Price difference
Still if to choose one then - I20 IVT is a better product
> More refined in transmission response
> More spacious
> Feels more upmarket
> Better Features
> Even better steering feedback
> More safer too as 3 star rated as against 2 star rated Nios

Best regds
1 year ago

To be very precise go with ignis AMT for city commute including highway drive occasional it's best be it the mileage, space, engine performance and low on maintainable with good service center.

I own ignis MT from past 1years. It's best in the segment with great value for money.

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