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For an idea of the features offered SEE here: http://www.cartoq.com/ford-ecosport-variants-and-features-revealed-fully-loaded/ . This will help you guess prices
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Ambiente: Rs.5.85 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Trend: Rs.6.15 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium: Rs.6.40 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium Plus: Rs.6.80 lakh
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium: Rs.7.20 lakh
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium Plus: Rs.7.80 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Ambiente: 5.94 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Trend: 6.17 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium: 6.57 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium Plus: 6.89 lakh
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium: 7.07 lakh
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium Plus: 7.34 lakh
EcoSport 1.5 diesel…[Read more]
LOL. Guys, give Ford some profits also. While I think you guys are close on the base models, I think the top-end variants would be a lot more . They have a lot of features in them.
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Ambiente: 6
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Trend: 6.5
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium: 8
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium Plus: 8.75
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium: 7.5
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium Plus: 8.25
EcoSport 1.5 diesel Ambiente: 7
EcoSport 1.5 diesel Trend:…[Read more]
Yep, Amit, you’re figures do sound very realistic. Let’s hope Ford matches that or pulls of an even bigger surprise.
I would like to guess only for diesel Ambiente : 7.25 Trend : 7.8 Tiatanium 8.7 and titanium plus : 9.5. I am comparing these price and features with I20. Thats why I think it is almost more than enough price…. These is my view to compare.
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Ambiente:7.4
EcoSport 1.5 petrol manual Trend:7.9
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium:8.2
EcoSport 1.5 petrol automatic Titanium Plus:8.9
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium:8.6
EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost petrol Titanium Plus:8.98
EcoSport 1.5 diesel Ambiente8.2:
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Yes, you can fit a turbo charger in the Honda City. You apparently get a full kit for the Honda City Type I an Type II manufactured by HKS. Many modifiers like Hyperperformance Motorsports and Autopsyche do this type of mods. Will get you specifics from @abhik das who’s had some experience with a souped up City.
Just curious what are type1 and type 2 honda city ?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Honda-City-Type-II/111942862150959 this is type two and before one is type i
There are plenty of options for the City Type 1 which came with the B15B9 engine which is basically a D15 engine. Check out this site for a turbo kit http://www.ssautochrome.com/level.itml/icOid/1629.
You could also keep the car NA and got for porting and ITBs (Individual Throttle Bodies)
Go for Michelin PRIMACY MXV4 it is the best tyres.
Generally Michelins and Yokohamas will have better ride comfort and less road noise. Bridgestones are not bad either.
You really have done your tyre research well haven’t you? This is like choosing the really finer points of the tyre here. B250 is the standard tyre most opt for, but if you want performance, I’d go with the Turanza series. Which one among that? Hmm, will need to ask @abhik das / @siddhartha mishra – as they know a bit more on tyres.
I would go with Turanza. Even though it may not be the most comfortable tyre around it is reasonably puncture-resistent and tough for our Indian roads without compromising on ride quality or handling too much. P.S. I have used Michelin XM1+ for nearly 58,000 km on my car now over all sorts of roads and I am happy with them though they are softer…[Read more]
If Bridgestone is what you are considering then I would put my money down on the Potenza GIII. Sporty performance, good grip levels even in the wet and at the same time offers a decent level of comfort too. Will set you back by about Rs. 8000 per tyre.
any review on turanza gr 90 ????
Even less than 50 ps and the Alto 800 are sufficient for that kind of a payload. Larger figures usually help a car get to higher speeds than normally required and also to accelerate to those speeds quicker. Also a car like the Punto or i20 for instance can do speeds in excess of 100 kmph all day. Regards.
Amit point well taken, but then i am sure these ‘PS’ numbers have some significance. just to quote an example, the ertiga, sx4, linea, sunny all have the same engine and hence similar power, how does one gauge which one is really good. should one ignore this number and look only at looks and aesthetics assuming they will perform the same and quite…[Read more]
When two cars have the same power figures, the way to distinguish between them is a) Kerb Weight b) Gearing c) driving dynamics like handling, steering feedback and d) ride quality. Based on these factors the two cars might behave differently even if they have the same engine with the same power. (P.S. the Nissan Sunny’s engine is different from…[Read more]
For your first question I would say that on the highway, more power is what you really want. The good old M800 can run on the highway well enough but you will always yearn for that extra grunt to make uphill sections easier and to cover flat out sections faster. IMHO a slower car with less power is a pain on the highway. Similarly, 90PS is not…[Read more]
Thanks Sid and Abhi. things are far more clear. one final thing, what is an ideal combo of all the factors that a person should look at when choosing a vehicle for 60%highway (especially konkan belt full of ghats) and 40% city driving. can u suggest a car too
It is like an addiction if you have a habbit of driving 150 ps car even a 90 ps good sedan won’t make you happy. Rest yes all these cars are 90 ps which is suffucent enough for our highways. All these are 90 ps or around on papers but performance on road and specially highways can only be seen when driven. You can easily drive between 80 – 140…[Read more]
The simplest way to figure out how the car will behave is to calculate its power-to-weight ratio. If the power-to-weight is anything close to 100 bhp / ton it will perform really well (will have faster pick up). But it’s a combination of factors as Amit and Abhik pointed out. A car that would be nice to drive in the ghats is one that doesn’t have…[Read more]
Have been to Goa twice since Jan, Belgaum a fortnight back, Mumbai is tomm and Malvan the next weekend. I visit these roads quite often due to my travel plans to various places right from Alibagh down to Goa along the Konkan Coastline (Kinarpatti), being a resident of Pune. The best choices you can make are the Linea, the Fiesta, the Rapid and if…[Read more]
So i see linea is a great choice. Amit will go with your recommendation.
I too drive a Linea and the car is simply a different vehicle on road. I test drove Sunny & 1.4 crdi Verna too but Linea was much mature & effortless during the test drives. Be it road grip, precise stearing, low end torque eveything is just better.
If you want abject power, look at the Chevrolet Cruze VCDI-AT. The Elantra is good for features and overall ease of ownership but it is the least powerful of the lot. You could also look at the Laura, though it is not as spacious as the others and the VW Jetta. Let me add that the Laura / Jetta share the best automatic transmission in terms of its…[Read more]
My two suggestions in this price bracket would be the Hyundai Verna (actually costs much lesser than the suggested price bracket) to the Skoda Laura (my pick in this budget).
Have heard about a few problems in Jetta and maintenance being too high for skoda cars. Is it true?
How many gears does the auto transmission have in elantra?
Yes. Skoda and VW cars use synthetic oil..
And this makes their cars high maintenance… and even the after-sales-service is bad
The Elantra shares the 126bhp, 1.6-litre diesel engine with the Verna. But this motor is more than up to the task of hauling the larger and heavier Elantra, as Hyundai has made some key changes to it. The Elantra feels sufficiently peppy in the city and on the highway, and its six-speed automatic gearbox also works well to keep you in the right…[Read more]
I think Ford has researched the tyres enough before coming up with this size – if you notice it’s already pretty low-profile, so don’t upsize. 205 is more than adequate for the vehicle – as it is no bigger than a large hatchback.
agree with roshun sir!!!!!
Ford is one company which never gives a car undersized tyres so stick with the stock option till you have driven the car for long to realize if you actually need an upsize.
but wish to change the make !! Bridgestone and michelin ?? which company and which category ?? driving mainly in city (mostly on uneven roads & with lot of potholes + on flyover & ring road)
Michelin will be good
I guess we will have to wait for an owner to answer this specific question
CarToq community members @ishmeet , @nikhi254kashyap , Dr Nitin Gadekar (http://www.cartoq.com/members/drnitingadekar/) , @Rohan Sequeira (http://www.cartoq.com/members/rohan-sequeira-54/) are all owners of the Ford Figo – and should be able to help you out with the functions of the music system. I only used the Bluetooth and radio when we tested…[Read more]
The cars that you have mentioned do fall into the premium hatchback categories but think of the fact that they provide more for the price they command. They offer more space, more power and reasonable fuel efficiency bringing you the best of both worlds.
True, buying a bigger car can increase your image in the eyes of your neighbour, but in the long-term you will have to live with the car. Buying a bigger car with no features is not as good as getting a smaller one loaded with features. Buy a car for its utility. You seem to need a spacious five-seater. If you want a car with safety features like…[Read more]
My dad gave me the exact same argument, pushing me to buy the City Corporate Edition instead of the Jazz. I firmly believe that one should buy the most complete and well engineered car in his budget, with all possible safety and comfort features. The one that suits his needs the most, not the one that is just good eye candy. After all, it is you…[Read more]
well in INDIA, car is not for status …. if such is the mentality, cars like nano, alto 800, spark, e20, etc. wouldn’t be launched at all …. such mentality is only in highly rich guys …. if such was the mentality no auto company would set its plant here …. today the indian car market is 6th largest in world, and the 2nd fastest growing car…[Read more]
The Wagon R does not really fit the league of the likes of the Figo and Ritz but yes it does compare with the i10. And the i10 does come across as a more premium vehicle than the Wagon R.
WagonR falls in a segment lower than the Ritz/i10 Kappa/Figo. Having owned one and used it for 2.75L km, and on tens of Delhi-Mumbai trips I can vouch for the fact that it is as close as something can possibly get to the perfect small car. Comparing it with the i10(iRDE), I do feel the WagonR makes a come compelling case. But it is the 1.2Kappa…[Read more]
I answered your later question before this. Well, the wagon-r is an outright practical car and easy to drive. Many women love it. It’s USP is its flexibility of space along with easy maintenance, good fuel efficiency and decent performance. It’s not a car that will win any beauty contests though, but it fits well into your budget.
Figo have ARAI mileage of 15.6 kmpl & Brio gives 18.9 kmpl.
I suggest u Brio over less powerful Figo
While we wait for @abhik das to reply, I’d suggest looking at the Brio for fuel efficiency and performance. Figo would be better on space.
Hi Sukanti, my apologies for the late reply. I would have recommended the Figo if the fight was for a diesel variant. But the Brio scores over the Figo when it comes to petrol. As Roshun mentioned, if space is what you are looking for then the Figo offers quite a lot of it otherwise the Brio is a fresher design, is a lot of fun to drive with its…[Read more]
Also, Honda would be trouble free and lesser on the maintenance front too.
No two ways about it, the Brio is way superior to the Figo petrol in just about every way. I got an overall 15.7kmpl on the Brio drive, which was a mix of city, highway, mountain and flat-out driving. You can realistically expect 14kmpl in city with AC, against about 11kmpl for the Figo.
Ford Figo 1.4 ZXI top model of Figo and its mileage is 20kpml and Honda BRIO V MT is top model of brio its mileage is 19.4kmpl. Both Ex. showroom price in Delhi are Rs. 5,50,999.00/- and Rs. 5,29,000.00/-
These mileage figures are “under standard test conditions” and do not give a clear picture of real world conditions.