Despite the fact that market going through downfalls, trend setters continued to grow up throughout the times. Well, the festive season is just around the corner, and we Indians are hitting the best possible spot to locate what’s the new we can get in the coming times. Need not to take up on hassle a lot. Nowadays, the automotive fraternity of India has spared us a lot of options to barge upon and make a smart buyout. Though it’s not wrong to say, the neighbors may be envied with the all new possessions we’ll bring home. Hence, Young at Heart, and cost effective on budget, is what we had chalked out to raise the temperature for the buyers list on the occasional melting moments.
Mentioned are the best of three automobiles which are now available in India that we guess are a perfect pick for the festive season:
Hyundai i10 Grand:
Hyundai i10 Grand is the latest entry in compact car segment, which we seem, also taking the competitive toils to hatchback with its segments’ first comfort features. It comes loaded with 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine of 82bhp and 114Nm torque, and 1.1-litre CRDi diesel engine of 70bhp and 180Nm torque. Both the powerplants comes attached with astonishing fuel-efficiency tags, where it is slated petrol engine returning 18.9kmpl, and the diesel one at 24kmpl.
Let us tell that, the i10 Grand is the only small car available in India with the ‘diesel’ engine, so putting it in the buyers’ list marks of significant importance.
Rear AV vents, cooled glove box, keyless entry, push-button and two-tone interior are what the customers of the compact car segment hadn’t experienced before the i10 Grand era. The only thing that it lacks is the ‘automatic transmission’, which we guess will also be made available in the later times seeing to its surging demand. Well, this vehicle of Hyundai takes a “Grand” prize in our list.
Ford’s rough times on Indian patch was finding tough to be handled with the given repertoire of vehicles. But launch of EcoSport on our local shores seems to have taken the stride in the favour of carmaker, and stunned everyone with eye catching price tags and the features provided in the respective bracket.
However, it too boasts options of petrol as well diesel engines, not even disappointing the automatic lovers at all. The compact SUV of Ford bares a spare wheel on tail gate to aspire those who love urbanism with a nick some rugged off-roading.
1.5-liter Ti-VCT Petrol (109 bhp/140 Nm), 1.5-liter TDCi diesel (89 bhp/204 Nm), and the top of all award winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost in petrol (123 bhp/170 Nm) are made available in India. Overall, there are total of ten variants of the EcoSport being launched here, where ample of paint shades are given to choose from.
Launched at Rs. 5.59 lakh for petrol and Rs 6.69 lakh for diesel (Ex-showroom Delhi), the EcoSport seems to be a perfect replacement for the girly going hatchbacks.
Not only the top end variant is meant to be chosen for the Ford’s latest product in Indian market, but even the base variant Ambiente also puts on offer plenty of standard equipments, namely power steering, air-conditioning, electric ORVMs with indicators, front power windows, theatre dimming interior lights, Bluetooth radio with AUX and USB connectivity, dual tone interiors and remote central locking.
Nissan’s Terrano is for those who slightly have a big budget for the 2013 Festive Season as compared to the buyers of aforementioned cars. Though one would say, Terrano is just a re-badge version of Renault Duster, but believe us, we test drove it on a number of patches and we felt the Japanese’ product fares a lot better than the original ones of Renault.
Apparently, Terrano holds underneath 1.5-litre dCi diesel and 1.6-litre petrol engine options. Diesel engine is tuned in two states of tunes – 84bhp and 109bhp, while the petrol one is done only with 103bhp. The 109bhp diesel thrown with six-speed manual, while the petrol one and 84bhp diesel are landed the five-speed manual.
Launched at Rs 9.6 lakh, top end variant shoots up to Rs 12.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which we say is not so peaked when looked at the features and chrome touches given. And more importantly, the Nissan Terrano surpasses four meter length, which means the bullying type of presence can be flaunted everywhere.