Originally Posted by anisin84
My car will be arriving in Calcutta tomorrow. Its a Trend 1.5 Diesel Mars Red. I am taking the insurance online from Royal Sundaram where the premium is Rs 22000 Bumper to Bumper along with additional coverage for the rear wheel cover and fog laps. Hopefully I will get the delivery by mid next week.
I am moving from petrol to diesel. I see that you guys are achieving out of world mileages.. I need to know what is the proper gear changing speeds you guys are using. Like currently in my i10 , i do the below.
Gear Upto Km
1st gear 10km
2nd gear 20km
3rd gear 30km
4th gear 40 km
5th gear above 40km
in the above I get a lag..and I do not return a milage of more than 13.5 even on 80% highway and 20% city
But please mention how you guys are driving.
Hey anisin, great to know that you are getting it so soon.
For best performance as DJD says, maintain the rpm below 2000 rpm for sure.
For best economy maintain speed as per below or make gear shifts as per below intervals,
1 st gear - 0-24 kmph
2 nd gear - 24-34 kmph
3 rd gear - 34-44 kmph
4 th gear - 44-54 kmph
5 th gear - 54-74 kmph
Originally Posted by D.J.D.
Glad to know that you are getting your car by next week. One good thing in ecosport diesel is it's power delivery is almost linear and predictable. So you will not find any difficulty driving the ecosport diesel.
While shifting gear don't go by the vehicle speed. See the engine RPM. If you want good FE don't cross 2k RPM in ecosport diesel at the same time don't lug the engine. Try to keep the RPM in 1.3k - 2k range. Usually i am shifting in between 1.5 k - 2k RPM.
Also crossing the 2 K RPM during intial run In (at least initial 1600 KM) is a big no. See, in ecosport diesel you will get 90kmph @2k RPM in 5th gear. So limiting to 2K RPM will not be a issue i guess
Bingo, the same thing happens here at 2k rpm sharp 90 kmph.
But because of the dynamics and sound insulation, its very hard to control the urge
Originally Posted by venkatbvs
Agree with D.J.D completely. I went to Chennai on the second day after taking delivery and I always maintained a max rpm of 2000 and I was able to get 90kmph. I have not yet crossed the 2000 rpm limit so far. I am planning to follow this till the first service - 2500 km.
I have one more question. Is the seat belt warning working in the Trend variants? I always wear my seat belt so I did not notice this but I think it is not working for me.
Ya I have mentioned somewhere in the thread.
There is buzzer for lights glowing with ignition on. Not sure about hand brakes but surely not for seat belts in trend.
Giving my vehicle for 1 service tomorrow it has done 2650 kms till now. Tried my best to give it before 2500 kms but service engineer told till 2800kms its ok. So, taking permission from office and going tomorrow as they are on leave on Sunday to MPL Pallikaranai.
My dash with a small and fitting pendrive.