Right now we have a 2020 Endeavor 3.2 and a Maruti Celerio at home.
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Hi BHP team members,
This is my first forum post and it would help me get your advice on a crucial car buying decision.
I am going to go back to my hometown (New Delhi) in a month and I need a vehicle for my daily commute from my home to my office in Cyber Hub in Gurgaon. We are four people in the family and the two cars we currently have are used by my parents and my sister respectively.
From Monday to Friday, the vehicle will be used in bumper-to-bumper traffic for approximately 25 km one way. Therefore, an automatic transmission is essential.
I have been driving for 10 years and am familiar with hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs. So I’m not obsessed with the type of car. However, only look at first-hand, not pre-adored cars.
Right now we have a 2020 Endeavor 3.2 and a Maruti Celerio at home. This new car is unlikely to see many family trips outside the resorts due to the presence of the Endeavour.
I budgeted around Rs 15-18 lakh (on-road price)
Please let me know if there are any good discounts/offers I can check out.
Here is what GTO should say about it:
Your use case is just PERFECT for a Nexon EV. Exceptional style, zero emissions, impressive refinement and blistering acceleration. I think the standard Nexon EV will be ideal for you, although the newer Max variant is available if you want more range. Plug it into a regular 15A outlet every 2-3 days and you’re good to go. Go ahead, do your part to reduce Delhi’s pollution levels. And while you’re at it, you’ll have fun. Take a test drive, you’ll be a convert.
Of the conventional choices, it’s either the Honda City CVT or one of the new-age crossovers.
Here is what BHPian GForceEnjoyer should say about it:
The Honda City ZX CVT will have you completely covered, as will the automatic Ciaz. However, if you desire a few other bells and whistles, the Hyundai Verna 1.5 CVT is also worth checking out. A standout feature would be the ventilated seats which are a huge plus during the sweltering Delhi summers. It’s not as comfortable as the City. Test drive all three should help.
I wouldn’t recommend the Slavia-Virtus twins since the 1.5 TSI’s DSG will take a serious beating in Delhi traffic and even the 1.0 TSI (with the torque converter) is by no means a slow sipper. Good luck with the decision.
Here is what BHPian neeraj0272 should say about it:
Honda City ZX CVT or City Hybrid with long hauls in mind.
- Quick delivery
- AC cooler
- Good sound system
- Rather cheaper than other fashionable compact SUVs
- Very good mileage if driving above 40km/h which you will do on the Delhi-Gurgaon route
- I think in the long run, turbo powered cars will be quite expensive to maintain compared to NA engines.
Here is what BHPian GreasyCarb55 should say about it:
Honda City ZX CVT Petrol (17.5 Lakh, Delhi on the road) tops the list in terms of petrol cars in this segment, I speak from personal experience as my dad’s daily driver is a 2017 Honda City ZX CVT , the hybrid is also expensive IMO as it is at 22 Lakh on Delhi road.
I would avoid the Hyundai Verna DCT and Virtus/Slavia as these cars have a DCT which is not really known to be reliable in Indian conditions especially with the cheaper cars.
You could also consider getting a hatchback or a C-SUV like the Tata Punch or the Tata Altroz i-Turbo.
If it’s a pure city vehicle, you can eliminate petrol altogether and opt for an electric vehicle, a Nexon EV or Tigor EV would fit nicely into your budget.
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