It has been long list of hatches now in India.
So i thought of starting this thread to find out which wins every ones heart!
The list of hottest hatches follows,
- Maruti Ritz Vxi
- Maruti Ritz Vdi
- Hyundai i10 1.2 Magna
- Maruti Zen Estilo
We start on now!
Here's my TD report of each & every car. Maruti Ritz Vxi
It carries a KB12 Engine which has 85bhp & placed as competetion to Hyundai's Kappa Engine.
But the weight to power ratio is the one which makes the car bit under powered. Some how i missed the grunt in this car.This is definetely a good car from Maruti's Stable.
The car is lot refined than old gen maruti cars but still way back in competetion. Maruti Ritz Vdi
It carries the same DDIS Engine of Swift.
This car has a good Weight to Power ratio as it is lighter than swift & claimed to give more mileage than swift.But the cabin noise is a real -ve point to which attention has to be paid. +Ves
- Head & leg room
Hyundai i10 1.2 Magna
- Rear Design(most people including me hate this part!)
- Level of refinement is not up to the mark.
- Gear Shift are tight & hard & doesn't engage easily.
- Enginer is bit noisy & vibrations are present even in very new vehicle.
- Less Boot Space is a big miss
- Bad Plastics & cheap interiors
Most of us know why this car is selling like Hot cakes.
It has got a proven Kappa Engine, Which has got the best refinement from Hyundai.
It has 80Bhp of power which never makes you dumb anywhere. The power to weight ratio is extremely awesome which makes ahead in competetion. Interiors are class apart & Build quality is really worth paying for. +Ves
- Looks & Style
- Boot Space
- Hyundai's ASS
Maruti Zen Estilo [K Series]
- Low & deep boot which will be difficult in loading & unloading luggages.
- Leg Room is medicore.
- Ride quality is bumpy when we leave the car in small path holes.
This is the car which is called as the WOW car from Maruti.
When i see this from outside, okay i managed to say Wow!
As soon as i stepped in, i'm absolutely disappointed with the bad quality plastics everywhere
Starting from the ackward positioning of GearBox, And it really looks like an Ace, Because i dont find the Gear knobs fitted into any plastics. It just peeps out straight from the floor!
The ride quality is not that good. Rear seat comfort is Ok, But leg room is less to occupy 3 adults. +Ves
- Boot Space
- Poor Ride Quality
- Cheaper Plastics & Interior
- Level of Refinement in K Series is really poor
Now its time to choose the best among the list!
Maruti Ritz Vxi - 4,50,000 Lakhs OTR
Maruti Ritz Vdi - 5,24,000 Lakhs OTR
Hyundai i10 1.2 Magna - 4,13,000 Lakhs OTR
Maruti Zen Estilo Top End - 3,89,000 Lakhs OTR
My vote will defintely be given to i10 Kappa for its Looks, Outstanding Performance, Quality & Maneuverability.
The level of refinement in engine, Weight to power Ratio, Cabin Noise & Interiors has been now set as benchmarking standards for other companies.
More Over i10 is real fun to drive than any other cars in this segment! NOTE: This Comparison is based on Test Drive of all the cars in the same roads at Same time back to back. All the above are my personal experience and I have payed much attention not to bias towards any manufacturers.
Please let me know if you think I haved over rated/ under rated any.