We intend on holding the following automobile for a minimum of 8-9 years, so the automobile ought to be dependable and niggle free. Additionally, the automobile needs to be petrol due to the silly 10-year diesel rule by NGT.

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Large Dilemma

So we’re on the hunt for our new automobile for the reason that previous 10 months. I have been given the chance to resolve and nil down on the automobile that we will drive dwelling. We presently drive a 2008 Lxi Wagon-R. We intend on holding the following automobile for a minimum of 8-9 years, so the automobile ought to be dependable and niggle free. Additionally, the automobile needs to be petrol due to the silly 10-year diesel rule by NGT.

I’ve take a look at pushed quite a few automobiles and I’ve zeroed down on the Metropolis 2020 CVT VX and Seltos IVT HTX.

Our funds is strictly Underneath 16 lakhs and our each day working with the automobile can be round 60-70 km inside the metropolis. Therefore the automobile ought to be an computerized. No compromise on this entrance sadly. Will probably be 90% city-driven with occasional freeway drives as soon as 2-3 months. Will probably be my each day driver to regulation college and training establishment, therefore I need one thing that may be very cozy and has sufficient energy in order that I can have enjoyable on the tough days to cheer me up!!

I took the take a look at drive of the next automobiles and put them off the desk due to the explanations talked about under:

1. Polo – Superb drive and engine however lacks the area.

2. Fast and Vento- Superb engine and dealing with however lack of primary options reminiscent of keyless entry spoil the temper. My mother needs a automobile with a sunroof and he or she’s adamant about it even after me explaining to her quite a few occasions that its of no use in Delhi’s sizzling climate. Each the automobiles do not get sunroof even in high trims.

3. Verna – Enjoyable to drive and the DCT gearbox is quick-shifting and enjoyable however sadly the rear seat lacks area and I do not just like the design in any respect.

4. Creta- I hate the appears and the IVT variant is method over funds.

5. Ecosport – Beautiful to drive however the automobile appears very outdated in comparison with 2021 requirements. The automobile I take a look at drove had rattling noises and it bothered me rather a lot.

6. Venue and Sonet – The Koreans are featured packed and include good Turbo engines however the lack of area is an actual bummer.

8. XUV 300- Very good to drive and has an excellent punch even in petrol however sadly the rear appears very hatchback to me.

I do know that I’ve rejected a few of these automobiles for petty causes however the automobiles merely did not contact a chord for me. I did not look again at any of those automobiles after the take a look at drive in contrast to the Metropolis and Seltos. I really feel that the following automobile we purchase ought to be a automobile which makes us look again and admire it is sheer magnificence. These automobiles in their very own rights are superb and I is likely to be nitpicking however I really feel that Metropolis and Seltos drive dwelling to the center much more than others for me.

Now coming to the Large Dilemma:

1. Seltos –

Intro – The appears are stellar, the area is enough and the options are aplenty. I’ve no motive to ignore this automobile aside from the truth that it is NOT A CITY. A few issues that trouble me rather a lot are the paddle shifters and drive modes which aren’t there within the Seltos however are there within the metropolis. I used each of those options fairly extensively whereas take a look at driving the Metropolis and I missed them once I take a look at drove the Seltos. Sure, the handbook mode is there however its not the just like the little devils discovered on the Metropolis’s steering that make it easier to downshift and go rampant. The area is lower than the Metropolis and the suspension feels very stiff. My dad says what is the level of getting an SUV if I’ll really feel each bump on the highway, idk if I agree with him however it’s a degree to ponder upon.

Security – The automobile scored poorly within the GNCAP scores, it barely managed to get 3 stars. The automobile would not have Hill maintain Help, Automobile stability administration or Digital Stability Management. The automobile solely comes with 2 airbags. ( I’ve learn reviews that these options shall be added by the following replace in July with the brand change however the authenticity of those reviews continues to be within the air and the very fact is that as of in the present day the automobile which prices virtually 17 lakhs on highway and has solely 2 airbags and lacks primary options).

Driving – The combo is easy and would not really feel underpowered in any respect. The shifts are easy and feels relaxed. The automobile stops in a pleasant method. It has all-wheel discs and the braking is superb. The automobile feels steady until 110 kmph and I did not push it additional. The steering impressed confidence and weighs up properly. The drive is sedate however there isn’t a wow issue as such. After driving for an hour, the feul financial system it confirmed was 11.9 kmpl.

Dealership Expertise – The dealership expertise has been bang common. I’ve already booked the automobile in September, but It took me 1 month to get a house Take a look at Drive for the IVT Transmission. Earlier I used to be trying on the 1.5 MT however there may be actually no method you will get to expertise that gearbox and engine combo in Delhi as a result of actually no dealership has that automobile for take a look at drive. I referred to as 7 dealerships and I used to be dissatisfied 7 occasions.

Price – The Seltos CVT is simply obtainable in a single variant, that’s the HTX, and it prices Rs. 16.80L on-road.

2. Metropolis 2020 –

Intro – Seems to be elegant and feels premium. The automobile drives like a breeze and places a smile on my face. The area is much more than Seltos and the automobile has sufficient options to maintain me pleased. The automobile has low floor clearance and IDK if it is going to be a problem in Delhi or not. I’ve seen 3-4 movies on YouTube which present that 4-5 month outdated new era Citys have began having niggles and wierd rattling noises. This scares me rather a lot as a result of I intend to maintain the automobile for a very long time. Therefore the automobile ought to be sturdy and secure. The Seltos would not have movies or homeowners complaining about the identical. The way forward for Honda appears a bit gray, they’ve discontinued each Civic and CRV for now and Honda’s plans for India do not appear encouraging. The automobile has a considerably inferior contact display screen and audio system in comparison with the Seltos. The VX variant would not get Leatherette seats, in contrast to the Seltos which has leatherette seats. The Metropolis’s VX variant will get material seats.

Security – The trim will get 6 airbags and has Hill maintain Help, VSM and ESC. It would not have all-wheel discs just like the Seltos. The brand new metropolis has scored 5 stars within the ASEAN NCAP. This ranking is for the Thailand model which is kind of just like the Indian one. Nonetheless, as of now, the Indian model hasn’t been examined by NCAP.

Driving – It drives amazingly nicely. I do know it isn’t anyplace near the handbook, however the engine is punchy for its requirements. It is not as refined because the Seltos and the NVH ranges are usually not so good after 3,000 rpm, however that sound is so sporty and melodious to my ears, it appears like pure magic. The paddle shifters are enjoyable to make use of and make for an thrilling driving expertise. The automobile is comfy and really simple to drive. I have not confronted points with low floor clearance and the automobile handles the potholes nicely. The experience high quality is good and comfortable. After 100 kmph, the automobile would not encourage as a lot confidence because the Seltos and feels wobbly, the rear finish appears to be shifting like a ship and the steering appears a bit extra cumbersome than the Seltos. The Metropolis is a automobile which places a smile on my face as quickly as I see an empty highway and makes me wish to downshift and race to glory. It has a sports activities mode which is common however gives a pleasant improve over the pure D mode. It holds the revs however sadly downshifts by itself. The CVT appears to boring the enjoyable a bit however gives a seamless and trouble free expertise. It additionally has an Eco mode, which though dulls the punch, however provides a pleasant bump to gasoline financial system. With the eco mode, I might get a gasoline financial system as much as 15.5 kmpl, though with out this mode the financial system was averaging round 12.5-14 for the entire drive. The automobile appears keen and tries to masks the CVT impact however you may discover it in case you go searching. All in all, the automobile did put a smile on my face and I simply wish to carry on driving it on and on.

Dealership experience- The expertise was good and I used to be attended to very nicely. I’ve contacted 6 dealerships and bought test-drives of 30 minutes+ from every of them and I’ve additionally bought quotes from every of them. In contrast to Kia, the Honda dealerships are giving reductions and I used to be promised good offers on the equipment. The Koreans refused even a single penny of low cost. I used to be given take a look at drives promptly and I used to be taken care of very properly. The expertise up to now has been very satisfying. My cousin instructed me to take the Metropolis now and reward myself with a Civic in just a few years time once I clear my dream examination. Looks as if an excellent improve for me, it additionally provides me extra motivation.

TDLR—-The Dilemma

As you most likely know I am a bit inclined to the Metropolis however listed below are the explanations which confuse me, I wish to know whether or not I ought to trouble about these points or simply go forward with the acquisition of Metropolis.

  • Low GC
  • Honda’s future
  • Long run reliability
  • Journey high quality
  • Material seats vs leather-based
  • SUV stance
  • Beautiful appears of the Seltos (Mother love the Seltos) (Dad loves each)

Particular mention-

I have been inclined to take the town solely due to these 2 fellow BHPians:

  • BHPian Trackday – His Athena’s assessment is what prompted me to check out the Metropolis and I am unable to thank him sufficient. His assessment was very properly detailed and gave me a peek into the possession expertise.
  • BHPian Born to Be Wild – His purple Metropolis appears completely beautiful and dashing. His tyres look beautiful and have me drooling each time I take a look at them. He has maintained his Automotive very nicely certainly!

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