Dear Pratap Sahab,
Hi Doing great.
Pls find my comments against remarks
SKODA Slavia is way ahead from all vehicles in terms of handling and suspension however not considering because of high cost of ownership.
Myth. New Skoda cars have near 90%+ localisation and spare part prices are actually considerably lower in new Skoda range of Slavia, Kushaq to erstwhile Skoda Cars (Rapid, Octavia) as used to be 5 to 6 yrs backs
Skoda also offering 4 yr AMC Maintenance pack which include all scheduled services at Rs 26000 (which too offered complimentary) and car comes with standard warranty of 4 yrs
To brief some wear & tear items cost
> Front Brake Pads - Rs 4000
> Clutch Plate with Pressure plate & Release bearing - Rs 16,000
> Both Wiper Blade - Rs 1000
> Brake Disc - Rs 2500 each side
> Shockers - Rs 8000
Also for scheduled servicing
> Engine Oil (4 litrres) + Oil Filter : Rs 3000 (every service)
> Brake Fluid : Rs 650 (every 2 yrs)
> Air Filter : Rs 350 (every 2 yrs)
> Cabin AC Pollen Filter : Rs 650 (every service)
> Spark Plug - Rs 1200 (once every 4 yrs)
> V Belt - Rs 600 (once every 4 yrs)
> Labor charge including GST : Rs 3000 approx (every service)
No need of transmission oil replacement
So - essentially not very high service cost experience.
Grand Vitara however I am not sure if this much price is justified, should I just buy Grand Vitara Sigma Petrol and fit music system and camera from outside(for about 30K ) or go ahead with Delta CNG.
Going by ARAI number and the current fuel price in Mumbai can drive 79000 Km in Petrol before the price difference merge.
See you need to make a choice basis average running. If we check On road price in Mumbai
where CNG Cars gets rebate - on road price difference is around 2.2 Lakh but apart from price difference you get additional features too
> Cruise Control, Rear View Camera,
> Ambient Footwell Light in Front
> Silver Skid Plate in Front and Rear
> 7 Inch Smart Pro Play Touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple Car PLay with Suzuki Connect with Steering Mounted Bluetooth
You can expect real world running cost of near around 18 Km in CNG
With CNG Prices at Rs 80 / kg - running cost would be like rs 4.5 per km
In petrol can expect near around 14 kmpl in city use. With Petrol prices at Rs 106 Litre
running cost would be like Rs 7.5 / Km
So can save in near Rs 3 / Km for real world condition - with near 70000 Kms can recover in cost
Now if you like driven 45000 Kms in Wagon R CNG in 3 yrs - it means can recover upfront cost difference in 5 yrs with Grand Vitara CNG plus additrional factory fitted features over Sigma Petrol
So - if keen on Grand Vitara - somehow Grand Vitara Delta CNG is recommended over Sigma Petrol
Maruti claims that Grand Vitara is signature product and considering fact that its made in collab with Toyota - we do anticipate better safety score over Brezza, plus all 4 disc brakes
So need not worry on same if you choose GRand Vitara
Hope should help !!