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  Wednesday, 07 December 2022
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I am looking for a Compact SUV Car which has
a) Good Features, Good Engine
b) Reliability
c) Stylish
d) Been driving Manual car for last 10 yrs, so dont know whether Automatic or Manual will be best for me
and yes safe too for mostly alonge usage, but few times with family of 4. Pls guide for best car.

I Stay in Gurgaon and has personal savings of Rs 5 Lakh, will take maximum 7 Loan loan for 5 years where dont want my EMI to cross in 15000 rs a month. So pls guide for me
1 month ago
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#40219
Dear Rahul ji,

Hi. Greetings !!
Considering usage with specified criteria - i suggest to pls check out Kia Sonet HTX IMT with reasons

a. Sonet still remains the most stylish car in Sub 4 Meter Segment in Indian Market. Looks are definite eye catching especially in Intense Red, Beige Gold and Pearl Black Color. The Crown Jewel LED Headlights with LED DRL, LED Tail Light differentiates from rest of crowd in styling element. Even - Dual Beige and Black Interior along with semi leaterette white seats feels more upmarket and bright

b. You get array of features including
> Push Button Ignition
> Cruise Control
> Automatic Climate Control
> Wireless Android Auto, Apple Car Play having Driver rear view monitor too
> Rear View Camera

and yes Electric Sunroof too :D along with all essential standard

c. Now gets 4 Airbags, ESP, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control as standard in terms of active and passive safety features

d. 1 Litre Turbo Engine in IMT is fun experience. No dearth of power and should enjoy the experience. Steering has decent feedback on high speed too. Take a test drive

d. IMT makes the car pretty convenient to drive in. You actually feel like driving a Manual Transmission but without clutch pedal. Means - you can upshift and downshift the gears the way you driving in past but have your left foot as relaxed as no manual clutch pedal. For assistance - Sonet HTX features in Hill Hold Assist which can hold car for 2 seconds if feels like car going to go back on incline so that you can either apply handbrake or give more throttle on accelerator

e. Also has Creep Mode in IMT which makes it absolute convenient to drive in

f. Kia been part of Hyundai at Global level - pretty reliable product, However as its IMT - i suggest to pls check on some best practices of IMT Review to have peace of mind ownership

g. Service cost are pretty controlled too, average annual service cost in in range of rs 6000 to 6500

h. Suspension although is on slight stiffer note, but as is going to be self driven car for majority of times - will find same as no issue

Concerns
a. Build Quality where Sonet scored low in Global NCAP Rating

b. Its a compact SUV, so rear seat legroom space is not to like of many family car buyers. Pls check it out if same is acceptable to you

But- if you desire for Feature Loaded, Upmarket, Stylish Car where engine reliability, performance and time to have some convenience in drive too - pls experience Sonet IMT as a great choice for need.

Hope should help !!
1 month ago
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#40220
Which would you suggest is better among venue imt or sonet htk plus imt. And what are the reliability of nissan magnite or Renault kiger as they would offer CVT in the same price range. Thanks 🙏🏼
1 month ago
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#40223
Thanks, drove in Kia Sonet and really loved same
Awesome car in styling, features and very fun in IMT. I was not aware that its so convenient to drive in

Just a last query - how is Venue S Option IMT - its costing almost a lakh lesser - but with slight lesser features
1 month ago
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#40230
@Rahul ji,
Venue ride is relatively better if you have majority in city usage.
But issue with Venue is that there is no mid way variant in between S Option and Sx Option

I mean S Option has relative limited features and as you specified preferences of features then next upgrade comes as Venue Sx Option having price difference of Rs 2.25 Lakh in Haryana taking On road price to Rs 13.5 Lakh zone with 5 yrs warranty

Apparently - Venue S Option IMT is value provided
> Alloys can fit in aftermarket
> Ready to adjust without Auto Climate Control
> Ok to adjust without Push Ignition, Cruise Control, Sunroof

for which will save rs 1 Lakh, else choose Kia Sonet HTX IMT as originally suggested
Hope should help !!
1 month ago
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#40239
Sir venue S(o) has traction control but doesn’t have automatic ac.


@Rahul ji,
Venue ride is relatively better if you have majority in city usage.
But issue with Venue is that there is no mid way variant in between S Option and Sx Option

I mean S Option has relative limited features and as you specified preferences of features then next upgrade comes as Venue Sx Option having price difference of Rs 2.25 Lakh in Haryana taking On road price to Rs 13.5 Lakh zone with 5 yrs warranty

Apparently - Venue S Option IMT is value provided
> Alloys can fit in aftermarket
> Ready to adjust without Auto Climate Control
> Ok to adjust without Push Ignition, Cruise Control, Sunroof

for which will save rs 1 Lakh, else choose Kia Sonet HTX IMT as originally suggested
Hope should help !!
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