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net AUGUST 2013 What’s new? 14 Star Car Datsun Go 40 new cars that you’re going to see in showrooms soon. y as the end of this year Some even as early 40 First drives.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 7 . But is the new facelifted Micra CVT any good? Honda’s Brio auto begs to differ 32 News z We’ve got our hands on spy pictures of the diesel Nano z New Honda Jazz revealed z New Octavia reveal this month z Merc launches E63 AMG What good is your car without a fantastic set of speakers? We’ve tested an array of speakers and tell you which are worth the money A good set of tyres makes a world of difference. The first entrant is the Go hatch This month’s new cars tested India’s biggest and best car comparisons 72 What’s in your car? We round up the best accessories from all our tests over the year and tell you why you need to get them 20 First drives BMW 1-series p20 Jaguar F-type p27 Audi A3 p28 Mercedes-Benz S-class p31 104 City slickers 78 Here comes the boom There’s nothing more convenient than an automatic hatch in the city. New cars A-Z and Buyer’s guide www.Contents New car special On the cover WorldMags. But does a B-class make more sense? 202 What to look for Things to watch out for when you’re buying a used Laura Buying & owning. new models and news Nissan is looking to take Maruti head on with the Datsun brand. which set should you get fitted onto your car? We pit the mammoth Mercedes GL 350 CDI against the capable Land Rover Discovery 4 86 Wheels of time 132 Reader Test Team Our readers tell us what they think of Ford’s EcoSport compact SUV 122 The quick test 112 B-eing Mini 161 Buyer’s Guide All that you need to know before buying your new car The Countryman Diesel is the first Mini to be assembled in India.whatcarindia. So.com WorldMags.

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Price Rs 3.net STAR CAR In detail First look This smart looking hexagonal grille will be on the face of every new Datsun car from now on.com . 14 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.whatcarindia.net www.What’s new? Datsun Go What is it? The stylish first offering from Nissan’s new budget brand.9 lakh (est. note single windscreen wiper. smartly detailed headlamps are one of the 'premium' touches in this budget hatch. Datsun. Big windscreen glass area should offer good visibility outside.2-3. Raked back. ex-showroom) On sale 2014 Star cars First drives and new models WorldMags.

However. and have been dominated by two carmakers i in recent years – Maruti and Hyundai. reliability and d low running c costs that these two o manufacture ers offer.’ buyers.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 15 . So how exactly have they Big boot also has a long floor. the Nissan Micra. W While other manufact turers have managed to make an impac ct in higher segment ts. it is as big as (and also cheaper than) its relative. www. So if you find the name familiar. Datsun say ys it will be priced under Rs 4 l lakh.whatcarindia. but instead wa as the name Nissan used for its cars when they were exported outside e Japan until 1986. It’s a brand targeted at developing nations with a rapidly growing middle class that desires stylish yet affordable vehicles.net THE LOWER HATCHBA ACK segments in India are the e ones that generate the most sa ales.’ WorldMags. its new brand d of budget vehicle es. DATSUN is not a ‘new’ brand. but budget models that will be more affordable than similarly sized Nissan offerings. Now the brand is being brought back as a range of very appealing. so you are really getting a lot of car for your money. and the Go. no car has ever pr roved a serious chal llenge to the combin nation of affordabili ity. WHO IS DATSUN? STRICTLY SPEAKING. However. but an upgrade to 15-inchers should be okay. which means you can store even large suitcases on their side. Datsun promises that its cars will be styled to look premium. Renault’s Dacia-sourced Logan and Duster). the firs st car to wear this new ba adge. that is why.‘It’s ‘I It’s sb been een styled styled to to appeal appeal to to younger younger buyers. will Datsun catch on in India? If the Go and its knockout price tag are anything to go by. while cars from ‘budget’ brands tend to look plain and built to a cost (for example.com WorldMags. We hear that the base model could start at as little as Rs 3. so it’s no surprise that Datsun’s global launch happened in India. while it is priced like a small hatchback. 'Lift-type' rather than 'pull' type door handles are another clue to this car's budget positioning. but that’s for the fully loaded variant. it has a really good chance. when it comes to size. The first thing y you need to know about t the Go is its price. 13-inch standard wheels look a bit small for this car. Ni issan thinks it has the answer with Datsun.2 lakh – and that means it will worry cars like the Maruti WagonR and the Hyundai i10. However. So.

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HANDBRAKE 'Twist and pull' MUSIC SYSTEM No CD player or handbrake moved up to the display, but you get Aux and USB ports and a stand to hold your phone. dash to free up more legroom.

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(formerly the Renault Logan; Renault-Nissan seems to have learnt well). The front is dominated by the smart hexagonal grille, which will be a defining characteristic of all Datsun models. The angular headlamps rake back across the V-shaped bonnet, and have very nice detailing inside them. The lines from the contoured front bumper extend into the doors and continue down the car. Even the boot hatch and rear bumper have nice contours on it. Perhaps the only thing that looks out of place on this car are the small, 13-inch wheels. However, upsizing to 14-inch or even 15-inch wheels should not be a problem, as the wheel arches are really large; this car was designed to have good ground clearance. There’s no denying the youthful appeal that Datsun was aiming for with the styling of this car. The big news is in the interior, where the Go ticks almost all the boxes Indian buyers want in their hatchback. First, there’s space, and lots of it. This is further enhanced by the big windows and the two-tone,

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beige-brown colour scheme of the cabin. Here too, there are bits borrowed from the Micra that you might recognise – most notably the air-con vents and the door handles. The instrument cluster has an electronic trip meter and a single dial (there’s no tachometer, only a speedometer), but that can be expected in a car at this price. The single-DIN audio system cleverly omits a CD player and even its own display, instead giving you a mount for your mobile phone and USB and aux-in ports; which will be sufficient for many. The steering wheel looks good too. However, there are a few missteps in the cabin. For one, although there are two recesses in the dashboard and one above it, as well as bottle holders in the doors, there is

no glovebox. And as we’ve seen with cars like the Tata Nano, which was recently given gloveboxes, it’s a must-have feature for Indians. The other thing is the ‘twist-and-pull’ handbrake, which is mounted on the dashboard and might be seen as too cheap and utilitarian – the Toyota Qualis had one. But there’s a reason the handbrake, as well as the gearlever, is mounted on the dashboard rather than the floor. That’s because Datsun has put a small bench and backrest between the front seats, effectively making for a three-seater bench in the front as well. There’s no seat belt for this middle seat, and the company says the space is for things like bags, but since families are happy to travel four-up on a motorcycle, there’s no reason

they won’t put a child in the middle front seat. However, because of the lack of space and the gearlever directly ahead, this is a very unsafe place for anyone to sit in. The question is, will launching a new brand like Datsun really work? Judging by the Go, it has a good chance. It’s a handsomelooking, practical product that offers a huge amount of car for not too much money and promises to be cheap to run as well, and that’s just what we want from our cars these days. A first drive will reveal more, but that will have to happen closer to the car’s launch early next year. We just hope Nissan and Datsun use that time to make sure the after-sales and service for this car are strong enough. GAVIN D'SOUZA
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What is it? BMW’s upcoming entry into the growing compact luxury segment. Price from Rs 22 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom, Mumbai) On sale September, 2013 0-100kph 7.2sec#

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THE COMPETITION IN the compact luxury segment is heating up. Mercedes-Benz’s new A-class is already on sale here, as are the Volvo V40 Cross Country and Mini Countryman in its diesel avatar. And while Audi isn’t planning on bringing a luxo-hatchback to further populate this segment, it’s all set to tackle its rivals with the A3 saloon, set for a debut here sometime in 2014. So that’s Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and even Mini. What about BMW? The carmaker is looking to get a jump on Audi by launching the 1-series this year, early September in fact. And if BMW plays its cards right, the 1-series could be the car that catapults it back to the top of the luxury car market, a position it recently lost to Audi. So just

how good is BMW’s compact luxury hatchback? The styling, although vastly improved over the firstgeneration car, still has some ungainly proportions. The sleek, long bonnet looks out of sync with the short rear and tall roof. That said, the 1-series’ lean and aggressive stance, sculpted doors and muscular wheel arches amply convey the baby BMW’s sporting intent. The BMW-typical broad kidney grille is also present, and the headlights, which sharply taper inwards, give the 1-series its own unique identity. The same, however, can’t be said of

the rear styling, which, quite honestly, looks very ordinary. Step inside and it’s evident that there’s an acute shortage of space, especially at the back. Rear passengers also have to endure a transmission tunnel, which rules out any possibility of a third passenger sitting comfortably. The boot, however, is particularly spacious and can accommodate 360 litres of luggage. The good news is that, just like any other BMW, the driver’s seat is the place to be. There’s decent head- and shoulderroom, the steering wheel is nice and chunky to hold and can be

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adjusted for rake and reach, and the dashboard features excellent functionality with easy-to-read instruments, an angular central console and BMW’s easy-to-use iDrive controller (it controls features like climate control, satellite navigation and the audio system with the help of a knob). Cabin quality is good too, but the slatted air-con vents do look a bit dated in comparison to the funky vents you get in the Mercedes A-class. BMW is likely to launch the the 143bhp 118d here, but the one we drove was the 181bhp 120d, which is likely to come here later. The 120d has a strong mid-range and accelerates from corner to corner with enthusiasm, and its eight-speed gearbox is silky smooth to operate. The grip

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on offer is ample for most conditions, but push harder and the 1-series begins to understeer quite a bit. The handling itself is not as involving as its sibling, the 3-series, but make no mistake, it is still a driver’s car through and through, and the electro-mechanical steering is superb and inspires a lot of confidence. The ride quality isn’t the best at low speeds though, as the firm suspension setup means that sharp edges filter through, but as you go faster, uneven roads get flattened out and there’s little vertical movement. BMW is keen on launching the 1-series in India with run-flat tyres, so it remains to be seen how well it tackles Indian roads. So, in the face of competition

from Merc’s A-class, Volvo’s V40 Cross Country and even its own cousin, the Mini Countryman to some extent, the BMW 1-series loses out in terms of practicality for sure. Its styling is also not as well sorted as some of its competition, especially when viewed from

the side. But the 1-series’ trump card lies in its sheer driving pleasure, which is unparalleled. At launch, prices are expected to start at around Rs 22 lakh, which, coincidentally, is about as much as a Mercedes A-class. Game on. HORMAZD SORABJEE

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Of course.whatcarindia. the coolest feature in here is the pop-up air-con vents.3s# 300kph# . the bursts of crackles and pops are simply delightful. this is well worth a look at. DELHI #CLAIMED 'Despite it having 488bhp. Jaguar seems to have hit the nail on the head with the new F-Type. This car welcomes you to drive it hard. when you lift off it.61 crore* 488bhp 63. The steering wheel and the shift paddles feel solid to hold. and the white-on-grey dials enhance the feeling of being in something very classy. Another extremely impressive fact was that the F-Type cleared all speed breakers. however. The cabin is unlike that in most other sportscars and it feels more like the inside of a cockpit. The speeds feel exhilaratingly supercar-like and it’s great fun to drive as well. For a sportscar. Its bonnet is long and defined by clean and crisp lines. but this car is rather well mannered and is easy to handle in stop-go city traffic.3sec# The design of the cabin is a fresh take on the sportscar interior. Quality of materials is top notch. is that the suspension is stiff but still manages to insulate occupants from a bone-jarring ride on our broken roads. They rise out of the dash in a way that would put any Bond car to shame. it's quite easy to drive in the city.' 5.com WorldMags. a little bit more space would have been welcome. And then there’s the phenomenal sound.0 (P) Rs 1. This car also has a Dynamic mode which allows for sportier handling. and the carmaker has now launched a spiritual successor to what Enzo Ferrari called the “most beautiful car ever made”. the steering providing good feedback and confidence even at blistering speeds. but then the driving position is quite good and the view out is very decent by sportscar standards. all this comes at a rather steep price. The V8 engine under the hood is brilliant. It responds well to throttle inputs. the jaw-dropping looks are not just limited to the outside. The 488bhp power output might sound monstrous. a cause of concern for most low-slung sportscars. The tail-lights and tapering rear just add to the charm of this supercar.net First drive Jaguar F-type JAGUAR’S ICONIC E-TYPE roadster stunned the world when it was first introduced.73kgm 4. and if you push hard. you come face What is it? Jaguar’s spiritual successor to the legendary E-type roadster Price Rs 1. SHAPUR KOTWAL BUYER’S FILE Engine size Price Power Torque 0-100kph Top speed www. The vertical shark gill below the headlight is a nod to its performance capabilities and the shoulder line that rises over the rear wheel arch and curves around the rear makes for a very special visual treat. As much as it roars when you floor the throttle. The dampers on this car adjust nearly 100 times a second – part of the reason for the fantastic driving manners. but if you’re in the market for a supercar you can live day-to-day with. to face with the supercar-like power at the top of the rev range. the spanking new F-Type is quite the sight to behold.61 crore* On sale Now 0-100kph 4. it is also a true blue sportscar in every right. Of course. Sure.‘It’s an awesome all-rounder. Recently introduced in India. grabbing attention wherever it goes. it's practical enough to be used on our streets and in our traffic conditions.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 27 *EX-SHOWROOM. the F-Type is very comfortable. This is the all-new F-type. It’s been over four decades since. and the interior is a treat as well. Of course. What makes this car most practical.’ What’s new? WorldMags. While it’s stunning to look at.

it doesn’t have loads of visual drama. Rear seats feel a bit cramped. and this does impact space in the rear seat. Enter the Audi A3 saloon. give the A3 saloon a solid and reassuring stance. the taillights are sharply designed. STEERING steering is quite direct but lacks any real feel. but there's no doubt this car is a proper luxury saloon. it’s not as roomy inside as it looks from the outside.' Jet-like air-con vents look cool.What’s new? WorldMags. with more room than the Mercedes CLA. clean and uncluttered – the strong shoulder line and nicely flared wheel arches. which house 18inch wheels. However. 28 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags. Audi claims that the A3 offers the best-inclass space. At the rear. Delhi) On sale mid-2014 0-100kph NA UNLIKE MERCEDES-BENZ AND BMW. in true Audi fashion. Audi doesn’t think that luxury hatchbacks are a big enough market. but First drive 'The smallest Audi feels every bit a proper luxury saloon. ex-showroom. and has decided that a similarly priced saloon makes more sense. GEARBOX Six-speed manual gearbox for the 1. by comparison. QUALITY Top-notch materials used in the cabin. Audi has chosen to retain its signature LED daytime running lights as standard on all variants of the A3. which makes a massive difference to its appeal.6 TDI.com . Audi has given the A3 a wheelbase of 2636mm (an A4's wheelbase. but top half of the dash feels a little cheap. Sure. The A3 feels like a slightly scaled-down A4. is understated. as is the boot. is 2808mm).whatcarindia. The automatic will also be sold here. the car comes with its engine placed transversely (east-west) as against longitudinally (northsouth) and this makes it more space efficient.net www.net Audi A3 What is it? Audi’s upcoming compact luxury saloon Price from Rs 25 lakh (est. Styling.

and sharp bumps are dealt with ease.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 29 *ESTIMATED . typically German levels of quality. which could account for most of the A3’s sales. the interiors do feel cramped. wind and engine noise are kept to a minimum. and Audi will manufacture it in India to keep costs down. Audi has tuned the dampers quite well. And.’ WorldMags. The cabin design isn’t the most exciting though.0 TDI diesel that makes 184bhp.net there’s no doubt about it.com WorldMags. Road. and the A3 cruises at highway speeds with poise.5kgm 6-speed manual 365 litres 50 litres www.’ m o n e y . The A3 saloon is extremely refined on the move. The buttons have a wonderful feel about them. is direct but lacks feel.whatcarindia.6 TDI.‘An ‘A A n A Audi u d i b badge a d g e f for o r S Skoda k o d a money. owing to the sloping roof.6 (D) ( ) Rs 25 lakh* 103. But straight-line stability is commendable. the rear can feel a little tight. What the A3 saloon does is offer the opportunity for the Indian car buyer to get access to an Audi badge for Skoda money.5bhp 1. like in most Audis. Audi has formally stated that it will launch the A3 saloon here in 2014.5bhp 25. The steering. for taller people. We particularly liked the jetengine-like air-con vents. and the A3’s party trick is the high-definition seven-inch monitor that glides out of the dashboard. The A3 will come to India with a variety of engine options ranging from a 140bhp 1. Ride is good. it doesn’t feel underpowered at all. There’s also a 103. We expect it to come with a starting price of Rs 25 lakh. This motor is said to be extremely fuel efficient.4-litre TFSI petrol motor to a 2. You’re surrounded by top-notch. The front seats are the place you want to be seated. On the move. HORMAZD SORABJEE BUYER’S FILE Engine i size i Price from Power Torque Gearbox Boot Fuel tank 1. which sounds like a steal. but not the best. most probably in the second half.

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What is it? The all-new S-class takes tech and luxury to a whole new level Price from Rs 1.05 crore* On sale end-2013 0-100kph 6.8sec#

THE S-CLASS HAS always been Merc’s tour-de-force. Mercedes-Benz uses the S-class to showcase its technological prowess with each new version. But, with this new class, the bar was set even higher, mainly because this new car isn’t just a replacement for the outgoing S-class; the extra-long wheelbase version has to appeal to Rolls Royce and Bentley buyers. The S-class promises lavish comfort, the highest levels of safety, incredible refinement and a combination of firstrate build quality and truly astounding luxury features. While not as visually arresting, the new S-class blends elegance with a sharp, new edge to its design. The body of the car is more sculpted, visually more compact and less stretched out.

The grille is more prominent and larger and the headlights are more angular. The best bit is that Mercedes has managed to maintain a consistency in the styling all the way from the A-class to the S-class. The biggest change, however, is on the inside. Understandably so, because if there was one area that the earlier car was weak in, it was the cabin. Comfort levels were already brilliant on the outgoing car and so were build quality and materials used. But this car takes things to the next level. The insides are a fantastic blend of traditional leather and wood craftsmanship and the latest digital tech. Also present is an elegant simplicity to the dashboard, which neatly wraps around into the doors, with plenty of chromed vents and massive screens on

the instrument panel that can be configured to display just about anything. The thrones in the front are simply massive and legroom at the rear is surplus as well. There’s actually 14mm more shoulder room than its predecessor up front, and the rear has 14mm of extra space for your knees as well. The rearseat configurations include a Business Class set-up where the seat can be seriously reclined and you also get a pillow-like padded headrest, ‘lazy boy’-like pop out support for your thighs and airliner-like full-sized fold-out tables. There’s a hot stone massage function, an active perfuming system and Burmester audiophile grade sound. New safety features include a rear belt bag, which incorporates an airbag within the seat belt strap, night vision

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and radar cruise control with an automatic braking function as options. Under the hood of the new 350 diesel is the same V6 engine as its predecessor, with slightly more power and torque. Acceleration, as expected, is brisk, and there’s plenty of torque for that initial punch. It feels super smooth on the inside and, for the most part, feels inaudible too. You only get a bit of gruffness when you pull the engine hard, which is a bit of a shame on a car like this. The S-class uses a new system known as Magic Body Control that uses twin-cameras to look at the road ahead and adjust the suspension before the car actually gets there. At an expected price of Rs 1.05 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the S350 Diesel and Rs 1.20 crore for the S500 petrol, this is probably the best car in the world. SHAPUR KOTWAL

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Diesel Nano spied
3-cylinder motor in the works; likely to be most fuel efficient in India.

Overwhelming demand for Ford's EcoSport
Following the launch of an update for its iconic small car recently, Tata's diesel Nano has been caught testing. While a launch date hasn’t yet been confirmed, photos of the car hint at some of the styling updates. At the front, the diesel Nano gets a refreshed bumper with a larger air inlet and rounded fog lamps. At the rear, the exhaust has been moved to the left and there is now an openable hatch. The honeycomb grille here is like the one up front. The car will be powered by a three-cylinder diesel motor likely to produce 46bhp. The diesel Nano could be the most fuel efficient car in the country. Tata is currently focussing on bringing the noise and vibration levels down, as well as pricing the car competitively. We knew well before its launch that the Ford EcoSport was going to be in high demand in India, and sure enough, it has managed to rack up over 30,000 bookings in just 17 days. As a result, Ford is unable to keep up with this huge demand, and now, there’s a long waiting list for the most popular variants of the car. One Pune dealership states that there is a 240-day wait for the diesel model in its Titanium trim and a whopping 270-day wait if you want to add the ‘Optional’ pack with more features. However, if you opt for one of the lower diesel trims – Ambiente and Trend – you can have your car within 30 to 60 days. If you want any of the petrol variants – 1.5 or 1.0 EcoBoost – you’ll have to wait at least 240 days for your car to arrive. However, Ford says it will continue accepting bookings, no matter what. The company also recently issued a recall for all diesel models for a minor issue with the car’s glow plug module. However, the procedure to fix it is very simple (the module simply has to be moved higher up in the engine compartment) and can be done at any dealership. As a result, this minor setback doesn’t seem to have made a dent in this car’s steamroller sales.

Tata launches new services
In a bid to enhance customer satisfaction, the carmaker has launched its ‘Tata Motors Service’ initiative. The new services include a biometric and RFID-based realtime tracking system for all the vehicles in Tata’s service bays. This will provide customers live information on the location and status of their car while it is at the dealer workshop. It also plans to introduce upto 20 ‘Doorstep Service’ vans across the country, which will offer a quick service in case of emergencies, conduct periodic maintenance of cars, and even repair any minor damages. In case a Tata vehicle is too far from a workshop, its service vans have also been scheduled to periodically visit villages and talukas for regular services. Other services include an online service appointment

Sportier WagonR coming
facility, a turnaround time of 90 minutes for minor repairs at any workshop, and a 24x7 breakdown assistance programme across over 2,700 authorised service providers. Tata claims that its breakdown vans won’t take more than 60 minutes to reach its destination within the city and 120 minutes for highways and other places. Tata also announced an extended warranty programme. Two options are on offer, 12 months/1,50,000km and 24 months/1,50,000km extended warranty. The carmaker also provides a one-year warranty on genuine spare parts. Maruti’s sportier looking WagonR is all set to launch here with a ‘Stingray’ suffix. It gets slim headlamps that house projector-beam units, a flat front bonnet, a slimmer chrome grille, an all-new bumper with a bigger air dam and slightly restyled fog lamp housings. The Stingray also gets unique alloy wheels in a brushed grey finish. At the rear, there are new, slimmer tail-lamps with clear-lens units, a new prominent chrome strip over the license plate with bold WagonR Stingray badging and a spoiler. It could also come equipped with ABS on the VXI trim. The interiors are also expected to be slightly spruced up. It will most likely come with the same 67bhp 1.0-petrol motor as in the current car. Expect it to be priced around Rs 40,000-50,000 more than the current WagonR.

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Jaguar's XJ saloon gets 2.0-litre petrol power

New Honda Jazz revealed
After launching a cheaper XF saloon, Jaguar has rolled out a more affordable variant of its flagship saloon, the XJ. The carmaker has managed to lower the price tag by introducing a 2.0-litre petrol engine, which slots in at the bottom of the XJ saloon line-up. This new engine puts out 237bhp and is the smallest engine on offer in this class of cars here. But at Rs 1.16 crore (ex-showroom Delhi), this base model costs Rs 14 lakh less than the 3.0-litre V6 engineequipped XJ. The car offers the same levels of luxury as the higher variants and comes with the same interior packaging and features. The bookings for the car began sometime back and deliveries are scheduled for September. With this more affordable model, Jaguar hopes to capture some sales from its competitors like Audi A8, Mercedes S-class and BMW 7-series. Honda’s Jazz, discontinued this year owing to unviable production costs, is all set for a comeback sometime next year. It will come powered by Honda’s new 1.5-litre diesel engine, as well as a 1.2-litre petrol engine. It will retain the same dimensions as the previous car but will sport subtle differences in styling. The car’s front now sports more aggressive headlamps with metallic inserts and a sleeker grille. There are turn indicators on the wing mirrors as well. The good news is that the new Jazz will share its platform with the upcoming City and will be locally produced at its Tapukara plant, implying a more affordable price tag than the previous car. The new car will also have better rear legroom owing to a wheelbase that's longer by around 50mm, although overall length is expected to stay similar to that of the older car. When it gets here, it should slot right in between the Brio and Amaze, which could play in the Jazz’s favour.

Force Motors has added new variants to the Force One SUV line-up. There’s a new base EX variant powered by a 2596cc diesel engine mated to a fivespeed manual gearbox. This motor is BS III compliant and comes only with a two-wheel drive option. Another LX variant will also soon be introduced. This version will have features like four-wheel-drive, daytime running lamps, rear parking sensors, 16-inch alloys with

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HONDA REVEALS NEW MPV DESIGN
Honda has revealed the first sketch of its new mini-MPV. The sketch shows a car with a comparatively low-slung roof and an elongated wheelbase. In terms of styling, the headlights and the grille are clearly Brio-like. The sketch also reveals a very interesting ‘floating D-pillar’ that hovers above the shoulder line. Details of the interior are sketchy, but the Brio’s dashboard is likely to be carried over. Insiders say luggage space will be plenty even with all three rows up. This car will come powered by Honda’s 1.5-litre 98.6bhp diesel motor and an updated 1.5-litre petrol motor. Expect to see the car in India first at the Auto Expo in 2014, with the production version hitting our shores towards the middle of next year.

all-terrain tyres, 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth and steering-mounted controls, and ABS with EBD. Additionally, there will be a shift-on-the fly 4WD system with a limited slip differential. It will be powered by a 2.2-litre engine that meets BS IV emissions norms and makes 139bhp and 32.6kgm of torque. The base EX variant is priced at Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), while the price for the top-end LX variant has not been revealed yet.

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The new Octavia will also come with a range of new safety features such as lane assistance. and the neat and simple dash is quite appealing. plastics quality is improved mostly. which are known as sedans. V8 S: Rs 1. MARUTI SWIFT RS Q Limited edition Swift Q VXi: Rs 5. Boot space stands at a generous 590 litres. as both are likely to get price cuts soon.59 lakh Rs 8. automatic braking system.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 35 . Now.0-litre TDI engine.37 crore.22 lakh. Fit and finish on the new car has been stepped up.50 lakh to Rs 44. While a few carmakers like Mahindra ‘modified’ some SUVs to avoid this additional duty.61 crore TOYOTA INNOVA CHROME Q Toyota Innova now with a chrome package Q Rs 12. “It is clear that the afore-cited motor vehicles (Maruti SX4 and Toyota Corolla Altis). VDi: Rs 6.29 crore MITSUBISHI PAJERO SPORT ANNIVERSARY EDITION Q Pajero with added features Q Rs 23. There will also be a new auto version. but power outputs could be upped to 120 and 150bhp.8 TSI engine will be upgraded and will now make around 175bhp in India.com WorldMags.net News New Octavia reveal this month New launches this month AUDI S6 Q A high-performance version of Audi’s A6 saloon Q Rs 85. there will also be two diesel versions.66 lakh NISSAN MICRA FACELIFT/ACTIVE Q Facelifted Micra.06 lakh MERCEDES E-CLASS FACELIFT Q Updated E-class Q Prices from Rs 41. It will also come equipped with adaptive cruise control and an intelligent headlight assistant that switches automatically between low and high beams. SX4 may get cheaper .‘Altis. FORD ECOSPORT Q Ford’s new compact SUV Q Prices from Rs 5. prices are expected to be even more competitive than they are now.5 lakh Tax relief for Altis and SX4 The Union Budget 2013 raised taxes on SUVs with length of over four metres. a 200-plus-bhp petrol vRS version.4 TSI and is likely to be even more affordable.99 lakh JAGUAR F-TYPE Q Jag’s latest sportscar Q V6 S: Rs 1. ground clearance of 170mm or higher and engine capacity of over 1500cc from the previous 27 percent to 30 percent.9 lakh MERCEDES B-CLASS DIESEL Q Merc’s B-class with a 2. will attract the excise duty of 27 percent as applicable to large segment cars. saloons like the Maruti SX4 and Toyota Altis also fell under the purview of these parameters and were hence subject to the cost burden. Other future engine options include a 105bhp 1.23 lakh AUDI RS 5 Q The facelifted version of Audi’s V8 performance coupé Q Rs 95.79-9.” Some good news for those looking to buy either of these saloons.whatcarindia. The 1. and lowcost versions called the Active Q From Rs 3.80 lakh MERCEDES E63 AMG Q A high-performance version of Merc’s E-class saloon Q Rs 1. As earlier.6 diesel and possibly. The base petrol will be a 140bhp version of the 1. Seams are almost invisible. A diesel vRS is also likely to make it here. Both will use the same 2. the Central Board of Excise and Customs has issued a statement of clarification saying.28 lakh SKODA RAPID LEISURE Q Limited edition variant with additional equipment Q From Rs 7.2-litre diesel engine Q Rs 22.56 lakh www. respectively. ’ What’s new? WorldMags. Though the car has a much larger footprint. a fatigue detection system and nine airbags.6 lakh Skoda India has confirmed that the new Octavia will be unveiled here on August 9. and traffic sign recognition as well.

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Falling Rupee hits car prices The depreciating Indian Rupee has had an effect on the already slow moving Indian auto market. While luxury carmaker Audi has already raised prices across its range of models available here. Hindustan Motors recently showcased the upgraded car to Kolkata’s taxi associations and had invited them to test drive it on HM’s track. there’s a Rs 10.000.4kgm of pulling power and more powerful brakes to handle the excess horsepower. According to the manufacturer. on the inside. Delhi). Additionally. Fundamentally an E-class. The car continues to be offered with CNG. Skoda is the first company to announce a price hike across its range. sources say Skoda will absorb part of the costs and the hike will only be a small percentage.AMG. All versions of the Beat are also on offer with free insurance that results in savings of upto Rs 15. which retains the same colour scheme. The Stile will be launched in the coming months and sit below the Evalia. this performance version of the saloon has been injected with a big dose of performance by Mercedes’ in-house tuning division .5-litre K9K engine that does duty in the Evalia and the manufacturer will also offer a CNG version of the Stile. WorldMags. Ashok Leyland is looking to target the commercial end of the MPV segment. Hindustan Motors to launch BS IV Ambassador in August Hindustan Motors has announced that it will soon launch the Ambassador with a BS IV compliant engine. mainstream manufacturers are also looking to take measures to safeguard against the weakening rupee. which in turn. The Stile is a slightly modified version of the Nissan Evalia and the difference is evident when you look at the front styling. While a definite number has not been announced. Mercedes has priced the E63 AMG at Rs 1. While a lot of Skoda’s car parts are manufactured locally. ’ What’s new? WorldMags. the BS IV Ambassador will come with an uprated 1. AMG sports exhaust with quad-pipes at the rear.‘Chevy Beat gets updated .whatcarindia.000 discount in exchange for their old cars at the dealerships. is being passed on to buyers. First-time Chevrolet customers also have the option of availing a Rs 15.29 crore (ex-showroom. Chevrolet Beat gets minor updates and discounts Chevrolet has given the Beat minor cosmetic updates.5-litre diesel www. now sports additional chrome touches. The falling value of the Rupee against the Dollar has pushed up the price of raw materials. Ashok Leyland’s Stile MPV production version has finally been unveiled.000 loyalty bonus on offer for those who already own a Chevrolet and want to purchase the Beat as well. The people-mover will be powered by the same 1. This move will enable the company to offer the car in 17 metro markets as the government has banned the sale of BS III compliant cars here. crucial components like the engine and gearbox are entirely imported. AMG wheels and AMG badging.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 37 . Mercedes launches E63 AMG Mercedes has launched the all-new E63 AMG sports saloon in India. now. It is powered by an AMG-tuned 5.net News Ashok Leyland Stile unveiled Seen first as a concept at the Auto Expo. Another feature that will differentiate the Stile from the Evalia will be sliding windows for the second row. While the exterior remains unchanged. comprising mostly taxis and ambulances. On the styling front. there is now driver-seat-height adjust and the dashboard.com engine that will produce more torque but fuel efficiency similar to the current BS III car. petrol and diesel engine options.5-litre twinturbo engine that produces a mammoth 557bhp and 73. the car features an AMG body kit with an aggressively styled front bumper. The Ambassador has been certified as a BS IV emissions compliant vehicle by the Automotive Research Association of India.

but somehow we manage to squeeze in a couple of road trips to Goa each year. The moment you pass Wadkhal Naka. The school routine has now put a cap on the number of trips we can do with our son. This route has been a treat every time as it keeps changing and it only gets better. From Poladpur onwards. the child car seat t has been an essential part of our travel gear for all of four years now.WorldMags.net There’s tonnes of shopping to do in Goa as well. twists and bends. both travel enthusiasts. And along with healthy tyres. and are fortunate that none of us suffer from car sickness. the road is just one ghat after another for a     . Our motto was and still remains: As long as he is healthy we will expose him to the environment in the hope of him imbibing grounded values. We really enjoy the scenic coastal NH17 with its ghats. G oa has always been a holiday destination for my wife and I. We even initiated our son Tarun into the joys of travel from the time he was two-and-a-half months old. you feel like you are out on the highway.

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2014   Rs 8-9 lakh    1. All this may change with the nextgeneration Jazz that is set for debut by the middle of next year. The car . comfortable and practical hatchback. The engine is already being produced in India at the company’s plant in Tapukara. Rajasthan and the nextgeneration Jazz will also be produced there with high local content so that it can be offered at a competitive price. because of the relatively high pricing and the lack of a diesel engine. it never really appealed as a value proposition. And the good news is it will be offered with the 1. Unfortunately for Honda.5-litre diesel engine from the Amaze.4-litre petrol NEW HONDA JAZZ The Jazz was always a big. and consequently never sold in big numbers.

it will make around 138bhp. The first car likely to wear the Abarth badge here will be the Punto. the grille is sleeker and more aggressive and the bumpers have big air vents that add to the sporty look. Fiat is preparing to introduce its Abarth performance brand in India. It should go on sale in the middle of next year. lower-profile tyres. Abarth is to Fiat what AMG is to Mercedes – an inhouse division that tunes everyday cars for better performance and handling. Expect the cabin to continue to be spacious with a typical Honda design to the dashboard. It will be locally produced to help arrive at a price of around Rs 8-9 lakh. which will make it the most powerful hatchback in its class. customised for India.5-litre diesel will continue with an MPV-like shape but will sport sharper details. While no all-new models are expected anytime soon. which seems like good value given the performance potential. Fiat will also make changes to the suspension to make the car handle better. 40 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.com . Other external changes will include a body kit.whatcarindia.net www. Pricing wise. The headlamps are similar to the international market Civic. Mid 2014    Rs 6 lakh    1.4-litre T-jet engine.2-litre petrol. Powered by the 1. the new Jazz will be slotted between the Brio and Amaze. Abarth badges and larger. but the possibility of having exclusive Abarth dealerships hasn’t been ruled out either. 1. These Abarth cars may be sold through ‘Abarth Studios’ – display areas within existing Fiat dealerships.

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The car is expected to be launched during the festive season later this year with prices starting around Rs 22 lakh. The 1-series will be produced at BMW’s plant in Chennai and will use powerful 2. which puts an emphasis on sporty handling and driving pleasure. it will compete with the likes of the Maruti A-star and Hyundai Eon when it goes on sale. but for those looking for a compact luxury car with sporting credentials that they will drive themselves. in fact.net petrol and diesel engines. 2. HATCHBACKS the BMW 1-series could be the best buy in the market. Waiting in the wings. DATSUN GO Nissan has resurrected Datsun as a brand of attractive but affordable cars to be sold in India. Indonesia. the Mercedes A-class and Volvo V40 Cross Country are the only available options. but right now.0-litre diesel BMW 1-SERIES The hatchback segment may be the next big thing for luxury carmakers.0-litre WorldMags. The styling isn’t exactly jawdropping either. The first of these is the Go. is the BMW 1-series. however. September 2013   Rs 22 lakh    2. it is . Russia.0-litre petrol. the same ones that power the X1 compact SUV. which had its global reveal in New Delhi recently. Despite this low price. as space here is limited. Expect topnotch build quality and typically BMW interiors. South Africa and other developing countries. An entry-level offering. but don’t expect luxury-car comfort in the rear seat. the Go is quite a big car.

2-litre petrol engine with the Micra.2-litre petrol the same basic size as a Nissan Micra and has a slightly bigger boot too. CHEVROLET SPARK 800CC . the free space between the seats is filled with a cushion and a backrest. is unlikely to go down well with Indian buyers. The one clever detail in the cabin is the front row. The Datsun Go is expected to go on sale in the early part of next year. but with less power and better fuel efficiency. The Go will share its 1. although this isn’t likely to be very safe or strictly legal.9 lakh    1.2-3. which. it may tempt people to squeeze in a sixth passenger. While the company says this place is for keeping bags and such. The cabin appears to be as spacious as a Micra’s as well. There’s also no glovebox either.  Early 2014   Rs 3. With the gear lever and handbrake sitting on the dashboard. as we’ve seen with the Nano.

8-litre petrol With more manufacturers looking to enter the fiercely competitive entry-level hatchback segment. MARUTI A-STAR FACELIFT . it will be a good option for those on a restricted budget.  Early 2014   Rs 3 lakh    0.0-litre engine will be used. a new 800cc three-cylinder version of the current 1. and these changes will most likely carry over to the 800cc car as well. To make it work. Nano and the upcoming Datsun Go. its ride quality is also impressive and at a lower price. The Spark was facelifted recently. It is a relatively spacious car. Expect prices to start from Rs 3 lakh and perhaps some equipment deleted from the spec sheet. A smaller engine is likely to give better fuel economy and this will help it woo customers away from the likes of the Alto 800. Chevrolet will look to leverage the Spark with an even lower sticker price.

However.com is on its way and has already been seen in the Chinese market. These changes make the A-star look more grown up and less quirky.0-litre petrol The A-star has gone without a major facelift since its launch in 2009.net 41 . WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 WorldMags. but the mechanicals and the fuelefficient 1.0-litre engine will continue unaltered. although a minor revision of upholstery and interiors was carried out last year. Minor changes to the interior may be made. more angular headlamps and new bumpers. a proper facelift www. The car has new.whatcarindia. longer. Late 2013    Rs 4 lakh    1.

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And now. there is no four-wheel-drive. an estate and three sizes of Indigo saloon. high-riding crossover version of it.NEW CARS SPECIAL HATCHBACKS WorldMags. and there . Make no mistake. it uses the same engine as the standard car. to broaden the appeal of the Vista.net TATA VISTA D90 XTREME The original Indica gave us a hatchback. for example. Tata is working on a new.

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Ford is working on a no-frills version of the Figo to sit below the current car. 2014   Rs 3. handling and ride quality will remain. but its core strengths of good space.5 lakh    1. It will only be available with the petrol engine and prices are likely to start at around Rs 3. It will have less equipment.5 lakh. The D90 Extreme will go on sale in mid-2014. Tata wants to give the Vista some compact SUV appeal. TATA NANO e-max CNG . similar to what Nissan has done with the Micra Active. a black roof with roof rails. isn’t any extra room inside.2-litre petrol To give its sales a boost. raised ground clearance and a spare wheel mounted on the boot. with a few simple changes – black cladding on the bumpers and under the doors. However.

Tata had to put the CNG tank under the front seats. Tata will roll out a CNG variant in the interim called the ‘e-max’. and the filler is near the petrol filler slot. The tank has a 32-litre capacity and Tata claims this Nano will do 36km/kg.8 lakh    0. HYUNDAI NEW i10 . Late 2013    Rs 2. Since the Nano doesn’t have a conventional boot.6-litre petrol While the diesel Nano is not likely for another year. which should give it a range of around 400km.

1-litre diesel VW CROSSPOLO The CrossPolo will be to Volkswagen what the Fabia Scout was to Skoda. The off-road body kit will include matte black cladding around the base of the car and on the bumpers. There will be functional roof rails with a luggage capacity of 75kg. 1.0-litre petrol.2-litre. 1. a hatchback with SUV styling cues. September 2013   Rs 4 lakh    1. The ride height will also .

Don’t be surprised if the CrossPolo comes with a hatch-mounted spare wheel for an added SUV look.2-litre Kappa 2 engine and alongside it. CNG may also figure on the options list with the empty spare wheel cavity in the boot housing a small CNG tank. www.whatcarindia. will be a new. It will debut in the new car and is likely to be available from the start. Engine options will include the 1.2-litre petrol.5 lakh    1. we expect it to fly off the shelves.com WorldMags. 1. like parking sensors.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 43 . and will come with more standard equipment.6-litre diesel The i10 was a strong seller for Hyundai when it debuted. The new car will have the same fluidic design language that has found favour with buyers all over the world. Early 2013   Rs 8. The new car will be launched around the festive season this year but may not replace the current car.2-litre TSI. will be a 1.0-litre version of the same. 1. which is expected to be more efficient than the current 1. The trump card though. Given the market tilt towards diesel and with the new i10 likely to be one of the few diesels in its class. The new car has been spied being tested and appears to be longer and wider than the current car. which is under development.1 iRDE engine. small 1. which is likely to move lower down the price range. be raised by around 15mm and completing the off-road look will be 17-inch alloy wheels.1-litre diesel engine.

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0-litre petrol. marring its practicality somewhat.5-litre diesel engine as the Amaze.0-litre EcoBoost engine in this car. so a spacious. a la the EcoSport. is also on the cards. Ford wants to wipe the slate clean and will launch a facelifted car early next year.NEW CARS SPECIAL SALOONS The EcoSport may have become an instant sales hit. Expect more power. We have seen Honda’s ability to get a lot of space out of its cabins and the new City is likely to set a new benchmark in this regard. However. More powerful than the 1. 1. will be the diesel.5-litre diesel FORD FIESTA FACELIFT picked up for the capable saloon.5-litre petrol. Because the Verito can fit in more batteries than the e2o.net SALOONS Coming Early 2014 Expected Price Rs 8 lakh Engines 1. The Honda City is doing relatively well but the lack of a diesel engine option is hurting sales. it has the ability to rekindle the petrol saloon flame which has been doused by the diesel price discrepancy. The car will be based on the same platform as the new Jazz and share a lot of parts with it.whatcarindia. things haven’t really WorldMags. and Maruti realises this. Ford will drop the powerful 1.3-litre diesel POTDAR DESIGN NEW HONDA CITY Coming Early 2014 Expected Price Rs 9 lakh Engines 1. More importantly. but it wasn’t the same story for the Fiesta. and despite a subsequent price cut.5-litre.5 and more efficient too. one with a proper boot. be based on the Swift platform with similar cabin space but a full-size boot.2-litre petrol. the driving range is likely to be greater as well. there is now a gap between the Dzire and the SX4 that can be filled with another saloon. Honda will rectify this with a brand new car that will use the same 1. conventional saloon is likely to find better acceptance with buyers. starting with the Verito. 1.5-litre diesel Coming End 2014 Expected Price Rs 10 lakh Engine NA Having developed an electric powertrain for the e2o. 1. The Aston Martin-like front of the car follows the new family look and the tail section crucially looks less ‘pinched’ than before. The new saloon will in all likelihood. although the big seller. We expect the new saloon to be powered by the same engines as the Swift but priced higher than the Dzire. 1. A killer price. The current Maruti Dzire has to meet the small car regulations which have left it with a truncated boot.net 45 . in all probability. starting at around Rs 6 lakh. the electric Verito will be expensive – around Rs 10 lakh. POTDAR DESIGN WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 www. Although it will be far more practical. like the e2o. Exorbitant pricing at the time of launch ruined the car’s chances of success. The e2o is small and impractical. better refinement and improved efficiency from the petrol engine. MAHINDRA VERITO ELECTRIC NEW MARUTI SALOON Coming Mid 2014 Expected Price From Rs 6 lakh Engines 1. Mahindra is now looking at using it in its other cars.com WorldMags. On the flipside.

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Quality levels also see an improvement in keeping with the new luxury car tag. It will be a completely new design. The car has grown in dimensions with wheelbase now standing at 2700mm and 75mm of added length in the rear seat. Unlike in international markets where it will be sold in different body styles. is on the outside. The rear seats have been designed with a focus on comfort. with base petrol versions being powered by the VW Jetta’s 1. The biggest change.8-litre petrol. but this time with both petrol and diesel engine options.0-litre diesel. thanks to a 2686mm wheelbase. The current 1.8-litre petrol has been upgraded and will make nearly 180bhp. being built on an all-new platform with more powerful and more efficient engines. There will be a seven-step CVT-based automatic gearbox. Coming 2014 Expected Price Rs 12 lakh Engine 2. will figure in the new model too and we expect typically aggressive pricing from the company.4-litre TSI petrol motor. Apart from these. Rear passenger space is the car’s one major flaw and GM will improve this with the new car.4-litre diesel EXECUTIVE SALOONS NEW TOYOTA COROLLA The details of the nextgeneration Corolla are out with different models for Europe and American markets. The new car is bigger and more spacious than the Laura. which is just short of a Volkswagen Passat’s. Built into the car are more safety features. as has been the case in the past. 1. Like the exteriors. it will be sold in saloon form only.whatcarindia.8 petrol and the 1. however.0-litre diesel WorldMags. for India.0-litre diesel versions are also likely with different power outputs.NEW CARS SPECIAL EXECUTIVE SALOONS SKODA OCTAVIA Coming Mid 2013 Expected Price Rs 14 lakh Engines 1. The current 2. which was tweaked last year for more power. The fact that it’s relatively affordable also helps. fatigue detection and up to nine airbags. 2.4 diesel will be updated to improve performance and power delivery and gearing optimised to make the new Corolla more efficient. and the look of the cabin is all-new too. The Octavia led Skoda’s charge more than a decade ago and firmly established it as a luxury brand in India. with the option of an automatic gearbox.8-litre petrol. Levels of efficiency will be improved on both petrol and diesel with the addition of an all-new electric power steering system. the insides will get sporty touches as well – while the version of the car expected in India is likely to have lighter beige interiors. www.com It is also expected to have better fuel economy. two 2.net Coming Early 2014 Expected Price Rs 12 lakh Engines 1. WorldMags. the styling may receive updates before launch in India with a lot more chrome detailing.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 47 POTDAR DESIGN NEW CHEVROLET CRUZE . Prices are expected to be even more competitive. like automatic braking. Like the Laura. not a big saving if you think of it in terms of a tank of fuel. but a huge saving over the lifespan of the car. The 1. inside out. The new Octavia is also lighter than before. Skoda will bring back the iconic Octavia name in the next-gen car. Toyota may also provide the option of a sportier twotone package. with a splash of chrome on the front end and headlamps featuring LED elements. And while it was technically never discontinued (the Laura is the international market Octavia). But a replacement is in the works which will build upon the current car’s success. the car now sports the new. The European car looks a bit more mature in comparison.0-litre diesel The Cruze has won itself a loyal following thanks to its modern styling and powerful diesel engine. this time around. the new Octavia will later get a powerful vRS version. sharper Skoda family look. which typically improves efficiency by 3-5 percent. However.

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The huge 6.0-litre.8-litre turbo-petrols and 1. but we expect it to be a 2. If you’re a crorepati who wants something different. it will be a tough competitor in the upand-coming compact luxury saloon segment. Jaguar and Mercedes. there’s a lot of technology buried under the luxury. but lacks some of the luxuries on the interior. 2. It will use conventional frontwheel drive. with just about all the BENTLEY FLYING SPUR BMW 5-SERIES Coming Early 2014 Expected Price Rs 2. www. In the light of more up-to-date competition from Audi.com WorldMags.6-litre.net LUXURY SALOONS AUDI A3 SALOON After luxury hatchbacks. The A3 gets clean styling. Mercedes-Benz is bringing its CLA-class to India.0-litre four-cylinder with 143bhp. It’s also down on interior space.0-litre diesel entry-level diesel variant below the 520d. particularly at the rear.0-litre petrol. but it delivers it so smoothly. the A3 saloon.NEW CARS SPECIAL LUXURY SALOONS WorldMags. It gets subtly revised styling at the front and rear. 1.0-litre. 1. The A3 Coming 2014 Expected Price Rs 25 lakh Engines 1.0-litre petrol FACELIFT entertainment and connectivity you would expect from a luxury car. 2. However. BMW will launch a facelifted 5-series saloon. There’s also the option of full-LED headlights. Bentley has taken away the sporty edge from the previous car and focussed on delivering even more luxury.0-litre. turbocharged 12-cylinder engine now produces even more power. rather than Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive.0 turbo-diesels. called the 518d. and Audi will fight back with this. 3. With a variety of engines offered and pretty good handling. The cabin is an intoxicating blend of fine-grain wood.8-litre petrol will be offered with four different engines –1.4 and 1.7 crore Engine 6. BMW is expected to launch the 5-series facelift sometime later this year. similar to its elder sibling the A4. BMW has not revealed the specifications.4-litre. Bentley has the answer. BMW has also added a new Coming End 2013 Expected Price Rs 40-50 lakh Engines 2. 3.0-litre diesel.6 and 2. the next big upcoming luxury segment is compact luxury saloons. For the new-generation Flying Spur limousine.whatcarindia. that you can barely tell how fast you’re going.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 49 . and aluminium. leather.

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8-litre TSI petrol.com co-developed with Volvo’s parent company Geely. Its overall dimensions are actually quite close to today’s C-class saloon. the alreadycavernous cabin will be even more spacious.whatcarindia. and this will sadly continue to limit the Accord’s appeal in India. VOLVO S40 Coming Late 2014 Expected Price Rs 25 lakh Engine 2. but instead blends class and elegance with a few sharp new details. who will launch its own version of the car in the near future. and the new model is well equipped to carry on that legacy. colour schemes and kit like an automatic parking system. there should be sufficient room in the cabin. Despite slow sales of the Accord recently. and that means a 122bhp. the design of the CLA is inspired by its elder sibling. The rear gets re- shaped LED tail-lamps. LUXURY SALOONS Coming Early 2014 Expected Price Rs 1. and the new Skoda grille.5-litre petrol Mercedes-Benz’s entry into the entry-level four door coupé segment is the CLAclass. The engine options will remain the same. and this could help Volvo lower costs further.2-litre turbo-diesel engine. 3. The cabin gets a new four-spoke steering wheel. The new S-class has a less extrovert design.4. so despite the sloping roof. and there’s a more fuel efficient 2. WorldMags. Essentially a saloon version of the A-class hatchback.net room.2-litre diesel NEW HONDA ACCORD Coming Mid 2014 Expected Price Rs 21 lakh Engine 2. It will use the same engines as the A. 2. 3.NEW CARS SPECIAL LUXURY SALOONS WorldMags. which means high quality and sporty design. Honda’s not ready to wave the white flag yet. What’s different? The styling’s a lot more mature. The updated Superb has already made its international debut and testing in India is well underway. It’s built on the same platform as the V40.0-litre V6 diesel.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel with 254bhp. The design of the interior is pretty much identical to the A-class. gear lever.0-litre diesel SKODA SUPERB FACELIFT Coming End 2013 Expected Price Rs 20 lakh Engine 1. and Volvo will be able to lower costs on the compact saloon thanks to local assembly. 1. 2. Conspicuous in its absence will be a diesel engine option though. Other styling tweaks include a more prominent grille and angular headlights. When it is launched here. expect Volvo to give the S40 compact saloon a sub-Rs 25 lakh price tag. the CLS. The S40 is apparently also being www. which is a saloon version of the recently launched V40 Cross Country. 4.6-litre V8 turbo-petrol MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS Mercedes plans to launch the new S-class in the Indian market next year.6-litre petrol.6-litre V6 petrol.4-litre direct-injection petrol engine mated to a manual gearbox or a six-speed CVT auto. 2. The rear seat offers more shoulder and leg MERCEDES-BENZ CLA-CLASS Coming Early 2014 Expected Price Rs 26-30 lakh Engine 1. a re-profiled bumper. The S-class has often been described as the best car in the world. in first-class airlinergrade seats.6-litre V8 turbo-petrol which churns out 448bhp and a revised version of the current 3. It plans on giving the big saloon a much-needed shot in the arm by bringing in the latest US-spec variant.05 crore Engine 3. Updates are in the form of new bi-xenon headlights. The engine options available are a 4. looks set to make its debut here in 2014.and B-class.0-litre diesel Volvo’s S40.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 51 .6litre turbo-petrol engine and a 107bhp.

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The seven-seat Enjoy measures 4305mm and in the process of cutting down 305mm.3-litre diesel MPVs ASHOK LEYLAND STILE Coming Mid 2013 Expected Price Rs 6 lakh Engine 1. but will be far more aggressive. The car will feature Hyundai’s family design language and will have a distinct bonnet section and won’t be a monovolume MPV. While the hatchback space is a fiercely contested one. adding to its practicality. An updated version of the City’s 1.4-litre petrol engine will be swapped with a 1. will also sell the Stile in CNG form. the Stile also has sliding windows for the second row.com WorldMags. although it remains to be seen if this makes it to the production car. Another interesting design element is the pillar-less look of the D-pillar. Under its stout bonnet is the same 1. The diesel engine. The seats may also fold completely flat or flip over to yield various storage and seating configurations.5-litre diesel engine will be used. Ashok Leyland. known by its codename HND-7. which General Motors India will be looking to tap into. it will rival Maruti’s Ertiga.5-litre K9K diesel engine as the Evalia. The Stile. the utility vehicle segment has a Coming 2014 Expected Price Rs 5 lakh Engine 1. www. Ashok Leyland has showcased its version of the Evalia.5-litre petrol. the pricing will likely start from Rs 7 lakh. which may include a turbocharged 1.whatcarindia.2-litre petrol.5-litre petrol is also likely to be offered. The design is heavily based on the Brio as can be seen in the sketch. The Stile will be priced below its Nissan twin and will cater mainly to the commercial sector and do duty as taxis and ambulances. GM is looking to cut the length of the Enjoy to under 4m. Excise benefits of approximately Rs 40. the Evalia by a redesigned front end. The 1. making it a five-seater. Other design elements from the Brio are the ridges running along the front and rear doors. however. 1. will remain as is.000 are expected.5-litre petrol good growth potential. which will put the compact Enjoy in hatchback territory. which will be unique in this class of people carrier. The 1. Honda’s Brio-based people carrier will feature a low roof and a stretched wheelbase. The concept’s looks have been virtually carried over. Based on the Hexa Space concept.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 53 . The car may be Coming Mid 2014 Expected Price Rs 7 lakh Engine 1.NEW CARS SPECIAL MPVs WorldMags.2-litre Kappa engine and an automatic gearbox too. More importantly. The sketch also shows a floating D-pillar. however. refreshed headlamps and a new three slat grille. is distinguishable from Known as a Low MPV or LMPV. The engine most likely to power the car is the 1.2-litre petrol concept’s 3+3+2 seating. HYUNDAI MPV Another MPV that is due for a 2014 launch is the eightseater from Hyundai.net CHEVROLET ENJOY MINI If Mahindra can do it. just like Mahindra did with the Quanto. 1. For this MPV. HONDA MPV Nissan’s commercial vehicle partner. the compact Enjoy will likely lose the last row of seats.6-litre diesel from the Verna although the concept also hinted at other options. the MPV is likely to have the Coming 2014 Expected Price Rs 7 lakh Engine 1. something that the Evalia lacks. known as the Stile. first shown in concept form at the Auto Expo a year and a half ago. The MPV will compete against the likes of the Ertiga and the upcoming Honda MPV. so can Chevrolet.5-litre diesel displayed at next year’s Auto Expo in Delhi and when it is launched.2-litre engine but a possible weight reduction of 150kg will help compensate for a lack of power.

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HONDA URBAN SUV
Honda has an aggressive plan to get back on top of the sales charts. It started with its first diesel car, the Amaze, and it will follow up with a new Jazz and City, a Brio-based MPV and this – the Urban SUV. It will probably have a different name by the time it reaches showrooms, but what we know now is that it will be built in India on the same

basic structure as the next-gen City and Jazz. This means that it will share engines with those cars – updated versions of the current City’s 1.5-litre petrol engine and the Amaze’s 1.5-litre diesel engine, with more power (probably 120bhp) and torque. But don’t think this is a subfour-

metre budget SUV that will undercut the Ford EcoSport. No, like the Renault Duster, this car is comfortably over four metres long, and at an estimated

price of Rs 9-14 lakh, it will tackle not only the Renault, but also the XUV500 and higher variants of the EcoSport.

AUDI Q3 SPORT
While BMW and Mercedes are aiming to woo younger buyers with their luxury hatchbacks – the 1-series and A-class – Audi is going to launch a more affordable variant of the Q3 SUV instead. It’s called the Q3 Sport, and although the price is lower than the regular Q3, Audi has tried to retain the allimportant premium feel by keeping most of the equipment and luxury features intact. You, however, lose out on a

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powered front passenger seat, sat-nav and the Xenon headlamps with Audi’s trademark LED lights. It gets the same 2.0 TDI engine, but with power reduced to 140bhp. And instead of the Quattro 4WD system, you only get front wheel drive, and a manual gearbox instead of the auto. The Q3 has been instrumental in getting a lot of Audi customers to showrooms in India, and the Sport could increase traffic for them.

There’s an all-new X5 on its way that should help BMW get back into the large luxury SUV segment. It’s a little bit bigger in just about every dimension, which translates to more space inside the seven-seat cabin. But it is 80kg lighter, which should help efficiency. While the overall shape of the car is largely the same, there have been a few detail changes that give it a stronger, more purposeful look. On the inside, the cabin has the new BMW look, but it still looks a bit too

generic and not special enough. It will get the full roster of BMW’s new tech, which will include the latest i-Drive in-car computer, night vision display, 360-degree cameras and in-car internet. It will retain the familiar six and eight-cylinder engines, but for the first time, will be offered with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine and two-wheel drive. If it comes here, it could come with an attractive price that will help it compete with the Mercedes ML 250 CDI, priced at Rs 50 lakh.
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Hyundai’s current Santa Fe is a powerful and wellequipped seven-seat SUV, but it is quite an old model, having launched internationally way back in 2006, and in the face of more modern competition, its high price is hard to justify. The good news is Hyundai will be bringing a brand new version here soon, which promises to be much more appealing. For one it gets its own, rugged take on Hyundai’s famous ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language, which is very pleasing to look at. The interiors get a massive upgrade too, with more room, better quality materials and a futuristic design compared to today’s Santa Fe. What

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Hyundai cars are always big on is equipment, and you can expect this to continue with the new Santa Fe, with goodies like self parking, a touchscreen infotainment system and a tyre pressure monitor on the list. The car will retain the potent 194bhp, 2.2-litre diesel engine,

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SUVs are big business in India, and so it’s no surprise that one of the most historic SUV makers in the world is finally bringing its products to India. Yes, Jeep – a name which is synonymous with tough offroaders.

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And one of the first models to hit showrooms will be its flagship luxury SUV, the Grand Cherokee. It comes with all the luxury bits you’d expect, but it also has exceptional off-roading capabilities. This car is about the size of a Mercedes-Benz M-class; in fact, it shares a lot of common

parts with it, but if Jeep manages to get its game plan right, this big Jeep could be less expensive than its German contemporary. Under the bonnet will be a new 3.0-litre V6 diesel that’s smooth and chock-full of pulling power, as well as a collection of huge, all-American petrol V8 engines for enthusiast owners.

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NEW CARS SPECIAL SUVs WorldMags. but it should be noted that the 10-year-old Scorpio is still doing pretty well. off-road SUV – think of it as the American equivalent of a Mahindra Thar. It is.5-litre diesel out with the same 1. SUV ‘ladder’ chassis. Still.5-litre. and the 2. but could later on use Mahindra’s brand new range of in-house developed petrol and diesel engines. which means it should still have Coming Early 2015 Expected Price Rs 8-11 lakh Engine 2. much like in the recently unveiled Datsun Go hatchback.2-litre diesel engine will produce more power. It’s not meant to be comfortable in the city. SUVs JEEP WRANGLER The Wrangler is Jeep’s iconic. but going by Mahindra’s recent models. modern skin. however. it will be lighter for better fuel economy. It’s a very niche model that won’t sell in too many numbers. with new. It’s got the hardware – specially designed suspension. and of course a very robust fourwheel-drive system. Still. locking differentials. It will likely start Coming 2015 Expected Price Rs 5-7 lakh Engine 1. It’s still at a very early stage in its development. much improved values. MAHINDRA S101 COMPACT SUV Mahindra is aggressively tackling the sub-four-metre small car space. The car will also get Mahindra’s new six-speed manual gearbox. the company has cleverly included three seats in the front row. there will be significant changes. huge offroad tyres. First it was the Quanto. three-cylinder diesel engine as the Quanto. for those owners who want limitless off-road ability. The company is really trying to squeeze the most out of this car. and there’s not too much we know about it. it should be a fantastic value option to the likes of the Ford EcoSport. The company recognises that the Scorpio is very different from the XUV. Mahindra has realised it’s a bit old now and is working on a brand new version at its hightech Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai. and in that Coming Mid 2013 Expected Price Rs 25-35 lakh Engine 2.whatcarindia.com WorldMags.2-litre diesel a good combination of comfortable ride and off-road capability. it’s the same reliable formula in a new. and it’s certainly not designed for fuel economy or practicality. It will have far more contemporary styling. but then again this is the car that will show Indians what Jeep is really all about. and then the Verito Vibe. it will be longer with more space between the axles for more interior space. So basically.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 59 .8-litre diesel NEW MAHINDRA SCORPIO The XUV500 may be causing all the excitement for Mahindra right now. and so has stuck with the tough. the new small SUV – codenamed S101 – is being designed from the ground up. www. its delivery is flawless.net regard. But while those cars were derived from existing models. no-nonsense. except much more sophisticated. and although a third row of seats is unlikely given the small size.

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Merc’s new compact SUV.5-14 lakh Engine 1.NEW CARS SPECIAL SUVs WorldMags. The picture you see here is Nissan’s official design sketch. and while Nissan’s products are usually priced lower than their Renault equivalents. however. and you can tell extensive changes have been made to the car’s front and rear ends. The car you see in this picture is merely a concept.000 more than the Coming Late 2013 Expected Price Rs 8. and now Nissan has confirmed that it will be launching its own version of the popular Renault Duster. but the company says the production car will look quite similar. we were sure Renault and Nissan would cross-brand more of their cars. MercedesBenz has missed out on the fun because it didn’t have a rival product in that range. www.2-litre diesel.5-litre diesel equivalent Renault.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 61 . Still. NISSAN TERRANO After the Scala/Sunny and Pulse/Micra. it is slated to cost around Rs 50. The Terrano is likely to use only the most powerful engine option – the 110 dCi diesel – and unlike the plainjane exterior styling of the Duster.net SUVs Coming 2015 Expected Price Rs 25-30 lakh Engine 2. and will likely share the same engines as well. in this case it will be the other way around as since Nissan is borrowing the Duster. It will be called the Terrano. it will get significant changes to make it look more upmarket. and Audi soon followed suit with the Q3. B-class and upcoming CLA-class is the GLA-class. But now.00075. hot on the heels of (and sharing its platform with) the A-class.com WorldMags. it promises the same. tapping into an SUV-crazy market like India with a compact luxury SUV. The car’s profile is more like a crossover than a proper. However.whatcarindia. It was a huge success. upright SUV. highquality luxurious interior of the A-class and B-class. 1. This really popular segment is about to get another exciting new contender. Nissan is taking steps to make sure this is a more premium offering.6-litre petrol MERCEDES GLA-CLASS BMW pulled a neat trick when it launched the X1 a few years ago.

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by an electric motor. Volvo will also likely equip it with its new hybrid 4WD system called ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive).0-litre petrol Platform Architecture.NEW CARS SPECIAL SUVs WorldMags. However. but rather than SUVs SKODA YETI FACELIFT Coming 2014 Expected Price Rs 15-18 lakh Engine 2. should you want to try such a thing with your Rs 1. but with more power. 5.0-litre. and here’s what you can expect. Although Volvo is focussing on launching smaller models at the moment. We expect the car to get a new diesel engine from its VEA family of engines.6-2. But like all Range Rover models. The 2. but it has a few critical problems that meant it wasn’t as successful as it could have been. it looks like a mini-Touareg. but in the VW TIGUAN Coming 2014 Expected Price Rs 13-16 lakh Engine 2.com WorldMags.0-litre diesel The Skoda Yeti is a superbly capable compact SUV. It’s about the same size as a Yeti. while one of the most practical. On the outside. the Tiguan’s looks are a lot neater and easier to digest. And the best bit – it now comes with seven seats. We suspect the relatively poor response to the Skoda Yeti may have caused this.0-litre. What’s key is if Volkswagen manages to get the price right to make it really appealing. Now an all-new Yeti is still a long time away.6 crore SUV. complete with an attractive chrome grille and LED daytime running lights in the headlamps. And if Skoda does assemble it here.0 TDI engine we’ve seen in so many VWs. 4.0 crore Engine 3.4-litre diesel. the lack of a third row of seats. It will get the same 2. It will adopt a lot of styling cues from the new Octavia. 3. good equipment and a powerful diesel engine. Skoda will try and make the current car more attractive to buyers with a facelift.net meantime.4-litre diesel RANGE ROVER SPORT Coming Diwali 2013 Expected Price Rs 1. it could get a new price too. where the front wheels are powered by the engine and the rear.whatcarindia. www. it is up to 400kg lighter. Skodas and Audis. but Volkswagen shelved the plan. VW’s Tiguan seems like the perfect car for India. On paper. It will feature a bold new styling theme and will be built on a new Scalable Coming Late 2014 Expected Price Rs 55-65 lakh Engine 2. with a choice of manual or DSG automatic gearboxes. The new Range Rover Sport borrows a lot of the luxury goods from its bigger sibling. VW now seems to have figured out a way to bring its compact SUV here.0 TDI engine will remain. It’s a compact SUV with premium interiors. and no automatic gearbox meant that it failed to appeal to the luxury and priceconscious ends of its segment. Things like its relatively high price (for its size). NEW VOLVO XC90 The XC90.0-litre diesel that car’s slightly ‘complex’ styling. It has a range of very powerful V6 and V8 petrol and diesel engines. Because it is now made entirely from aluminium. which is always a popular feature with SUV buyers in India. but it will probably introduce a DSG auto variant as an option. it is simultaneously developing an all-new XC90. but claims to be very sporty to drive as well. it is also supercapable off-road. The headlights will be more angular to give the car a sharper look.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 63 POTDAR DESIGN . which should help it live up to its sporty name. But VW never brought it to our market in the six years that it’s been on sale. is now also the oldest car in its segment.

a credit score of more than 700 is considered good.000 for every lakh borrowed over a three-year scheme or Rs 60. It’s easier on your pocket if you negotiated with the bank and got the loan based on the on-road price.CAR FINANCE WorldMags. As an example. insurance. financed at 90% (Rs 6.18. or in some cases. while it does allow you the flexibility of paying the overall amount over a certain period of time. however. which maintains records of your loans and credit card transactions that are submitted to the bureau every month by banks and credit card companies. it’s very likely that you’ll get a waiver on your processing fees. as it can decide your instalment amount and the total amount you will be paying above your 1 Banks set some criteria that need to be fulfilled by the loan applicant before a loan is granted. Listed below are the various parameters you should be aware of before applying for a car loan. finance schemes are available on almost every car on sale here. A car loan is. Finance companies offer loans of up to 90 percent of the car’s value. 2RATE OF INTEREST One of the most important factors to consider before applying for a car loan from a particular bank is the rate of interest. and makes a strong case for getting the car loan sanctioned.whatcarindia.06. What’s more. They also go through CIBIL (Credit ELIGIBILITY AND CREDIT HISTORY Maruti Swift ZDI — Rs 6. some banks may have a really large processing fee. For starters. but you could end up paying a lot more in the end. and a few other costs.net www.net BUYING A CAR R on a finance scheme gives buyers the liberty of not having to invest a large chunk of their savings in a single investment. Based on these records. Delhi). five-year scheme. so that the amount you return over the years (with interest) is minimised. one must keep in mind that you will have to pay back much more to the bank. they g generate a CIR ( (Credit Information Report) via which a credit score is generated.000 over a BUYING AND OWNING Car loans can be deceptive. whereas the remaining amount is paid in small chunks. road tax.com . We give you pointers on things to look out for before applying. It’s also worth noting that some loans will be offered off d on the th ex-showroom h price of the car. A downpayment is the initial payment made when the car is financed. as the loan will cover registration charges.924 64 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags. Also.290 Rs 1.87. you will have to pay back approximately Rs 36. on a loan of Rs 6 lakh at an 11 percent rate of interest. a double-edged sword. even the entire amount. Generally.300) Interest rate (percent) Duration in years EMI (first month) Interest paid LOAN 1 10.79. but if your credit history is clean. called instalments.000 (ex-showroom. depending on the repayment scheme and the model of the car. over a period of time.081 LOAN 2 12 5 Rs 13. The bank verifies your income statements for a certain duration before deciding on the loan amount they deem fit to fund. Our advice would be to pay as much as possible in terms of downpayment. It may seem like you’re easing the burden by paying in small chunks.753 Rs 2.5 5 Rs 13. Information Bureau India Limited).

Car loans are also customised according to car models. hence reducing the principal amount that has to be paid back) penalties for loans that have been purchased on a floating rate of interest will be waived. is the closing of a loan earlier than agreed by paying off the remaining debt.1 to 12 percent.fixed and floating. Interest rate charges differ according to the duration of the loan and the type of interest scheme chosen. WorldMags. and the better the score. What’s more. whereas a floating interest rate changes according to the trends in the market. private banks offer loans at a higher rate of interest of around 12. with little documentation required. A late payment charge. the outstanding principle is reduced as you pay your instalments and interest is charged on the remaining loan amount. 3PACKAGE DEALS A convenient option is to take a car loan from the purchased car’s dealer as they have bank representatives or tie-ups with banks to offer lucrative deals as part of a package that includes loans. On the other hand.net CAR FINANCE USED CAR LOANS USED CAR LOANS are offered at a higher rate of interest ranging from 15 to 20 percent. your first instalment would be Rs 13. If a foreclosure of the loan is on the cards. Different banks offer varying loan rates in an attempt to lure customers. be prepared for high foreclosure and prepayment charges in most cases.000.5 to 15 percent. On a recent ruling by the Reserve Bank of India.WorldMags. Thereafter. Some banks charge a flat processing fee while others charge a percentage of your loan amount as processing fees.200. insurance waivers. 4 er st. popular ones generally get the best loan offers as compared to slow selling models. with the advantage of having less documentation required and better service quality. simply put. as you pay the EMIs. your principle amount decreases and interest is levied on the remaining reduced amount and not the entire principle sum. a verdict was passed wherein prepayment (making a payment that’s more than your regular EMI. with loan tenures of seven years maximum. Some banks also do not allow you to foreclose before a certain period. Fixed interest rates remain constant during the tenure of the loan.com An important factor to consider when choosing a bank loan is foreclosure.net 65 . ere pt for a fixed rate of int fe. although minor in number. This can be classified into two types . It’s better to evaluate the options from the dealer’s side. www. based on which a credit score is generated. and with a two percent penalty fee charged. as well as directly from the bank or insurance company to ascertain the best deal before taking the plunge. AVOID PENALTIES CONCLUSION It’s clear that there’s a fair amount you should be aware of before considering a car loan. Most of the loans offered nowadays are of the reducing balance type.92. with tenures ranging from one to four years with the option of opting for reducing balance method. This will determine how credit-worthy you are. opt for a fixed interest rate loan. so on a Rs 6 lakh loan at an interest rate of 11 percent. your principal amount stands at Rs 5. on an EMI of Rs 10. a long-standing relationship with a bank can also go a long way in helping you get a finance scheme that suits your needs the best.455. A penalty for the same is waived if the next loan is purchased from the same bank after the closure of the earlier one. In this scheme. insurance waivers/ discounts and car accessories.whatcarindia. Here. 5OTHER CHARGES Bank loans come with other charges like processing fees and late payment fees. your overall EMI for that particular month would be Rs 10. is also levied on the EMIs. and the following month’s interest will be paid on the new principal amount. should be evaluated as part of the decision making process. generally to the tune of 2 percent. Get all the options on the table before selecting the right one that meets your requirements and expectations. but sometimes. The State Bank of India offers the longest loan tenure (seven years). To play it safe. which. borrowed sum at the end of the loan tenure. Dealers earn a commission on the items they sell. a little higher interest rate or insurance package maybe negated by the accessories offered free with the car. It’s also worth noting that having a longstanding relationship with a particular bank can get you good offers. opt i saf Play it Public sector banks generally offer lower rates of interest to the tune of 10. As an example. These charges. so it’s important to consider these aspects before zeroing g in on a finance scheme. WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 c efu ditions car Read the terms and con lly. the better your chances are of getting a loan amount required by you approved.045. Dealers sometimes offer It’s important to remember that CIBIL maintains records of your credit history.

This value decreases by an average of 10 percent every year. the lower the pay-out in case of total loss. but as the owner. So. Let’s start with how you can save money on insurance.com 66 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags. And with the kind of unruly drivers on the road.whatcarindia. Simply put. So. every day is. quite literally. Did you know you can get yourself covered for eventualities like these? We bet you didn’t. the IDV is the the value of the car. the lower the IDV. in case your car is written off.net .SAFETY Y NET Don’t get stuck in the confusing world of car insurance and claims. this is the amount that you will receive from the insurance company. But is just getting car insurance the only thing you need to worry about? Have you ever wondered just how well insured your car is? What if you are asked to foot a big chunk of the bill despite being insured? Have you ever read the fine print? Forget about being in an accident for a while. We give you tips and tricks to protect yourself better and save money while you do it. who contribute to our dismal road safety record. you can choose to reduce the IDV and in turn reduce the premium amount. The excess is a part of the damage that is paid by the car owner and is a permanent part of the insurance. The thing to remember here is.net BEING IN A car accident is one of the worst things that can happen to you. But most people drive content knowing there is the safety net of their car’s insurance to pay for damages. Another way to reduce the premium is by paying voluntary excess. The IDV is calculated by the insurance company based on the market price of the model and taking into account the car’s age. BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags. Voluntary excess on the other hand is the option to choose to bear an amount of repair cost in exchange of a www. Consider being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no money for fuel or to spend a night at a hotel. SAVING ON INSURANCE LOWER THE INSURANCE PREMIUM The premium you pay on the insurance of your car is directly related to the Insurer Declared Value (IDV). we have listed out everything you can protect yourself against. a battle.

you get a discount of around 20 percent on the basic premium. This can be counterproductive in case of an accident. especially if there is no mechanical damage. And it also pays to be careful about the car’s security. if you are aware of them. Your profession is also likely to net you some discounts. So. if your car has an ARAI R approved anti-theft device. For example. Instead. The good thing about this is that the bonus adds up every successive year. not making a claim may prove beneficial. This figure can go up to 45 percent if you don’t make a claim for four consecutive years. but accidents do happen and making a claim may be the only way out. can save you quite a bit of money. it’s better to look around and search for alternatives. because then the insurance company deems that your car is less likely to be stolen. You will see www. Doctors. Instead. We recommend not going in for too high an excess. Of course. The most common amongst these is the No Claim Bonus (NCB). So.' WorldMags.net CAR INSURANCE INSURANCE DISCOUNT Then there are some discounts that the insurance companies offer themselves. WorldMags.whatcarindia.lower premium. SHOULD YOU MAKE A CLAIM? The No Claim Bonus is by far the biggest discount that the insurance company will give you. defence personnel and even teachers in government-owned schools are eligible for this low-risk insurance group. you get a No Claim Bonus.com Insurance is well worth spending a lot of time and money on. SHOP SMART Another way to save money on insurance is by not taking up the first offer made to you. a public servant is likely to drive the car less than a businessman. Let’s say you didn’t make any claim in the first year. Another discount available is for the members of the regional automobile associations. But for minor accidents. . It doesn’t cost much to remove a minor scratch using a rubbing compound or beat a minor dent back in shape. If you have not made any claim in the past year. 'A good security s system and a b blemish-free d driving record can significantly c reduce the r p premium you pay. then you stand to benefit from an additional discount. if you claim for damages. you end up losing your NCB. The fact that it adds up every year and couple this with the reducing IDV of the car. All A these discounts. implies you pay successively less each year for insuring your car.net WHATCAR? 67 . you should always practice safe driving. claiming may up the premium you pay since you lose your NCB.

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the insurance company will pay for the replacement or repair of the parts.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags. the entire cost of the parts is borne by the insurance company. the insurer will even get someone to tow your car to the nearest workshop. the next time you shop for insurance. The car is covered for damage by natural calamities. That’s right. simply put. What you need to check is what kind of damage is covered. It’s smarter not to claim for minor damages. At first. although you may still have to bear the labour costs. and even the third party involved in the accident is also taken care of by the insurance policy. But fret not. Go online and compare quotes from different companies and ask your insurance agent to match these or better them. It is valid under certain conditions though and will vary from company to company. So. insurance companies account for the depreciation in value of the parts. Damage because of water entering the engine and oil leaks should be covered too. In case of a zero depreciation cover. Of course. www. ask the agent if the insurance company will foot the bill if the engine is damaged in an accident. it does sound like a great deal. DID YOU KNOW? Most people assume that buying comprehensive insurance is the more than enough. your insurance company will help you get a jump start in case the battery is drained out and even help with refills if you run out of fuel. Get this and there are quite a few benefits waiting. For major accidents. insurance for your bonus. In case of a break down. the entire cost of the parts is borne by the insurance company.' to cause engine damage. which is. The answer will most likely be a no. did you know that engine damage isn’t covered even by comprehensive insurance? Yes.whatcarindia. If you bargain and ask for a lower quote and higher discounts. Some insurance companies will also pay for your taxi fare to a certain distance from the spot of the accident and if it’s too late in the day. Parts are obviously expensive and if the car were in an accident bad enough SMART INSURANCE says… So. But the latter is generally relatively lower. But these days you can get away with it by having a NCB protection. When paying an insurance claim. ' Engine damage is normally not covered under comprehensive insurance. If this happens. insurance companies are likely to give you one if you show enough interest. this will increase your insurance premium. Another thing that you can ask for is a zero depreciation cover. Remember to renew your car’s insurance before the current one runs out and to stay on the right side of the law to make sure it works in your favour. The rest is borne by the owner. that premium amounts vary from one insurance company to the other.com WorldMags. the amount refunded is less than the actual market value of the part. there is a way out.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 69 . By paying a little extra you can get this important part of the car insured. you know what to ask for and how to save money while at the same time protecting yourself better. When you buy insurance. it will also take care of your overnight stay. You have to get it covered seperately. you could be looking at a hefty bill despite the protection. And you also get a personal accident cover. Then there is road side assistance cover. So. making a claim will lose you the No Claim Bonus. what’s missing? For starters. be it the vehicle or the driver.net CAR INSURANCE In case of a zero depreciation cover. which is a part of the insurance scheme. As we mentioned earlier.

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select the accessories you want and enjoy giving your new car a custom feel or your current car a mid-life makeover.      WorldMags. go ahead. to make things easier. here is a collection of products we think are the best. So. So. deciding which ones to choose is pretty easy. is another matter entirely.Car accessories you must have THERE’S NO BETTER way to enhance the appeal of your car than to customise it with some of your favourite accessories. Selecting the right brand however. Now. We’ve even provided you alternatives in each category.net  AUGUST 2013 . We’ve tested and compared most of the ones featured and many are group test winners.

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whatcarindia. some have voice command function. a rear-view camera a function. These devices feature a large display for maps and voice guidance to guide you turn-by-turn. These devices have other functionalities as well and you can buy one depending on what you want. Make sure your GPS device isn’t a distraction while driving. Some have digital displays that read out the contact list from the phone. Our pick: 3D O Price: Rs 2. Some newer devices also double up as an Android OS tablet. On the driver’s side. They can usually be mounted on the dash or the windshield and run off an inbuilt battery that can be charged by the car’s 12V socket. The fabric of the carpets most cars come with is also difficult to clean. look at how user-friendly the interface is. If you have to make changes. the MapMyIndia ZX250 turned out to be the most accurate and the best.900 P Or r try a: Stinzo at Rs 550 USING THE PHONE while driving is a punishable offence and not to mention dangerous. Manufacturers also release map updates to keep in tune with changing roads and infrastructure and some like Garmin offer these at no extra cost. There are g tonnes of choices out in the market t when it comes to car mats and there are w some designed specifically for each type of car as well. stop at the s side of the road and only then. reduce the brightness of the screen and don’t fiddle with it while you’re on the move. When t you buy. be it in a part of town you haven’t been to before or a different state all-together. pay attention to the voice quality and how easy it is to pair a phone. ensure that the mat isn’t interfering with the pedals and that you can fully press the clutch.990 NAVIGATION DEVICE YOU CAN’T DENY the usefulness of a GPS device. You can get tr raditional washable carpets or waterproof ru ubber-like material that ensures nothing gets soaked by the flooring. But there is a far safer way to stay in touch when you’re on the move. If you are able to try one before buying. p Our pick: MapMyIndia ZX250 Price: Rs 5. Gone are the days when you have to stop and ask for directions. It even has a voice command function which makes for fantastic user experience. If you’re driving at dusk or after dark. some read out the text messages for you. set up the device before driving off and mount it in such a way that it doesn’t obstruct your view of the road or your wing mirrors.000 Or try a: Garmin Nuvi 50LM at Rs 9.com WorldMags. It’s costly compared to rivals but worth the money. and an SD card reader. To ensure this. In our comparison test of similarly priced products.net . All you have to do is pair your phone to the device and mount it on the sun visor or instrument panel. brake and accelerator. by using a Bluetooth handsfree device. Some are even capable of playing music off your phone.990 Or try a: Blaupunkt BT Drive Free 311 at Rs 4. A set of pre-formed car mat ts come in handy here. These may include audio and video playback. how responsive the touchscreen is and if it has y all the features you want.net     BLUETOOTH HANDSFREE YOUR SHOES DRAG a lot of dirt and muck into the car and it s the carpeting that gets soiled it’s soiled.CUSTOM MATS WorldMags.990 O www. Drop any liquids like a cold drink or a coffee and it will seep through the floor covering. depending on the design of the device. use the device. We compared the best devices and found the Parrot Minikit Neo has the best voice clarity. Prices for cheap imports are really attractive but a set of good mats last longer. Our pick: Parrot Minikit Neo Price: Rs 7. Most devices can pair upto two phones.

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Portable vacuum cleaners are available in the market and are useful for getting rid of the dirt even from the edges. The top-end models that do come with music players have owners stuck with a standardised system that may or may not have all the latest tech. Check out our test of audio speakers to see which ones suit your requirement best. You have to choose the right cleaner depending on whether your car comes with fabric or leather upholstery. Dirt settles on the floor and the roof. And thoroughly cleaning up the interiors isn’t really difficult. navigation and entertainment systems all rolled into one. You can also add rear-view camera display to some of these systems to help you park the car. But fret not because this isn’t necessarily such a bad thing. Our pick: Pioneer DEH 4590 Price: Rs 8. and they start to resemble a shade that they never did when the car left the factory gates. Once applied. you can have a unit customised to your needs. park your car under some shade and ensure the body panels are cool. take more time to apply but last a whole lot longer too. So.300 Or try a: Euroclean at Rs 4. however. These give your car’s dashboard plastics a rich and lustrous sheen. . Whether you buy a single DIN or a 2DIN system will depend on the dashboard design of the car. First apply the wax/polish to the foam applicator or cloth that you’re using. Here. Before applying however.net   AUGUST 2013  . Among liquid polishes.400 WE HAVE A habit of only caring about the exterior of a car and completely neglecting the inside.490 MUSIC SYSTEM MOST MID-LEVEL and low-end variants of hatchbacks and midsizers don’t come with inbuilt music systems. Music systems with USB. Sonax (solid wax) ax) Price: Rs 575 / Rs 7. lightly rub the waxed panel to reveal the shine. around the corners etc.000 Or try a: ArmorAll at Rs s 505 / Meguiar’s Meguiar s NXT T generation Tech Wax at t Rs 1. naturally. while among the solid waxes. and we suggest buying something that will still be current a couple of years down the line. Use the brush adjustment for seats. your options are either liquid polishes or solid waxes. basically. Our pick: Morphy Richards Price: Rs 2. using a replacement 6x9-inch speaker makes sense. The latest in terms of technology are Android-based systems that are communication. or you can equip your car with a top-of-the-line system. apply it to the painted body panel till it becomes white and hazy. card readers and iPod connectivity are the norm these days. xes.000 Or try a: JVC KD R335 at Rs 6. we found the Sonax Premum Class Carnauba Care re to be the best. still give good results. you would want to clean the upholstery.com WorldMags.000 www.whatcarindia. Liquid polishes are easier to apply and spread fast and while they don’t really last long.  TO MAINTAIN THAT shiny look of your car and to ensure that the paintwork is protected from materials like bird droppings. you would need to coat the car with a wax. it accumulates a lot dust and grime. Our pick: Turtle wax (liquid). these will give the paint some added protection by not allowing g water to stand. There are various attachments that come with the devices and its easy to reach difficult places like under the seat. Make sure the wax/polish isn’t sitting too long ng on the car surface as it becomes difficult to buff out. After vacuuming the car. although most cars will have a provision for the latter. Its all your choice. These also come with their own individual foam applicators. The cabin is where you spend a lot of time. Solid waxes. Turtle Wax came me out on top in our test. Let it dry for a while and using a soft cloth. Then with a circular motion. you can choose whether you want a no-frills basic audio system that costs next to nothing. There are quite a few options in the market. But with an aftermarket system. For your sound needs. You should also get a multi-purpose trim polish.

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THE ROADS IN our country are quite dusty, especially during the summer, and when it rains, it gets quite mucky. In either case, the car’s bodywork gets grimy in no time. To clean the car, a high pressure washer comes in handy and there are quite a few available in the market. These are powered by electric motors and can be attached to a regular water hose using a tube. These come with various attachments that make it easier to get to difficult places like under the wheel arches. But, be careful, try not to spray the car from up close as it can damage the paint. The spray is also so powerful sometimes, it harms anybody in its path. Also take care not ot to point the spray in the direction of the electric socket to reduce chances of an electric shock. You can also use u a car shampoo with a bottle attachment to cover b r the t car with cleaning agent. nt. Once clean, hose down the O e car once again and dry it using o g a soft cloth. Take care not to wash the car under direct sunlight as the water dries off quicker and tends to leave stains. We found the Bosch Aquatak to be the best in our test. It came with the most number of attachments, was the nu most compact compa and offered the most value for money too. Our pick pi : Bosch Aquatak 100 Plus Price Pr : Rs 15,000 Or O try a: Lavor Oregon at Rs 15,000

WE CARRY A lot of paraphernalia in the car and before you know it, it all starts piling up and the cabin is a mess. To keep things neat within the car, you should get an organiser or a trunk. There are different kinds available; sun-shade-mounted CD holders ensure you don’t lose your music and you also get seat-mounted holders with lots of pockets to keep everything from your map books to phones. For long journeys, carrying a car bin is recommended to store waste like empty bottles and plastic bags. Our pick: 3D Prices: Rs 2,200 Or try a: Super Grip at Rs 2,000

CAR PERFUMES
THERE IS NO fragrance like the cabin of a brand new car. However, over time, this odour is replaced by either the smell of cigarettes or food, , depending on the driver and passengers’ habits. To keep these foul smells in check, we recommend d buying a car fragrance. Paper-type perfumes need d to be carefully removed from their packaging. If removed completely, the fragrance may be too strong for some. Then there are gel-based perfumes, which turn from solid to gas and are effective in most climates. AC-vent-mounted types, on the other hand, are more effective during the summers. Our pick: Ambi Pur Prices: Rs 150 Or try a: Wurth at Rs 140

ALLOY WHEELS

LET’S BE HONEST, alloy wheels look better than those regular steel wheels that you get as standard on most cars. There’s no doubting what a set of slick looking wheels can do for a car’s appearance, but there are other reasons to buy alloy wheels instead of steel ones. An important one is that they are lighter, and for fuel saving, every little bit adds up. So, when you go shopping for a new set, buy a set of alloys that are lighter than the ones you’re replacing. Another advantage is that they are sturdier. Go over a sharp edged rut too fast and a steel rim may bend. If you’re running tubeless tyres, you’ll ’ll end up with a flat that can only be fixed by beating ating the wheel back into shape.If you decide de to upsize the tyre and wheel combo, you also have the advantage of better driving dynamics as the side wall on a lower profile tyre will flex less. Another thing to consider is that the bolt pattern on the wheel matches the one on the hub, because otherwise the wheel won’t fit. Our pick: Sparco Pista Prices: Rs 10,000 per wheel Or try a: Neo at Rs 3,000 per wheel el

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Replacing speakers that come as standard in your car is a cost effective way to get better sound. But, which ones should you get?
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THE SPEAKERS WERE run through the stock head-unit of our VW Polo GT TSI and were mounted in a custom-made parcel shelf, placed at the rear. We played the same eclectic collection of songs through every pair of speakers to try and accurately assess their dynamic abilities. As for the settings on the head unit, we set the equalisation to flat with no added bass or treble. We found an improvement in sound across the line-up – albeit to varying degrees. The tests were conducted with the help of professional installer and audiophile Ajay Kamat and Four Seasons Automobiles.

The stock speakers were disconnected so that we could isolate the test speakers.

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Detail – The speaker’s ability to clearly reproduce minute variations in sound. Sensitivity – The degree by which the speaker responds to an increase in volume. Fatigue - The speaker’s ability to play at loud volumes without distortion. Separation - The speaker’s ability to cleanly separate the low, mid and high frequencies.
We left the equaliser on flat to maintain a level playing field for all the speakers.

EVER FEEL LIKE the vocals on your favourite songs sound too thin? Or that catchy bass line just sounds like a muddy ball with the notes barely distinguishable? The problem is, unless you drive a high-end luxury car with a custom-made audio setup, the speakers in your car will be mass produced and made with components that cater to a low price rather than quality. And if you drive to work in a bustling metro like Mumbai, chances are that you spend more time listening to music through the speakers of your car than the ones in your living room. The quickest way to get better sound is to
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swap your stock speakers with better quality after-market replacements. They may not get you professional quality sound, but rest assured, the new speakers will be a substantial upgrade over the ultra low-cost units your car comes standard with. So, to help you choose better, we staged a soundoff between some of most popular 6X9 speakers in the market today. To know which ones deliver the most musicality and which give you the most bang for your buck, read on. Prices start from just Rs 3,000, so if you want better sound, read this comparison closely.

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4XS were the best 6X9 speakers in the budget range that we tested. They tel dish out a healthy dose of both low and mid bass and the sound feels dis warm and mellow. however. The high frequency crea sounds are. an issue.net SPEAKER TEST ALPINE SPJ-69C3 THE ALPINE’S STRENGTH is clarity and balance. But the mid and high frequencies lack the detail and quality offered by some of the competition. And the highs feel like they lack in detail and there isn’t much punch either.190 RATING www. Tracks with prominent acoustic guitars sound fantastic and the speakers’ ability y to produce good and clean highs with decent ecent detail had us impressed.4X THE BLAUPUNKT 64.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 81 . The Alpine’s mid-range response isn’t too bad either. Reasonably detailed mid-range frequencies help war create a natural sound too. Detailing isn’t up to the standards of the rest of the speakers and the highs are quite illegible and fatiguing. Just the first few bars of music were enough to ran tell us that these are a definite upgrade over the stock speakers. RATING JVC CS-V6938 THE JVC SPEAKERS sounded nice and clear and they initially felt quite impressive. The speakers. is.com Rs 3. have limited bass handling capabilities and that typical yp cal ‘boom’ boom popular with wit th regular re egular buyers is a bit more toned down than we like. it isn’t tight.whatcarindia. They weren’t the most sensitive speakers here. is fairly rich with punchy bass and adequate detail.000 WorldMags.BUYING AND OWNING 6X9 SPEAKERS UPTO RS 5. And even when driven a bit hard. They handle higher volumes quite well too and don’t distort easily even when pushed harder. They are pretty fun to play and although there is adequate amount of bass. however. Separation.990 RATING WorldMags. this proved to be one of the better speakers in the budget range. A bit more control and better power handling g would improve these speakers a lot. the lack of allowing each instrument to have its own space. BLAUPUNKT GT POWER 64.990 RATING RATING Rs 4. however. Still. Rs 3. they handle the power quite well. Rs 4.490 KENWOOD KFC-M6934A THESE SPEAKERS SOUNDED good when we played electronic music. however. The sound.790 GROUND ZERO GZ-A960 TO GET THE Ground Zeros to play loud. you have to really twirl the volume knob. Rs 3. a bit too controlled and soun did find ourselves sometimes wanting we d more treble.

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Despite being the least expensive in the premium category. We particularly liked the strong bass. but it is certainly the most ‘musical’ speaker here. The bass line feels tight and well controlled. making it quite easy to tell notes apart. Overall. These are great speakers for pop and rock but they lack the finesse of the Infinities and the overall sound just doesn’t feel as well integrated either. Rs 9. the PR 9603iS created the most detailed and balanced sound in our test.com WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 83 . They are.990 WorldMags. strong vocals and the aggressive highs.990 INFINITY PR 9603IS THE INFINITY IMPRESSED as soon as we plugged it in. Rs 4. They do sound like you need an additional amplifier to get the best out of them. They have the ability to go loud and are quite the party animals. JBL GTO S959 THE JBL GTO S959 greeted us with a very in-your-face kind of sound that works quite well.whatcarindia. there is a generous helping of well-detailed low and mid bass even at lower volumes and vocals sound smooth and natural. Still. Higher frequencies are however sometimes exaggerated and they sound a bit ‘hollow’ at times. the treble too harsh and the separation of instruments is poor as well. The bass is a bit flat. Even the highs roll off just enough to give the speakers a nice warm tone.000 GROUND ZERO – R715 THESE MAY BE the most powerful speakers here but.net RATING www. these speakers provide great detail in the low frequencies.net SPEAKER TEST PIONEER HAS SOLD more units than any other brand in India and that’s on the back of consistently good products over the years. The ones to buy if you want to buy an amp as well. they aren’t very generous with overall bass volume. even though they go loud. Specification wise. however. Rs 6. they’re a bit too smooth and lack a sharp edge. a bit too brash and raw.BUYING AND OWNING PIONEER TS-A935 WorldMags.490 RATING 6X9 SPEAKERS UPTO RS 10. these 60 watt RMS speakers are also impressive. these are the second-most powerful set of speakers here and feel like it. At 110 watt RMS.990 RATING RATING Rs 9.

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BUYING AND OWNING The stock tyres your car comes with are selected more on th he basis of cost than quality.net 86 AUGUST 2013 WHATC WHATCAR? A AR? WorldMags.net www. GRIP ADVISOR WorldMags. You need a tyre upgrade.whatcarindia.com . and we let you in on the best practices involved. Does it make sense to buy better tyres? Maybe I will just stick with the ones I got with the car.

or 139. CO RD KG ( 151 0 LB S. And of course. The maximum air pressure. So here the height of the side wall is 65 percent of 215. the image above. There are also other details about the tyre printed on the side wall. ‘65’ is what is known as the aspect ratio or profile. The lot of manufacture is also mentioned. and it signifies. when the temperatures are higher. Now there can be many reasons for upgrading. ask for a tyre with a higher aspect ratio and a softer sidewall. The ‘R’ implies that the tyre is of radial construction. But bear in mind that 95 is merely a code. ‘215’ signifies. SS AL5 A TM DO BC036. on the other hand. Chauffeur-driven owners may want their car to ride more comfortably. although pretty much every modern car uses radials now. in millimetres. Knowing the size of your tyres is the first step to getting a new set. Upsizing is probably the most common form of tyre upgrade. Similarly. reduce road noise. the width or ‘section’ of the tyre that will be in contact with the road. ‘H’ is the speed rating and the alphabet itself corresponds to the actual maximum speed that the tyre is designed to sustain (see box on pg91). and revolves around getting a set of larger-diameter alloy wheels. The stock tyres that come with the car. regular all-weather tyres can get overheated and lose grip. It’s mostly done to give a car more grip and visual appeal. WHAT COMES TO mind when someone says the word ‘upgrade’? For most. which represents the maximum weight the tyre is designed to bear. how tall the tyre’s side wall is in respect to its section. simply look at the side of the tyre for the information. A.com WorldMags. Naturally.net THE DETAILS E LE TYRE UPGRADE TURE A TYRE RA E NA X PRESS. we mean moving from the stock tyres the car comes with to better tyres that offer something more.2 E Upsizing is fitting a bigger wheel rim and a lower profile tyre (right) as compared to the original (left). Now. with bigger wheels. or perhaps getting more disk space to store more data. so when you buy new tyres. Whatever the reason. improve puncture resistance and even help you extract better fuel economy. But go up if you have lower profile rubber. B or C) which indicates how much grip you have on a wet surface. To do this. that can be filled in the tyre is also mentioned. are designed more for long life and as a jack of all trades.75mm. or perhaps you want an upgrade because the stock wheels and tyres just don’t look good enough. so now you have to decide which ones you think are best for you. of the wheel rim for which the tyre has been designed. ). these don’t excel at any one thing in particular and upgrading is a better option. 3709 means the tyre was manufactured in the 37th week of 2009. in PSI. www. although it’s best to stick to the car manufacturer’s recommendation when filling up your tyres. The tread pattern on performance tyres is designed to dissipate water to the sides and avoid the buildup of water in front of the tyre which causes loss of control. an improvement over something you already have. In dry weather and especially in the summer. Similarly. Other ratings on the side wall are for traction (AA. When somebody talks about upgrading their computer. The trick is to find the balance that’s right for you. 2 M ACTURER T RE UF A AN B X XX X CO RD SIDEWALL 2 PLIE S Understanding the info on the sidewall will help when upgrading the tyres.TRE AD 4P LIE S. and not the actual load capacity itself. you don’t have to get out your measuring tape. ‘95’ is the load index. The date of manufacture is denoted by the week and year of manufacture – for example.WorldMags.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 D W 20 TRACTIO N R2 A EA LOAD685 T MAX. which indicates how much heat build-up the tyre can sustain. Take for example. they are most likely referring to getting more memory for faster performance. in inches. make sure they are from the same lot and not more than a year old. when we talk about upgrading a car’s tyres. you need to understand the basics (see box). it brings up images of something better. which is why an upgrade to performance tyres makes even more sense. ‘15’ is the diameter. and temperature (A. upgraded tyres can give you a better ride. the markings on the tyre read 215/65 R15 95H. GRIP IN DRY AND WET MOST ALL-WEATHER TYRES that cars are equipped with can easily reach their limits in the wet. RAD P I) MA IAL PS M (35 M TU 5/65R15 9 P21 5H . you have to 2X XX XX 40 kp a 87 . B or C). instead.whatcarindia. The increased surface area of performance tyres that is in contact with the road gives them an edge in terms of cornering and grip and improve feel from steering. These are the parameters by which you upgrade you tyres. 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the tyre’s profile or aspect ratio has to decrease accordingly. Sizes Or try: Optimo from Rs 6. if the wheel rim diameter increases. A reduced profile will require higher pressure and running with incorrect tyre pressure will increase chances of damaging the tyres and even the wheels.com When upgrading the tyres. Prices start from Rs 5.500. the higher is the load on WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 Load. acceleration.000 YOKOHAMA 225/50 R16 225/50 R17 225/45 R17 275/45 R20 The Advan range of high-performance tyres from Yokohama starts at Rs 12. Prices start from Rs 2. Apart from this. the air pressure requirement will also change. We recommend keeping the overall outside diameter the same when you go in for bigger wheels and staying within three percent of the stock measurement to keep any problems at bay. Sizes Or try: S Drive range which starts from Rs 7. The range starts from Rs 12.000. This outside diameter directly affects the car’s engine. available from Rs 4. Also. everything related to how the car drives. For better ride quality and low noise performance look at the Vectra range.net 89 . Sizes 245/40 ZR17 Or try: Primacy from Rs 7. And so. it’s also what carries the load.000. Sizes 255/55 R18 Or try: ZVTV from Rs 3. speedometer and odometer reading.000 MRF 185/70 R14 195/60 R14 195/60 R15 ZLO range is the performance range from MRF. 205/60 R14 205/60 R15 205/60 R16 205/65 R15 215/55 R15 215/55 R16 225/60 R16 Or try: Turanza from Rs 4.000. So.000 The Pilot Sport 3 is Michelin’s highperformance tyre which starts at Rs 12.800.000 GOODYEAR Sizes 205/55 R16 195/60 R15 185/65 R14 JK TYRES Sizes 155/80R 13 155/70R 14 175/70R 14 185/70R 14 185/60R 15 The Eagle F1 GDS3 is the Goodyear range of high performance tyres. which starts from Rs 5.000 The Ventus V12 EVO is the high performance Hankook range. 195/65 R15 Or try: Excellence from Rs 7. www. Since it’s the air in the tyres that gives them their shape. the faster you go (speed rating).500 MICHELIN 195/50 R15 225/50 ZR16 225/45 ZR17 BRIDGESTONE Sizes 165/60 R12 165/60 R13 165/80 R14 175/60 R13 175/65 R14 185/60 R13 185/60 R14 185/65 R14 185/70 R13 185/70 R14 185/70 R14 195/55 R15 195/60 R13 195/60 R14 195/60 R15 195/60 R15 195/65 R14 195/65 R14 195/65 R15 205/50 R15 205/50 R15 205/55 R16 205/55 R16 205/60 R13 The Potenza GIII is Bridgestone’s performance range. fuel efficiency.000 CONTINENTAL Sizes 225/45 R17 235/55 R17 245/45 R17 The high-performance range goes by the ContiSportContact name. a heavier car will mean more load on the tyres. To upsize safely.000. with prices starting from Rs 8. and turning radius.000.whatcarindia. the overall outer diameter of the tyre must not change. Or try: PremiumContact XL from Rs 10. Prices start at Rs 9. gearbox. but it’s not as simple as that. on upsized tyres.net TYRES AT A GLANCE HANKOOK 195/55 R15 205/50 R15 TYRE UPGRADE APOLLO 205/40 R17 215/35 R18 215/40 R17 215/45 R17 225/40 R18 The company’s premium performance offering is the Aspire range. Sizes 225/45 R17 235 /35 R19 235/40 R17 235/40 R18 245/40 R18 Or try: Acelere Maxx from Rs 4.500 185/65R 15 195/65R 15 205/60R 16 Or try: Vectra range from Rs 2.000. The load on the tyre is determined by the weight of the vehicle. speed and air pressure WorldMags. Basically.000.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags.000 change the tyres to fit. special attention should be paid to the speed and load ratings.

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The second type is the cross-rib. The pattern has laterally placed treads. and they also provide a comfortable ride. while those parts of the tyre that are lightly laden use a more open pattern to disperse water better. Another important criterion when upgrading is the design of the tread. some have a uni-directional tread pattern and are meant to turn in only a particular direction. but isn’t all that comfortable. so that the V-shape pattern is able to expel water as you drive over it. decide what you want to do with them. the greater the surface in contact with the road. Push the tyres beyond their speed and load ratings and the air won’t be able to bear any more load. In the dry. changing them to tyres designed for wet conditions when required.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags. There’s the rib-type www. PICK AND CHOOSE Upgrading to a better tyre involves knowing in which direction you want an improvement. Since these are intended for wet grip. Chunky block pattern on off-road tyres. It will. As a rule of thumb. air pressure in the stock tyres should also be increased by about 2-5 psi before embarking on a long journey. Our advice is not to go overboard. Generally. Grossly oversized tyres do a lot of good for the looks. When driven at high speed. the real reason there are grooves and bands on a tyre surface is for grip in wet conditions. but below 50 profile. Hence speed. more so if they are not properly inflated. which has the disadvantage in terms of quicker tyre wear and more heat buildup in dry conditions.net TYRE UPGRADE All-weather tyres with symmetric tread. These days. a harder shoulder rib is used for stability. The latter is good for long life and loadcarrying but is also noisier. the air pressure must be increased by 2 psi for every size you go down. There are three basic types. If you are looking for greater performance from your tyres. changing tyres frequently isn’t an option and hence all road tyres have a tread pattern for use in a variety of road conditions. for tyres with taller profiles. you can achieve a good overall balance of better ride.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 91 . WorldMags. the better it is for grip. A good upgrade option. load and air pressure are related to each other. but may end up harming the mechanicals. This design isn’t in use these days. So having tyres that don’t match the car’s speed and load requirements can be dangerous. Fewer grooves on performance tyres.com SPECIAL THANKS TO SUMIT CHAUDHARY OF INTERNATIONAL TYRE SERVICE Tread design pattern with grooves running along the circumference of the tyre. in turn. improved resistance to aquaplaning and better cornering stability. which is used on the off-road tyres seen on early Jeeps. the price guide in these pages could come in handy. Done in moderation. Since cornering forces act on the outer edges of the tyre. the tyre flexes and causes the air inside to heat up and expand. Too low a profile will harm everyday ride quality while ill-fitting wheels are a safety hazard at high speeds. like 70 and 60. the air pressure doesn’t vary too much. a mix of rib and cross-rib type design is used and block-type pattern is also popular. This results in what is called an asymmetric pattern. Modern tyres use different pattern for different parts of the tyre to circumvent these issues. Increase it by small margin to find the best setting for the new tyre. SPEED RATING Rating Max speed (kph) L 120 M 130 N 140 P 150 Q 160 R 170 S 180 T 190 U 200 H 210 V 240 W 270 Y 300 says… Before you buy new tyres. Some tyres are even made with soft and hard rubber in different parts and afford better stability. Here’s a handy reference guide: Comfortable ride: Higher profile Sporty handling: Lower profile Stability and grip: Wider section Fuel economy: Narrow section Regular all-weather driving: Stick with stock size the tyres again. These are designed for the best possible traction when turning the car. But for most car owners. While an attractive looking design has its own appeal. heat up the tyre which can lead to a failure or blowout.whatcarindia. they are constructed using softer rubber. handling and fuel efficiency – exactly what you should expect. apart from the ribs running longitudinally. This type of design has a better load-carrying capacity. Then there are performance tyres. It’s for the same reason that race cars use bald-looking ‘slick’ tyres in dry racing conditions.

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which one will come out on top? Photography Vishwajeet Chavan With the situation ever worsening. has the technology.com . and it’s easy to see why.net Road Road ad Te Tes Test Test Centre entre ntre t What’s new? Few budget automatic cars are better suited to our ever-crowded urban environment than these two. It IF YOU LIVE in a big metro and drive yourself around daily. you will have no doubt found yourself stuck in bumper-tobumper traffic at some stage.net www. Nissan’s new Micra auto. It’s stylish. Honda’s Brio has been the favourite in this segment. has a strong. and that’s because these cars are predominantly owner-driven. fuelefficient engine and a practical. This trend is slowly but surely filtering down to hatchbacks as well. But. however. more people are willing to spend extra for the convenience of an automatic gearbox. at least on paper. to upstage it. easy to drive. 104 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags. well-appointed cabin too.TEST CENTRE Honda Brio A/T vs Nissan Micra A/T WorldMags.whatcarindia.

net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 105 All prices are ex-showroom. an attractive chrome grille. altering the gear ratio at the same time. It now gets a new. and a deeper.net completely different now. which promises to deliver the fuel efficiency of a manual gearbox (auto gearboxes are normally much thirstier than manuals). the engine pulling strongly whenever you need some additional speed and pace. and the performance delivered is often What are they like to drive? Honda Brio Nissan Micra THE BIGGEST MECHANICAL C change in the updated Micra is the addition of the CV CVT gearbox. As there are no gearshifts (a CV CVT transmission has infinite gear ratios). Bi www. The changes to the new Micra are quite substantial too. It also gets new alloy wheels. while the Micra does respond to a tap on the throttle as if it has a larger. But. the new Nissan Micra poses a big th t to threat t the th im impressive i Brio. LED taillamps. more powerful engine. the gearbox keeping the motor at very low revs. as a result. the car Honda Brio VX A/T List price Rs 6. ideal for our stop-go traffic. But does the Nissan do enough to upstage the very capable Honda Brio? feels quite lively to drive in the city. Clever programming of the gearbox software helps fuel efficiency improve too. The X-tronic CV CVT comes with a steel belt for greater durability and more direct transmission of power. This is partly down to Nissan’s very responsive threecylinder engine and partly down to how the new CV CVT automatic gearbox manages to keep the engine at the optimum engine speed. The car looks WorldMags.12 lakh The Brio has been the best compact automatic hatch in the country. is a breeze.39 lakh With comprehensive updates and an automatic gearbox. new pulled-back headlamps. a new rear bumper and a plastic add-on for the tailgate lip. more aggressive nose. Despite its engine making less power than the Honda’s. But tap on the throttle and gearbox immediately wakes up and gets the engine spinning faster. Delhi The contenders .com WorldMags. it does feel jerky to drive at times.whatcarindia.comes with Nissan’s high-tech X-Tronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CV CVT) under the hood. the Micra happily ambles along at city speeds. During normal driving. But can it overcome the updated p Micra? Nissan Micra XV A/T List price Rs 6. This results in a big surge in power. more aggressive chin. Scything through traffic. the speed the engine spins at depends on how much throttle AUTOMATIC A HATCHB A ACKS you use.

36sec **limited Boot is tiny and loading lip is very high. It’s only on uneven surfaces that the Brio’s sharp vertical movement makes it feel a bit choppy and. The Brio has much more steering feel and also better visibility through the rear windscreen while reversing. It’s fairly comfortable at slow speeds. What are they like inside? Honda Brio Nissan Micra THE MICRA’S REFRESH extends to its cabin too. at higher speeds. There’s even more grunt on tap if you pin the throttle to the floor. a fair amount of road noise creeps into the cabin too. It rides really well and is agile too. The Brio is however nowhere as responsive to drive as the Nissan in city traffic. bad roads are soaked up quite well and the suspension works silently too. Suspension thuds through sharp bumps. The seat fabric is different. The Brio’s four-cylinder 1.net www. feels vague at high speeds. It’s the Brio that’s more willing when you’re in the mood Rear is comfy. In the real world the difference isn’t as much. The Brio auto is slow to respond at low speeds. 0-100kph in the Brio takes 15. the motor makes its peak pulling power at a higher speed and power delivery is initially not very enthusiastic either. Test figures | Weather conditions Fine Acceleration 20-80kph through the gears 9. some plastics look a bit creaky and there are some cheaplooking bits. balance and confidence rarely found in a car of this class. The difference between the two cars on paper is quite big. but this is accompanied by an increase in engine noise and a bit of a ‘rubberband’ effect as the car is pulled forward. The gearbox is a bit lethargic at low speeds. Overall. but this is skewed in favour of the Honda because the Nissan’s CVT gearbox didn’t allow us to ‘launch’ the car quite as strongly as required during the test. The Micra isn’t ideally suited for spirited driving and feels best when driven in the city. It feels a bit smoother (the Nissan suffers a few three-cylinder-typical vibrations) and is faster when it comes to flat-out acceleration.whatcarindia. the Brio displays poise. the new cabin is a lot better than before. front lacks thigh support. The Micra rolls around corners too and the light steering. the Brio feels like a special little car. isn’t as well sorted as the Brio’s.22sec Boot. and the Micra doesn’t feel as settled as we would have liked. and once you push the car harder.09 seconds to the Micra’s 17. The front seats however lack thigh support and are a bit flat too. the dual-tone plastics are new and the dashboard is significantly restyled as well. Neither car comes with ‘tiptronic’ or shift paddles but both allow some control with the slots for first and second gear.TEST CENTRE Honda Brio A/T vs Nissan Micra A/T difficult to meter precisely. especially on a bad road. This makes it a bit frustrating to drive in the city. but up the pace. At times. and quality sees a step up too. 12bhp up on the Micra. which is a boon in the city.com . The ride is fairly pliant too. As expected. with their compact dimensions and light steering. With its confidence-inspiring brake pedal and eagerness to tackle corners. and the suspension is noisy over sharp bumps. Responses from CVT ’box are immediate.net Honda Brio VX A/T Both front and rear seats are supportive. is big and very useable. both cars. are easy to drive in the city. it takes a while to get up to speed even when you use full throttle abruptly in traffic. WorldMags. at 251 litres. Honda is the master when it comes to interior packaging and Nissan Micra XV A/T Ride & handling Honda Brio Nissan Micra THE MICRA’S SUSPENSION. Still. Test figures | Weather conditions Fine Acceleration 20-80kph through the gears 8. The centre console gets a new glossy-black finish and overall perceived quality has gone up too. The Micra’s arched roof also helps give it an airy feel.88 seconds. 106 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.2litre i-VTEC engine produces a much stronger 88bhp.

whatcarindia. 2-DIN music system. Equipment & safety Honda Brio Nissan Micra THE NISSAN MICRA comes in three variants – XL. DRIVING POSITION Low dash and large glass area give you a good view of the front. has only basic equipment. which compromises comfort. something even present on the Nano. The V variant. DESIGN AND QUALITY New centre console looks good and quality is decent apart from some bits. The Brio has five variants – E. The S model is priced at Rs 4. Tip-tronic/ Alloy paddleshifters wheels Auto-folding mirrors Seat-height adjust ABS Airbags irbags                   2 2 www. XL (O) and XV. Move one step up to the S and you get steering-mounted controls. the Brio doesn’t get a CD player even on the VX variant. The top-end XV comes with chrome on the grille. a reversing camera and four airbags. chrome air vents.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 107 . fixed rear headrest not good in case of rear impact. a rear defogger.15 lakh. which gets a rear spoiler. automatic climate control.WorldMags. Next is the XL (O). EX. Equipment  Standard  Not available Honda Brio VX A/T Nissan Micra XV A/T CD Player Steering control Bluetooth telephone Key-less go Honda Brio Sporty dials are easy to read. priced at Rs 5. you dont get a CD player. The diesel version of the car is also available in a top-of-the-line XV (P) variant. seatheight adjust. airconditioning. electric mirrors and a rear parcel shelf. The top VX variant will set you back by Rs 5. two airbags and immobiliser. which adds a keyless-go system. Bluetooth telephony and a driver airbag for Rs 5. rear power windows. manually adjustable mirrors. front and rear power windows. tilt adjust for the steering and an immobiliser. fog lamps. It comes with only power steering. suspension thuds over sharp potholes. at Rs 4. V and VX.net AUTOMATIC HATCHBACKS DESIGN AND QUALITY The dash design looks spartan and the plastics look a bit shiny. It comes with safety features like twin airbags and ABS as standard.38 lakh for the manual and Rs 6. air conditioning. The base XL costs Rs 4. autofolding electric mirrors. S. keyless entry. steering controls. More of a glaring omission is the lack of Bluetooth connectivity. pull-type lever to open boot is useful. comes with alloy wheels. Like the Honda City. steering wheel is nice to hold. dual-tone beige cabin and a rear defogger. Nissan Micra Lots of practical storage spaces.64 lakh. keyless-go adds to the convenience.79 lakh and comes with body-coloured bumpers.16 lakh for the automatic variant. FRONT SEATS Front seats are a bit flat and slope forward. fog lamps.09 lakh.com WorldMags. The base E. which is strange considering how much muck the flat rear picks up in the monsoon. seat height adjust. two gloveboxes.42 lakh. You also don’t get a rear wiper. front power windows and an immobiliser.

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however. comfortable. And that makes all the difference. is fun to drive and is well priced too.whatcarindia.TEST CENTRE Honda Brio A/T vs Nissan Micra A/T WorldMags. small boot.’ gearbox combination gel really well together. www. practical hatchback 1 2 Honda Brio VX A/T For Superbly packaged. even on the top-spec Brio auto. as comfortable to sit in and the new interiors feel more upmarket. Honda has also left out some important features.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 111 . This automatic version. fun to drive Against Spartan dash. equipment Against Clunky suspension.net AUTOMATIC HATCHBACKS Our verdict Nissan Micra XV A/T For Quick to respond engine and gearbox. the ride is definitely clunky over bad roads and the handling doesn’t feel as grown up as that of the Brio. is slow to respond when you demand a change in pace and that sometimes makes it a bit irksome to drive in urban conditions. This is down to its slow-witted gearbox and the engine’s weak mid-range.com WorldMags. but the Micra feels much better suited to urban conditions because its threecylinder engine and CVT ‘See how other hatches compare in our New Cars A-Z on p161. and the CVT gearbox helps deliver fuel economy figures that are as good as that of a manualgearbox-equipped car. It rides well. light build Verdict Easy to drive. so you can zip in and out of traffic with less effort. well built and practical. you need to work the engine to extract performance Verdict A good allrounder but not as well suited to city traffic THE BRIO IS a seriously well engineered product with few areas of weakness. Yes. It is just as spacious. The Micra is a bit more expensive but much better equipped. space. It is spacious. Power delivery is immediate.

Photography Vishwajeet Chavan 112 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.TEST CENTRE Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI vs s Mini Countryman D WorldMags. One’s butch and British.net Road Road ad Te Tes Test T s Centre entre ntre t They’re not exactly hatchbacks. MPVs or SUVs – they’re sort of in between.com .whatcarindia.net www. the other is sophisticated and German.

com WorldMags. selfdriven owners.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 113 . Both these cars are luxurious on the inside and offer excellent practicality in terms of cabin space. Both these cars have similarly sized engines developing very similar power figures. Mercedes’ B-class has been around for almost a year now but. until quite recently. as the back seats on both are sufficiently spacious and comfortable. but both are also completely different in terms of their styling. The B-class promises What are they like to drive? Mercedes B-class Mini Countryman AIMED AT AT A younger. What sets them apart from the other ‘compact’ luxury cars. The contenders All prices i are ex-showroom. the trendy Countryman D is driven by a 2. www. The Countryman is the first fourdoor Mini and its focus on versatility means it can effortlessly do the job of transporting a family.90 lakh It offers loads of style and exclusivity y and interesting g interiors. however.whatcarindia. Part-SUV. Similarly. this diesel Mini Countryman is assembled in India. On the other hand. A Also. and there’s about eight percent more pulling power under the hood of the Mini as well. the Mini Countryman is built around the sporty core values of a Mini.net the same luxury as its larger siblings.12 lakh It offers great space and practicality and is as well built as any y other Mercedes-Benz. the driving characteristics are an important part of the equation. So. but with a smaller footprint. which makes it significantly cheaper (almost Rs 10 lakh) than its fully imported petrol sibling. is that they can either be owner or chauffer driven.What’s new? WorldMags. the Countryman’s neo-retro design is all about the style and pizazz that made Mini such a globally appealing brand in the first place. four-cylinder motor found on the A-class and makes a modest 107bhp. Mini Cooper Countryman D List price Rs 28. U partpeople carrier. Delhi Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI List price Rs 24. While the engine specifications may look quite similar on paper. in the real world. both now come equipped with diesel engines and semiattractive price tags.2-litre.0-litre engine that churns out 110bhp – a bit more than the B-class. except there is nothing ‘mini’ about its size. While the B-class maintains a practical MPV or people-mover-like body style. Handles well too. what are these cars really like and what car would we choose? TWIN TEST THE MINI COUNTRYMAN and Mercedes-Benz B-class are both crossovers that have suddenly become more attractive. could be bought only with a petrol engine. part-luxury hatch. both cars are poles apart in the way their motors deliver the power. The Mercedes B 180 CDI is powered by the same 2.

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you will easily forgive the Mini’s sometimes harsh ride. there is a Sport mode in both the cars that helps keep the engine in the meat of its powerband and enhances throttle response. and as a result some bumps filter through into the cabin over bad patches. Yes. the Mini Countryman Rear seats feature a reclining back rest. And you get a great deal of feedback as you gain momentum too. it lacks the plushness of the larger Mercs.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 115 . but compare it to the Mini and it will feel a bit wooly. WorldMags. As a result. but does feel a tad jerky at times. The Mercedes scores better in this department. boot space is adequate. but while the Mercedes uses conventionally designed ones (left paddle to downshift and right to upshift).17sec *claimed 488-litre boot is quite large and spacious. most vibrations are kept out of the cabin. www. The sixspeed automatic gearbox is reasonably quick in its changes.8sec. Sharp handling and throttle response make it quite engaging to drive. faster and more fun to drive in the real world. but it isn’t overly light either. Numbers aside. the Mercedes also comes across as quite a fun-todrive car. it is the Countryman that feels peppier. the noise and vibrations increase too. Despite it being a bit heavier and making less power. The low-profile. Despite the car’s size. They just aren’t engineered for tackling the extreme edges and undulations that our roads are notorious for. A great balance between ride and handling. Test figures | Weather conditions Fine Acceleration 20-80kph through the gears 6.70sec *claimed At 350 litres. Both cars feature sporty paddles with which you can change gears manually. It gains momentum at a moderate rate and 100kph comes up in 11. Ride is stiff. At low engine speeds. but it does a much better job of handling rough roads. the Countryman stays true to Mini’s sporty tradition. Test figures | Weather conditions Fine Acceleration 20-80kph through the gears 6. the B-class has a much lighter steering. it feels fast and fun to drive. which delivers seamless acceleration at almost any engine speeds. Ride & handling Mercedes B-class Mini Countryman WITH PERFECTLY PAVED tarmac being a rare commodity in India. D wasn’t the most comfortable car to drive around in. it sounds quite gravelly. The Bclass instead impresses with its wide powerband. the heavy steering is occasionally irksome at parking speeds. but set a bit low. however. Compared to the Mini. and though the engine is fairly audible.TEST CENTRE Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI vs Mini Countryman D Just a pat on the Mini’s throttle will give you an almost instantaneous response and the car lunges forward eagerly. but you soon forget that because it makes driving this car just so enjoyable. as they have stiff sides that prevent them from collapsing even when there is no air in them. Vertical movements are well controlled on the whole and the ride only gets a bit choppy on stretches of eroded tarmac. no power adjustment. For drivers who want a bit more enthusiasm. If you enjoy driving on twisty roads. In isolation. run-flat tyres (there is no spare tyre as a result) are to blame for this. but it isn’t too far off.com WorldMags.whatcarindia. The only area where the Mini’s engine lets it down is refinement.net Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI TWIN TEST Front seats are soft and comfortable. and when spun very hard. the Mini uses a system where you push to downshift and pull to upshift. The diesel- powered B-class also has a slightly stiff suspension. The suspension is set up stiffly to help the car drive in a sporty manner. Get behind the Mercedes’ wheel and you will find that the throttle response isn’t as snappy as the Countryman’s. the B-class’ quickshifting twin-clutch seven-speed gearbox ensures that the car reaches the 100kph mark about half a second earlier than the Countryman D. It takes a bit of getting used to but works pretty well after that. Yes. and the combination of a quick steering and stiff suspension makes for some really sharp and entertaining handling. Mini Countryman D Seats supportive. But some sharp edges filter through. Rear seats spacious.

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Satellite navigation Paddle shifters Powered seats Cruise control ABS Airbags irbags             (driver)      7 6 www. On the Mini. Equipment & safety Mercedes B-class Mini Countryman NONE OF THESE cars skimps on safety. there’s adequate safety equipment. However. but there are no The B-class comes with Merc’s superb ‘Audio 20’ system with 450 watts that includes a CD player.com WorldMags. but is simple and user friendly. Getting into a good driving position is not hard at all. the sheer funkiness of the interiors can make your jaw drop. multi-subwoofer Harman Kardon audio system It manages to feel retro and futuristic at the same time. The Mini comes handsomely equipped.net TWIN TEST QUALITY Dashboard is made from top-notch materials. From the moment you enter the Countryman’s cabin. COMAND has limited functions. versatile 40:20:40 seat split. In fact. the leather-clad seats and steering don’t get power adjustment. ABS. It also gets leather seats (powered for the driver). traction control and a tyre pressure warning system as well. The first thing that catches your eye is the massive analogue speedometer that wraps itself around a highresolution multimedia screen. with features like a brilliant. AUDIO Harman Kardon audio system sounds great and supports all inputs. Equipment  Standard  Not available Mercedes-Benz B-class Style Mini Countryman D High Sunroof Steering controls Bluetooth telephone Multimedia interface Mini Countryman Large analogue speedometer. a panoramic sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels. including automatic stability control. and everyone who sat in this car just loved it. but you do get used to them soon enough. and EBD and six airbags. brake assist. funky aircraft-like toggle switches. The Mercedes’ safety equipment includes seven airbags. ESP. and every bit has that neo-retro feel to it. nets are the only protection from the sun. There is nothing traditional here. large boot obstructed by space saver. INTERFACE The COMAND system looks a bit dated.whatcarindia. paddle shifters and a digital driver interface. the whole car is a manifestation of this theme. a panoramic sunroof. USB and Aux-in ports. What are they like inside? Mercedes B-class Mini Countryman OPEN THE DOORS of these two cars and you will be greeted by cabins that are worlds apart. low-spec rotary knobs for air-con. It gets climate control. there’s no sat-nav and no rear air-con vents. The aircraftinspired toggle switches on the roof and at the bottom of the dashboard are a delight to that supports Bluetooth.TEST CENTRE Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI vs Mini Countryman D WorldMags. there is a downside. However. and plays through 12 speakers. operate and deliver a tactile feel that’s missing on many of today’s cars. to give a fascinating ambience. ABS Mercedes B-class Column-mounted gear lever easy to use. PADDLE SHIFT Push-pull type paddle shifters on both sides take getting used to. USB and Aux input. traction control. Faux wood strip the only letdown. similar to BMW’s iDrive. because they are not traditional.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 117 . The controls. feel a bit quixotic to use initially.

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There are the SLS-style air-con vents and a thick faux-wood belt that runs across the dashboard of this airy and spacious cabin.17sec 20-80kph in third gear 6. Normally sat under the floorboard.70sec 40-100kph in fourth gear 8. though smaller than the Merc’s. and the beautifully constructed door pads give the B-class that much-admired Merc build quality. While the system is easy to use and navigate through.mini.in Buying details http://www.000 Rs 33.net *claimed WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 119 On-road prices include additional costs as well. here it is just zipped up in a bag and chucked in the back.3bhp at 3200-4400rpm 25.000 54 64 104 74 178.12 lakh (ex-showroom.mercedes-benz. But that’s better than not having a spare at all.11.8-inch screen that acts as an interface for Merc’s COMAND on-board computer system.6 66 69 89 45 156.7 Rs 24.79sec Acceleration 50-80kph through the gears 4.90 lakh (ex-showroom.and leg-room. is a problem as there is no designated space for the spare tyre. 4 cylinders 107. 4 cylinders 110bhp at 4000rpm 27. is bigger than you’d expect. but they are placed a bit low and the seatback feels a tad upright. The seats are soft and comfortable to sit on.140 Rs 3.000 Rs 72.TEST CENTRE Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI vs Mini Countryman D STATS.9 409. the screen itself has a poor resolution and the interface feels too basic. www.16. Delhi) Measurements Figures in bold are best in test | Dimensions in cm 197 96 63-88 61-87 95 74 61-84 96 60-85 92 45 198 Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI Style Mini Cooper Countryman D High Prices (Delhi) Ex-showroom price Insurance Registration (& taxes) On-road price 435.675 Rs 28.6m 134 127 After-sales & service Economy Economy Tank Range NA 56 litres NA Economy Economy Tank Range 12.78. The central console hosts a mass of buttons that are ergonomically placed.815 Rs 28.5kgm at 1400-2800rpm Engine and performance Size Peak power Peak torque 1995cc. Otherwise. the sporty-looking AMGstyle steering wheel feels nice to hold. but the seats feel a tad firm.co.53kgm at 1750-2250rpm WHATCAR? Test Figures Weather conditions Fine WHATCAR? Test Figures Weather conditions Fine Acceleration 50-80kph through the gears 3.13. The materials used are topnotch – quite similar to those found on Merc’s larger saloons. Delhi) Measurements Figures in bold are best in test | Dimensions in cm What it will cost you Mini Countryman D High List price Rs 28. the front seats themselves are sufficiently large and comfortable. Foot room could also be tight if the driver has set the seat height too low. however.1 Depreciation each year 155. and you will find a spacious bench with a generous amount of knee.90.900 Rs 69. means the boot. Move to the rear. Placing bags flat. however.57.11m RATINGS From the driver’s seat Space & practicality Equipment Performance Ride & handling Refinement Buying & owning Quality & reliability Safety & security VERDICT RATINGS From the driver’s seat Space & practicality Equipment Performance Ride & handling Refinement Buying & owning Quality & reliability Safety & security VERDICT powered seats and that’s sometimes sorely missed. but don’t look especially stylish.com WorldMags. WorldMags. Pop open the 488-litre boot and you’ll find sufficient space for even bulky items.19sec 20-80kph in third gear 6. Mounted on the dashboard is the 5.9 2nd year 20% 2nd year 20% 3rd year 15% Turning circle 11m 141 135 Turning circle 11. At the rear.6kpl 47 litres 592km Average Average Buying details http://www.net TWIN TEST . The lack of a spare wheel. Slip into the B-class and you get the same sporty ambience as the A-class.000 Rs 4.in Poor Good Poor 3rd year 15% 1st year 25% 1st year 25% Good Engine and performance Size Peak power Peak torque 2143cc. depreciation is estimated.7 155.whatcarindia. You also get a powered driver’s seat. SPECS AND RATINGS Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI Style List price Rs 24. legroom is decent and thigh support is not bad either.57sec 40-100kph in fourth gear 9.32sec Braking 80-0kph NA Braking 80-0kph 24.

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where the beautifully built and designed cabin offers plenty of space. which is why it wins this comparison. you have to pay about Rs 5 lakh more.whatcarindia. www. It offers a great deal of cabin space. comfort and quality.com WorldMags. It’s nice and sporty to drive too – it enjoys being ‘See how other luxury cars compare in our New Cars A-Z on p161. the engine and gearbox combination work very well at delivering a relaxed driving experience. The Mercedes B-class is the kind of car that appeals to the head. This is not something you can say about the Mini. driver appeal and attractive design 1 2 Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI For Comfort and space. and when needed.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 121 . which just can’t stop drawing appreciative glances. The ride is better suited to Indian roads and it has Merc’s stamp of quality on the inside as well. the car performs well too. but the Mini uniquely appeals to the heart and the head. comfortable seats. And it isn’t just the neo-retro styling either. fun to drive Against Hard ride. Its MPV-like looks are quite uninspiring though. refinement Against MPV-ish looks. and the B-class could easily get lost in a crowd. lacks some equipment Verdict Appeals to the head more than the heart BOTH THESE COMPACT luxury cars bring something different to the table. noisy engine Verdict Super combo of practicality. The Countryman has that ‘almost an SUV’ look that customers love.’ pushed with a bit of gusto and the good agility and quick steering add to this sporting ethos. The funky appeal of the car is carried over to the inside as well. and you have to put up with a stiff ride and gruffsounding engine.TEST CENTRE Mercedes-Benz B 180 CDI vs Mini Countryman D WorldMags.net TWIN TEST Our verdict Mini Countryman D For Space. True.

QUICK COMPARISON Land Rover Discovery 4 vs Mercedes-Benz GL-class WorldMags. ride comfort Against Feels old school. which is mainly because of its mammoth 2. There are also lots of highquality bits that give the cabin plenty of character.0-litre diesel motor which produces 241bhp and 61. big glass area and low window line. It reaches the 100kph mark in 8. The engine is very refined and it emits only the faintest noise at idle. control and all-terrain ABS are standard across the range. which is fairly quick considering its weight. the dash are big and easy to operate. which makes do with a space-saver.11 crore Performance & refinement accelerate. Ride & handling The Land Rover’s cabin is very well built and has a very luxurious feel. The combination of its tall springs and stiff chassis delivers a very absorbent and silent ride. Despite that. On the Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE Price: Rs 1. it is nowhere as nice over a winding road. The buttons and knobs on The Discovery has a fairly large cabin. a Harman/Kardon sound system and a rear-seat entertainment kit are part of a Rs 7 lakh option pack available on both SE and HSE variants. It negotiates most undulations without any fuss.net Bulk order The Discovery is powered by a 3. the Discovery doesn’t feel as eager to Ride quality is one department where the Discovery really impresses. it has more than sufficient power. Compared to the GL.98 seconds. with comfortable seats. heavy kerb weight Verdict Unique blend of first-rate off-roader and luxury car 122 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.7-tonne weight. Another plus is that the Discovery comes with a full-size spare. The third row can be manually Interiors Space & practicality The Discovery comes in two trims. The door pads are large and have good storage space. Satellite navigation. like the cooled cubbyhole under the front armrest.net www. cooled centre box and adaptive headlamps.2kgm of pulling power. These seats are spacious and comfortable. Electronic air suspension. The dashboard layout is traditional but very pleasing to the eye. You sit high up and this provides a commanding view. a sunroof. the Discovery also feels a lot more airy on the inside than the GL. The only things missing on the lower SE variant are the keyless go system. folded flat for extended luggage room using levers. as nice as it feels to drive in a straight line. but not as good as the GL’s.com . contrary. hill descent Equipment Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE For r Off-road ability. and there are many storage bins too. the Terrain Response system with low-range. unlike the GL.whatcarindia. The steering offers very little feedback when you turn into a corner and feels numb at higher speeds. Thanks to its two-tone beige interiors.

5-tonne SUV feels like it is only half its size. which is quite practical. well-appointed cabins and oodles of luxury. The GL’s third row of seats folds flat too.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 123 . shudder when you hit a bump. a genuine seven-seater Against Cumbersome to park.50 lakh Performance & refinement The GL also uses a 3. 2. however. The suspension has clearly been set up with comfort in mind. There’s bi-xenon headlamps with automatic beam-control and cornering Space & practicality Equipment Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI Launch Edition For r Polished performance. You sit sufficiently high and get a decent view from the driver’s seat. and the best part about this seven-seat SUV is that third-row passengers have space and comfort comparable to most middle rows. Ride & handling Interiors The GL’s cabin is huge. Some materials used inside the cabin are of high quality and have an elegant feel to them. centre console can be confusing and build here is ordinary. There is also a big cubbyhole between the front seats. and this is the model we’re testing.net LUXURY SUVs Both have seven comfy seats. However. Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI Launch Edition Price: Rs 77. It has more than sufficient pulling power and easily copes with Like most Mercs. the GL has a comfortable ride. space on the centre console for two bottleholders.91 seconds. But one does the job better than the other. the GL feels surprisingly quick to drive. 360-degree cameras. this big. it feels much more modern and up-todate than the Discovery’s. low-profile tyres Verdict Luxurious SUV that’s ideal for wealthy families www. sunroof.WorldMags. However. sat-nav and a big chunk of wood on the dashboard. cruise control.2kgm of pulling power. lights. Overall performance is effortless and the GL is deceptively quick for its size. parking sensors. but it still feels a bit cumbersome to drive through tight places and when you are trying to reverse it.com WorldMags. the standard car will lose some of the extensive kit available here. so there’s The first 100 GLs will be ‘Launch Editions’. There are a lot of storage areas – the gear lever is on the steering column. There’s also Merc’s Attention Assist that can detect when you’re drowsy.0-litre diesel engine but this one makes a healthy 255bhp and 63. it still isn’t as consistent as expected – sharp-edged bumps filter into the cabin and there is a bit of a The GL’s cabin is typical Mercedes. The mass of buttons on the the GL’s 2455kg weight. Power delivery is smooth as well and the GL impresses with its performance – it reaches the 100kph mark in 8. but here it happens electrically at the touch of a button. three-zone climate control. Due to the large wheels and stiffer suspension. The motor is very refined and absolutely vibration free. In terms of design.whatcarindia.

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scounts whi which ch may m not match match the figures quoted in this issue.BUYING AND OWNING Hot deals Deal of the month AUDI Q3 upto Rs 3.5 lakh on the price tag of this SUV. if you work for a listed corporate company.000. depending on the version.5 lakh off The Q3 SUV is currently available to prospective buyers with a comprehensive discount.000 when you sell your old car to them. Also. There’s also free first year’s insurance that usually costs upto Rs 25. depending on the variant. c 'Fiat’s Punto gets free A Avail of a cash benefit of upto Rs 38.' WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 www.000 on the petrol and upto Rs 32.net NEW CAR BARGAINS Carmakers are continuing to pull some very tempting offers out of their hats month after month Audi Q3 Save Rs 3.whatcarindia.000.000.000.000 off showroom and a Rs 7.000. there’s free insurance that would otherwise cost you upto Rs 26. There’s more in store for you by way of the exchange bonus of Rs 10. then you can flash your ID card and get an additional discount of upto Rs 3. This works out to close to 10 percent of the Q3’s asking price and makes excellent sense. insurance. The discount is only available on the diesel versions. when you sell your car to the RENAULT PULSE upto Rs 68. a gift cheque and an exchange bonus. As per this.5 lakh FIAT PUNTO upto Rs 95.000 on the diesel version. which saves you Rs 20.000.net 125 Discounts vary from city to city.com WorldMags.000.000 C u upto Rs 66. It’s a good deal for what is still one of the most attractive looking small cars. WorldMags. A gift cheque is on offer too. Additionally. totalling Rs 95. All variants get an exchange bonus of Rs 15. you can get a hefty saving of upto Rs 3. issue Hatchbacks Renault Pulse Save Rs 68.000 off The petrol and diesel versions of the Punto are being sold at Fiat’s new showrooms with an exchange bonus worth upto Rs 50. Please check and bargain with your dealer for exact discounts.000 when you trade your old car in to the company.000 .000 in case you already own a Chevy car. though.000 off Fiat Punto CHEVROLET BEAT Save Rs 95. along with a loyalty bonus of Rs 10. We got to know that Renault showrooms are offering a deal on the Pulse through a cash discount of up to Rs 25.000 saving if you work for a listed s corporate company.

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. BMW X1 upto Rs 2.5 lakh is what you can be offered. Skoda dealerships are offering a decent discount.5 lakh off BMW X1 Save Rs 2. you can even get upto Rs 3 lakh off on the 2012 diesel cars. it Pl Please check h k and db bargain i with ith i h your d dealer l for exact discounts. you can get an additional Rs 10. If you work for a listed corporate. Customers can avail of a flat cash discount of upto Rs 1.000. A corporate discount of Rs 20.5 lakh when you buy 2013 models of the Skoda Laura. All versions also get an exchange bonus that saves another Rs 20.5 lakh SKODA LAURA upto Rs 3 lakh off Saloons Get a cash discount to the tune of upto Rs 1.000 can be added to the overall saving in case you work for a listed corporate company. y RENAULT FLUENCE upto Rs 1 lakh off CHEVROLET CRUZE upto Rs 85.whatcarindia. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal.5 lakh off SUVs/MPVs WorldMags.000 www.000 off. Renault Fluence Save Rs 1 lakh VW Jetta Save Rs 80.000 off The Chevrolet Cruze can be bought with a cash discount of upto Rs 60.BUYING AND OWNING SKODA YETI upto Rs 1. NEW CAR BARGAINS Sales of the Skoda Yeti aren’t as good as they could be and in an effort to get them rolling out of showrooms.000 if you sell your existing car to them. VOLKSWAGEN JETTA upto Rs 80. punchy engine and the brilliant gearbox. Add to this an exchange bonus of Rs 15. If you haggle well. which is known for its brilliant handling and build quality.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 127 Discounts Di t vary f from city it t to city. Skoda Laura Save Rs 3 lakh Renault showrooms are pushing sales of its Fluence saloon by giving away a cash discount of upto Rs 20.000 if you want to trade in your existing y g car at the dealership.com WorldMags.000 depending on the version. depending on the variant. A flat cash discount of upto Rs 2.5 lakh on this SUV.000 off The Jetta Comfortline petrol and all diesel manual versions get free first years’ comprehensive insurance that saves you upto Rs 60.000.net Another attractive deal that caught our attention was the benefit that’s currently being offered on the BMW X1.000 on any variant. Buyers will definitely appreciate the X1’s rewarding handling. The offer is valid for any of the variants that are in stock. which may not match the figures quoted in this issue. Also in store for buyers is free first year’s insurance that would otherwise cost up to Rs 60.

3-litre motor from the Maruti Esteem and the newer 1. But would it make sense to buy a used Swift petrol or a diesel? the petrol engines.net www. This avid interest in the Swift has also resulted in the stylish hatchback holding its value very well in the used car market.whatcarindia. Despite being around for the better part of the decade. there is the older 1. We say two. efficient petrol and diesel engines and ease of maintenance. Amongst 128 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.2-litre K-series engine that made its way into the Swift’s engine bay in 2010. because the choice of engine makes them poles apart. ASIDE FROM BEING G one of the best-selling cars in the country.net Swift petrol vs s Swift diesel Swift vs Swift Words Aditya Bengali Photography Vishwajeet Chavan Two of the most popular cars in the used car market. it is not uncommon for Swifts to change hands just hours after landing at a used car dealership. you will come across three engine options.com . In fact.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags. the Maruti Swift is also one of the most popular cars in the used car market. it still manages to attract the masses with its contemporary styling. What’s essential is that its fun to drive nature also contributes to making commuting in the city a joy. the K-series unit is the one we recommend as it’s a more modern unit with better fuel What Engine? While scouting for a pre-owned Swift. Between the two petrol engines.

according to our tests. while petrol prices have escalated by around 6 percent. However. Don’t be tricked into paying extra for such modifications.49 lakh) between the top spec ZXi (petrol) and ZDi litre. we performed a detailed analysis.whatcarindia.87. the price of diesel has shot up by over 10 percent.000 to Rs 75.9 lakh Rs 3. without compromise on power.000 50. while petrol commands Rs 77. despite being smaller. diesel is sold at Rs 57.7 lakh *Early 2011 What Fuel? In our January 2013 issue.8kpl.com WorldMags.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 129 . So.65 lakh Rs 4. we concluded that unless you run your car about 1. After market wheels such as the one seen here are quite common on Swifts. There. when it comes to a used Swift. does that change anything? Let’s crunch some numbers and find out. diesel engines g require q a lot of maintenance . driving just 50km a day will help you break even in about two and a half years. the petrol car was the most cost effective option. comparing a new petrol and www.05kpl.35 lakh Rs 4.000 Swift Petrol Vxi Rs 2.45 lakh Rs 0.800km a month. it is quicker at delivering power than the older 1.000 for a two-or-threeyear old car in their popular VXi and VDi trims.' efficiency. the diesel-powered car saves you approximately Rs 1.61 per 'People p have an incorrect notion that with age. as a used buy.9 lakh Difference Rs 0. g . A panel with a mildly different shade means it has been repainted after an accident.3-litre motor. Therefore. Further.65 lakh Rs 0. And this is without considering the fact that you will recover a MONEY MATTERS-INDICATIVE PRICES Year 2009 2010 2011* Km approx above 50.78 per litre – a difference of Rs 20. In Mumbai. diesel Swift to check which one made more economic sense. the price difference between the two hovers around Rs 60. But.2 lakh Swift Diesel Vdi Rs 3.WorldMags. since the time we carried out that analysis. Do the math and you will realise that for every kilometre you travel. In fact. But.net USED VS S USED Examine body panels for consistency of the paint job. this was mainly due to the big difference in price (about Rs 1.17 per litre. the diesel Swift returns 17. while its petrol counterpart (K-series) manages around 14.000 35.3 lakh Rs 4. (diesel) variants and this made the break-even period for the diesel car a bit too long.

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While driving over a rough stretch of road or a speed breaker.000. it doesn’t cost much but the noise it emits can be used as a negotiation point to sweeten the deal. a worn steering damper will feel like a component is loose in the lower part of the steering. it does have marginally higher maintenance costs.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 131 . Principally based on overall expenditure. But since it surprisingly holds its value better than its diesel sibling (possibly because of the wrong perception that diesels are expensive to maintain). If the previous owner hasn’t followed this practice.whatcarindia. The diesel engine’s turbo is expensive.000 (including labour).3-litre DDiS engine performs admirably on the highways and once you learn to change gears to work around the delayed throttle response.2-litre K-series engine. but the significant savings on the better fuel efficiency will easily make up for it. it’s a steep Rs 15. a petrol Swift will make more sense. Yes. It is best to stay away from these examples.com WorldMags. This means. a considerable number of Swift owners modify their cars with aftermarket performance products such as exhausts and tuning boxes. Driving the car smoothly and keeping an eye on the condition of the oil helps prevent damage to the unit. From the table it is clear that.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags. if constantly driven over bad roads. The 1. if you’re on a budget and looking at older cars. While driving. the price gap between the two diminishes. in some cases. portion of the difference when you sell the car. Maruti’s first solution to this is to apply special grease to the rack and re-torque the damper again.net Swift petrol vs Swift diesel USED VS USED Apart from the tachometer and a couple of tell tale lights.if you find a car that has unrealistically low kilometres on the odometer. Have it checked before buying the car. the turbo will kick in late and you will feel a long delay in throttle response. A turbo replacement is the only solution. A note of caution . require a replacement around the 35.3-litre diesel engine is fitted with a turbocharger that relies on engine oil for its cooling needs.000. well.' steering assembly. If the noise is gone. Also. Unless you barely run your car a few kilometers a day. And its not just economics that works in its favour either. We have listed down a few areas (especially on the diesel engine) that need attention as the car ages.000km. Also. it isn’t too bad in the city either. you are lucky.000km.000km will have worn pedals. it isn’t as appealing to your pocket as it is to your heart. with time. drive fast and makes for an entertaining driving experience. the Swift diesel is definitely worth the extra investment. a major concern when buying a preowned car is its mechanical health. Strut bushes and stabilisers (Petrol and diesel) The strut bushes. then you either live with it or the next solution is to replace the entire So. A turbo spins at extremely high speeds and reaches very high temperatures. opt for the 1. 'If you intend on keeping the car for less than two years.000-40. what to choose The petrol Swift with its free revving engine. Generally. Turbo (diesel) The 1. the petrol and diesel Swifts have almost identical instrument clusters. If not. the steering damper is prone to start making noise. chances are that the turbo may be damaged and isn’t performing at optimum efficiency. www. cars that have done more than 30. the diesel Swift makes better financial sense. which costs a whopping Rs 27. look at the rubber on the brake and clutch pedal. What should I look out for? Once you’ve decided between a diesel and petrol Swift. At around Rs 2. the diesel Swift should be the obvious choice.Malad When buying a petrol Swift. is a pleasure to PETROL DIESEL Car courtesyAuto Allaince -Mahindra First Choice. rev the engine to around 2000rpm to 2500rpm and listen for a whining noise from the turbo. Steering damper (Both petrol and diesel) At around 50.

” RATING and. It's no secret that we think it's a great car. it's leagues ahead. It has high ground clearance to clear those crazy potholes and it doesn’t cost a bomb to buy or to run. is pretty high. but that impressed Rajesh the most. it seems like a great car both for the city and highway.whatcarindia. it felt just a tad bigger than my WagonR.5-litre diesel Photography Mohammed Shafiq THE FORD ECOSPORT R has been the most highly anticipated car launch of this year. The diesel car I drove has a lot of power. In slow-moving traffic. Delhi) Engines 1. intra-city drive Rajesh said. The other advantage is that you don’t scrape the car over speed bumps. it has garnered over 30. The used to.5-litre petrol/1. and now. and since you can see the road clearly. within just a month of its launch.net Reader Test Team What is it? The small SUV from Ford that everyone has been waiting for On Sale Now Price from Rs 6. but The high seating and car-like drive initially feels sluggish. I went over a couple of really bad ones and it just sailed across them without problems. It has handsome SUV styling but. for example.000 bookings. you are able to drive confidently. our readers weigh in with their opinions. and it also turns pretty cleanly out of tight spots. On the outset. it was buttery smooth thumbs up. may also have to do with my conservative driving style. 1. at under four metres. compared to what I am 132 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags. The best bit about driving it was the EcoSport definitely gets my gearbox.net www.22 lakh (on road.com . Rajesh Sundriyal Occupation Government service Age 40 Drives Maruti WagonR Uses car for r Office commute. isn’t actually all that large. “I really enjoyed driving the EcoSport and I can see the advantages of a small SUV in the city.What’s new? Ford EcoSport WorldMags.0-litre petrol. but to get some real-world perspective. The seating.

but not the size. “First of all. weekend holidays Prem said. I managed to sync my phone via Bluetooth and even played music off it. But it should be a hit with young people. and just had to see it for myself.” RATING the steering is precise. I also like the clever placement of the boot release within the tail-lamp. it’s smaller.” RATING Suresh Kumar Occupation Businessman Age 40 Drives Tata Manza Uses car for r Intra-city trips. I don’t mind the fact Prem liked the clever placement of the that the release is on the boot release within the tail-lamp. “I’d heard a lot about the EcoSport from friends. but I understand that even lower versions are well equipped. another thing that I noticed was that there are no grab handles for passengers. but aren’t SUV supposed to be big? The car isn’t any bigger than my Manza. Contact: rtt. It’s tall and muscular and the thin headlamps are nice.com WorldMags. I bet it would've looked even better had it been a size bigger. EcoSport turns just as much as There is none of the heaviness required and it's stable at higher you expect from an SUV either. But I’m willing to forgive that for the features it has.com 011-46020600 www. wrong side either. I bet many would buy it just for that. It didn’t throw me about on bad roads and the driver’s seat height adjustment made it easy to find a good position. I would also like to commend Ford for Emergency Assist. but it looks even better in the flesh. Prem Chand Sharma Occupation Government service Age 42 Drives Maruti Swift Uses car for r Office commute. even basic hatchbacks come with those. the Fancy joining the Reader Test Team? Here’s your chance to join an exclusive car preview. Hope no one ever has to use it. as long as it works. Otherwise the car is pretty good in most regards. so I don’t think it’s meant for big families. what is truly unbelievable is the price. The spare wheel mounted on the hatch also adds to its appearance. If you want to be a part of the Reader Test Team or have a question about a specific car write to us with your details. occasional highway drives Suresh says.‘Small ‘S Small s size izWorldMags. speeds too. it’s fine by me. In fact it’s not even wide enough for three. if a little quirky.whatcarindia. It was in the news for so long and I had seen pictures of it. although I didn't figure it out on the first try. it’s not very common and the button release doesn’t need any effort. says reader Vinod.net WHATCAR? UGUST 2013 133 .’ Vinod Sharma Occupation Businessman Age 29 Drives Honda City Uses car for r Intra-city trips. weekend holidays Vinod says. This particular Titanium variant is full of features. The cabin is very nicely designed. if anything.net e and and h high igh seating seating a b boon oon in in traffic traffic. But I think the boot could have been a little bigger. And it hasn’t disappointed. although dark colours aren’t really to my liking and Lack of grab handles for passengers an irritant. given how good looking it is. It’s such fantastic value for money that it makes many other cars look overpriced in comparison.whatcar@haymarketsac.” RATING Butch styling and kit levels appreciated by Suresh. “It’s not for tall people at the rear.

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” It’s not just sporty driving dynamics that Wasim wanted. It should easy to manoeuvre in traffic.000km per year City commute. www. “I already have a Maruti SX4. nimble in traffic. space for three What Wasim wants TENNIS COACH WASIM. “I carry my tennis equipment and other training gear with me. which retails for Rs 5. The reader Name Age Status City Occupation Current car Mileage Uses car for Mohammed Wasim 38 Married Delhi Tennis Coach Maruti Suzuki SX4 15. cabin space or ride quality. but now I want something smaller and more engaging to drive.97 lakh.net PERSONAL SHOPPER This Delhi-based tennis coach was looking to buy a fun-to-drive hatchback.BUYING AND OWNING An engaging-todrive hatchback Personal shopper We help a reader test-drive two cars and decide which one suits his requirements best. called us at WhatCar? asking not about fuel economy. and the Ford Figo EXI Duratec. He told us.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 135 FORD FIGO TITANIUM USED FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PURPOSES ONLY Photography Mohammed Shafiq . And. So. who was looking to buy a new car.” He told us his budget was between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 6 lakh. We help Mohammed Wasim choose between the Ford Figo and the Honda Brio.whatcarindia. we asked him to take a look at the Honda Brio EX M/T. and I want a car with a gearbox that’s easy to slot. but for a hatchback that’s fun to drive. I don’t really need that much space. “Driving a hatchback makes more sense than a saloon in Delhi traffic. so there should be enough boot space as well.com WorldMags. since we’re only a family of three. WorldMags. I would rather use the SX4 when my parents travel along with me. He explained.11 lakh. he added. weekend drives Other needs Fun to drive. which costs Rs 4. I’ll be using it on a daily basis and you can’t really enjoy a big saloon in the kind of traffic we have in Delhi.” Wasim was insistent that he wanted a hatchback and not a compact saloon.

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whatcar@haymarketsac. www. The Figo is slightly more fun to drive but the Brio is more efficient.” He also really liked the cabin’s practicality and the spacious rear seats as well.com with details of your budget and what you need from your next car. My wife will also drive the car occasionally and the Brio’s lighter steering is something she’ll like. Wasim enjoyed the Brio’s light controls and nimble handling in Delhi’s traffic. “The cabin is big and there’s lots of space in the rear seats. Wasim liked the space and comfort levels too. a second-hand Polo makes a lot of sense. he told us. and the controls are as light as the Brio.” PERSONAL SHOPPER Wasim’s best new alternative Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi Rs 4. The steering isn’t as light as the Brio’s but is more accurate and quick too. He said.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags.net Honda Brio EX MT List price Rs 4.” Wasim’s best used alternative Volkswagen Polo Rs 4. it is quite sufficient and the glass hatch makes for good rear visibility too. He told us.5 lakh A used Volkswagen Polo should be easy to get a hold of. DELHI WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 The Figo felt connected to the road and more direct in its response. He added. He said. Ford Figo EXI Duratec List price Rs 5.11 lakh Reader rating Wasim liked the Figo’s handling even better than the Brio’s. The engine doesn’t get going too quickly though and I think it’s because of the weight of the car. but the Brio presents a better compromise and that’s the one I’ll go for. “It is slightly more compact and I found it a touch more nimble in traffic. it’s a great car to drive and was very comfortable on bad roads. “It feels more precise and reacts quicker to every input. The steering is quick and easy to turn and the car turns precisely too. If he doesn’t mind the Figo-like dark interiors. If Wasim doesn’t mind the slightly lower fuel economy. I’m impressed.whatcarindia. It is as fun to drive as any hatchback in the market and is solidly put-together as well. it was the Brio that Wasim finally settled on. He also liked the car’s appearance. the Brio looks more modern. it makes for an excellent alternative. Shifting gears is a delight.99 lakh A base Swift fits in Wasim’s budget. After the test drive. It is as much fun to drive as the Figo. While neither of the two are particularly exciting to look at. “The boot isn’t too big. there is a nice mechanical feel to the car that makes it engaging to drive.” Need our help? E-mail rr.net 137 . I didn’t like the dark shade of the interiors though.” The small size of the Brio comes in handy in traffic and it was “very easy to dart through gaps in traffic”. I’d be happy driving either.97 lakh Reader rating Wasim took to the Brio instantly. Our reader’s choice Honda Brio EX M/T After much consideration.com WorldMags. ALL PRICES ON-ROAD. Otherwise. It is quite fuel efficient too and is affordable to maintain as well. “Once it gets moving. but for my needs. the engine sounds really nice when you rev it.

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com Q Dzire VXi or ZXi trim? I am looking at a Maruti Swift Dzire as my first car. I have shortlisted two cars. The clutch is slightly heavy.500km. via email size? If not. Hyundai had originally planned to launch the Santa Fe by Diwali this year. Factor in the good resale value of a diesel and you can’t really go wrong buying one. as it is more economical than even the 1. good mileage and which is fun to drive and loaded with features. but this could have a small negative impact on fuel efficiency. If you stick with the 14-inch option you could upsize to 195/60-R-14s. Q Petrol or diesel EcoSport? I am planning to buy a Ford EcoSport and my monthly running is around 1.500km a month. The ZXi is the better equipped variant with some essential features like airbags and ABS brakes that are well worth having to enhance the safety of your car. via email The difference between the VXi and ZXi is largely down to the features. as this will significantly bring down the costs and result in a more affordable price. Mriganka Sarkar. but you get used to this even in stop-start traffic. Which model is best. WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 WorldMags. when it finally goes on sale. the petrol or the diesel? Beji Peter. It will be locally produced and could start from Rs 20 lakh. If you are driving around 1. we recommend getting the diesel EcoSport. It’s resale value will also be much higher. Deepak. what is the correct tyre www. the Maruti Ertiga VXi and the Chevrolet Enjoy LTZ. If you are choosing a Dzire.to eightseater petrol MPV or SUV on a budget of Rs 6-8 lakh.0-litre EcoBoost petrol version of the EcoSport. The Honda Amaze is originally fitted with 175/65 R14 tyres. at around the Rs 20 lakh mark (ex-showroom. and that is thanks to the automatic gearbox. You can upsize them with 185/60 R15 tyres. My monthly usage is 300km in the city and 500km on the highway approximately.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags. It’s also quite refined for a diesel and doesn’t feel particularly heavy to drive. via email Q Ertiga or Enjoy? I want to buy a six. Hyundai has postponed the launch of the all-new Santa Fe to the first half of 2014. via email Upsizing the wheels on the Amaze to 15-inches will improve its ride.net YOUR QUESTIONS Ask us anything latter? The top end variant of either the petrol or the diesel is what I have in mind. I want a car with good suspension. low running costs. Q New Santa Fe in India? What is the approximate launch date and price of the new Hyundai Santa Fe? It is a car I would be really interested in buying once it goes on sale. Hyundai wants to increase the level of locally produced components in the Santa Fe. Is it okay to upgrade from the stock 14-inch wheels to 15-inchers? If so. the diesel version has nice driving characteristics thanks to the strong pulling power of the engine. then we would recommend you go in for the more expensive ZXi version simply because it is has better safety features. Delhi). but the company has postponed the launch to sometime in the first half of 2014. Also. What is the difference between the VXi and ZXi variants? Why is the former more expensive despite the additional features on the If you plan to run the car for long distances. You also get larger tyres in the ZXi which improves grip and braking. what is the best tyre size to upgrade to with the stock 14-inch wheels? Subramanian Raghavan. The VXi automatic variant is the only case where a VXi is more expensive than a ZXi. which would improve the ride and handling of the vehicle.whatcarindia. Q Bigger tyres for the Amaze I will be taking delivery of my Honda Amaze Diesel very soon and I plan to upgrade from the stock tyres and wheels. then the diesel version makes more sense. Hyundai hopes to introduce the Santa Fe in India.net 139 . Which of these is better.

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The cost of spares is quite affordable and resale value is also much higher.BUYING AND OWNING and alternatively. it is not as bullet-proof as. The Maruti Ertiga feels like better value than the Chevrolet Enjoy. This brings us to the Dzire. Ask away: E-mail whatcar@haymarketsac. via email There is no doubt that Mahindra has done a lot to improve the niggling faults of the XUV500 that surfaced soon after its launch. which has more features than the Amaze and a better equipped cabin. The Ertiga is clearly the better of the two if you don’t mind spending the higher price it commands. could surface. Ground Floor. The mileage should be decent too. I am really confused by all the reviews online. When is this new vehicle expected? And how will the reduced ground clearance affect the performance and handling of the vehicle? Rahul Agarwal. Q Does it make sense to buy a Mahindra XUV500? I have been planning to buy the Mahindra XUV 500 (W8) ever since its launch. then you can go ahead. and my car will stand still whilst I am away.net The Ertiga and Enjoy suit your budget best and they are both good to use in the city and on the highway. but it’s not really bad enough to make it a deal breaker either. Is it possible to convert a hydraulic power steering into an electric power steering? Abhay Mathur. but people have been complaining about the car all over. YOUR QUESTIONS Q Amaze. Also. The spare parts are easily available too and are well priced. and it has some inherent flaws like the fidgety ride and handling. if you have made up your mind to get one. The Maruti MPV is quite easy to drive. However. The Dzire is the one we would choose. Parel Post Office Lane. It will have to be the petrol version.com or Write to What Car? Questions. coupled with weekend driving around the city. In Kunal’s case. Parel East. However. a Fortuner. Mumbai 400 012 www. via email WorldMags. The XUV500 isn’t as rugged as the Scorpio. but bear in mind that small problems. I also read about Mahindra working on reducing the ground clearance of the vehicle to avail excise benefit. which is beyond the scope of any garage. but the petrol motor that it comes with is quite outdated and the resale value for a petrol Rapid is pretty poor. especially those related to the electronics. As far as the ground clearance is concerned. Taking lessons from the Scorpio story. For me. Now when I’ve finally made up my mind to get one. Swift Dzire and Skoda Rapid (limited edition). Off Dr B Ambedkar Road. 85. The only downside is that the rear legroom is not as generous as the others. The Amaze is the new kid on the block and has impressed us with its amazing boot and cabin space. Kunal Deshmukh. but owning an SUV is more of a passion than a necessity. I decided to wait for some time before laying my hands on one.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 141 . Q Hydraulic to electric? I have this little query on newer technologies coming up. Is it worth a buy? What about the issues people have been complaining about? Has Mahindra tweaked the vehicle to overcome the initial launch shortcomings? I’ve always been a fan of Mahindra’s ruggedness and reliability. via email Converting hydraulic steering into electric power steering is quite difficult because it involves serious re-engineering of the steering system. the marginal benefits to be had by switching to electric steering does in no way justify even contemplating such a complex engineering exercise. the interiors are a bit spartan and don’t feel very upmarket. I’m not really into off-road driving. Dzire or Rapid? QUESTION OF THE MONTH I’m looking to replace my present car in the next few weeks and my budget is a strict Rs 10 lakh. feels more refined and is quite fuel efficient for its size. No doubt it’s a head-turner. Podar Centre. the vehicle is still not that well sorted. The Enjoy is surprisingly spacious for its size and has a good ride too. poor gearshift and snappy clutch that still persist. but in most other aspects. as I am a mariner. won’t be as economical to run either. The Enjoy doesn’t have the same premium feel of the Ertiga and in the long run. but it’s tough enough to withstand some pretty hard abuse and will be at ease on bad roads. via email The Skoda Rapid is the best built of the lot and has a fair amount of features. It drives just as well too and feels more grown up. the most important factors are the looks. which makes us rule it out. I have shortlisted Honda Amaze. it makes the most sense to buy the Dzire. It’s not a vehicle that should let you down or leave you stranded. availability of spares and gadgets.com WorldMags. is there another car that better suits my requirements available right now or in the next month or so? Joydeep Sengupta. I’m also ready to wait if any interesting options are coming up by the year’s end.whatcarindia. Also. However. in our view. the Ertiga wins quite easily. My intended use is family travel on the pathetic state highways. say. in terms of long-term reliability. all Mahindra has done is added a sump guard which effectively lowers the lowest point of the car (the way in which ground clearance is measured) without affecting the ride height or effective ground clearance in any way. interiors.

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Vinesh finally got upset when his Polo lost braking efficiency again at 48. Ground Floor. the workshop once again replaced both the disc brakes under warranty. As his car was still covered by the manufacturer’s www. WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 WorldMags. VW officials added later that Vinesh’s driving pattern was the cause for excessive wear. both the disc brakes and pads were replaced at no cost to him.whatcar@haymarketsac. once every 12. just 13. they directed the dealership to solve the problem and after a few days.000km mark with the same problem and IF YOU’RE IN THIS SITUATION While VW sets top marks for all the goodwill replacements. When VW got to know from us about Vinesh’s problem. Parel East. After a thorough checkup. But it didn’t stop there. he realised that the car’s braking efficiency had decreased dramatically and he decided to head to the authorised workshop for a checkup.000km.net HELPDESK Helpdesk We’re here to help you solve your car problems.com Helpdesk result Vinesh gets free disc brakes even after the warranty period ends. Also. the parts were replaced at no cost. make sure your driving style is not causing the wear. As his car was well out of the warranty period. But despite this. Mumbai 400 012 Name Vinesh Chand Lives Tamil Nadu Car Volkswagen Polo Problem Disc brakes wear out repeatedly on a Polo. warranty. the workshop once again quietly replaced the disc brakes under warranty and only charged him for the cost of the pads. Podar Centre.whatcarindia. Vinesh didn’t think his driving style was anything out of the ordinary and began to question the build quality of the components. The technicians inspected his car and informed him that both the front disc brakes had worn out and needed to be replaced. Though initially surprised at the short life of the components. he turned to us for help. he was told that the front discs. but was unable to get a proper response. After having driven his car for about 15.net 143 . 85. Off Dr B Ambedkar Road. calipers and pads needed replacing as they were worn out. He voiced his concern about the quality of the discs.000km later. When the dealer failed to respond.com or Write to WhatCar? Questions. he eventually decided to leave this episode behind him. Vinesh returned to the workshop. VINESH CHAND FROM Tamil Nadu drives a 2011-model Polo Highline.BUYING AND OWNING WorldMags.000km. it is still strange that this Polo needed to have its disc brakes replaced four times. and Vinesh ended up back in the workshop around the 37. However. once again to complain about the serious lack of bite from the brakes. Need our help? E-mail us your problem with a picture of you and your car at helpdesk.000km. he pushed the dealership for an answer as to why this phenomenon kept occurring. Parel Post Office Lane.

WHAT’S IT LIKE INSIDE? AT THE REAR Headroom and seating position are good. Maruti also kept it up to date by giving it a minor facelift and improved engine breathing in 2009. feeling smooth and vibe-free in the lower half of the powerband.net www. The five-speed gearbox is also quite precise. we will be taking a close look at the pre-facelift petrol variant.6-litre petrol engine that pulls lustily.USED CAR TEST Maruti Suzuki SX4 Used U Us sed sed d Test Tes Te Test s Centre entre ntre t Buying a used Maruti Suzuki SX4 When you think reliability and low maintenance costs. The SX4 is tall and there is enough ground clearance. It was quite successful initially and sold in good numbers. Legroom is substantial but seating for the fifth passenger is tight. THE DRIVE The SX4 is powered by a 1. But does the SX4 saloon hold true to this? WorldMags. for this review.net WHAT’S IT LIKE? Maruti Suzuki launched the SX4 in 2007 as a replacement for the Baleno.whatcarindia. Light colour fabric is prone to getting dirty quickly. however. A facelifted version was launched a few months ago. there’s little match for a used Maruti. so it can be driven over bad roads with confidence. Photography Ashley Baxter 144 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags. It felt modern and was a big jump from the car it replaced. It is at its best when not revved hard.com . UP FRONT The seats are comfortable and come with height adjust on the top variant. The engine is eager at lower speeds and also feels very quick when given the stick. which made up the bulk of SX4 sales in the used car space. The company also added the option of an automatic gearbox later followed by CNG and diesel versions a year later.

spare parts are not insanely expensive.6 Petrol – 102bhp AVERAGE ECONOMY 1.790.WorldMags. An oil filter. however spares are affordable. www. linkages cost Rs 466 each and labour charges for the job are Rs 190. so keep your ears open when you test drive the car. a rattling noise from the steering will warn you of any impending expenditure.384 and is changed once a year or every 10. while an air filter will only cost Rs 360. The rattling noise is generally prevalent when the car is driven on bad roads and this can especially be true of cars that have covered around 30. while on the highway. If you don’t cover too many kilometres on a daily basis. RUNNING COSTS Maruti’s forte has always been the low maintenance costs of its models and the SX4 is also amongst the more affordable saloons to service and maintain in its class. We recommend staying away from such examples. BRAKES AND SUSPENSION A set of pads for the front brakes cost Rs 1. On the plus side.000km.000. you can buy the car for the price of a hatchback. it does soak up road imperfections without giving passengers any discomfort. It is also very practical and has a huge 505-litre boot.50 lakh 2009 – Rs 4. In terms of fuel efficiency. Abused suspension parts can give up as early as 20.6 Petrol – 11. The SX4 is roomy. Replacing the steering rack costs Rs 37.000 for parts with another Rs 2. Y Rattles might set in on QUALITY old cars. Get the screws tightened and washers reset as well.000. Living with the SX4 is not too heavy on the pocket. MIDSIZER WATCH OUT FOR.1sec ANNUAL INSURANCE 1. it returns 14.00 lakh 2008 – Rs 3. comfortable and affordable to maintain. costs Rs 142.000-40. the SX4 however. WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR SPARES AND SERVICE Servicing costs and prices of spares are quite reasonable. This is usually common on old cars that are past 30.com WorldMags. Labour rates for a regular service is Rs 1.790. STEERING Rattling noise from the steering has been reported.whatcarindia.6 Petrol – 12. the Honda City. this job is also quite affordable with each front strut assembly priced at Rs 3.185.000km. A set of brake pads for the front brakes costs Rs 1. and returns 9.. One of these areas of concern is the steering rack assembly. Usually. The oil filter is economically priced too at Rs 142 while an air filer costs Rs 395.000. Also. While its fuel efficiency is low compared to say. However.00 lakh The SX4 keeps passengers comfortable on long stretches. Maruti Suzuki makes reliable cars and the SX4 is mostly problem free with only a few niggles. Take a look at the suspension too as linkages are known to wear out typically between the 15. BUYER’S FILE MARUTI SUZUKI SX4 ENGINE 1.6 Petrol – Rs 11.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 145 .000.. PRICES WE FOUND 2007 – Rs 3. which costs Rs 1. Insurance costs however are relatively affordable with a four-year old SX4 priced at Rs 11. Take for example an oil change.3kpl.25 lakh 2010 – Rs 5.030.806 ONE TO GO FOR VXi says… EQUIPMENT Two trims are sold with climate control and airbags as standard. look out for body rattle in older cars during the test drive.806. while a fuel filter will set you back by Rs 1. Replacement parts are expensive at Rs 37. the SX4 is a great second car to own.5kpl. A set of linkages will cost Rs 466 while strut assembly is for Rs 3. disappoints a bit.000km mark and noise from the suspension points to this. The front strut assembly may also require replacement in some cases.9kpl 0-100KPH 1.000km. for example.net And while it isn’t overly comfortable at slow speeds. while labour costs for the job is Rs 1.000 for labour.00020.000km and are driven on bad roads. This is not a major concern though and can be sorted out by simply tightening the screws.

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WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 WorldMags. and listen for wind. You can limit the damage by buying a car with a better future residual value or by securing a big discount up front to offset the expected losses. You must eventually deliver an ultimatum. the internet and the telephone. You can gather all the essential information using What Car? and Autocar India.net ADVICE NEW CAR BUYER’S GUIDE BUYING FROM START TO FINISH DO YOUR HOMEWORK Research your chosen car thoroughly before setting foot inside the dealership. or he might even refuse to take it. the dealer’s exchange price may be too low. Assuming there are no problems. Demonstrate commitment and look as if you want to do a deal. particularly regarding delivery times. then he will lose your business.net 163 . Always check the small print of any contract. The only exception is if you buy on finance. Once you sign up. because the contract becomes binding only once the finance firm has also agreed. www. If he can’t do that. most dealers will offer a fair price for it. If your car is a popular make and model in reasonable condition and with a service history and a chunk of its insurance remaining. say that you will buy at the price you are happy with — so long as the salesman agrees now. If you are getting close to a deal. do just that. so ask the seller how long you’ll have to wait. pull out after this and the seller is entitled to compensation. Do the seat and steering wheel adjust enough for everyone who will drive the car? Drive a route you know well. What about safety? Check what safety equipment comes as standard. engine or road noise. try selling privately. 5 6 HAGGLE Negotiation is the lifeblood of any deal. Above all. ensure you can get comfortable. Before you drive the car. Will the car be big enough? A surprising number of buyers overlook this until it’s too late. If so. servicing and road tax. It’s all too easy to forget everyday running costs. If you spend most of your time in town. It’s the same story with the single biggest cost in car ownership: depreciation. If you frequently travel on the highway. Pick a wide variety of roads and drive for at least half an hour. you should be happy. such as fuel. test the car in traffic.com CLOSE THE DEAL Eventually you should reach a point where both sides are happy and you can think about shaking hands and putting pen to paper. EXCHANGE BONUS Selling your old car to the dealer you’re buying your new one from can make sense. you have entered into a contract. Is this a car you want to use every day? 4 TEST DRIVE SET YOUR BUDGET The most important thing to remember is that the bills don’t stop once you’ve bought your car. However. sit back. Remember. relax and wait for the final step in the process: delivery of your gleaming new car. and check the contract.whatcarindia. that this is the point of no return. How many people do you want to carry? Will the seats fold down for your extra luggage? Is there sufficient rear legroom? Check the car’s external dimensions to ensure it will fit in your parking lot. These vary from car to car. so you can concentrate on the car rather than where you’re going. though.YOUR GUIDE TO… WorldMags. if it is not well maintained or has high mileage. insurance.

05 3.3 — — — — E a O 7 — — — — 3.com Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Central locking/ Remote locking Leather Airbags .46 — 47.13** 3. KEY E/F e L/M O/P p D Y q/ ! S HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY AROUND INDIA’S BIGGEST AND BEST CAR BUYER’S GUIDE 1 Verdict and prices 3 Performance HOW TO USE THE BUYER’S GUIDE WHAT CAR? VERDICT Our road test reviews are the standard by which the car industry judges new cars.53 3. Our ratings are: ((((( Outstanding ((((( Good ((((( Average ((((( Below par ((((( Poor ON THE ROAD PRICE This is the price set by the carmakers (also called ex-showroom price) as well as local registration taxes and insurance charges.40 3.000km.3 — — — — 7 — — — — — — — 3.74 — 47.74 3. MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK ENTRY MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS PERFORMANCE Pulling power/Torque kgm EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) Electric windows R/F Cost per kilometre (Rs) AC/climate control Service costs over 3 years/30. this is the maximum distance you’re able to travel after filling up the tank.46 — 47. maintenance and fuel. Where more than one option is available. but not insurance. The list includes all models with every variant on sale.74 — 47.000km KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Tank range km Max speed kph Highway Power bhp Bangalore 0-100 kph Mumbai Chennai Kolkata Delhi City Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p HATCHBACK ENTRY MARUTI ALTO 800 Alto 800 (Petrol) Alto 800 LX (Petrol) Alto 800 LXi (Petrol) Alto 800 VXi (Petrol) Alto 800 (CNG) Alto 800 LX (CNG) Alto 800 LXi (CNG) Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3395mm Width 1490mm Height 1475mm Ground Clearance 160mm Boot NA Tank 35 litres Kerb Weight 695 .89 3. the column below gives an indication of a typical insurance quote for different cars.66 3. plus power output (bhp) and torque/pulling power (kgm).46 3. PERFORMANCE FIGURES Our performance figures reflect acceleration (0-100kph) and top speed.05 NA NA NA — — — 11303 — — 30. TANK RANGE Based on the average kilometres per litre and the car’s fuel tank size. road tax.87 3.46 — 47.61 — — — 9052 — — 22.net www.71 3.HOW TO USE THE BUYER’S GUIDE WorldMags.29** — — — 11100 — — 22. Please note the official fuel consumption figures are published as a guide only — you may not match them in day-to-day driving.05 2.3 — — — — E a 7 — 3.19 — — — 8101 — — 22.56 3. COST PER KILOMETRE Calculated over three years/50.000 kilometres.whatcarindia. Includes depreciation.74 — 47.3 — — — — 7 — — — 3. The figures were recorded by our road test team using sophisticated industry-standard timing equipment. listed in Rupees Lakhs.3 — — — — E 7 — — 3.3 E 7 — — — — — — 3. AVERAGE KILOMETRE PER LITRE (KPL) Based on official tests carried out by our sister magazine Autocar India. highest-priced option is listed.81 NA NA NA — — — 10839 — — 30.11 3.725kg 7 — — — — 2. P S AC/climate control Electric windows (R/F) Steering adjust (Tilt/tele) Central/remote locking Leather seats Alloy wheels Traction control MP3-compatible Split/folding seats Rear wash wipe Electronic Stability Program Parking sensors COST OPTION (Rs) shown in blue.3 E a — — — — — — — — — O O — — O — — — — — — — 164 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.24** 3. 2 Running costs INSURANCE For cost comparison purposes. the average figure is a weighted average of two test runs — city and highway.32** 3.28 3. SERVICING COSTS Regular maintenance costs including parts.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Retained value @ 3 years/50.88 — — — 9711 — — 22.98 4.74 — 47. labour and taxes (in Mumbai) over 3 years / 30.net Your new car buyer’s guide 4 Equipment Find out if a particular model has the necessary features you want.24 NA NA NA — — — 11978 — — 30.36 3.77 4.

The dos and don’ts of car ownership Owning It’s straightforward. You are not an expert. cabin space.com WorldMags.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 165 . 1 Don’t use your car as a builder’s truck. Buy LXi. Don’t attempt tricky. It helps keep natural elements at bay and also protects against vandalism. spoilers and non-standard alloy wheels when they are buying. Your car and your driving Driving sensibly can save you cash. you might as well save a few rupees per litre by maintaining the pressure in your tyres. 1 HATCHBACK ENTRY 4 5 Consider using a non-authorised garage for servicing only if it has the requisite equipment to handle your car. If your car seats have burn holes in them and the interior smells of wet dog. We say Updates make Nano more desirable but has not seen the evolution it ought to have. You could head off a serious problem and prevent a huge repair bill later on. Authorised dealers charge different rates for parts as well as labour — you can save hundreds of rupees. if not thousands of rupees. Most important. Not only will you get a better price when you sell. the mechanic is. 2 3 Shop around when your car is due for a service. Some of the automated car washes can damage your car’s paintwork in the long term. do-it-yourself repairs. Keep your tyres inflated to correct pressures. Cover your car. impressive ride. you’ll find it’ll pay in the long-run. You won’t Bumpy ride remains. It puts more kilometres on the clock and if you take a walk. it’ll do wonders for your health. If you are taking the trouble to shop around for cheaper fuel prices. We say Substantially improved and feels a generation ahead. 1 Don’t put your own ‘stamp’ on your car. People are suspicious of non-standard features such as fat exhaust pipes. 3 5 4 Check your oil and water regularly. If you look after your car.whatcarindia. MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK ENTRY Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Rear centre armrest Electric stability prog Split/folding seats Traction control Rear wash wipe Parking camera Parking sensor Rear defogger Rear AC vents Alloy wheels MP3 player Fog lamps USB/AUX TATA NANO ((((( MARUTI ALTO 800 ((((( D Y q ABS ! S P S — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Y/N — — — — — — — — — — No No No No No No No No No No No No No No N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y No No No No No No No Ex Ex Re Re Ex Ex Re No No No No No No No — — — — — — — No No No No No No No Ex/No Ex/No In/No In/No Ex/No Ex/No In/No — — — — — — — ALTO 800 — No — No — No — No — No — No — No You’ll like Feels more upmarket now. you reap the rewards when you need to sell it or even if you choose to exchange it at an authorised dealer. you’ll preserve your warranty.net NEW CAR BUYER’S GUIDE Maintenance Simple. www. Get any odd noises checked promptly. small rear glass. routine maintenance can save you hundreds. Having all the spaces stamped in the service book also sends out a positive message to buyers. it’ll shave thousands off the value of your car. You’ll like Improved performance. WorldMags. Your workshop can’t be held responsible if your engine seizes up because you haven’t put oil in it. Hire a van. Pets and cigarettes — car buyers don’t like them. Get them to give you receipts for parts and make sure the invoice details all the necessary work. You won’t Cramped cabin. it could save you a packet in repair bills. 2 2 3 Don’t plant your foot on the accelerator when starting up your car and try to read the traffic ahead so you are not constantly moving from the brake to the accelerator — you’ll get better fuel economy. Buy CX. Avoid unnecessary local journeys. They are cheaper and as long as they stick to the service requirements and use manufacturer-approved or original equivalent parts. sharp objects are likely to damage the interior and suspension. poor seats. steering is still heavy. Heavy. rather than loading up your car while shifting houses. file the paperwork safely! Hand-wash your car. Don’t try minor body repairs either — buyers will see them from a distance. The cost of fuel is rising at an incredible rate and if you adopt driving habits to keep those costs down.

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WorldMags.5 542 67.30 4.37 6.2 — — — — — — 4.15 3.90 — — 11518 11.29 18.76 1.88 2.28 1.62 — — — a L P Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Rear/Rear Length 3099mm Width 1495mm Height 1652mm Ground Clearance 180mm Boot 80/500 Tank 15 litres Kerb Weight 600-635kg — — — — 1.29 1.8 15.32 3.72 — — — 4.55 — E — 9897 12.1 17.95 5.83 24.14 1.60 16.47 4.'!+/%!0%(#)+ &!+-%(")+'-%)()(-$!.1 12.25 — 12890 12.9 17.76 6.03 — a O — 11974 — — — — 79 10.10 150 E a O 11741 — — 12.86 15.18 4.92 4.45 5.4 5.*&1%(#)-$!+**.83 4.97 4.3 15.47 4.2 21 490 55 7.*&1.(%-!/!(0$%&! %.09 — — E 9418 13.03 151 4.7 17.5 15.1 12.68 4.78 4.16 — — — 19574 16 19.1 16.55 1.0 17.5 15.15 — — — — 2.6 17 18.3 16.86 15.3 15.0 15.17 4.47 14.57 4.46 3.6 — — — — — — 3.79 4.26 — — — 16602 16 19.2 16.5 15.4 555 63 9.41 161 E c/a — P 15.93 15.33 3.4 614 58.6 17.08 4.69 22.4 614 58.5 15.04 46.25 — — 13127 — — — — 79 10.59 3.57 2.44 — 14379 — — — — 67 — 9 4.2 21 490 55 7.3 25 261 37.24 5.40 4.59 5..11 16.13 4.19 4.51 22.62 3.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — D D D D D — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Central locking/ Remote locking .06 5.40 — — — 9047 13.net PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30.4 518 88 11.9 14.75 4.765kg — — — — — 3.29 18.13 22.80 1.9 14.76 5.**)+-! **.26 — — — — E a O — — 10214 13.59 14.19 2.13 22.6 511 67 — 9 4.19 23.61 4.18 5.9 — — — — 5.3 16.58 1.24 — — 7740 14.63 4.20 5.80 4.5 15.63 — — E a L O 10956 13.6 17.09 2.94 5.7 495 63 9.07 4.99 22.6 17.60 16.79 3.07 5.11 16.97 3.27 5.4 614 58.58 4.57 4.48 145 F a/a L 6.83 24.06 4.49 142 E 3.27 1.2 15.13 5.52 5.0 LT (Petrol) 1.6 511 67 — 9 5.18 5.61 3.43 159 E — — — 4.4 5.7 17.94 4.96 3.4 614 58.25 — — 10639 14.15 — 11975 12.75 2.87 4.25 4.55 3.15 2.7 495 63 9.15 — — 10252 14.90 NA — — E a O — 12594 11.9 14.43 159 F c/a L O 5.97 5.28 6.8 — 4.99 22.65 4.61 4.6 20.17 4.10 5.25 6.3 25 261 37.49 142 — — — — 3.2 16.51 22.7 — 63 9.8 15.3 — 469 79 10.19 23.63 4.93 4.84 5.27 4.0 15.6 511 67 9 5.24 4.81 2.83 3.24 4.4 555 63 9.47 3.00 4.2 26.5 15.000km Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.)(-$!$! .2 PS (Petrol) 1.86 26.6 — — — 4.84 4.1 17.19 — 11719 12.59 14.6 17.15 — E a Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3565mm Width 1525mm Height 1590mm Ground Clearance 164mm Boot 218/— Tank 35 litres Kerb Weight 854kg — 9233 12.62 2.59 14.31 2.39 2.69 22.41 161 E — — — 15.10 150 — — — — 3.47 14.51 5.85 2.52 4.86 26.0 9.86 15.15 2.7 17.27 5.06 4.98 3.69 22.50 2.48 4.36 4.29 15.18 15.34 3.63 — — a — 18030 16 19.60 3.0 LT (LPG) Doors 5 Seats 4 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3620mm Width 1475 .10 150 E a O — 4.99 22.1 25.6 17 18.47 2.86 26.65 1.1 16.72 — — Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3610mm Width 1680mm Height 1500mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot — Tank 35 litres Kerb Weight 920-940kg — — 4.1 25.7 17.4 518 88 11.63 4.95 6.23 4.66 2.3 15.49 142 E — 3.32 140 E a — O O O O O App Link Mode for iPod/iPhone ( %-%)(-)%) %$)(!)(-+)&1).03 151 — — 3.0 (Petrol) 1.11 16.68 — — — — — — — E a O — — 4.51 4.58 — Boot NA Tank 35 litres Kerb Weight 860-880kg 15.60 16.69 22.56 4.28 6.74 4.28 5.93 15.44 3.3 15.2 LS (LPG) 1.3 — 469 79 10.18 4.1 19.02 5.98 5.(%- .69 4.0 LS (LPG) 1.86 15.2 15.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Tank range km 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p MARUTI ALTO K10 LXi K10 (Petrol) VXi K10 (Petrol) HYUNDAI EON D-Lite (Petrol) D-Lite + (Petrol) D-Lite + (Petrol/LPG) Era + (Petrol) Era + (Petrol/LPG) Magna + (Petrol) Magna + (Petrol/LPG) Sportz (Petrol) TATA NAN0 Std (Petrol) CX (Petrol) LX (Petrol) HYUNDAI SANTRO XING GL Non AC (Petrol) GL Plus (Petrol) GL Plus (LPG) GLS (Petrol) GLS (LPG) CHEVROLET SPARK 1.07 — 11102 12.8 — — — — E a O Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3495mm Width 1495mm Height 1518mm Ground Clearance 170mm Boot 170/845 Tank 38 litres Kerb Weight 840kg — 9177 12.2 21 490 55 7.48 4.1 19.87 15.48 — 13892 12.96 4.13 3.34 4.1 25.49 7.1 19.99 4.9 — — — — — 4.29 15.2 LT (LPG) 1.86 26.( !!..60 4.53 4.1 25.49 — — 15714 16 19.25 4.48 145 E — 5.70 5.49 142 E — — — 3.56 1.55 5.24 4.85 1.78 27.21 5.'*. %)**.91 — E c/a — O — 11425 — — — — 63 9.32 3.02 6.45 5.01 — — E c/a — O — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1 HATCHBACK MEDIUM MARUTI A-STAR LXi (Petrol) VXi (Petrol) VXi A/T (Petrol) ZXi (Petrol) ZXi Option (Petrol) CHEVROLET BEAT 1.35 3.3 — 469 79 10.2 26.16 3.1 19.78 27.9 17.82 NA — — F c/a L O — 13812 11.93 4.%&1)(-+)&&! 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Buy VXi. You won’t Bumpy ride. iPhone iPod Out Audio Streaming AVRCP Android Mass Storage Audio Streaming AVRCP BlackBerry® Mass Storage Drive Change Mode Audio Streaming AVRCP Symbian MirrorLink*1 (Nokia*2) Audio Streaming AVRCP www. Buy LS HYUNDAI EON ((((( HYUNDAI SANTRO XING ((((( — — No No Y/N No No No Y/N No No Yes Y/N No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N No No No No No No No No No No No — No Ex/No No — No Ex/No No — No Ex/No No No No No No — — — — — No No No No No No No No No No No/No Ex/No Ex/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No NANO — — No — — No — — No SANTRO XING — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — — — — SPARK — No — No — No — No — No — — — You’ll like Styling. Buy XL. lacks outright punch (diesel). small boot. You won’t Cramped interiors. We say Easily the most user-friendly city car. noisy at high revs (diesel). class-leading cabin space. pliant ride and efficiency (diesel). equipment. Buy LXi You’ll like Refined engine. You won’t Mediocre engine. Buy LT. K10 engine is perky. You won’t Throttle response (petrol). warranty package. feels effortless to drive. We say Stylish. quality interiors. Buy Magna +. You won’t Small boot.net MARUTI ALTO ((((( Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Rear centre armrest Split/folding seats Electric stability prog Traction control Rear wash wipe MP3 player Fog lamps USB/AUX ABS Parking camera Rear AC vents Alloy wheels Rear defogger Parking sensor MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK ENTRY TO HATCHBACK MEDIUM CHEVROLET SPARK ((((( D Y — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — D D — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — — Y/Y — — — Y/Y Y/Y — — — Y/Y Y/Y q No No N/N No No Yes Y/N No No No No No No No No No — — — No No No No No No No Yes N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N No No No No No No No No Ex Ex In In In In In In In In — — — In In In In In In In In In In No — No — No No No No No No No No — — — — — — — — No In/No No In/No No No No No No No No No Ex/No Ex/No Ex/No Ex/No Ex/No In/No In/No In/No ! S P S ALTO K10 — — No — — No — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EON No No No No No No No No You’ll like Fuel economy. Buy Magna. MARUTI WAGON R ((((( HYUNDAI i10 ((((( — — — — — — — — — — No No No No No No — No — No — Yes Yes — — — D D — — — — — D — — — D — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y — — — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — — Y/Y Y/Y — Y/Y q q q q No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes N/N N/N N/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes — No Ex/No — O In/No — Yes In/No — No In/No — Yes In/No — — — No No No No No Yes — No — No No Yes In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No In/No — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — A-STAR — No — No — No — No — No — — — — — — — — — — BEAT No No No No No No No No No No You’ll like Lively performance. driver’s seat. We say Fine all-round city car. We say Sweet and friendly city car. Buy GLS. affordable runabout that feels a class higher. We say A good city car. Now also in LPG. awkwardlyplaced pedals.com WorldMags. dull to drive.Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags. seats not generous. You’ll like Responsive engine. We say Extreme value-for-money hatch. interior quality. You won’t Average performance (petrol).whatcarindia. price. but better for singles than families. You won’t Lacks refinement of rivals. You’ll like Refinement. You’ll like Manoeuverability. not a great highway car. equipment. easy access to rear seats. cabin. You won’t Mediocre dynamics. We say Highly competent small car.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 167 . We say Striking looks meet decent price. — — — CHEVROLET BEAT ((((( NISSAN MICRA ACTIVE ((((( q q q q q q q q — — — No No Y/Y No No No Y/Y No No — No — No In/No No In/No BRIO — — No — — No You’ll like Looks.

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69 23.4 17. ride and handling.50 4.33 26.7 1 6.3 648 79 10.0 18.93 16.82 5.7 18.0 18.19 4.93 16. blunted performance. 168 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.17 16.3 648 79 10.3 648 79 10.9 15.92 5.11 5. practicality You won’t Small boot We say The Ritz is good to drive and a more practical alternative to the sporty Swift.59 — — V (Petrol) — — 12.1/7.net www.50 5.0 18.26 5.67 169 E c/a L P 6.93 — — 8.9 514 67 9.93 16.6 15.78 5.9 15.14 NA NA NA — — — 14410 — — — — 67/58 9. We say Much needed improvements result in a more complete package.28 5.56 152 E — 4. You’ll like Smooth engines.4 17.61 5.95 — — G (Safety Package) (Petrol) — — 12.67 169 E — — J (Petrol) 5.56 152 E a O — — — — 4.72 6.91 — — — 12114 12.38 6. Buy Vdi ABS.56 5. easy to drive.9 514 67 9.29 4.38 6.67 169 E c/a L P — — — — — — 2 — — D D D MARUTI RITZ ((((( TOYOTA ETIOS LIVA ((((( MARUTI SWIFT ((((( NISSAN MICRA You’ll like Refined engines.27 6.69 23.93 5.03 6.0 18.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — D D — — — — — — — — — — Central locking/ Remote locking .91 5.1 16.4 17.33 26.33 26.1 16.1 16.35 5.04 6. You’ll like Comfortable seats.98 4. Buy VXi/VDi.52 5.6 15.33 26.67 4.00 — — — 12857 12.1 16.56 152 E c/a L P — O — 4.9 15.36 6.60 — — — 11234 12.9 15.17 16.7 18. Buy G.23 4.17 16.05 5.whatcarindia. more expensive now.   LX (Petrol) LXi (Petrol) LXi (CNG) VXi (Petrol) VXi ABS (Petrol) Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3595mm Width 1475-1495mm Height 1670-1700mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 180 Tank 35 litres/ LPG 28 litres — — — — — — 3.17 16.78 4.93 16. You won’t Tiny boot.3 648 79 10.30 4.8 — — — — E a O — — — 4. We say Suzuki has tweaked every bit of the car to improve upon a winner.67 169 E c/a L P 5.69 23. You won’t Still lacks flair.9 514 67 9.6 15.4 17.68 — — L G (Petrol) — — 12.9 514 67 9.60 4.7 18.68 4.98 4.56 152 E c/a L P — O — HATCHBACK PREMIUM    Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3775mm Width 1695mm Height 1510mm Ground Clearance 170mm Boot 251/— Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 895-995kg — — 12.59 — — — 13775 12.69 23.98 6.6 15.

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funky interiors. We say The full compact luxury experience. exorbitant price. Buy V40. — — FABIA — No — No — No — No — No — No — No — — — — — — — — FIGO No No No No No No No No MINI COOPER ((((( MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS ((((( — — — — You’ll like Quality. KD-SD636 USB/SD/CD Receiver with Dual AUX KD-R646 USB/CD Receiver with Front AUX KD-R445/R446 USB/CD Receiver with Front AUX www. You won’t Cramped in rear. We say Spacious. Buy Petrol. You’ll like Fashionable looks.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 171 . hard ride. We say A competent and practical hatchback. but the most fun-to-drive car for the money. You’ll like Equipment and safety. hard rear seats. fixed rear glass. We say The most practical Mini ever. handling. fantastic ride quality. We say The Cooper Convertible is without peers. You won’t Firm ride. MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN ((((( MINI COOPER CONVERTIBLE ((((( — — No No Y/N No No No Y/Y No No Yes Y/Y No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N N/N N/N Y/N N/N Y/N Y/N N/N N/N Y/N Y/N No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No — No Ex/No No — No In/No Yes — Yes El/No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes — No — No — No — Yes Yes Yes — Yes — No — No — No — Yes Yes In/No In/No El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes In/No In/No El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes VIBE — — No — — No — — No — — — — — — — — — — — — — R R R R R R — R R R R i20 No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes — — q q q q You’ll like Peppy performance. stunning looks and dynamically competent.whatcarindia. Buy Diesel. You won’t Crashy ride. steep price. Buy D4. cabin ergonomics. You won’t Quirky styling. Buy Diesel. price. You won’t Plastic quality. We say Over-priced. but still not that practical. We say Beautifully built. Buy LT.net CHEVROLET SAIL U-VA ((((( Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Rear centre armrest Split/folding seats Electric stability prog Traction control Rear wash wipe MP3 player Fog lamps USB/AUX ABS Parking camera Rear AC vents Alloy wheels Rear defogger Parking sensor MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK PREMIUM MAHINDRA VERITO VIBE ((((( D Y D D — — — — D D D — D D — — — D — — — D — — D — — — D D D D — — — D D — — — — — D — — — D — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Y/Y Y/Y — Y/N Y/N — N/Y N/Y N/Y — N/Y N/Y — — Y/Y Y/Y — — Y/Y Y/Y — — Y/Y — — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y q No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No — — — Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes Y/N Y/N N/N N/N N/N Y/N Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/N Y/Y Y/Y N/Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y N/Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No In In In In In In In In In In In In Ex El El El Ex El El El Ex Ex Ex In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In Yes Yes In/No Yes Yes In/No No — Yes In/No No — Yes In/No No — Yes In/No No — No In/No Yes Yes In/No Yes Yes In/No Yes Yes In/No No — No In/No Yes Yes In/No Yes Yes In/No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes — — — No No No Yes — No — No — No Yes No/No In/No In/No El/No No/No In/No In/No El/No ! S P S — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — No No No No No You’ll like Spacious cabin. fantastic interiors. predictable handling. You won’t Mediocre engine. versatile cabin. You won’t Unusual design. You’ll like Head turning looks. but lacks appeal. impeccable fit. performance.com WorldMags. You won’t Hard ride (S). rear seat space. You’ll like Spacious and comfortable. comfortable and versatile Merc hatch. We say A sensible choice for anyone buying a comfortable compact car. fun to drive. Buy S. but at a price. roof rattles. expensive. clever hood. — — MERCEDES-BENZ B-CLASS ((((( VOLVO V40 ((((( q q — — q — q q — — q q — — No No In/No No No In/No Yes El/No No No In/No Yes El/No Yes El/No No No In/No No No In/No Yes El/No Yes El/No INDICA VISTA — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No You’ll like Spacious. Buy Convertible.Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags.

69 12.70 — — 5.3 16.89 167 E 6.29 3.50 6.25 — — — — — 63 16.90 5.6 19.84 12.94 6.73 3. but doesn’t break new ground.59 5.22 153 E 6.95 8.80 5.66 8.29 8.2 Fire Dynamic (Petrol) — 17259 9.7 20. You won’t Feels a size smaller than the others.whatcarindia.26 6.93 5.04 154 F c/a N P — 6.3 15.33 6.89 4.2 (Petrol) Highline GT TSI 1.3 600 76 10.3 13.57 8.5 13.13 6.99 5.50** — — — — 19.6 — — — — F c/a L P — 7.04 154 E c/a N P — 5.22 15.69 6.11 2.28 7.02 6.44 — F c/a L P — Quadrajet 90 VX (Diesel) Quadrajet 90 ZX (Diesel) RENAULT PULSE RxE (Petrol) RxL (Petrol) RxZ (Petrol) RxL (Diesel) RxZ (Diesel) VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.11 — — — — — 75 10.78 7.5 13.3 — — — — E c/a L P — NISSAN MICRA Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3825m Width 1665mm Height 1525-1530mm Ground Clearance 150-154mm Boot 251 litres Tank 41 litres Kerb Weight NA — — XL (Petrol) 4.5 20.4 Fire Emotion (Petrol) 7.84 12.99 7.18 13.3 702 75 20.93 6.5 23 699 63 16.76 157 E c/a L P 7.49 7.57 3.65 — a N O — — 24840 14.6 19.14 7.2 16.6 14.67 23.43 6.24 594 74 11.6 — — E L — 27113 — — — 5. Buy SX CRDi M/T.80 — 13615 11.36 5.22 153 F c/a L P — 1.6 19. You’ll like Fantastic ride quality.6 19.2 Fire Active (Petrol) 5.33 14.75 5.Tank 42 litres Kerb Weight 960-1080kg — — 4.2 21.3 702 75 20.97 14.67 23.67 23.6 17 18.08 6.06 6.85 8.8 16.27 — E c/a L P — 30892 — 7.87 15.06 7.18 168 E c/a L P 6.05 6.88 8.60** 7.25 — Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3715mm Width 1680mm Height 1620mm Ground Clearance 170mm Boot 178 litres Tank 43 litres Kerb Weight 1005-1030kg — 12592 11.27 — F c/a L P — — — — — Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3970mm Width 1682mm Height 1453mm Ground Clearance 168mm Boot 294 litres Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 1030-1125kg — 19116 10.93 6.24 594 74 11.19 4.9 — 594 103 17.27 3.7 17.23 16.39 6.83 23.7 143 E 1.57 — — XL (O) (Petrol) 5.26** — — 14.57 15.95 3.3 — — — — E c/a L P — 7.35 9.70 160 E — — — — — 4.5 13.80 — — 16807 12.87 7.6 14.6 19.47 7.76 157 19.84 6.62 5.9 716 74 19764 14. dull to drive.32 2.23 5.17 7.41 8.3 TCDi LS.5 18.65 7.3 — 728 74 19.01 5.34 6. We say Practical and competent saloon.18 13.92 7.47 6.07 740 75 18.98 12.53 144 F c/a L P — 1.01 5.8 10.76 18.1 15.79 6.29 8.70 160 E c/a — O — — — 5.6 621 86 11.91 15.5 17.22 7.9 22.24 16.19 7.70 160 E c/a — O — — 7.91 6.45 5.97 3.2 (Diesel) Highline MARUTI RITZ LXi (Petrol) VXi (Petrol) VXi ABS (Petrol) VXi A/T ABS (Petrol) ZXi (Petrol) LDi (Diesel) VDi (Diesel) VDi ABS (Diesel) ZDi (Diesel) MARUTI SWIFT LXi (Petrol) VXi (Petrol) ZXi (Petrol) LDi (Diesel) VDi (Diesel) ZDi (Diesel) Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3805mm Width 1665mm Height 1525-1530mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 251 litres Tank 41 litres Kerb Weight 1070kg — 23502 — — — — — 4.18 168 E L 5.37 15.6 621 86 11.7 17.98 12.52** — — 11.9 716 74 19.08 7. refinement.50 5.1 15.98 6.6 19.58 8.8 17.61 5.07 740 75 18.5 22.59 7.7 15 15.72 — 8.71 — — — — — 75 10.19 7.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Tank range km 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p — 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 4 — — 2 — — 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 — — 2 2 — — 2 6.84 12.95 7.88** — — 11.22 15. Buy Sail 1.02 190 F c/a N P — 8.2 14.08** 7.40 — — — — — — — — 88 21.21 13.5 20.23 7.54 7.81 5.91 165 E E F — L c/a L c/a L — — — — — P — P — FORD CLASSIC ((((( CHEVROLET SAIL ((((( HYUNDAI VERNA ((((( FIAT LINEA You’ll like Price.36 6.76 18.65 12.10 — — 21355 13.22 6.33 14.48 148 E c/a L P — — — XV (Diesel) 7.5 17.3 Multijet 90HP (Diesel) — 23108 12.15 3.6 17 18.90 4.6 19.50 — 1.99 — — — — — 75 10.24 16.3 13.7 — 612 84 11. You won’t Interior plastic quality.48 148 E c/a L P — XL (O) (Diesel) — — 7.28 5.60 7.3 702 75 20.75 8.67 7.6 19.11 6.74 8.0 18.24 594 74 11.04 8.3 16885 14.2 555 67 9.76 157 E E E E E c/a — c/a L — — c/a L O — — P — 2 — — — — — — — — 2 — — 2 — — 2 O c/a L O — 17994 14.90 4.08 17.94 153 E c/a L P — 5.07 6.57 15.3 Multijet Active (Diesel) — 18842 13.89 167 E c/a N P — 7.37 6.88 6.08 17.5 18.31 6.9 15.63 7.6 17 18.26 8.6 19.3 Multijet Emotion (Diesel) 7.2 16.5 23 699 63 16.84 6.47 3.16** 6.75 — a N O — — 20902 10.68 6.5 13.09 7.7 — 612 84 11.08 17.9 22.70 160 19.04 7.98 12.28 28.34 7.18 5.3 16375 14.22 153 E c/a L P — 7.83 7.net www.15 7.98 — Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3850mm Width 1695mm Height 1530mm Ground Clearance 170mm Boot 204/.89 6. You won’t Lacks driver appeal.9 15.54 7. We say The new Verna has the makings of a winner.2 (Petrol) Trendline 1.6 19.2 555 67 9.6 14.17 3.69 12.98 12.8 18.85 — — — — — 63 16.40 6.43 — — — — — — — — 88 21.50 16.52 10.97 6.00 — a L O — 1.5 22.4 CLXi (diesel).33 14.6 14.70 6.36 6.83 5.41 6.69 12.35 6.52 5. You’ll like Smashing design.37 15.30 — — — 10.9 716 74 17615 14.59 9.25 5.3 16.85 7.01** — — 14.00 — a L O — 1.67 5.9 15.08 22.39 2.65 12.00 2.43 6.18 13.22 15.78 7.65 3.3 15.19 6.52 10.72 7.7 15 15.34 9.14 7.2 (Petrol) Comfortline 1.6 19.91 165 19.92 3.65 12.91 15.6 — — F c/a L P — 28517 — 7.67 23.83 23. spacious cabin. 172 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.54** — — 14.05 4.99 5.91 5.88 7.63 13.97 7.37 15.7 15370 14.40 — — 14675 12.91 5.5 17.11 19.41 6.02 — — 22558 10.3 16.2 21.37 15.net RUNNING COSTS PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30.21 6.28 — — XV CVT (Petrol) 7.24 16.64 5.MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK PREMIUM MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.40 7.80 6. responsive engine.6 16.91 165 19.68 3.50 16.61 6.87 15.55 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 15331 11.6 621 86 11.3 16.28 28. low rear seats.87 2.8 16.07 7.9 22.18 168 F c/a L P 6.76 157 19.57** 6.5 — — — — 11.81 7.52 5. equipment.000km Pulling power/Torque kgm Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.65 3.0 18.7 — 612 84 11.23 16.78 7.50 7.74 7.16 6.39 8.7 17.63 13.10** — — 14.25 — — 21533 10.08 5.08 5.69 9.89 167 F c/a N P — 8.49 2.87 — — — 23079 14.48 148 F c/a L P — FIAT GRANDE PUNTO Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3987mm Width 1687mm Height 1495mm Ground Clearance 185-195mm Boot 280/— Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 1090-1144kg — 15797 9.51 8.11 6.14 7.55 8.5 15.83 7.07 740 75 18.67 6.3 16.56** — — XL (Diesel) 6.26 7.2 16.58 8.96 6.20 12.63 13.09 9.42 6.2 (Diesel) Comfortline 1.30 6.0 18.28 28.43 8.5 23 699 63 16.6 — — E c/a L P — 29811 — — — 6.3 15.08 22.04 154 E 5.6 14.3 — — 84 — 612 84 — 728 74 — 728 74 — 728 74 11.82 6.01 6.3 Multijet Dynamic (Diesel) — 19939 13.40 — 1.94 7.50 16.93** 5.59 7.25 4.19 5.7 143 E c/a L O — 5.8 17.22 2.3 16.33** 8.72 6. We say The driver's midsize saloon.90 5.49 6.94 — — 26520 14.5 22.21 7.91 15.4 600 75 10.2 (Petrol) 1.20 12.22 15.15 — — 13416 12.87 15.42 5.14 8.62 7.78 7.43 5.8 16.59 7.33 14.40 — — — — — — 16403 14.29 7.6 558 89 11.4 600 75 10.3 15.91 15.0 708 90 21.50 8.5 20.57 15.48 148 F c/a L P — XVP (Diesel) — — 8.3 13.55 7.13 5.57 6.6 14.92 6.94 153 E c/a L P — 5.2 (Diesel) Trendline 1.06 8.86 8.83 23.05 3.76 7.41 5.58 14.84 6.09 8.8 16.18 13.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P D D — — D — — D D — D D — D D D — — — — — D D D D D D D — — — — D — — — D — — D — — D Central locking/ Remote locking .5 23 699 63 16. Buy 1.47 — 2.95 — 14284 11.

NISSAN SUNNY ((((( FORD FIESTA ((((( VOLKSWAGEN VENTO ((((( You’ll like Space. You won’t Still looks boxy.net VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE ((((( Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Rear centre armrest Split/folding seats Electric stability prog Traction control Rear wash wipe MP3 player Fog lamps USB/AUX ABS Parking camera Rear AC vents Alloy wheels Rear defogger Parking sensor MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK PREMIUM HYUNDAI ACCENT EXECUTIVE ((((( D Y — D — — D — — D D — — D — — D D — — D — D — — D D — — D — — — — D — — — D — — D — — D — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Y/Y Y/Y — Y/Y Y/Y — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — — Y/N — — Y/N Y/N N/N N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — Y/Y Y/Y — — — — N/Y — — — Y/N — — Y/Y — — Y/Y q q q No Yes Y/N No No Yes Y/N No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No q q q q q q q q q No No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/N Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/N Y/Y Y/Y No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No In In Ex Ex Ex Ex Ex Ex Ex In In In In In In In In In In In In Ex Ex Ex Ex Ex Ex Ex In In In In In In In In In In In EI In In EI Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes El/No Yes El/No — No — Yes Yes — No — Yes Yes Yes In/No In/No El/Yes In/No ln/No El/Yes El/Yes ! S P S — — No — — No — — — — — — — MICRA — No — No — No — No — No — No — Yes You’ll like Equipment.0 Petrol You’ll like Big-car looks. more expensive now. Buy D6 Diesel. great value. fit and finish. great value but still not very desirable. but not for the enthusiast. Buy Dynamic. pricey top-end diesel variant. We say Much needed improvements result in a more complete package. space and practicality. We say Comes across as a sensible and dependable saloon you just can’t go wrong with. tractable engine (diesel). MAHINDRA VERITO ((((( TATA INDIGO eCS ((((( — — POLO — — No — — No — P No S P No — — No — — No — P No S ! S S — — — — No No N/N No No Yes Y/N No No Yes Y/N No No Yes Y/N No No Yes Y/N No No No N/N No No Yes Y/Y No No Yes Y/Y No No Yes Y/Y No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes N/Y Y/Y Y/Y N/Y Y/N Y/N No No No No No No RITZ — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — — — — — SWIFT — No — No — No — No — No — No You’ll like Great ride quality. We say Competent family car. aircon. boot space lesser than before.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 173 . comfort. — HINDUSTAN AMBASSADOR ((((( TATA INDIGO XL ((((( q q q q q GRANDE PUNTO No — No In/No — — No Yes Yes El/No — — No Yes Yes El/No — — No No — No In/No — — No Yes Yes El/No — — No Yes Yes El/No — — No Yes Yes El/No — — No No — No In/No No No In/No Yes Yes El/Yes Yes No El/No Yes No El/Yes No — No In/No Yes No El/No Yes Yes El/No Yes Yes El/No No — No In/No Yes No El/No Yes Yes El/No No — No — No In/No No In/No — — — — — PULSE — No — No — No — No — No You’ll like Comfortable back seat. You won’t Image.com WorldMags. Buy ZXi or ZDi. can be serviced anywhere. You won’t Lacks refinement. We say Very practical. Buy Executive. interiors best in class. Buy Comfortline diesel. We say Cheaper and better than the car it replaces. Buy XL. engine has weak initial response (other than T-jet). You’ll like Refinement. We say A saloon strictly for the value conscious. We say Spacious and user-friendly saloon. You’ll like Comfortable seats. price. lacks upmarket feel. You won’t Uninspiring drive. You won’t Interior ergonomics. fuel efficiency (auto). Buy LX. We say Aims for those who need a lot of cabin space. easy to drive. value for money (petrol). You won’t Low rear seat. Buy 2. We say The new Fiesta makes a strong case for itself. driving experience. We say Give it a seat in the Rajya Sabha.Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags.whatcarindia. under-whelming driving experience. You’ll like Fuel economy. You won’t Cramped rear seat. You won’t Jittery ride. www. refined engines. attractive. notchy gearbox. could have been more refined. You won’t Still lacks flair. You won’t Poor turning circle. uninspiring handling. fuel efficiency (petrol). You won’t Wide price gap between variants. crude build. Buy XL diesel. You won’t Doesn’t look like a proper saloon. terrible to drive. Buy Diesel Titanium+. We say You buy a Beetle for its style and not for its driving experience or practicality. You’ll like Space. improved ride (diesel). We say Improved and better equipped Linea now a lot more promising. Buy V. No — Yes In/No No — Yes In/No Yes No — No — Yes No No Yes No No Yes — — Yes In/No No In/No No In/No Yes El/No No No Yes — No — No Yes In/No El/No El/No In/No El/No El/No MARUTI SWIFT DZIRE ((((( TOYOTA ETIOS ((((( No — Yes In/No You’ll like Plush interiors. Buy Grand. You’ll like Brilliant diesel. ((((( You’ll like Pliant & comfortable ride.

43** 6.79** 140 E c/a L P — 7.96 5.77 8.90** 35.89 6.18 — — — 86559 9.3 LS ABS (Diesel) 1.2 20.5 11.1 19 22.89** NA NA NA — — — — 10.70 31.72 5.97 13.53 NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 122 16.MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK PREMIUM TO SALOON ENTRY MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.32 — — — — 12.91 24.2 6.82 14.72 8.60 — — — 21829 13.38 192 F c/a N P p B180 Style (Diesel) NA 22.12 26.3 — — — — F a N P p MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4110mm Width 1996mm Height 1561mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 350-1170 litres Tank 47 litres Kerb Weight 1335-1410kg Mini One Countryman (Petrol) 31.09 25.79** 140 E c/a L P — 6.45 6.02 7.20 NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 122 16.3 LT ABS (Diesel) Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3946mm Width 1690mm Height 1503mm Ground Clearance 174/168mm Boot 248/.65 6.8 25.63 8.38 192 F c/a N P p B180 Sport (Petrol) 29.82 9.36 — — — — 11.5 16.net PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30.3 25.47 7.8 11.9 15.52 14.50** 29.27 14.75 5.74 7.98 NA 29.80 5.8 11.1 19 22.36 — — — — 15.5 — — — — F c/a N P — MERCEDES B-CLASS Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4359mm Width 1786mm Height 1557mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 486/1545 Tank 50 litres Kerb Weight 1425kg B180 (Petrol) 25. Amazing Quality 174 .8 11.50 5.60** 26.82 14.34 7.04 6.90 — — — 17346 — — — — 85 11.8 630 98.72 165 E c/a L O — 1 7.06 NA 31.05 8.09 140 E c/a L O — 7.45 7.2 LS (Petrol) 1.5 8.45 6.60** NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 107.5 13.11 13.09 140 E c/a L P — 8.7 — — — — 6.39 12.72 165 E c/a L 6.Tank 60 litres Kerb Weight 1578kg — — — — — — 148 35.02 NA — — — — — — 2 2 — — — 2 — — — — — — — D D D D — — D D — — — — — Blazing Sound.97 13.32 180 F c/a N P p Mini S Countryman (Petrol) NA 46.98 5.85 — — — 19796 — — — — 85 11.96 9.38 6.78 6.99 7.2 6.1 19 22.83 6.83 6.1 19 22.19 5.5 14.79 5.77 7.72 165 E a L — — 1 6.47 7.82 14.8 25.99 9.52 7.2 LT ABS (Petrol) 1.91 24.5 481 86.08 5.6 20.6 20.09 25.27 14.09 25.25 11.17 162 E c/a L O — 2 — — — 5.53 15.31 5.60 — F c/a N P p 4 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 4 6 6 6 D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P SALOON ENTRY HONDA AMAZE E M/T (Petrol) EX M/T (Petrol) S M/T (Petrol) S A/T (Petrol) VX M/T (Petrol) VX A/T (Petrol) E (Diesel) EX (Diesel) S (Diesel) VX (Diesel) HINDUSTAN AMBASSADOR Grand (Petrol) Grand (CNG) AC Grand (CNG) AC PS Grand (CNG) AC PS PW Grand (LPG) non AC Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3990mm Width 1680mm Height 1505mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 400 litres Tank 35 litres Kerb Weight 950-1075kg 5.83 6.7 — — — — — — — — 6.3 10.1 674 77 20.53 8.61 8.25 11.17 6.96 30.82 7.11 15.8 25.8 11.2 — — — — — — — — — 5.81 8.65 6.2 20.1 674 77 20.02 — — — 99607 9.Tank 40-42 litres Kerb Weight 1065-1124kg — — — 4.53 15.23 7.8 630 98.99** 42.21 — — — 20769 13.66 14.2 — 592 121 20.87 6.11 13.11 — — — 23243 13.24 — — — — 11.52 NA NA NA — — — — 9.81 8.21 25.95 6.11 15.5 17 18 516 86.57 202 F c/a N P — A180 CDI (Diesel) 26.1 674 77 20.0 (Petrol) Doors 2 Seats 4 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4129mm Width 1721mm Height 1498mm Ground Clearance 120mm Boot NA Tank 55 litres Kerb Weight 1280kg — — — — — — 115 17.77 6.5 15.06 7.37 7.5 17 18 516 86.96 7.24** 6.76 6.2 — 85 11.99** 42.38** — — — 18993 13.53 15.8 630 98.37 — — — 18488 — — — — 85 11.8 11.08 — — — — 12.71 7.52 14.46** 12.00** 6.1 15.09 140 E c/a L P — Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4325mm Width 1662mm Height 1593mm Ground Clearance 152mm Boot —/— Tank 54 litres Kerb Weight 1104/1150kg — — — — — — 71 13.32 5.000km Pulling power/Torque kgm Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.02 NA 30.05 5.69 9.5 14.85 8.07 NA — — — — — — — — 122 20.39 12.3 10.3 9.5 7.17 162 E a L 5.53 NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 96.02 6.11 13.66 14.3 PS (Diesel) 1.99 7.11 13.7 — — — — — — — — 6.52 14.00 NA NA NA — — E — — — — — — 55 11.63 — — — — 12.07 5.67 NA NA NA — — E — — — — — — 55 11.49 7.73 8.87 140 E c/a L O — 6.52 14.6 20.25 NA NA NA — — E c/a — O — — — — — — — 65 13.44 4.87 140 E c/a L P — 8.86 8.2 20.27 14.5 — — — — F c/a N P p MINI COOPER Doors 3 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 3729mm Width 1683mm Height 1407mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 160-680 litres Tank 50 litres Kerb Weight 1115-1240kg Mini Cooper (Petrol) 24.Tank 50 litres Kerb Weight 1375-1505kg A180 Sport (Petrol) 25.2 PS (Petrol) 1.21 26.65 6.22** NA NA 6.39 12.87 140 E c/a L P — 7.68 5.90** 39.9 15.32 4.93 33.7 — — — — — — 6.6 20.53 8.15 7.2 — 592 121 20.8 11.50 NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 181 24.97 13.80 6.42 — — — 16024 — — 18.91 24.57 205 F c/a N P p V40 Cross Country (Diesel) 28.09 140 E c/a L O — 7.17 162 E c/a L O — 1 6.90** NA NA NA — — MERCEDES A-CLASS Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4292mm Width 1780mm Height 1433mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 341/.26 — — — — 12.66 14.53 15.18 7.16 7.22 7.51 5.65 — — — — 15.88 6.5 16.22 8.64 — — a N P — VOLVO V40 Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4370mm Width 1857mm Height 1473mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 335/.7 8.21 NA — — — — — — 20 — 107 25.91 24.6 — — — — F c/a N P p Mini D Countryman (Diesel) 25.45 5.46 5.66 14.39 12.5 14.32 6.50 7.1 15.97 13.5 17 18 516 86.2 LS ABS (Petrol) 1.88 8.77 NA 27.94 — — — — 15.24 6.87 140 E c/a L O — 6.5 13.39 10.27 14.60 5.12 28.74 28.09 25.95 8.58 223 F a N P p MINI COOPER CONVERTIBLE Doors 3 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 3723mm Width 1683mm Height 1414mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 125-660 litres Tank 40 litres Kerb Weight 1205-1280kg Mini Convertible (Petrol) 29.5 17 18 516 86.2 20.85 22.8 630 98.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Tank range km 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor  EF ca N OP p CHEVROLET SAIL U-VA 1.89 25.47 — — — — 15.67 7.93 — — E c/a — — — — — — — 55 11.7 — 592 110 27.23 6.70 9.72 165 E c/a L O — 2 HATCH IMPORT VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2.9 15.19 6.5 — 575 181 24.17 162 E c/a L O — 1 5.78 182 F 24.3 LS (Diesel) 1.1 674 77 20.8 25.9 15.3 — — — — F a N P p Mini Cooper S (Petrol) 27.82 14.46** 12.80 8.5 481 86.00 7.94 6.25 11.70 7.25 11.

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Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags. proper threebox proportions. RENAULT FLUENCE ((((( VOLKSWAGEN JETTA ((((( You’ll like Brilliant ride and handling. We say Two firsts for Honda rolled into one . staid interiors. clunky suspension. noisy diesel engine. Buy A/T for the ease of driving in city traffic. space and practicality. spartan cabin. expensive. Buy Diesel Ambition. Buy EX.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 175 . We say Same great space and more goodies make the Manza better value. inconsistent cabin quality. We say The compact saloon that gets almost everything right. You won’t Some features missing. Buy VDi. Buy RxL diesel. strong engine (d).whatcarindia. space and comfort. ground clearance. RENAULT SCALA ((((( HONDA CITY ((((( MINI COOPER Yes El/Yes S P No Yes El/Yes S P No ! ! S MINI COOPER CONVERTIBLE — Yes El/Yes S P No ! S MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN Yes El/Yes S P No Yes El/Yes S P No Yes El/Yes S P No ! S ! S ! S — — — — D D — — — D — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — N/N Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y N/N Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y N/N N/N N/N N/N N/N No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No In In In In In In In In In In Ex Ex Ex Ex Ex No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ln/No ln/No El/No El/No El/Yes El/Yes ln/No ln/No El/No El/Yes — — — — HONDA AMAZE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — AMBASSADOR Ex/No — — No Ex/No — — No Ex/No — — No Ex/No — — No Ex/No — — No You’ll like Comfortable ride. brilliant blend of performance and economy. Buy Trendline. Practical and comfortable but pricey for what you get. You won’t Bit too basic dashboard. You won’t Low seating. HONDA AMAZE ((((( MARUTI SX4 ((((( D D D D D D D D D D D D D — Y Y Y — — — Y Y Y Y Y Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — q q q q q q q q q q q q No Yes Y/Y No No Yes Y/Y No Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes No Yes Y/Y No No Yes Y/Y No No Yes Y/Y No No No Y/Y No No No Y/Y No No Yes Y/Y No Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Yes — Yes El/No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes ! S BEETLE — No P S ! S V40 Yes ! S ! S A-CLASS P No P No S S ! S ! S ! S B-CLASS P No P No P No S S S S You’ll like Powerful and efficient diesel engine. ride and handling. www. You won’t Interior quality and skinny tyres. You’ll like Fantastic cabin space.a compact saloon and a diesel. smooth petrol engine. You won’t Interior quality. styling. You’ll like Wide service network. We say. average build. Buy Diesel S. We say A comfortable well-built executive saloon with a bit of class. excellent cabin space. space and comfort. punchy mid-range (P). We say A reliable petrol saloon from Honda. You won’t Generic looks.net SKODA RAPID ((((( Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Rear centre armrest Split/folding seats Electric stability prog Traction control Rear wash wipe MP3 player Fog lamps USB/AUX ABS Parking camera Rear AC vents Alloy wheels Rear defogger Parking sensor MODEL BY MODEL HATCHBACK PREMIUM TO SALOON ENTRY TATA INDIGO MANZA ((((( D Y — — — D — — — D — — — — — — — — — — — — Y/Y Y/Y — — Y/Y Y/Y q q q q q q q q q No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N No No No No No No No No In In In In In In In In No No No Yes No No No Yes — No — No — Yes Yes — No — No — Yes Yes El/No El/No El/No El/No El/No El/No El/No El/No ! S P S — — SAIL U-VA — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No You’ll like Spacious cabin. improved power delivery (E4-diesel). strong performance. equipment. price. weak midrange (petrol). You won’t Dull to drive. especially the diesel. We say Pretty good value. lengthy features list.com WorldMags. You won’t No manual for petrol motor. strong air-con. We say For those who need a hassle-free commuter. Buy Diesel. You’ll like Quality. You’ll like Style.

Buy D4.45 — — — 27886 13.7 — 822 822 822 822 75 65 65 65 65 11.1 21.9 12.86 16.93 13.whatcarindia.4 14. interior quality.20 8.77 10.5 Titanium+ M/T (Petrol) 10.7 20. We say Though not very different from the outgoing model.28 12.38 8.40 — — Active Multijet (Diesel) — 26366 12.4 15.4 15.36 6.04 — — — 26661 10.91 11.63 NA NA NA — — — — — — 116 14. You’ll like Brilliant ride.9 10.99 — — — 27124 11.12 11.5 554 89 11.24 10. You won’t Diesel D5 refinement.90** 6.71 190 E c/a L O — 8.7 20.75 11.96 10.04 — — — 30451 13.2 — 548 108 14.30 12.20 7.3 15.94 15.75 9.52 7.38 — — — 36141 9.1 — 673 105 15.87 16.31 17.52 191 F c/a L P — 9.55 9.28 12. but at a price.70 11.38 9.07 8.54 — — — 17886 10.41 9.84 178 E c/a L P p 12.58 9.61 21.9 10.53 10.67 7.3 13.15 10.4 14.90 13.5 16.2 — 548 108 14.56 — — Dynamic FIRE (Petrol) — 23959 9.68 10.98 8.31 17.73 17.38 9.04 18.9 10.1 21.73 15.73 15.net PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30.4 16.10 7.6 MPI M/T Elegance (Petrol) 9.8 16.52 12.7 20.28 16.80 9.3 19.6 17.8 15.41 9.5 554 89 11.81 14. equipment levels.28 12.2 17 580 108 14.4 13.82 — — Dynamic Multijet (Diesel) — 27110 12.82 10.15 17.74 10.73 15.8 16.81 14.15 9.83 12. D4 makes the Volvo brand more accessible.5 14.3 15.4 15.9 — — E c/a L P — — 31125 9.79 10.22 8.37 10.34 7.94 15.00 10.5 567 116 14.84 9.17 9.45 168 F c/a L P p 10.66 8.4684 92 21.21 9.2 16.79 — — T-jet plus (Petrol) — 31254 10.14 10.2 17 580 108 14.25 10.73 17.3 16.6 MPI M/T Ambition (Petrol) 8.5 554 89 11.15 17.9 17.54 13.25 11.1 525 116 14.28 12.19 11.94 — — — 27450 10-11 16-17 16.08 8.99 — — — 33682 10-11 16-17 16.8 13.57 10.8 20.66** 5.30 12.92 11.28 13.20 11. performance (petrol).04 10.24 7.70 — — — 33786 11.99 10.71 190 E c/a L P p 11.77 — — — 29309 11.61 12.54 9.6 513 88 11.27 6.3 16.88 181 F c/a L P — 1.33 — — FORD FIESTA Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4291mm Width 1722mm Height 1496mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 430/.02 9.01** 6.03 170 E a O — Safire LX (Petrol) 6.52 11.8 13.66 8.17 — — — 20921 10.09 7.47 8.52 181 F c/a L P — 1.77 11.41 9.80 7.80 10.77 — — — 29860 10-11 16-17 16.01 — — — 18826 10.48 — — TATA INDIGO MANZA Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4413mm Width 1703mm Height 1550mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 460 litres Tank 44 litres Kerb Weight 1100-1210kg — Safire LS (Petrol) 7.70 17.56 8.73 15.25 8.97 10.4 14.6 580 112 21.20 6.04 9.87 10.49 8.21 7.28 12. refinement.40 — — — — — — 9.84 11.90 10. jiggly low-speed ride (D4).4 13.49 10.54 13.5 567 116 14.30 12.16 6.0 631 89 20.84 22.5 16.70 17. We say A convincing alternative to established German rivals.34 8.31 17.1 21.54 13.71 190 E c/a L O — 9.34 — — — 25896 11.21 7.27 8.5 14.43 8.22 NA NA 9.9 — — E c/a L P — — — 10-11 16-17 16.58 — — — 20921 10.91 — — — 32451 11.3 19.25 8.8 15. You won’t Won’t get your pulse racing.03 170 F c/a L P — Safire EXL (Petrol) 9.80 171 F c/a L P — 1.7 14.77 7.8 15.03 170 E c/a L P — Safire EX (Petrol) 8.3 19.20 11.5 Style A/T (Petrol) 10.29 8.26 10.76 7.73 17.4 14.83 7.86 16.83 8.5 14.82 — — — 39807 9.41 9.54 10.5 14.7 17.03 170 E c/a — P — Safire VX (Petrol) 7.54 13.4684 92 21.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Tank range km 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N E E E E E c/a — c/a c/a c/a — — — — — O/P p — — — 1 1 G4 (Petrol) D2 (Diesel) D4 (Diesel) D6 (Diesel) D6 Executive (Diesel) 6.63 9.07 12.96 8.03 10.15 17.3 15.80 14.76 7.6 — 19.79 9. 176 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.86 16.14 14.71 190 E c/a L P — 10.03 170 F c/a L P p Quadrajet LS (Diesel) — 6.97 9.7 20.90 13.05 8.5 567 116 14.59 5.62 13.0 631 89 20.Tank 43 litres Kerb Weight 1117-1157kg 1.87 16.90 7.28 16.51 8.45 168 E c/a L P — 9.74 10.82 9.61 12.9 17.90 12.1 21.71 190 E c/a L P — 10.30 12.78 7.9 10.35 9.91 7.77** — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 20808 23532 24316 26703 — — 13.4 12.30 12.86 16.48 8.41 7.10 9.44 8.08 11.09 9.5 554 89 11.1 — 673 105 15.61 12.36 — — — 44749 9.5 20.1 21. Buy A/T.12 10.28 16.41 9.73 15.71 6.6 11.84 178 E c/a L P — 10.05 — — — 33370 9.01 NA NA NA — — — — — — 116 14.95 11.5 14.9 17.34 9.5 15.0 631 89 20.97 7. We say Calm and relaxing to drive.6 17.0 631 89 20.28 12.88 181 F c/a L P p 1.93 — — — — — — 10.71 9.00 11.84 22.60 183 E c/a N O — — 1.53 12.7 14.000km Pulling power/Torque kgm Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.78 7.9 10. superb ride.53 168 F c/a L P — Quadrajet EXL (Diesel) 10.5 15.28 12.5 Style M/T (Diesel) 10.0 631 89 20.4 14.5 Titanium+ M/T (Diesel) 12.33 9.50 10.6 580 112 21.5 20.80 7.7 14.54 13.75 — — T-jet (Petrol) — 30988 10.6 513 88 11.93 11.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P — — — — — Central locking/ Remote locking .1 525 116 14.60 183 F c/a N P — 2 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT ((((( TOYOTA CAMRY ((((( VOLVO S60 ((((( AUDI A4 You’ll like Strong performance.34 9.30 9.05 11.4 23.3 16.4684 92 21.52 181 E c/a L P — 1.53 168 E a O — Quadrajet LX (Diesel) 7.5 672 88.5 Titanium+ A/T (Petrol) 11.73 15. You’ll like Price (D4). You won’t Uninvolving to drive.6 17.27 8.80 11.16 7.66 9.94 9.76 7.5 567 116 14.45 168 F c/a L P — 10.11 8.6 17.48 15.72 7.05 11.28 12.24 7.3 15.78 9.6 13.14 12.7 20.75 8.87 16.90 11.47 8.net www.05 — — Emotion Multijet (Diesel) — 29022 12.4 14.6 11.9 12.53 168 E c/a — P — Quadrajet VX (Diesel) 8.81 14.93 11.8 15.71 190 E c/a L P — 9.53 11.5 567 116 14.6 MPI M/T Active (Petrol) 8.70 17.04 — — — — 10.84 178 E c/a L P — 11.20 — — — 27054 10.6 13.48 15.50 10.53 168 F a L P p HONDA CITY Corporate (Petrol) E M/T (Petrol) S M/T (Petrol) S M/T CNG / Petrol S A/T (Petrol) V M/T (Petrol) V A/T (Petrol) V M/T CNG / Petrol V M/T AVN (Petrol) V M/T Sunroof (Petrol) V A/T Sunroof (Petrol) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 — 2 2 2 — 2 2 — — — 2 2 — — — 2 2 — — D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D — D D D — D D — — D D D — — D D D — D D SKODA RAPID Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4386mm Width 1699mm Height 1466mm Ground Clearance 168mm Boot 460 litres Tank 55 litres Kerb Weight 1145-1205kg 1.68** — — — 16900 10.68 10.57 8.06 10.1 — 673 105 15.6 13.41 11.9 10.86 11.84 6.87 145 144 144 144 144 O — — — O — P — P p SALOON MIDSIZE Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4440mm Width 1695mm Height 1485mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 506/— Tank 42 litres Kerb Weight 1085-1160kg — 25200 10-11 16-17 16. price.15 14.58 — — — 41455 9.1 525 116 14.6 11.5 16.4 23.94 9.64 11. Buy Highline.80 171 F c/a L P — FIAT LINEA Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4560mm Width 1730mm Height 1487mm Ground Clearance 185mm Boot 500/— Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 1180-1230kg — 23180 9.22 8.73 17.04 18.7 14.1 11.86 16.14 14.MODEL BY MODEL SALOON ENTRY TO SALOON MIDSIZE MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.9 17.53 168 E c/a L P — Quadrajet EX (Diesel) 9.6 17.86 16.39 11.8 15.20 11.73 15.4 14.17 11.32 12.27 8.14 9.53 7.45 7.11 10.9 17.7 14.41 — — — — 10. it still is quite a leap forward.52 191 F c/a L P p 10.29 — — — 30808 10-11 16-17 16.28 13.68 10.5 15.5 20.1 11.5 567 116 14.4 14.80 14.9 12.73 17.60 183 E c/a N P — 1 1.3 16.60 9.27 8.4 14.91 7.43 9.5 Ambiente M/T (Petrol) 8. lethargic gearbox.66 9.86 11.5 672 88.26 8.67 182 E c/a L P — Active FIRE (Petrol) 8.5 554 89 11.67 182 F c/a L P — 9.

0 TDI Ambition. long equipment list. lacklustre handling. You won’t Not as well equipped as competition. You won’t Price. We say S-class-like space and E-class-like pace at an affordable price.8 GL. You won’t CVT auto. You won’t Mediocre driving experience. We say Improved engine makes the Cruze more user friendly. Buy 2. 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S P S — — — — — — — — — — No No No No No You’ll like Smooth engine. low-speed ride. inconsistent cabin quality. equipment.com WorldMags. Buy Manual. interiors. Buy XV. — FIESTA — — No — P No S — No S P No — — No — P No S ! ! SKODA LAURA ((((( NISSAN TEANA ((((( S S — — — — — — — LINEA — No — No — No — No — No — No — No You’ll like Performance. You won’t Marginal cosmetic changes.Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags. compact dimensions. comfortable seats. You won’t Jittery ride. You won’t Engine noise (320d). You won’t Dull to drive. Buy S diesel. We say Overall comfort coupled with a capable set of engines make it a class winner. You won’t Tight rear seat. Buy 2. plastic quality. You won’t Basic COMAND. lacks character. full size spare wheel. not enough power (diesel). We say At the price. You’ll like Stylish interiors. spacious cabin. We say Outstanding all-rounder sets new class benchmark. You’ll like Plush seats. You’ll like Ride quality. Buy 2. rear seat not generous. rear seat not as spacious as rivals. You’ll like Performance. Buy C250 CDI. rev-happy engine. HYUNDAI SONATA ((((( MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS ((((( BMW 3 SERIES ((((( You’ll like Stylish and upmarket looks. www. Buy LTZ. cushy ride quality. We say Feature packed.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 177 .Buy 320d.0 TDI. You’ll like Massive space. Buy 2. overall refinement. ride. refinement. outstanding dynamics. We say Performance is mediocre and there’s no fun behind the wheel.whatcarindia. — INDIGO MANZA — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No — — No RAPID — — No — — No — — No SKODA SUPERB ((((( HONDA ACCORD ((((( — — No No Y/N Yes Yes Yes Y/N Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes — No In/No Yes — Yes In/No Yes — Yes El/No You’ll like Limousine comfort. soft ride. Buy GDi M/T. nothing comes close. We say The new Altis makes a strong case for itself.4 M/T ((((( You’ll like Refinement. We say Maruti’s most serious crack at the luxury segment. well-equipped.0 TDI Ambition. space and comfort. equipment and good value. price. interior quality could have been better. low rear seats. Buy Corolla Altis 1. awkward styling. You’ll like Styling. We say Subtle improvements and cheaper price make it far better value. more equipment now. service network. We say The C-class is much better than before. You won’t Lacks driver involvement. You won’t Driving experience. fuel economy (diesel). We say Comfortable and feature-rich luxury saloon. stylish saloon that’s good value too.

000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Retained value @ 3 years/50.5 640 90 13.6 — 64 10.89 — — 14.51 5.7 — 632 77 20.55 7.78 16.48 12.49 6.53 8.12 6.3 TCDi Base (Diesel) 1.3 13.44 5.5 — — — — 5.48 7.63 8.63 8.8 17.63 8.7 — 632 77 20.5 640 90 13.08 16.80 13.45 8.32 5.34 6.56 176 E c/a L O — 1.39 7.77 6.6 — — — — E L VXi (Petrol) 6.24 7.28** — — E c XL CR4 (Diesel) — 23865 — — 20.2 15.27 — — 18490 14.48 12.69 181 E c/a L P 8.45 14.48 12.6 — — — — E c/a L P — VXi A/T (Petrol) 7.78 16.99 7.6 19.8 — 722 74 19.09 6.31 163 E a L 7.61 5.59 23.69 181 E — — J (Petrol) 6.04 — — — 16672 15.08 163 E c/a L P GD Safety Package (Diesel) — — 8.39 6.6 — — — — F c/a L P — LDi (Diesel) — — — 6.93 6.83** — — E c MAHINDRA VERITO G2 (Petrol) — — — — — — — — — — Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4277mm Width 1740mm Height 1540mm Ground Clearance 172mm Boot 510 litres Tank 50 litres Kerb Weight 1080-1140kg — 20026 — — 13.08 8.9 18.47 6.000km KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Tank range km 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p — — — — — — — — — — — 1 1 2 — 1 1 2 — — — — 2 — — 2 — — — 2 — — 2 — — 2 — 2 — — 2 — 2 Grand (LPG) AC CHEVROLET SAIL 1.08 163 E c/a L P VD (Diesel) — — 8.05 9.60 7.84 9.7 13.08 16.93 5.5 747 68 17.82 9.27 7.63 7.41 7.2 19 23.00 — — — — — — — — 85 11.48 12.19 — — — — 12.29 6.49 8.89 13.02 6.45 14.15 6.6 CLXI (Petrol) 7.52 14.3 551 101 14 11.54 5.6 14.35 7.59 23.63 9.49 9.05 21.74 — — — — — — — — 85 11.6 23 750 69 14.70 6.69 181 E c/a L P 6.38 11.69 181 E c/a L P 7.40 — — — 15289 8.15 7.3 19.3 551 101 14 11.93 6.3 15.77 15.5 — — — — — GLS (Petrol) 5.73 9.8 16.2 LT ABS (Petrol) 1.57 8.81 9.41 7.15 7.96 7.52 15.46 11.31 163 E c/a L P HYUNDAI ACCENT EXECUTIVE Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4250mm Width 1670mm Height 1370mm Ground Clearance 172mm Boot 352/— Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 1039kg Executive (Petrol) 5.88 13.66 11.48 NA — — E Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4249mm Width 1503mm Height 1690mm Ground Clearance 168mm Boot 370/— Tank 40 litres Kerb Weight 1124kg — 5.98 — E — O LX (Diesel) — 6.8 16 493 95 12.86 — — — 14163 — — — — 86 11.77 5.59 23.56 176 E c/a L P — 7.9 14.41 9.88 13.80 8.88 13.99 7.15 8.8 — 722 74 19.9 14.2 19 23.42 — — 14.42 7.8 — 75 11.29 7.40 8.45 5.80 13.70 5.2 14.89 13.76 8.13 — — — — — — — — 85 11.7 6.6 19.05 9.68 6.7 14.86 — — — — — — — — 85 11.89 13.93 — E c/a L O 7.53 7.20 7.77 15.08 16.91 — — 14372 — E a O GLX (Petrol) — — 15.9 18.77 9.46 11.46 5.MODEL BY MODEL SALOON MIDSIZE MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD Pulling power/Torque kgm Cost per kilometre (Rs) Electric windows R/F AC/climate control Service costs over 3 years/30.46 11.11 6.38 11.29 — — 17316 15.70 160 E c/a L O — 1.08 6.97 17.70 6.63 — — L G (Petrol) — — 11.96 17.16 7.04 7.6 — 64 10.5 747 68 17.46 11.53 8.96 17.84 — — — 16312 — — — — — — E c/a L O v— FORD CLASSIC Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4282mm Width 1686mm Height 1468mm Ground Clearance 168mm Boot 430/.05 6.61 — — 15786 — E c/a — P a LS (Diesel) 6.5 — — — — 5.65 6.92 7.10 6.80 13.15 7.72 — — 18135 15.2 14.14 7.3 19.66 11.95 — — V (Petrol) — — 11.7 724 68 16 17.72 — — — — 20575 13.2 LS ABS (Petrol) 1.10 6.61 7.90 15.19 10.27 — — 16585 14.90 6.8 17.7 724 68 16 17.02 8.25 7.49 8.44 6.68 6.31 163 E c/a L O 8.5 640 90 13.54 9.8 16.0 22.88 13.50 8.59 6.14 7.77 15.95 7.33 — — — — 12.9 18.70 160 E c/a L P — 9.5 747 68 17.48 10.57 — — — 15345 14.52 15.12 14.6 14.8 16.97 17.84 — — MARUTI SWIFT DZIRE Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3995mm Width 1695mm Height 1555mm Ground Clearance 170mm Boot 316 litres Tank 42 litres Kerb Weight 960-1080kg — — — LXi (Petrol) 5.93 — E c/a L P — 7.56 176 E c/a L P — 1.40 11.08 — — — — 12.28 8.7 724 68 16 17.Tank 42 litres Kerb Weight 1065-1110kg — — 15.5 640 90 13.10 — — — 1.22 7.48 12.9 18.98 — E c/a — P TATA INDIGO XL Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4377mm Width 1620mm Height 1540mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 450/— Tank 42 litres Kerb Weight 1165/1240kg — 25223 — — — — 99 12.6 23 750 69 14.30 — — G Safety Package (Petrol) — — 11.8 17.52 14.69 5.59 7.37 6.5 747 68 17.08 163 E c/a L P VD Safety Package (Diesel) — — 9.4 145 E — — — — — 5.19 8.4 21.38 11.77 15.71 — — — — 12.8 16.8 — 722 74 19.(%-%)( 0%-$ .90 15.6 Titanium (Petrol) 25674 9.20 6.71 168 E c/a L P — — ZDi (Diesel) 8.99 5.2 16.76 7.3 15.52 14.8 17.2 — — — — — — — 5.87 6.80 6.65 6.6 LXI (Petrol) 6.25 6.Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 1110-1150kg 1.31 7.93 — E c/a L O 6.60 7.6 23 750 69 14.96 17.37 6.5 640 90 13.3 13.04 9.3 19.7 — 632 77 20.07 — — — 6.08 9.85 9.59 6.78 8.65 5.90 15.6 — — — — — — XL (Petrol/CNG) 7.62 7.07 8.59 23.1 14.2 19 23.85 7.23 8.65 8.34 6.88 9.69 181 E c/a L P 7.3 TCDi LT ABS (Diesel) — — — — — — 65 13.8 17.38 11.69 7.31 163 E c/a L O 7.4 CLXI (Diesel) 8.28 6.73 7.92 — — — 21900 9.16 — — 14.27 8.59 — — 14.14 — — V Safety Package (Petrol) — — 11.40 11.38 6.5 — 70 14.24 — — 14949 — E c/a — O GVX (Petrol) — — 15.81 8.97 9.66 11.46 11.97 17.9 18.3 19.35 — — — 17143 — — — — 86 11.9 167 E c/a L O v— Executive (LPG) — — 95 12.71 168 F c/a L P — TOYOTA ETIOS Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4265mm Width 1695mm Height 1510mm Ground Clearance 170mm Boot 595/— Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 920-1020kg — — 11.8 16.88 8.15 — — — 12881 — — — — 86 11.91 7.65 8.24 8.70 160 E c/a L P — 1.99 6.9 18.01 7.3 19.93 — E a L 6.48 12.51 — — Hands-free talkinghands-on driving "!+)%&! )''.10 6.78 16.2 14.05 7.08 16.30 7.23 5.6 19.86 7.05 8.40 11.52 15.57 6.98 — E c/a — O — VX (Diesel) 6.33 5.52 15.71 168 E L VDI (Diesel) — 7.72 — — 21761 13.3 15.4 Titanium (Diesel) — 25950 13.03 6.3 TCDi LS (Diesel) 1.45 14.52 7.24 — — 14.99 8.68 5.00 8.3 TCDi LS ABS (Diesel) 1.05 6.15 9.77 7.52 14.48 12.08 16.86 8.60 — — — — — — JD (Diesel) 7.3 15.2 19 23.44 7.3 13.26 6.81 6.77 15.95 7.6 — — — — E c/a L P — ZXi (Petrol) 7.2 Base (Petrol) 1.63** NA NA 6.56 7.98 7.25 NA 6.09 6.6 — 64 10.3 19.70 7.2 19 23.38 11.90 15.3 15.9 14.4 LXI (Diesel) 8.6 14.3 551 101 14 11.94 — — — 16296 — — — — 86 11.88 13.1 13.64 7.08 163 E c/a L P TATA INDIGO eCS Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 3988mm Width 1620mm Height 1540mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 380/.08 163 E L GD (Diesel) — — 8.14 — — — 19973 9.5 747 68 17.45 14.85 8.14 8.82 8.74 8.2 LS (Petrol) 1.38 6.93 7.7 — 632 77 20.9 18.

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3 — 673 104 15.48 16.77 10.1 17.3 15.40 22.90 10.59 — — — 48409 8.7 21.56 14.39 14.05 14.8 11.51 15.39 13.5 14.51 15.6 — — F c/a L P — — 29021 11.82 8.5 — 624 104 15.47 10.89 12.78 20.30 191 F c/a L P 1.09 9.4 — — F c/a L P p 2 Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4384mm Width 1699mm Height 1466mm Ground Clearance 168mm Boot 454 litres Tank 55 litres Kerb Weight 1120-1220kg — 26244 9.55 9.31 10.10 10.01 165 E c/a L P — — 9.11 6.66 17.33 12.2 14.99 17.69 7.65 14.25 7.6 SX VTVT (O) (Petrol) 10.55 10.52 17.000km Pulling power/Torque kgm Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.45 10.65 18.36 16.18 13.8 15.32 16.9 14.39 13.55 10.91 — — 12.5 10.29 13.49 175 F c/a N P — 2 9.24 10.2 26.18 8.8 14.50 19.1 17.88 10.2 26.5 11.15 12.19 14.6 10.4 16.49 7.3 15.4 — — F c/a L P — 2 — 43980 — — — 11.5 11.69 10.5 16.47 — — — — — 97.45 12.1 21.22 13.6 14.48 — — 1.59 — — — — — 84.51 — — 1.10 191 F c/a L P 12.9 571 97.53 15.23 8.68 9.94 — — 10.65 14.8 15.28 — — E c/a L P — — — 23787 — 9.94 10.4 — 677 148 18.04 19.32 13.58 8.75 11.79 7.24 6.66 15.4 — — E c/a L P — 29778 13.5 15.49 10.48 210 F c/a N P p Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4540mm Width 1760mm Height 1480mm Ground Clearance 175mm Boot 470/— Tank 50-55 litres/ CNG-12kg — — 13.3 15.59 — — — 29865 9.07 9.01 165 F c/a L P — 2 10.79 11.6 13.8 11.10 210 F c/a N P — 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 — 2 2 2 2 D D D D D D D D D D D D D 180 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.4 803 87 20.57 7.07 168 F c/a N P — — — 18.51 15.47 8.6 — 855 105 25.50 15.5 15.07 168 F c/a N P — — — 16.6 EX CRDi VGT (Diesel) 10.73 9.0 — 9.6 — 855 105 25.5 17.66 10.2 26.35 8.68 9.20 190 F c/a L P 13.72 9.3 — 576 126.06 11.09 NA NA NA — — — — — 103 14.50 186 F c/a N P — — 10.52 — — 12.45 9.3 15.04 10.60 10.3 — 673 104 15.3 — 753 164 38.48 11.5 14.68 9.6 12.2 17.62 9.8 — — E c/a L P — 25887 9.50 186 F c/a N P — 2 11.76 8.32 13.75 — — — 31613 13.58 13.40 22.93 — — — 42162 9.26** 8.63 7.12 8.19 11.06 10.48 9.14 — — — — — — p p — — — — p p — 1 1 2 6 6 1 1 1 2 6 6 HYUNDAI VERNA Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4370mm Width 1700mm Height 1475mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 465/— Tank 43 litres Kerb Weight 1071-1191kg — 20647 — — — 1.21 10.net www.49 11.2 15.39 — — 12.86 11.38 10.44 8.78 11.1 21.16 9.78 20.8 17.94 — — — 33011 8.7 10.60 19.8 15.36 16.1 21.8 15.1 — 757 90 20.6 SX VTVT (Petrol) — 27723 9.86 — — 10.7 10.09 13.31 9.49 7.19 8.6 SX CRDi VGT(O) A/T (Diesel) — 35895 11.10 191 F c/a L P 1.76 — F c/a N P p — — 14.96 215 F c/a N P p 18.09 9.11 17.1 — 485 121.7 22.6 10.08 11.93 12.07 11.1 — 485 121.28 19.6 13.05 14.45 6.89 8.72 8.83 183 F c/a N P — 2 11.8 21.92 7.55 13.69 — — — — — — 138 17.5 10.83 9.91 10.9 571 97.19 6.4 803 87 20.66 10.07 168 F c/a N O — — — 15.33 — — SALOON EXECUTIVE CHEVROLET CRUZE LT (Diesel) LTZ (Diesel) LTZ A/T (Diesel) TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS JS (Petrol) G (Petrol) G A/T (Petrol) GL (Petrol) VL A/T (Petrol) D-4D J (Diesel) D-4D JS (Diesel) D-4D G (Diesel) D-4D GL (Diesel) HYUNDAI ELANTRA S M/T (Petrol) Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4597mm Width 1477mm Height 1788mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 450/— Tank 60 litres Kerb Weight 1537-1552kg 16.18** 12.90 11.64 7.51 15.3 — 540 121.5 11.4 12.80 13.5 13.30 191 F c/a L P 1.71 7.36 19.36 8.98** 10.22 13.3 — 673 104 15.6 — 855 105 25.6 12.36 179 F c/a L P — 8.11 15.5 11.0 — 8.50 9.30 191 F c/a L P 9.6 13.32 10.38 15.8 20.50 186 E c/a N O — — 9.87 — — 1.17 — F c/a L P p 1 2 2 2 — — — — — 9.35 — — 1.7 16 — 547 97.50 — — — 22861 13.6 EX CRDi VGT A/T (Diesel) — 32778 11.67 10.80 10.08 11.66 15.70 15.21 10.54 6.33 18.5 15.1 17.89 10.6 TDI M/T Active (Diesel) 1.6 TDI M/T Ambition (Diesel) 1.58 13.78 — — — 29912 13.1 — 757 90 20.5 — 624 105 15.69 16.48 9.60 11.96 15.8 12.30 9.6 12.78** 11.68 9.4 803 87 20.8 17.42 — — 12.8 20.15 11.5 17.59 10.11 — — — 29488 13.53 — — — — — 84.49 12.38 10.29 8.99 9.1 17.65 — — 1.01 13.9 14.6 12.54 13.65 — — — — — — 138 17.40 22.46 11.3 — 836 104 25.5 15.69 16.24 8.2 14.04 — — 1.33 12.2 15.11** 14.46 7.5 11.30 9.49 12.8 11.9 14.85 11.59 — — — 51556 10.7 16 — 547 97.15 10.00 15.61 8.33 175 F c/a L P 11.4 VTVT (Petrol) 8.48 9.24 10.59 — — Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4425mm Width 1695mm Height 1505mm Ground Clearance 161mm Boot 490 litres Tank 41 litres Kerb Weight 998-1097kg — 22252 11.11 10.6 13.17 — F c/a L P — — — 11.36 10.61 187 F c/a N P — — 8.78 20.net PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30.7 — 795 164 38.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P D D — D D — — D — D D D D D D D — D D D — D D D D D D D D D — D D D D D D D D D D D Central locking/ Remote locking .25 8.6 13.6 — — F c/a L P — — — 10.45 — — — 27245 9.89 14.73 10.96 215 F c/a L P — 17.MODEL BY MODEL SALOON MIDSIZE TO SALOON EXECUTIVE MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.58 9.70 186 E c/a N P — 1 11.9 — 680 126.33 175 F c/a L P 9.8 11.10 10.70 186 E c/a N O — — 10.42 — — — 29832 9.43 — — — — — — 138 17.9 — 680 126.4 16.00** 14.6 SX CRDi VGT (O) (Diesel) — 33755 13.43 — F c/a N P — — — 16.9 571 97.22 8.48 9.15 13.81 18.60 14.30 12.6 11.72 8.9 — 680 126.43** 8.34 11.15 9.7 10.96 9.24 8.43 — — L — 26171 11.39 15.65 18.04 — — — 50122 13.8 15.45 13.05 9.6 12.36 179 E — — — 6.07 11.21 10.21 11.82 — — — — — — 138 17.6 13.83 11.07 168 F c/a N P p Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4530mm Width 1775mm Height 1470mm Ground Clearance 167mm Boot 485 litres Tank 56 litres Kerb Weight 1259-1329kg 14.32 17.5 16.98 8.12 — — 1.38 19.05 9.6 SX VTVT (O) A/T (Petrol) — 32007 8.5 10.23 9.70 8.78 17.3 — 540 121.7 — 795 164 38.18 13.5 11.56 18.08 11.00 15.13 11.20 10.92 10.5 11.87 10.6 13.2 17.08 11.36 — — — — 17.44 8.8 17.99 10.50 15.76 — F c/a N P — — — 17.6 12.14 — — — 46828 13.9 14.2 10.91 10.09 9.2 26.1 17.18 — — F c/a L P — 2 — 20720 13.49 17.5 — 625 103 14.91 17.09 11.88 — — — — — 105.1 17.1 21.4 803 87 20.8 12.40 11.32 11.6 13.whatcarindia.5 — 625 103 14.80 10.45 8.61 187 F c/a N P — 2 9.10 191 F c/a L P 1.4 12.54 13.44 8.6 13.09 1 2 2 2 2 2 Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4425mm Width 1695mm Height 1505mm Ground Clearance 161mm Boot 490 litres Tank 41 litres Kerb Weight 1005-1085kg — 35952 — — — — 8.6 SX CRDi VGT (Diesel) 11.05 14.49 175 E c/a N P — 1 10.49 12.9 — 99.13 169 F c/a L P — — — 10.00 15.36 179 F c/a L P — 9.12 10.24 11.3 — 576 126.79 — — — — — — 9.3 — 836 104 25.6 TDI M/T Elegance (Diesel) MARUTI SX4 VXi M/T (Petrol) VXi M/T (CNG) ZXi M/T (Petrol) VDi M/T (Diesel) ZDi M/T (Diesel) NISSAN SUNNY XE (Petrol) XL (Petrol) XL Auto (Petrol) XV (Petrol) XL (Diesel) XV (Diesel) RENAULT SCALA RxE (Petrol) RxL (Petrol) RxL A/T (Petrol) RxZ A/T (Petrol) RxE (Diesel) RxL (Diesel) RxZ (Diesel) VOLKSWAGEN VENTO Trendline M/T (Petrol) Comfortline M/T (Petrol) Highline M/T (Petrol) Highline A/T (Petrol) Trendline M/T (Diesel) Comfortline M/T (Diesel) Highline M/T (Diesel) 9.94 10.85 11.78 10.44 11.4 EX CRDi (Diesel) — 24003 — — — 10.8 21.61 9.71 10.58 8.17 16.76 10.47 11.30 9.6 EX VTVT A/T (Petrol) — 26487 8.24 10.49 12.55 10.62** 13.6 10.50 8.54 6.31 10.52 12.59 10.20 12.14 17.65 18.6 12.6 662 84 20.03 9.06 19.31 9.51 11.67 7.6 MPI A/T Ambition (Petrol) 1.47 16.89** 18.56 9.6 662 84 20.10 — — — 32762 13.43 — — — — — 88.80 15.4 16.59 — — — 55443 10.5 17.11 6.50 12.6 18.19 6.60 15.5 — 624 105 15.45 10.4 — — E L P — 1 — 40097 — — — 10.35** — — — — — — 84.92 8.29 9.35** 8.36 16.20 190 F c/a L P 11.62 — — — 58566 9.05 14.61 187 E c/a N O — — 8.7 21.5 16.8 11.51 11.19 16.6 18.8 — — — — E c/a L P — — — 23175 9.8 20.76 10.54 13.58 13.12 16.16 9.48 6.28 12.38 — — — 45181 13.43 — E c/a N O — — — 15.39 14.44** 16.78 10.63 11.43 — F c/a N P p — — 18.47 12.85 9.60 11.2 15.70 186 F c/a N P — 2 Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4490mm Width 1735mm Height 1560-1570mm Ground Clearance 180-190mm Boot 505/— Tank 50 litres Kerb Weight 1170-1245kg — 21214 9.08 10.2 14.6 — — E L P — — 39922 — — — 9.89 12.2 26.12 13.6 12.64 — — — 31298 13.67 — — — — — — 138 17.3 15.18 13.77 10.94 9.3 — 836 104 25.32 17.6 11.76 9.00 9.57 7.13 169 F c/a L P — 9.3 — 540 121.1 17.6 13.88 9.00 11.23 9.8 15.52 — — — — — 97.92 11.80 — — — 45115 8.6 EX VTVT (Petrol) 9.84 — — — 33076 13.27 9.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Tank range km Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p 1.40 16.72 9.5 11.6 MPI A/T Elegance (Petrol) 1.

net 181 . You won’t Poor dynamics. You won’t Boot space. We say The latest version is the best Rio yet. Buy LX. poor low-speed ride. but has its quirks. Buy 3. four door practicality and plenty of performance. You won’t Floaty ride. You won’t Luggage space. high speed composure. inferior build quality. Buy 3. You won’t Lacks premium feel. We say Faultless execution. You’ll like Spacious cabin. boxy shape.whatcarindia. Buy 4S. rear accomodation.net BMW 6 SERIES ((((( MODEL BY MODEL SALOON MIDSIZE TO SALOON EXECUTIVE BMW 7 SERIES ((((( Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Electric stability prog ! 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We say Fast. overly assisted steering. You won’t Too heavy. city-friendly size. WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 www. strong performance. PREMIER RIO ((((( CHEVROLET ENJOY ((((( COROLLA ALTIS El/No — — No El/Yes — P No El/Yes — — No El/Yes — P No El/Yes — P No El/No — — No El/No — — No El/Yes — — No El/Yes — — No S S S S Yes Yes Y/Y Yes ELANTRA Yes — Yes El/Yes No P Yes You’ll like Low speed ride. You won’t Cabin quality. low ground clearance. centre console is cluttered. luxurious limousine that is also good to drive. We say Versatile and good value for money. JAGUAR XJ ((((( MERCEDES-BENZ CLS-CLASS ((((( — — No In/No — No El/No — Yes El/No — Yes El/No — No In/No — No El/No — Yes El/No — — — — — — — — — — — — No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes El/No El/No El/No El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/No El/No El/No El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes You’ll like Styling. classy and reasonably practical.com WorldMags. We say Successful combination of refinement and rare poise. Buy XJ diesel.0d You’ll like Spacious cabin. confusing dashboard. — No El/No — No El/No — Yes El/Yes — No El/No — Yes El/Yes — — — — — — — — — — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes In/No El/No El/Yes El/Yes El/No El/Yes In/No El/No El/No El/Yes In/No El/No El/Yes VOLKSWAGEN PHAETON ((((( PORSCHE PANAMERA ((((( SUNNY — No — No — No — No — No — No SCALA — No — No — No — No — No — No — No VENTO No No P No P No P No P No P No P P S S S S S S S You’ll like Refined. You’ll like Driving pleasure. comfortable. You won’t No diesel option. You won’t Expensive to buy. unsorted dynamics. Buy 740Li. thirsty. price. You’ll like Brilliant ride and handling. VERNA — No P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes S S S S S S S S S S S BMW GRAND TURISMO ((((( MAHINDRA QUANTO ((((( — Y/Y D — Y/Y D — Y/Y D Kerb Weight 1180-1670kg — — Y/Y — Y/Y D — Y/Y D — Y/Y D — Y/Y D — — — — Y/Y — — — Y/Y D — Y/Y D D — Y/Y q q q — q q q q — — q q — Yes No Y/Y No Yes Yes Y/Y No Yes Yes Y/Y No — Yes Yes Yes Yes — — Yes Yes — Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y No No No No No No No No No In In In In In In Re Re In In In In Re Yes — Yes El/No Yes — Yes El/Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — — — — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — CRUZE No P No P No P S S S You’ll like Interior style. space.Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags. quiet cabin. We say Lacks sophistication but is a capable and practical people-mover. performance. relaxed mile-muncher. Buy Convertible. good range (d). limited view from left mirror. You’ll like Ultra-refined. We say Tries to be too many things for too many people. Buy C6. crashy ride. We say Small tweaks help the 7 series feel more luxurious. sturdy. We say Sex appeal. responsive engine and gearbox. but there’s still a long way to go. drivetrain refinement (diesel). Buy TCDi LT. You won’t Pricey to buy and run. We say The ultimate long-distance missile. Buy CLS 350. comfy interiors. flexible engine. cabin does not feel that special. good value. open top experience.6L V6.

92 191 F c/a N P — 17.6 624 160 25.4 19.48 18.51 17.8 17 — 834 126 26.12 16.63 19.75* 7.95 15.7 7.99 14.2 — 910 168 35.57 16.15 7.34 225 F c/a N P p 6 6 2 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P 182 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.37 25.03 18.64 16.73 5.72 6.56 95500 9.58 — — E c/a N P — 65610 11.53 10.80 17.88 221 F c/a N P p 31.02 175 E c/a N P — 16.3 — 623 198 25.0 TDI A/T L&K (Diesel) 22.46 22.98 6.12 13.83 32.04 25.4 10.5 21.7 16.0 13.5 18.8 14.6 16.84 — — — — — 121 20.26 19.4 — — F c/a N P p — 69873 — — 13.98 16.5 9.01 — — E c/a N P — — — 121 20.34 210 F c/a N P p 2.8 TSI M/T Ambition (Petrol) 20.89 8.59 16.30 — — — 56913 11.06 16.89 20.37 223 E c/a N P 2.2 — 767 126 26.52 20.67 19.17 — — — 64229 11.29 27.3 654 160 25.7 11.4 10.6 — 160 25.78 18.66 6.7 16.6 10.23 26.59 17.56 10.06 17.5 10.68 81300 8.12 24.49 18.5 — 682 198 25.3 17.84 22.95 15.29 19.68 19.04 25.08 21.17* — F c/a N P p SKODA SUPERB Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4838mm Width 1817mm Height 1462-1482mm Ground Clearance 158mm Boot 565/1670 Tank 60 litres Kerb Weight 1471kg 1.77 20.67 — — — 57927 9.86 — F c/a N P p Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4618mm Width 1813mm Height 1488mm Ground Clearance 170mm Boot 530 litres Tank 60 litres Kerb Weight 1360-1380kg — 58222 11.2 — 633 176 23.6 10.91 23.86 24.06 — — Highline (Diesel) — 98625 10.39 — 17.73 5.63 18.88 19.50 33.94 14.32 24.9 14.62 21.37 21.5 8.8 16.37 220 F c/a N P p — — — 22.95 15.2 — 910 168 35.05 11.04742 110 25.22 19.01 10.49 25.95 20.23 — — E c/a N P — 75144 11.67 33.8 — 786 138 32.47 — — — 45944 9.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P D D D D D D D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P Central locking/ Remote locking .6 11.1 11 8.5 — — — — E c/a N P vRS (Petrol) 18.38 25.90 16.5 10.00 18.92 6.5 A/T (Petrol) — — — 28.3 12.2 — 910 168 35.85 23.01 17.24 17.25** 28.8 17 — 834 126 26.76 7.48 16.09 16.37 29.88 18.83 16.27 7.30 20.73 31.5 18.13 15.34 — — — 67174 7.48 23.0 TDI M/T Elegance (Diesel) 19.58 15.05 11.73 228 F c/a N P p 2.18 20.60 27.38 14.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Tank range km Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p 6 6 2 2 6 6 2 4 4 6 6 6 6 8 8 SX M/T (Petrol) SX A/T (Petrol) Base (Diesel) S M/T (Diesel) SX M/T (Diesel) SX A/T (Diesel) RENAULT FLUENCE E2 M/T (Diesel) E4 M/T (Diesel) E4 A/T (Petrol) VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Trendline M/T (Petrol) Comfortline M/T (Petrol) Trendline M/T (Diesel) Comfortline M/T (Diesel) Highline M/T (Diesel) Highline A/T (Diesel) 15.22 7.3 12.78 16.92 191 F c/a N P — 16.90 21.76 206 F c/a N P p 30.18 30.43 — — — 43414 12.33 772 140 32.66 6.58 24.9 14.72 25.52 223 F c/a N P p 23.20 20.5 9.85 — — — 49387 12.56 11.89 16.72 14.65 181 F c/a N P Automatic (Petrol) 20.96 22.02 8.5 8.92 11.8 15.5 11.74 24.93 18.42 — 17.42 22.5 10.51 22.13 10.5 11.92 191 F c/a N P p 18.6 16.23 5.93 205 F c/a N P p 6 p 6 — 2 — 2 p 4 — 2 p 2 — 2 p 2 p 6 ENTRY LUXURY SALOON HONDA ACCORD 2.7 8.77 16.86 17.80 17.8 840 105 24.9 10.7 16.62 17.34 191 F c/a N P p 15.40 11.0 13.97 — — — — — 108 24.59 — — — 47793 7.81 15.29 29.0 TDI A/T Elegance (Diesel) 20.39 — 19.8 TSI A/T Elegance (Petrol) — — — 26.8 14.78 32.36 — 24.98 17.06 22.27 7.7 9.4 M/T (Petrol) 2.05 24.34 25.37 220 F c/a N P p 1.82 — — SKODA LAURA Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4569mm Width 1769mm Height 1485mm Ground Clearance 164mm Boot 560/1420 Tank 55 litres Kerb Weight 1355kg 1.6 V6 FSI Elegance (Diesel) — — — 112600 6.37 22.56 11.6 16.31 — — MARUTI KIZASHI Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4650mm Width 1820mm Height 1490mm Ground Clearance 160mm Boot 461/— Tank 63 litres Kerb Weight 1460-1500kg — 45223 — — — — 176 23.98 22.8 TSI M/T Elegance (Petrol) — — — 24.5 609 177 22.00 25.net www.31 — — E c/a N P — 71981 11.5 8.63 19.21 17.42 — — — 54353 11 16 20.22 7.32 18.39 22.4 10.10 210 F c/a N P p 17.37 26.13 15.04742 110 25.6 9.27 7.64 20.2 12.51 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litres Kerb Weight 1515kg — — 74520 7.88 221 F c/a N P p 29.8 11.69 15.90 25.78 19.97 27.07 6.28 14.53 30.33 772 140 32.86 26.1 661 177 22.71 14.93 220 F c/a N P p 1.46 30.60 — E c/a N P — 60115 11.33 772 140 32.40 11.88 23.72 6.17 92000 8.tank 55 litres kerb weight 1445-1460kg — 50446 — 15.17 — — — 60112 11.06 — — — 64853 — — — 18.5 16.8 TSI M/T Ambition (Petrol) 16.50 20.92 18.73 5.1 12.8 14.2 9.19 12.95 14.94 21.92 11.45 13.60 — — 55668 — 17.2 12 — 707 178 23.8 17 — 834 126 26.5 11.38 14.7 8.15 17.02 6.5 18.72 6.2 11.48 19.15 24.92 — — — 50883 9.34 5.74 27.93 205 F c/a N P 2.39 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4769mm Width 1820mm Height 1470mm Ground Clearance 150mm Boot 565litres Tank 70 litres Kerb Weight 1555-1605kg — 80616 10.65 9.62 16.64 29.8 15.37 14.93 205 E c/a N P 2.13 — — Comfortline (Diesel) — 91754 10.12 13.84 18.1 726 140 32.65 18.50 17.whatcarindia.4 — 677 148 18.MODEL BY MODEL SALOON EXECUTIVE TO ENTRY LUXURY SALOON MODEL DETAILS 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Ed (Diesel) 41.59 83.78** 47.whatcarindia.80 — — — — — — 350 Boot 510 litres Tank 90 litres Kerb Weight 1995kg 45.6 10.86 5.83 7.33 4.43** — — — — — F c/a N P — — 50.1 6.28** — — 10.15 4.11 49.04 38.4 7.90** 36.95 29.40 4.9 11.99 26.8 12.0 TFSI (Petrol) — — — — — NA 110.8 13.8 8.29 — — 11.21 7.24 40.97 5.32** NA NA NA — — 5.74 6.00 NA NA NA — — — — 9.3 4.01 58.7 — — — — F c/a N 56.8 — — F c/a N P p — — — — 35.68 — F c/a N 81.7 7.48 70.76 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p — — 9.65 215 F c/a L P p 6 29.0 — 647 306 40.69 40.57 — 43.39 5.0 TDI (Diesel) 3.20 250 F c/a N P — — 40.30 4.7 7.27 4.00** 129.01 115.8 — 802 163 40.2 TFSI (Petrol) 6.85 42.40 4.39 4.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P D D Central locking/ Remote locking Kerb W .1 15.30 5.43 86.01 — — — — 10.2 6.67 4.44 48.60 88.8 FSI (Petrol) 3.58 54.11 — — 11.2 14.5 12.50** 55.65 35.36 — — — — 7.8 TFSI (Petrol) 2.56 250 F c/a N P p 54.00 NA NA 114.09 5.35 — — — — — — — — 204 51 — — — — F c/a N P C250 CDI AMG P.36 5.04 126.35 250 F c/a N P P P P p p p p 8 8 8 8 D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P AUDI A7 Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4969mm Width 1911mm Height 1420mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 535 litres Tank 65 litres Kerb Weight 1770kg — — Sportback 3.76 36.37** 47.89 46.52 63.75 — F c/a N P — — — — 457 61 — — — — C63 AMG (Petrol) 101.8 — 759 245 55.98 37.23 NA 130.3 14.5 815 141 32 10.00** NA — — — — — — 500 — — 104.8 798 181 38.56 NA NA NA — — — — — — — — — F c/a N P E250 CDI Avantgarde (Diesel) 51.8 — — — 201 45.04 57.70 6.6 6.1 15.12 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4899-4910mm Width 1860-1891mm Height 1456-1464mm Ground Clearance 142mm Boot 520/— Tank 70-80 litres — — — — — — 184 27.58** — — 9.95 55.litres Tank 67 litres Kerb Weight 1570-1680kg — — — — 31.75 5.0 TFSI (Petrol) Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4701-4716mm Width 1826mm Height 1406-1427mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 480 litres Tank 61-63 litres Kerb Weight 1470-1755kg — — 32.31 — F c/a N Sportback 3.net www.7 7.65 215 F c/a L P p 2 24.55 — — 4.21 7.MODEL BY MODEL ENTRY LUXURY SALOON TO PREMIUM LUXURY SALOON MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS PERFORMANCE Pulling power/Torque kgm ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.31 5.32 NA 37.55 48.30 — — F c/a N P p — — 6.60** 40.27 NA 33.5 — — F c/a N P p — — 7.net Service costs over 3 years/30.03 235 F c/a N P p 45.1 — 603 304 44.9 13.7 9.2 5.4 — 720 372 — — 169.60 42.58 — — — 125752 — — — — 186 29 — — — 235 F c/a N P C220 CDI Classic (Diesel) 33.64 3.68 42.90** 39.56 100.59 68.79 4.1 6.47 — F c/a N P — — 58.90** NA NA 121.13 6.1 — 605 180 232 10.7 7.14 250 F c/a N P p 40.65 40.11 — 47.9 15 16.31 — F c/a N P — — 557 73.5 — 948 204 51 8.99 51.14 NA NA NA — — — — — — 163 40.0 TDI (Diesel) 74.07 5.51 6.66 NA — — — — — — 184 27.80 NA NA NA — — 10.63** — — 7 10 — 637 300 44.49 55.3 — 885 245 51 6.25** 40.69 NA NA NA — — 8.75 5.8 6.7 600 241 35.15 40.9 — 937 174 38.53 45.58 250 F c/a N P p 6 D/P — p p — p p p Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4628mm Width 2097mm Height 1484mm Ground Clearance 136mm Boot 339/.2 10.83 4.6 5.79 — — — 97181 7.04** 38.00** NA NA NA — — — — — — 296 45 — F c/a N P p 6 P p 6 184 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? 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S P P P P S S S S A4 Yes Yes Yes Yes TATA SUMO GOLD ((((( RENAULT DUSTER ((((( ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S C-CLASS P No P No P No P No P No P No P No S S S S S S S ! S ! S ! S ! S P P P P S S S S S60 No No No No You’ll like Space. small boot. cruising ability. We say A decent start by Force. You’ll like Brilliant ride.whatcarindia. You’ll like Value for money. braking cause of worry. doesn’t feel premium enough. Buy GX.com WorldMags. Buy W8. overall quality. We say Marginally improved but still feels crude. space and equipment. Buy SLE. You won’t Cabin quality. WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 www. You won’t Heavy clutch. Buy DiCOR EX 4x2. We say Feature-packed SUV that plays the VFM card. Buy VX 4x2. You won’t Dated looks.net MAHINDRA GETAWAY ((((( Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Electric stability prog Rear wash wipe ABS Parking camera Rear AC vents Rear defogger Parking sensor MAHINDRA BOLERO ((((( Rear centre armrest Split/folding seats Alloy wheels Traction control MP3 player D Y D D — — N/Y N/Y q — — Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Re Re Fog lamps USB/AUX ! S P S Yes — Yes El/Yes — Yes — Yes El/Yes — TEANA No P No P S S You’ll like Off-road ability. You won’t Unresolved dynamics. FORD ECOSPORT ((((( MAHINDRA SCORPIO ((((( ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S 3 SERIES No P No P No P Yes P Yes P S S S S S D D D D D D D D D Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — — — — q q q — — — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — — — — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S P P P P P S S S S S A6 No No No No No You’ll like Brilliant petrol motor. S S S FORCE ONE ((((( MAHINDRA XUV500 ((((( S D D D D D D Y Y Y Y Y Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y — — — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Yes Re Re Re Re Re Re Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S ! S P P P P S S S S A8 Yes Yes Yes Yes A7 No No Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes ! S ! S P P S S You’ll like Strong engine. Buy 4x4. You’ll like Peppy performance. improved interiors. We say Comfy cruiser that now has a more powerful and efficient diesel engine. fun to drive. handling. feels crude. We say New wine in an old bottle. We say Improved ride quality and interiors. equipment.Buy SLX. Buy Diesel Trend. gear shift. You won’t Narrow cabin. TATA SAFARI STORME ((((( TATA SAFARI ((((( ! S ! S ! S ! S E-CLASS P No P No P No P No S S S S D D D Weight 1795kg D D D D D D Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — — — — 5 SERIES Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S P P P S S S S80 Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S P P P P P P S S You’ll like All new chassis. We say A no-nonsense pick-up with genuine off-road ability. cruising ability. basic interiors. You won’t Looks too similar to the old car. We say The best SUV at this price. We say Well-rounded and practical SUV for urban buyers. Buy 108 bhp diesel RxL. patchy interior quality. practicality. gearshift quality. transmission quality. unmatched cabin space. comfort. Buy Force One. We say A new benchmark in the compact SUV segment.

00 12.88 127.46 — — — 350095 6.90 134.2 7.54 114.53 68.5 16.81 5.5 — — — — XJ (Petrol) 132.54 250 F c/a N P p 105.1 8.5 16.4 16.71 — — — 27747 11.78 — — 750 Li (Petrol) — — 4.60 4.70** NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p — — — — — — 550 76 — — — — Panamera Turbo S (Petrol) 265.24 3.9 684 272 35.1 — — — — GT 3.30 8.36 7.41 5.05 140 E — 5.2 5.13 7.34 5.47 283 F c/a N P p Panamera S (Petrol) 142.04 250 F c/a N P p 730 Ld (Diesel) 92.95 NA — — F c/a N P p XF 3.26 — — F c/a N P p PORSCHE PANAMERA Doors 5 Seats 4 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4970mm Width 1931mm Height 1418mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 445 litres Tank 80 litres Kerb Weight 1770-1970kg — — — — — — 247 56 — — — — Panamera (Diesel) 119.86 250 F c/a N P p 740 Li (Petrol) 93.5 19.9 684 272 35.5 8 — 500 400 51 5.5 6.21** 265.1 17.76 4.91 4.09 — — S350 CDI L (Diesel) — 310626 — — 11 — 210 49.53 102.90 98.8 17 — 708 71 18.08 118.18 5.47 118.96 250 F a N P p BMW 7 SERIES Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 5212mm Width 2134mm Height 1478mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 500/— Tank 82 litres Kerb Weight 1980kg — — 6.86 250 F c/a N P p 93.49 149.98** 5.24** 119.38 101.06** 154.8 — 709 255 57 6.1 9.1 9.3 6.10 — — — 25934 11.93 117.0 13.52 124.0d (Diesel) 74.57 124.13 4.15 114.36 114.1 9.net www.41 5.6 V6 (Petrol) 86.2 756 98.5 16.79 — — F c/a N P p JAGUAR XF Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4961mm Width 2077mm Height 1460mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 500 litres Tank 70 litres Kerb Weight 1820 kg — 231590 — — — — 380 52.74 — — F c/a N P p BMW GRAND TURISMO DOORS 5 SEATS 5 ENGINE/DRIVE FRONT/REAR LENGTH 4998MM WIDTH 1901MM HEIGHT 1559MM GROUND CLEARANCE NA BOOT —/— TANK 70 LITRES KERB WEIGHT 2035KG — — — — — — 243 55.68 75.48 103.15 128.40 15.38 4.61 4.4 16.51 250 F c/a N P p 64.1 9.23 112.49 148.90** 122.78 17.05 102.01 — — — — — — — — 321 45.63 100.6 20.23 — — F c/a N P p VOLKSWAGEN PHAETON Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 5175mm Width 1903mm Height 1450mm Ground Clearance 128mm Boot NA Tank 70 litres Kerb Weight NA — — — — — — 278 37.1 8.50 3.83 90.28 143 E c/a L O 7.95 92.86 170.80 39.52 73.97 129.MODEL BY MODEL PREMIUM LUXURY SALOON TO SUV/MPV ENTRY MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS Pulling power/Torque kgm ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.58 127.84** NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p — — — — — — 423 53 — — — — Panamera GTS (Petrol) NA NA — — F c/a N P p 157.90** 182.90** 117.86 4.08 NA — — F c/a N P p JAGUAR XJ Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 5247mm Width 2110mm Height 1448mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 520 litres Tank 83 litres Kerb Weight 1773-1813 kg — 340930 — — — — 380 52.6 24.51 110.70** 207.40 15.8 459 450 66.55** 97.39 21.25 — — — — — — 309 64.09 5.24** 119.13 99.77 — 107.26 14.00 12.39 6.41 85.0 (Diesel) — 149217 8.40 15.87 59.35 — F c/a N P p 650i Convertible (Petrol) — — 96.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P Central locking/ Remote locking .03 97.5 19.57 114.94 9.7 — — — — 111.1 17.47 151.05 140 E — P 6.97 98.000km Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.94 143 E — 6.40 8.45 — — L — 24113 11.39 106.22 7.5 — — F c/a N P p MERCEDES CLS-CLASS CLS350 (Petrol) SUV/MPV ENTRY MAHINDRA QUANTO C2 (Diesel) C4 (Diesel) C6 (Diesel) C8 (Diesel) PREMIER RIO GX (Petrol) GLX (Petrol) DX (Diesel) LX (Diesel) Doors 5 Seats 7 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 3985mm Width 1850mm Height 1880mm Ground Clearance 180mm Boot 690 litres Tank 55 litres Kerb Weight 1640kg — 22226 11.40 NA — — F c/a N P p XJ (Diesel) — 279812 — — — — 270 61.34 8.5 752 271 61.6 24.1 17.33 — — Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 3970mm Width 1570mm Height 1730mm Ground Clearance 200mm Boot 454/— Tank 46 litres Kerb Weight 1080-1145kg — — — — — — 75 10.05 4.5 13.83 8.4 16.00** 90.31 4.04 126.2 5.49 140.5 6.77 114.43 96.96** 142.80 NA NA NA — — a O — — 13.42 6.14 5.45 5.40 — — 760 Li (Petrol) — — — — 139.23 95.45 80.66 NA — — XFR (Petrol) — 285985 — — — — 503 63.49** NA — — a — — 13.19** NA Panamera Turbo (Petrol) — — — — — — 500 71 — — — — 207.52 177.94 6.02** NA — — a O — — — — — — 75 10.84** 149.85 95.96 250 F a N P p 640d Coupe (Diesel) — — 79.14 7.Tank 70 litres Kerb Weight 2015 kg — — 650i Coupe (Petrol) 89.28 143 E c/a L P 8.31** 124.2 8.49 7.31** NA NA NA — — — — — — 300 41 F c/a N P p — — 4.86 121.00** NA 106.76 — — — — — — 544 76.whatcarindia.9 — — — — 97.7 — — — — 3.90** 105.40 15.24** NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p Panamera (Petrol) — — — — — — 300 40 — — — — 119.68 — — S500 L (Petrol) — 405793 — — — — 369 51.81 5.50** 137.14 135.2 6.52 4.03 121.4 16.28 143 E — — 7.87 119.40** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — 309 64.29 102.26 14.1 8.77 8.6 20.84 98.9 6.1 7.04 101.69 4.85 8.16 112.11 5.1 17.72 187.86 250 F c/a N P p S350 L (Petrol) 106.17 4.70 7.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Tank range km 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p 9 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4940mm Width 1881mm Height 1416mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 520/— Tank 80 litres Kerb Weight 1735kg — 306222 — — — — 306 37 — — — — 91.74 — XF (Petrol) 89.36 102.28 103.82 86.70 8.13 81.6 24.82 102.73 113.39 21.35 8.5 16.89 NA — — F c/a N P p BMW 6 SERIES Doors 2 Seats 4 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4894mm Width 1894mm Height 1365mm Ground Clearance 123mm Boot 450/.5 10.00 12.00 12.08 — — — — — — 407 61.74 4.2 5.57 149.98 9.7 — — — — 163.30 NA NA NA — — a — — — — — — — — — — — 2 — — — — — — D D — — — — No Discs.07 3.86 — — — — — — 407 61.44** 5.42 113.78 17.66 98.28 143 E c/a L P 8.2 756 98.96** NA NA NA — — Panamera 4S (Petrol) — — — — — — 400 51 — — — — 149.39 6.8 17 — 708 71 18.2 756 98.6 24.47 250 F a N P p — — 640d Gran Coupe (Diesel) 86.10 7.73 4.27 250 F c/a N P p 121.24 3.2 756 98.98 70.21** NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p MERCEDES S-CLASS Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 5226mm Width 1871mm Height 1479mm Ground Clearance 150mm Boot 500/— Tank 90 litres Kerb Weight 1925-2151kg S300 L (Petrol — 310656 6.net PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30. Just Music! 186 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.64 NA — — F c/a N P p XJ Supercharged (Petrol) — 421037 — — — — 510 63.94 143 E — P 7.50 3.90** 104.24** NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p Panamera 4 (Petrol) — — — — — — 124.80 39.

acres of room inside. You won’t Space short of SUV standards. You won’t Bumpy ride. You won’t Expensive. Yes — Yes El/Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — — — — — — — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes ! S PHAETON P Yes S PANAMERA S P Yes S P Yes S P Yes S P Yes S P Yes P S Yes S P Yes S P Yes ! SKODA YETI ((((( ISUZU MU-7 ((((( S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S S-CLASS P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes S S S S S You’ll like Brilliant handling. We say Not a CRV beater but at the price its more affordable and practical.com WorldMags.0L 4x4. smooth gearshifts. Buy Manual. off-road ability. no manual on the 3. You won’t No 7 seats. strong and smooth engine. firm low-speed ride. You’ll like Rugged appeal. better value. no automatic option. comfy seats. but expensive for what you get. You won’t Noisy engine. Buy 4WD. You won’t Plenty of body roll. Buy 2. Auto is loaded with features. peppy performance (A/T). You’ll like Engine. We say Pricey. We say Auto transmission adds convenience to well-rounded Fortuner package.Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags. We say First SsangYong for India offers Mahindra-typical good value. We say Special combination of everyday and everywhere driving. adequately powerful (4x2). interiors don’t live up to price.whatcarindia. dull to drive.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 187 . no automatic. build quality. You won’t Lumpy low speed ride. Buy Ambition 4x2.net FORD ENDEAVOUR ((((( Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Rear centre armrest Split/folding seats Electric stability prog Traction control Rear wash wipe MP3 player Fog lamps USB/AUX ABS Parking camera Rear AC vents Alloy wheels Rear defogger Parking sensor MODEL BY MODEL PREMIUM LUXURY SALOON TO SUV/MPV ENTRY TOYOTA FORTUNER ((((( D Y D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/N N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y q — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Re Re Re In In In In In In In In Re Re Re Re In In In In In In Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Yes — Yes El/Yes ! S P S ! S CLS-CLASS P Yes S S GRAND TURISMO Yes — Yes El/Yes S P Yes ! You’ll like Equipment levels. Buy SLX KD-X250BT Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Digital Media Receiver with Front USB and AUX KD-X200 Digital Media Receiver with Front USB and AUX KD-X150 Digital Media Receiver with Front USB and AUX www. We say No-nonsense SUV. We say Well equipped and a lot more cost effective. Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes JAGUAR XF Yes — Yes El/Yes S P Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes S P Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes S P Yes ! ! SSANGYONG REXTON ((((( MITSUBISHI PAJERO SPORT ((((( S ! S JAGUAR XJ Yes — Yes El/Yes S P Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes S P Yes Yes — Yes El/Yes S P Yes ! S ! S ! S Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes — — — — — — — — Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S ! S 6 SERIES P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes S S S S ! S ! S ! S ! S 7 SERIES P Yes P Yes P Yes P Yes S S S S You’ll like Fantastic cabin quality. gearbox. tough build. MARUTI GRAND VITARA ((((( NISSAN X-TRAIL ((((( — — — D — D — D — — — — — — — — — — — — Y/Y Y/Y — Y/Y — Y/Y — — — — q q q q No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No Y/N Y/N Y/Y Y/Y Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N No No No No No No No No Ex Ex Ex Ex Ext Ext Ext Ext No — No In/No No No In/No Yes Yes El/No Yes Yes El/No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes El/No El/No El/No El/No QUANTO — — No — — No — — No — P No S — — — — — — — — — — RIO No No No No You’ll like Improved performance. unconventional design. tiny dealer network. You’ll like Comfortable ride. Buy Auto. Buy 3. still expensive (4x2). We say A pedigreed SUV that’s good enough to shake up the competition. but the most talented in its class.0 litre engine. You won’t Bumpy ride. Buy 4x2 M/T. Maruti back-up. slow auto ‘box.4 Di-D. quality interiors. tough build. You’ll like Strong engine. engine noisy at speed.

32 — — — 36469 — — 13.19 7.70 — — E a L P Doors 5 Seats 7/8/9 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4421mm Width 1780mm Height 1940mm Ground Clearance 180mm Boot 150/500 Tank 65 litres Kerb Weight 1940kg — 31430 — — 13.whatcarindia.87 — — — 60376 9.6 13.68 14.89 12.54 — — E L — 27894 — — 10.82 10.13 — — — 39120 10.99 13.61 14.50 9.6 12.17 124 E c/a — — — — — — — — — — — — — P — — — — — P — P — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — MPVs TATA ARIA Pure LX 4x2 (Diesel) Pure 4x2 (Diesel) Pleasure 4x2 (Diesel) Prestige 4x2 (Diesel) Pleasure 4x4 (Diesel) Prestige 4x4 (Diesel) Pride 4x4 (Diesel) Doors 5 Seats 7 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4780mm Width 1895mm Height 1780mm Ground Clearance 200mm Boot NA Tank 60 litres Kerb Weight 1990kg 12.25 14.99 167 E c/a L P — 2 9.10 17.22 7.40 7.7 — 102.2 707 76.00 7.14 14.36 14.90 12.89 12.81 10.63 13.9 — 63 19.3 13.84 14.62** 17.64 — — — — 7.4 LS 7-seater (Petrol) — — 6.39 158 E c/a L P — 2 8.04 — — 188 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? WorldMags.61 14.27 165 E c/a L P — — 1.7 717 138 32.0 CR4 GX (Diesel) MAHINDRA BOLERO Plus (Diesel) DI (Diesel) EX (Diesel) SLE (Diesel) SLX (Diesel) ZLX (Diesel) Doors 5 Seats 7/9 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4258mm Width 1700mm Height 1925mm Ground Clearance 190mm Boot NA Tank 65 litres Kerb Weight NA — 25878 — — 14.15 15.6 13.3 14.76 147 E c/a L P — — 1.72 11.37 7.7 — 102.56 24.61 14.88 20.59 13.58 — — — 28122 — 8.05 16.51 6.85 18.61 14.66 15.89** 10.69 NA NA NA — — — — — — — O — 7.83 — — — — 13.0 G 8-Seater (Petrol) 2.60 13.4 17.8 — 666 88.8 25.5 14.7 — 102.37 12.66 15.28 9.4 — — — — 11.5 — — — 8.98 151 F c/a L P p 2 16.86 11.01 141 E — — 8.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P Central locking/ Remote locking .35 NA 13.8 13.2 14.16 11.17 124 E — 7.7 13.4 LTZ 7-seater (Petrol) — — 7.7 11.1 21.28 11.5 708 138 32.82 8.87** 6.61 9.18 6.5 146 E c/a L O — 14.13 19.2 707 76.85 11.62 7.8 — O — 6.8 — 93.56 12.0 CR4 LX (Diesel) 3.22 171 F c/a L P p 6 CHEVROLET ENJOY Doors 5 Seats 7/8 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4305mm Width 1680mm Height 1750mm Ground Clearance 165mm Boot 195-630 litres Tank 50 litres Kerb Weight 1260-1930kg — — 1.9 13.9 13.2 14.96 8.06 9.8 16 562 93.63 13.78 6.6 15.75** 13.7 — 83 25.39 19.39 19.76 8.77 21.30 — — — E — 30665 — — 14.15 17.99 18.9 — 63 19.42 18.45 7.42 10.64 12.66 7.5 146 E — — — 12.74** 14.8 — 666 88.67 8.89 8.5 G 8-Seater (Diesel) 2.7 717 138 32.02 9.90** 6.4 LS 8-seater (Petrol) 6.4 — 84 20.07 8.61 16.66** 17.67 6.12 18.20 — — — — 15.2 707 76.5 146 F c/a L P — 17.31 10.88 20.5 14.56 24.04 15.3 13.53 — — — 48897 10 13.47 7.56 24.88 20.96 9.90 12.7 — 83 25.89 12.85 9.27 165 E c/a L P — 2 — — 1.77 — — Doors 5 Seats 7 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4400mm Width 1700mm Height 1860mm Ground Clearance 180mm Boot NA Tank 55 litres Kerb Weight 1446kg — 26629 — — 10.17 124 E c/a 28697 — 8.58 17.31 14.92 11.94 7.3 13.41** 9.44 19.8 16 562 93.85 10.5 — — — — 7.92 8.04 — — — E c/a Doors 5 Seats 7 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4107mm Width 1745mm Height 1880mm Ground Clearance 180mm Boot NA Tank 60 litres Kerb Weight NA — — 15.3 14.39 9.MODEL BY MODEL UTILITY VEHICLES TO MPV’s MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.89** 14.29** 7.8 — — — — — NA 7.86 7.3 TCDi LT 7-seater (Diesel) — — 8.58 6.52** 6.56 12.31 — — — 66600 9.14 14.12 18.5 VX 7-Seater (Diesel) 2.7 — 83 25.5 13.0 VX 7-Seater (Petrol) 2.5 13.3 10.58 — — — 52869 10.50 11.44 19.3 16 18.65 13.5 — — — — 7.80 — — 12.9 — 63 19.4 14.16 10.8 — 662 102 20.08 12.35 12.8 16.21 6.99 167 E c/a L P — — 9.59 — — — — 13.7 — 102.29 — — — 24141 12.90 12.8 — 662 102 20.39 19.71 6.02 — — — 53904 10 13.4 17.53 — — — 46099 10.22 — — 12.55 16.05 13.4 — 84 20.1 21.4 17.4 17.99 11.6 12.7 13.8 13.63 8.72 — — — 56423 10 13.8 — 662 102 20.75 — — E a L P — 31039 — — 10.94 — — L — 32307 — — 13.5 146 E — — — 13.5 146 E c/a L O — 14.8 13.74 8.5 — 118 25.7 — 83 25.00 6.54 7.29 NA NA NA — — — — — — 15.98 151 E c/a L P — — 15.36 12.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Tank range km Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p UTILITY VEHICLES TATA SUMO GOLD 3.79 179 E c/a L O — 13.30 20.5 GX 7-Seater (Diesel) 2.4 17.80 — — L — 33853 — — 13.22 171 E c/a L P — 2 18.01 10.53 10.3 522 136 18.38 8.27 165 E c/a — O — — 1.49 — — — 62672 9.79 179 F c/a L P — 16.3 14.22 11.4 17.4 17.9 — 63 19.33 15.14 7.76 — — — — 13.67 7.42 18.4 17.45 9.85 18.97 17.4 17.39 19.8 — 662 102 20.5 13.6 15.2 707 76.89 12.38 18.04 9.06 13.81 8.64 — — — 41381 10 13.90 12.41 7.76 147 E c/a — O — — 1.0 CR4 CX (Diesel) 3.89 9.97 19.3 10.5 VX 8-Seater (Diesel) Doors 5 Seats 7/8 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4585mm Width 1760mm Height 1760mm Ground Clearance 176mm Boot 758/1128 Tank 55 litres Kerb Weight 1585-1660kg — — 7.5 146 — — — — 10.73 9.03 8.39 19.39 158 E c/a L P — — 7.6 15.10 11.68** 7.51 — — L — 23021 12.8 16.2 13.40 — — — — 15.20 8.38 18.71 9.58 7.38 7.48 — — L O — — — 7.5 708 138 32.28 10.90 7.8 — 662 102 20.8 25.55 11.8 16 562 93.70 8.36 14.20 18.61 6.5 — 118 25.59 8.31 — — — 21245 12.72 — — L — 19141 — — 22.3 14.92 9.57 9.4 — 84 20.99 167 E — — — — 8.5 146 — — — — 10.29 — — 12.41 9.36 14.78 9.82 10.36 14.5 14.94 20.66 15.55 16.85** — — — — — E L — 19332 10.42 9.26 8.7 20.16 7.net PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30.24 7.94 8.4 — 84 20.48 — — L — 40865 10.4 LT 7-seater (Petrol) — — 7.12 18.5 G 7-Seater (Diesel) 2.02 12.64 9.5 146 F c/a L P — 17.8 13.78** 15.39 19.73 8.20 8.01 141 — — — 9.49 8.24 8.7 717 138 32.79 — — L — 45829 10.01 141 E c/a L P 10.04 15.58 17.2 — 7.3 TCDi LS 8-seater (Diesel) 7.92 10.42 18.8 25.5 — — — — — 7.63 13.25 8.76 147 E c/a L P — 2 Doors 5 Seats 7 Engine/Drive Front/Front Length 4265mm Width 1695mm Height 1685mm Ground Clearance 185mm Boot 185-735 litres Tank 45 litres Kerb Weight 1160-1235kg — 17392 10.5 14.9 — 63 19.6 13.61 16.68 10.03 8.58 — — — 20568 — — 22.89 9.44 19.3 16 18.68 9.8 13.4 17.86 15.56 6.3 TCDi LTZ 7-seater (Diesel) — — 9.88 20.7 13.64** — — — — — E c/a L P — — — 20972 10.13 19.2 13.22 171 F c/a L P p 2 19.3 13.2 14.74 18.2 13.89** 6.10 11.66** 7.4 17.7 11.60 8.01 NA NA NA — — — — — — 15.4 — — — — 12.5 GX 8-Seater (Diesel) 2.04 15.7 20.70 15.5 E 7-Seater (Diesel) 2.00 10.81 9.05 8.13 18.3 13.4 — — — — — — 10.14 16.11 — — 12.14 14.8 — 93.01 141 E c/a L O 9.00 — — — 53135 10.13 19.55 9.5 13.8 — 662 102 20.5 14.13 19.5 — 118 25.34 17.76 — — — — 13.56 12.40 12.45** 9.78 7.99 15.02 12.98 — — — E — 28134 — — 14.9 — 63 19.83 8.9 13.06 — — E L — 29570 — — 10.7 13.3 522 136 18.7 13.06 12.8 — 666 88.0 GX 8-Seater (Petrol) 2.76 147 E c/a — O — — 1.5 708 138 32.28 9.38 18.3 TCDi LS 7-seater (Diesel) — — 7.79 8.4 14.67 12.39 158 E — — — — 6.28 11.65 14.39 19.6 13.net www.4 17.7 717 138 32.90 7.3 16 18.5 E 8-Seater (Diesel) 2.38 18.95 7.27 165 E c/a — O — — 1.38 14.2 — — — — — 6.5 14.3 13.92 7.02 12.73 — — L — 41132 10.04 7.7 20.96 16.42 9.51 7.0 CR4 EX (Diesel) 3.62 17.8 13.4 — — — — — — 10.8 — 662 102 20.22 11.3 13.4 14.5 14.3 10.21 7.87 10.1 21.000km Pulling power/Torque kgm Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.21 — — — — — — — — — — — 2 2 2 — — — — — — 2 — — — — — — 2 2 — — D D D D D — — D D — — D D — — — — D — — D — — — — — — — D — D D — — — — D D D D MARUTI ERTIGA LXi (Petrol) LXi CNG (Petrol) VXi (Petrol) VXi CNG (Petrol) ZXi (Petrol) LDi (Diesel) VDi (Diesel) ZDi (Diesel) NISSAN EVALIA XE (Diesel) XE Plus (Diesel) XL (Diesel) XV (Diesel) TATA GRANDE DICOR CX (Diesel) LX (Diesel) EX (Diesel) GX (Diesel) TOYOTA INNOVA 2.12 13.71 7.5 14.7 11.1 21.61 16.8 16.72** 7.98 151 E c/a L P — — 14.3 13.8 — — — — — 26324 — — 15.72 10.3 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WorldMags.41 — 2.9 — 700 148 42.0 TDI base (Diesel) 2.52 — — — 224543 — — — — 170 41.9 9.71 53.5 — — — — F c/a N P TOYOTA LAND CRUISER LC200 Doors 5 Seats 8 Engine/Drive Rear/Four Length 4950mm Width 1970mm Height 1910mm Ground Clearance 225mm Boot NA Tank 93 litres Kerb Weight 2720kg — — 285 66 13.94** 38.06 NA NA NA — — 10.81 38.net PERFORMANCE Service costs over 3 years/30.96 81.31 5.80** 64.8 9.7 10.44 NA — — F c/a N P p — 101508 — — — — 187 42.24 — — — 100566 — — — — 150 32.94 38.00 124.12 33.46 30.94 65.21 6.35 205 F c/a N P sDrive20d xLine (Diesel) 33.94** 44.00 41.15 99.06 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P — — 10.8 17.94 41.46 56.94 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P — — — — — — 207.8 9.08** NA NA NA — — F c/a N P — — — — — — 240 56 — — — — Cayenne (Diesel) 64.29 — F c/a N P Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4630mm Width 1785mm Height 1685mm Ground Clearance 200mm Boot 479/— Tank 65 litres Kerb Weight 1618-1663kg — 84923 11.92 NA — — F a N P p Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4385mm Width 1831mm Height 1608mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 460 Tank 64 litres Kerb Weight 1585kg — — — — — — 207.68 212 F c/a N P BMW X1 Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4454mm Width 1798mm Height 1545mm Ground Clearance 194mm Boot 420/1350 Tank 63 litres Kerb Weight 1530kg — — 10.8 — — — — F c/a N P AUDI Q5 Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4629mm Width 2089mm Height 1653mm Ground Clearance 201mm Boot 540/1560 Tank 75 litres Kerb Weight 1865kg — — — — — — 221 35.8 11.82 54.0 V6 SE (Diesel) 85.7 10.83 181 F c/a N P 43.58 5.43 — — — — — 199 45 — F c/a N P TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO Doors 5 Seats 8 Engine/Drive Rear/Four Length 4760mm Width 1885mm Height 1880mm Ground Clearance 220mm Boot 620/— Tank 87 litres Kerb Weight 2140kg 4X4 (Diesel) 71.07 55.09 41.72** 98.78 23.94** — — F c/a N P 3.23** 79.23 6.68 212 F c/a N P 35.62 32.5 13.52 26.91 201 F c/a L P 29.98 32.5 14 — 784 174 38.94** 44.25 4.46** NA NA NA — — F c/a N P Cayenne Turbo S (Petrol) — — — — — — 543 76 — — — — 208.15 51.5 13.59 — — — — 10.16 — F c/a N P BMW X3 Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4648mm Width 1881mm Height 1661mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 550/1600 litres Tank 67 litres Kerb Weight 1715kg — — xDrive20d (Diesel) 40.66 6.8 30.87 28.67 29.2 — — — — 90.05 765 181 38.30 — — — 361885 — — F c/a N P MERCEDES M-CLASS Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4804mm Width 1926mm Height 1796mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 690 litres Tank 70 litres Kerb Weight 2175kg — 179725 — — 15.3 14.08** 67.50** MERCEDES G-CLASS Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4662mm Width 2007mm Height 1931mm Ground Clearance NA Boot NA Tank 96 litres Kerb Weight 2580kg G63 AMG (Petrol) NA 218.2 Di-D AT (Diesel) 51.8 — — F c/a N P — — 9.00** 73.2 — 742 215 42.82 60.88 10.5 14 — 784 174 38.0 TDI high (Diesel) — — — — 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P SUV LUXURY Doors 5 Seats 7 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4500mm Width 2005mm Height 1740mm Ground Clearance 210mm Boot 755 Tank 68 litres Kerb Weight 1775kg — 109649 8.6 — — — — 63.61 39.35** 155.07 73.00 119.58 — — F c/a L P SUV ENTRY LUXURY RANGE ROVER EVOQUE Doors 5/3 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4355mm Width 1965mm Height 1605-1635mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 550 litres Tank 60 litres Kerb Weight 1630-1675kg — 86948 — — — — 187 42.01 51.93 NA NA NA — — LAND ROVER FREELANDER2 TD4 SE (Diesel) SD4 HSE (Diesel) p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 8 p 8 p 8 p 6 p 6 p 8 p 8 p 8 D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P SUV PREMIUM PORSCHE CAYENNE Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4798mm Width 1928mm Height 1699mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 540/1770 Tank 100 litres Kerb Weight 2160-2355kg — — — — — — 300 40 — — — — Cayenne (Petrol) 67.97 29.86 — — F c/a N P MERCEDES GL-CLASS Doors 5 Seats 7 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 5099mm Width 1920mm Height 1840mm Ground Clearance 307mm Boot 300/2300 Tank 100 litres Kerb Weight 2175kg Launch Edition (Diesel) NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 258 63.78 7.05 765 181 38.98 63.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Tank range km Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Kolkata Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p p 6 p 6 — 2 p 6 p 6 4x4 (Diesel) M/T 4x4 (Diesel) A/T NISSAN X-TRAIL LE M/T (Diesel) SLX M/T (Diesel) SLX A/T (Diesel) 29.39 77.41 — — — 77342 8.54 — — — — — — 258 57.6 — — — — NA 46.79 11.8 — — F c/a N P D4 Summum (Diesel) — — — — 48.21 28.62 96.08 224 F c/a N P 70.79 49.61 39.16** 112.21 — — — 74592 9.5 — 752 194 42.2 7.99 NA NA — — sDrive20d Sport Line (Diesel) — — 10.8 9.40 120.21 8.20 29.52 84.5 13.48 73.

You won’t Interior room. q Yes Yes Y/Y Yes q Yes Yes Y/Y Yes q q q Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes ! S ! S P P S FERRARI FF ((((( MASERATI GRANTURISMO ((((( S ! S ! S ! S XC60 O No P No P No S S D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y N/Y — Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Ex Re Re Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S ! S CAYENNE — Yes — Yes — Yes — Yes — Yes — Yes — Yes — Yes S We say Styled by Pininfarina. poor steering. strong performer.7. versatile twin-clutch gearbox. adjustable ride height. steering wheel controls. but not the sharpest midengined coupe around. You won’t Fidgety ride.net WHATCAR? AUGUST 2013 195 . You won’t Running costs. Buy S GTS 4.com WorldMags. Buy LP700-4. the FF’s lines effortlessly reflect its signature uncompromising balance of sportiness and versatility.7. We say One of the few convertibles that can seat four. You’ll like Elegant interior. Buy 4. V8 power. charismatic sound of its V8 engine. Buy S 4. You won’t Limited real-world performance. LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR ((((( MASERATI GRANCABRIO ((((( Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes DISCOVERY Yes El/Yes S P Yes Yes El/Yes S P Yes ! ! S Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes ! S GL-CLASS P Yes S ! S G-CLASS P Yes S LAND CRUISER LC200 Yes Ex/Yes S O Yes M-CLASS Yes El/Yes S P Yes Yes El/Yes S P Yes ! ! S ! You’ll like Epic engine. You won’t Unyeilding ride. if you can afford it. 4. You’ll like Looks. Buy XKR-S. Buy 458 Italia. creates a riot wherever you go. Buy FF. pace and grip. We say Maserati’s character more individual than the sober approach of the Germans. You’ll like Genuine four-seater. You’ll like Elegant styling.net MERCEDES-BENZ SLK-CLASS ((((( MODEL BY MODEL SUV SOFT ROADERS TO SUV PREMIUM BMW Z4 ((((( Electric stability prog ! S Door mirror (Adjust/ Electric retract) Rear centre armrest Split/folding seats Traction control Rear wash wipe MP3 player Fog lamps USB/AUX D Y D D D D D Y Y — — — — Y/Y Y/Y — N/Y N/Y q q q q q q Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes No Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Re Re Re Re Re Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes ABS P S Parking camera Rear defogger Rear AC vents Alloy wheels Parking sensor ! S ! S P P S S No No X-TRAIL Yes El/Yes — P No Yes El/Yes S P No Yes El/Yes S P No S ! You’ll like Junior SLS looks. Buy 350. flexible engine. We say Tremendously exciting and hugely impractical. agility. Buy sDrive35i S ! S MASERATI QUATTROPORTE ((((( RANGE ROVER EVOQUE El/Yes S P Yes El/Yes S P Yes El/Yes S P Yes El/Yes S P Yes ! JAGUAR XK ((((( D D D D D D D D D D D Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y q q q q q q q q q q q Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes S ! S ! S ! S El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S ! S P P P P S S S S Q3 No Yes No Yes X1 No No No You’ll like Looks. usable rear seats.Tachometer/tripmeter Boot release Remote/ Electric/External/Internal WorldMags. You won’t High price. You won’t Nervous steering. S www. monster V10. We say The XK is easily the best GT all-rounder on sale. You won’t Price. We say A very successful evolution of its predecessor.7 sounds sensational. You’ll like Compact for a supercar. We say You no longer need to make excuses to buy and run a Maserati. Yes Yes Y/Y No Yes Yes Y/Y No Yes Yes Y/Y No Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S P P P S S S FERRARI 458 ITALIA ((((( LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO ((((( D D D D D D D D D D D D Y Y Y — Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y/Y Y/Y N/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y Y/Y q q q q q q q Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Yes Yes Y/Y Yes Re Re Ex Ex Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Re Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes FREELANDER2 S P Yes S P Yes ! S ! S MONTERO Yes El/Yes S P No ! S LAND CRUISER PRADO Yes El/Yes — — Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes Yes El/Yes ! S ! S ! S P P P S S S Q5 No No No X3 No No You’ll like Magnificient engine. ride quality. small boot. We say Looks a million dollars. We say There are very few reasons not to buy one. adjustable suspension. You won’t Compromised steering. Buy Spyder.whatcarindia. We say Flamboyant. some poor cabin materials.7. uncomfortable front seats. performance. ride.

99** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 440 49.81** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 440 49.21 — LP550-2 Spyder (Petrol) 285.2 — — — — 68.39 114.30 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p 8 — 310414 — — — — 254 61.74** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 430 49.net www.2 (Petrol) 120.20 5.9 — — — — F a N P MASERATI GRANCABRIO Doors 2 Seats 4 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4881mm Width 1915mm Height 1380mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 173/— Tank 75 litres Kerb Weight 1980kg GranCabrio 4.2 — — — — 188.2 — — — — 3.0 V8 Supercharged (Petrol) — — — — 503 63.5 9.29** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 405 46.48 97.4 — — F a N P FERRARI 458 ITALIA Doors 2 Seats 2 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4527mm Width 1937mm Height 1213mm Ground Clearance NA Boot — Kerb Weight 1380kg — — — — 458 Italia (Petrol) 257.52** 81.000km Annual Insurance (Rs) Indian Driving Cycle * Tank range km 40-100 kph in 4th 20-80 kph in 3rd Bangalore Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Delhi Max speed kph Highway Power bhp 0-100 kph City EQUIPMENT cost options in blue Electric windows R/F AC/climate control KEY TO VERDICT ((((( Outstanding ((((( Very good ((((( Good ((((( Reasonable ((((( Poor Average kpl E/F c/a N O/P p AUDI Q7 3.22 350 F LP700-4 (Petrol) 375.16 6.42** 70.65 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p 10 4.5 — — — V6 S (Petrol) NA 156.00** 660.0d (Diesel) — — — — — — 245 55 7.6 8.59 143.9 10.50** NA 169.00** 288.42** 69.000km Pulling power/Torque kgm Cost per kilometre (Rs) Steering adjust (Tilt/Tele) WorldMags.22** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 400 46.7 9.79 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p 10 5.00** 411.99** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 440 49.0 TFSI (Petrol) 3.13 — 152.40** 53.47 5.1 — — F a N P FERRARI FF Doors 2 Seats 2 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4907mm Width 1953mm Height 1379mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 450/— Tank 91 litres Kerb Weight 1880kg — — — — FF (Petrol) 341.98 90.0 4.90 76.00** 267.0 TDV6 Vogue (Diesel) — — — — — — 254 61.7 — 564 272 35.9 — — — — F c/a N P Quattroporte S FL 4.65 259.15 NA — — — — F c/a N P p 10 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4795mm Width 1940mm Height 1709mm Ground Clearance 205mm Boot NA Tank 100 litres Kerb Weight 2635kg — — 7.3 3.7 (Petrol) 137.36 174.8 — — — F c/a N P p Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4877mm Width 2195mm Height 1690mm Ground Clearance 212mm Boot 570/1450 Tank 85 Kerb Weight 2190kg — — — — — — 407 61.58 — — — — 5.00** 218.17 3.22 95.00** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — 651 69.87 NA NA NA NA — — BMW X5 Doors 4 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4854mm Width 1933mm Height 1776mm Ground Clearance 212mm Boot 620/1750 Tank 85 Kerb Weight 2425/2180kg (4.9 — — F c/a N — — 5.00** NA NA NA — — — — — F a N P V8 S (Petrol) — — — — 488 46.9 — — — — F c/a N P QuattroporteS GTS 4.39 3.00** NA NA NA — — F a N P — — — — — — 559 55.6 8.0 TDI Quattro (Diesel) RANGE ROVER SPORT 3.0 — — — — 255.7 — — — — 70.9 — — — — F a N P GranTurismo S 4.43** NA NA NA — — F a N P PORSCHE 911 Doors 2 Seats 4 Engine/Drive Rear/Rear Length 4435mm Width 1808mm Height 1300mm Ground Clearance NA Boot NA Tank 64 litres Kerb Weight 1420kg — — — — — — 345 39 — — — — Carrera (Petrol) 93.28 3.0 — — — — NA NA — — F a N P MASERATI QUATTROPORTE Doors 4 Seats 4 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 5097mm Width 1895mm Height 1438mm Ground Clearance NA Boot 450/— Tank 90 litres Kerb Weight 1990kg Quattroporte FL 4.00** NA NA NA — — — — — F a N P JAGUAR F-TYPE Doors 2 Seats 2 Engine/Drive Front/Rear Length 4470mm Width 1923mm Height 1308-1319mm Ground Clearance NA Boot NA Tank 72 litres Kerb Weight 1614-1665kg — — — — 375 34.13** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — — — 440 49.03 80.92** NA NA NA — — F a N P LP570-4 Superleggera ET (Petrol) — — — — — — 560 55.00** 316.21 — LP550-2 (Petrol) 218.65 5.22 350 F 655.82 63.7 — — — — 157. Performante ET (Petrol) 235.00** NA NA NA — — a N P LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO Doors 2 Seats 2 Engine/Drive Mid/Four Length 4345mm Width 1900mm Height 1165-1184mm Ground Clearance NA Boot NA Tank 90 litres Kerb Weight 1430-1570kg — — — — — — 542 55.4 8.22 — — F c/a N P p 8 xDrive3.28** NA NA NA — — a N P LP700-4 Roadster (Petrol) — — 3.57 4.90** 100.6 6.43** NA NA NA — — F a N P LP560-4 Spyder (Petrol) — — — — — — 560 55.17 98.00** 138.00** NA NA NA NA — — — — — — 570 55.8 — 965 240 56 7.MODEL BY MODEL SUV PREMIUM TO PERFORMANCE CARS MODEL DETAILS PRICE ONROAD RUNNING COSTS ** indicates Ex-showroom price O indicates Optional Indian Driving Cycle figures as per ARAI standards Retained value @ 3 years/50.23 NA NA NA — — F c/a N P p 10 3.0 V6 SE (Diesel) 3.51 172.9 — — — — NA 161.00** 243.51 74.2 (Petrol) 123.2 — — — — 107.28 — — F c/a N P p 8 VOLVO XC90 D5 Summum (Diesel) BMW X6 xDrive50i (Petrol) xDrive40d (Diesel) X6M (Petrol) Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4807mm Width 1898mm Height 1784mm Ground Clearance 218mm Boot 483/— Tank 68-80 litres Kerb Weight 2060-2111kg — — 55.8 — 558 690 70.7 (Petrol) 132.60 81.1 — 525 233 50.42 216 F c/a N 55.39 3.7 (Petrol) 142.91 NA — — F c/a N P p 10 — — — — — — 334 71.20 5.4 SDV8 Autobiography (Diesel) 232.7(Petrol) 142.64 62.21 72.3 3.9 — — — — F a N P PORSCHE BOXSTER Doors 2 Seats 2 Engine/Drive Mid/Rear Length 4342mm Width 1801mm Height 1292mm Ground Clearance 95mm Boot 150/— Tank 64 litres Kerb Weight 1385kg — — — — 320 37 — — — Boxster S (Petrol) 82.00** NA NA NA — — — — F a N P PORSCHE CAYMAN Doors 2 Seats 2 Engine/Drive Mid/Rear Length 4347mm Width 1801mm Height 1304mm Ground Clearance NA Boot NA Tank 64 litres Kerb Weight 1340kg Cayman S (Petrol) — — — — — — 320 37.28 139.40** — — P p 6 P p 6 Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4788mm Width 2170mm Height 1784mm Ground Clearance 227mm Boot NA Tank NA Kerb Weight 2572-2675kg — 270369 — — — — 254 61.6 — — F a N P LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR Doors 2 Seats 2 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4780mm Width 2030mm Height 1136mm Ground Clearance NA Boot NA Tank 90 litres Kerb Weight 1575kg — — 3.whatcarindia.33** 93.96 5.0 — — — — LP560-4 (Petrol) 200.7 A/T (Petrol) 129.5 11.13 — 4.40** 121.com Leather Airbags Front Seats Height Adjust (Driver/ Passenger) D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P Central locking/ Remote locking .0i (Petrol) 76.4 8.29 119.11 251.0 V6 TDI (Diesel) 65.38 267.17 3.2 — — — — NA 104.17 6.53 NA — — F c/a N P p 8 RANGE ROVER Doors 5 Seats 5 Engine/Drive Front/Four Length 4972mm Width 2216mm Height 1877mm Ground Clearance 275mm Boot NA Tank NA Kerb Weight 2687-2717kg — — — — — — 254 61.28 176.18 109.89 93.2 — — — — — — F c/a N P p 93.72 230 F c/a N P p 6 — — — 265 63.8i/3.0d) — — — — — — 407 62 — — — — xDrive5.20** 99.70** 76.29** 59.70 218 F c/a N P p 8 3.16 75.8 — 558 690 70.03 68.86** 92.34** NA NA NA — — F a N P FERRARI CALIFORNIA California (Petrol) p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p p p p p p 6 6 6 6 6 6 D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P D/P p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 p 6 196 AUGUST 2013 WHATCAR? 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