My average monthly drive is 1500 kms and I am looking for a car with good safety features, bluetooth connectivity and height adjustable driver seat within a budget of Rs. 6-7 lakhs, please suggest which would be the best suitable car for me?
By: V S Rajeev on 16 july 2017
In my opinion for your requirements and your budget, the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Swift VXi would be a good choice. It is among the top five best selling cars in India. It is built on the fifth generation Heartect platform which is not only lighter but also stronger due to the significant usage of high tensile steel.
Swift VXi is spacious enough for five passengers with good legroom and headroom. Seat comfort is excellent with the right amount of cushioning. The boot is decently sized at 268-litres and can be extended with 60:40 rear split. The interior looks sportier and premium.
Talking about the mechanicals, Swift VXi is powered by 1.2 liter VVT engine that discharges peak power of 82 bhp and peak torque of 113 Nm. The car delivers decent 22 kmpl mileage as per the ARAI certified figures. The gearbox is slick, and the gears shift with ease. The steering has good feel and decent feedback at both high & low speeds. The suspension of the Swift VXi gets a stiff setup but it is also very pliant and absorbs undulations with ease.
On the safety & security fronts, the Swift VXi features 2 airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist, security alarm system, central locking, seat belt reminder etc. While other key features offered with this car are height adjustable driver seat, power steering (with tilt function), keyless entry, power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs, remote fuel lid opener, AC (manual), audio player with bluetooth compatibility are just to name the few.
Moreover, the after sales service of Maruti is known to be the best in the country with low cost of maintenance, so that is a big mental satisfaction for owners.
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