Also, the sales person says if you will accelerate hard then you will feel the jerk or else it's minimal.
Incorrect, When you accelerate hard car will hold gear rather hence no jerk
Between post 30+ speed - upshift
Only in slow speed where car is like on initial gears felt upshift more often
My experience says that Diesel AMT has better calibrated AMT - but in no way Petrol AMT is bad
All depends on driving style, as once you start experiencing the car can adjust Throttle response to get the most from the unit
But on benchmarking - Diesel AMT can experience better AMT unit response as against Petrol one
Having said at same time - pls have test drive as is utmost important to understand behavior of AMT as trying to refere above
Please consider I will have a city drive for around 600 Kms and Highway drive for around 600 Kms too.
Its like a trade off, that counts for near 15000 Kms as average annual usage
Although upfront cost is lower, but Petrol SUV tend to deliver in lower Mileage
On Similar usage as specified for mix of city - expect near 20% better mileage in city, near 15% better mileage on highway
Basis usage as mentioned that means - Rs 22,000 as annual fuel savings
> Higher Service cost of Diesel cars (Rs 1000 to 1500)
> Slight Higher Insurance premium of Diesel cars in later years
> Fact that some wear and tear items like Battery, clutch plate cost higher in Diesel cars
> Interest loss of buying Diesel cars on additonal loan outflow (due to higher upfront cost)
Ultimately - your final savings would come down to near Rs 14,000 to 15,000 a year means it will take in near 7 yrs to recover in higher upfront cost.
So from usage perspective, been trade off time high - Petrol one makes more sense
most of my travels will be between the city and roughly 5 km a trip and summing it 20 kms a day.
XUV 300 Manual and XUV 300 petrol AMT in terms of drivability, performance, mileage and maintenance both for city and highways.
As you specified that most of the trips would be short distance in city - i strongly suggest to experience in petrol AMT as somehow the jerks/pause effect felt more in lower speed on intial gears.
In that matter if you seek Petrol AMT - to my view Nexon Petrol AMT has better calibrated AMT response on slower speed. If possible pls have drive back to back to understand in city traffic
Else - XUV300 Manual would be like excellent pick, you really do not need to worry about
> Clutch as is light
> Manual Gear change as pretty smooth
Performance although in Petrol AMT / Manual has similar engine - but Manual Transmission feels more engaging and nature of jerk free transmission at any given point of time is more smooth.
Turbo lag is pretty much controlled and around 1700 rpm is great all rounder for smooth pickup
From after sales service maintenance - both are similar, except AMT Actuator fluid would be the only add on expense
From Fuel Efficiency - depends on the way you drive, can be marginally better in AMT as car automatically upshift at recommended speed - but difference would be miniscule
From highway / expressway drive - you will love in both, with Cruise set - your left foot will be relaxed for ease of drive,
Have test drive as theres nothing which can undermine the fact that
> 2 Pedal Drive
> Automated Gear shift change
makes life more convenient and easy.
From Financial perspective and added on the fact about low usage in city - Petrol AMT makes sense
But If these jerks/pause effect are a concern
- then although may sound weird but Use Manual Mode while driving in bumper to bumper traffic where still you left foot is relaxed, you only need to upshift gear (as downshift will be done automatically)
> Put in AMT as and when you move on slight higher speed
Else with time as vehcile ownership - you can adjust in throttle response on low speed to get the most from AMT.
Hope should help !!