5 Cars with Unique Features to Buy this Festive Season – #LeagueSeHatke

Which is the best car to buy this festive season? We have the answer.

With the festive fervour gripping the nation, the hunt for the best cars to buy in festive season has shot up in the market. Hours of internet surfing and discussion with ‘known experts’ in the family and friends are on.

Amidst the rush, we bring you the list of top five ‘irregular’ cars which you can buy this Diwali. Irregular because these cars can be termed as #LeagueSeHatke due to being slightly less in demand (except one) despite being packed with enough creature comfort and benefits.

If you are looking for something different than the conventional, the cars are sure gonna appeal you. For the rest, you can mingle in the herd with the regular stuff.

Here you go.

1. Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz 2020

Ex-showroom Price: Rs 5.44 – 9.35 lakh

Why should you buy Tata Altroz?

  • It gets 90-degree opening doors for easy ingress and egress for senior citizens. It also gets a flat floor. These two features are common to cars, SUVs and MPVs built on ALFA arc. All Tata built on this platform will have this feature.
  • It has a 5-star Global NCAP crash test rating
  • For added oomph, it gets rear handles which go up the d-pillar (similar to the discontinued Chevrolet Beat).
  • The boot has a high loading lip but the well-shaped edges ensure you can stuff good amount of luggage.
  • It comes with both petrol and diesel engine options.
Engine 1.2-litre petrol 1.5-litre diesel
Power 86PS 90PS
Torque 113Nm 200Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage 19.05kmpl 21.11kmpl

What is the service cost of the Tata Altroz?

Since it’s a Tata product you don’t have to worry about the service cost of the Altroz hatchback. Here is the expected maintenance cost breakup of the Tata hatch for five years.

Tata Altroz service cost Year/Kilometres Approx. Cost
1st year maintenance cost 1yr / 15,000 Rs 2300 (No labour charges)
2nd year maintenance cost 2yr / 30,000 Rs 4500
3rd year maintenance cost 3yr / 45,000 Rs 6000
4th year maintenance cost 4yr / 60,500 Rs 4500
5th year maintenance cost 5yr / 75,000 Rs 6100

Please note the costs mentioned are approximate figures.

*Kilometres or year, whichever is earlier

2. Renault Triber

Renault Triber

Ex-showroom Price: Rs 5.12 – 7.34 lakh

Why should you buy Renault Triber?

  • The most practical and affordable 7-seater MPV in India.
  • Unlike Datsun Go+ MPV, it does not have safety woes
  • It gets 4 airbags
  • Unlike the Go+, it can seat 3-row passengers in much comfort. They get individual AC vents.
  • You get 60:40 split second-row and 50:50 split third-row seats, which increase the boot space substantially.
  • With modular seating arrangement, it is certainly the most versatile 7-seater available in the country.
  • Renault has skilfully used only petrol engine as it occupies less space. Hence, the small bonnet. They have utilised the space in making the third row more practical.
  • It gets 1-litre bottle holders on each door. There are other plenty of storage spaces to talk about in the cabin.

Here are specs of Triber’s engine:

Engine 1.0-litre petrol
Power 72PS
Torque 96Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/ AMT
Mileage 20.0kmpl

What is the service cost of the Renault Triber?

Over the years, the French automaker has penetrated deep inside the country. Despite being a fairly new automaker, spare parts and service isn’t an issue at all with Renault. Here is a breakup of its expected maintenance cost.

Renault Triber service cost Year/Kilometres Approx. Cost
1st year maintenance cost 1yr / 10,000 Rs 780
2nd year maintenance cost 2yr / 20,000 Rs 1170
3rd year maintenance cost 3yr / 30,000 Rs 1440
4th year maintenance cost 4yr / 40,000 Rs 3640
5th year maintenance cost 5yr / 50,000 Rs 3140

Please note the costs mentioned are approximate figures.

*Kilometres or year, whichever is earlier

3. Maruti S Presso

Maruti S Presso

Ex-showroom Price: Rs 3.70 – 5.13 lakh

Why should you buy Maruti S Presso?

  • For people on a budget, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is a good car to own if you are looking for the Alto or Kwid.
  • The door open wide and seating position is higher compared to the Alto or Kwid.
  • The SUVish appearance gives it excellent headroom, shoulder room and legroom.
  • The unique body design might appear flimsy in images but the small car looks good when seen in the flesh.
  • It gets a 270-litre boot, which is great for a car of this segment
  • It is available with a petrol engine and returns an impressive mileage of 21.7kmpl

Here are the engine specifications of the Maruti S-Presso:

Engine 1.0-litre petrol 1.0-litre CNG
Power 68PS 59PS
Torque 90Nm 78Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/ AMT 5-speed manual/ AMT
Mileage 21.4kmpl 31.2km/kg

What is the service cost of the Maruti S-Presso?

Maruti Suzuki cars are always low on maintenance due to readily available parts and service centres across the length and breadth of the country.

Here is a breakup of its expected maintenance cost.

Maruti S-Presso Service Year/Kilometres Approx. Cost
1st year maintenance cost 1yr / 10,000 Rs 1360
2nd year maintenance cost 2yr / 20,000 Rs 4660
3rd year maintenance cost 3yr / 30,000 Rs 3560
4th year maintenance cost 4yr / 40,000 Rs 4660
5th year maintenance cost 5yr / 50,000 Rs 3560

Please note the costs mentioned are approximate figures.

*Kilometres or year, whichever is earlier

4. Tata Harrier

Tata Harrier Exterior 2020

Ex-showroom Price: Rs 13.84 – 20.29 lakh

Why should you buy Tata Harrier?

  • Tata’s 5-seater SUV gets pure European looks which are sure to turn heads wherever it passes by.
  • It offers class-leading cabin space and not to mention the 90-degree wide opening doors and flat floor.
  • The 6-speed automatic transmission is buttery smooth to drive in the city as well as on the highways.
  • The big panoramic sunroof makes the cabin feel airier.
  • The JBL sound system offers soothing music quality where no bass gets unheard.
  • The diesel engine gets more powerful in the 2020 avatar with 30 PS of additional top-up.
  • It offers traction control, ABS with EBD, dual airbags, ESP, hill hold and rollover mitigation as standard across the variants
  • Tata is offering discounts of up to Rs 65,000. You might strike a good deal during the festive days when you drop in any Tata showroom near you.

Here are the engine specifications of the Tata Harrier:

Engine 2.0-litre diesel
Power 170PS
Torque 350Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual/ 6-speed torque converter
Mileage 17kmpl

What is the service cost of the Tata Harrier?

The maintenance cost of the Harrier SUV is significantly cheaper than most of its competitors.

Here is a breakup of its expected maintenance cost.

Tata Harrier Service Year/Kilometres* Approx. Cost
1st year maintenance cost 1yr / 20,000 Rs 9290
2nd year maintenance cost 2yr / 30,000 Rs 6120
3rd year maintenance cost 3yr / 40,000 Rs 9020
4th year maintenance cost 4yr / 50,000 Rs 6120
5th year maintenance cost 5yr / 60,000 Rs 9020

Please note the costs mentioned are approximate figures.

*Kilometres or year, whichever is earlier

5. Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet Review

Ex-showroom Price: Rs 13.84 – 20.29 lakh

Why should you buy Kia Sonet?

  • The Sonet SUV gives you decent road presence thanks to its taller height and raised stance (205mm of ground clearance).
  • The commanding stance means that you don’t have to bend down to get in the car. Egress and ingress are smooth in the Sonet.
  • Practical car with a lot of cubby holes and storages spaces across the cabin. 1-litre bottle holder on each door.
  • Plethora of features with some unheard in this segment such as Ventilated seats, air purifier, perfume dispenser and more
  • It gets a 7-speaker Bose sound system and a large 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
  • Several engines and transmission gearbox options to choose from.

Here are the engine specifications of the Kia Sonet:

Engine 1.0L petrol 1.2L petrol 1.5L diesel
Power 120PS 83PS 100PS/115PS (AT)
Torque 172Nm 115Nm 240Nm/250Nm (AT)
Transmission 6-speed iMT/ 7-speed DCT 5-speed MT 6-speed MT/AT
Mileage 18.2kmpl /18.3kmpl (DCT) 18.4kmpl 24.1kmpl/19kmpl (AT)

What is the service cost of the Kia Sonet?

Although Kia is a new brand, it has fast caught up with the service stations in key locations of the country. So, maintaining the Kia SUV shouldn’t be a problem if you have a showroom nearby.

Here is a breakup of its expected maintenance cost.

Kia Sonet Service Year/Kilometres* Petrol (turbo/1.2L) Diesel
1st year maintenance cost 1yr / 10,000 Rs 3150/ Rs 2485 Rs 3674
2nd year maintenance cost 2yr / 20,000 Rs 5505/ Rs 4840 Rs 5698
3rd year maintenance cost 3yr / 30,000 Rs 5485/ Rs 4820 Rs 5690
4th year maintenance cost 4yr / 40,000 Rs 6554/ Rs 5705 Rs 6898
5th year maintenance cost 5yr / 50,000 Rs 5670/ Rs 4995 Rs 5864

Please note the costs mentioned are approximate figures.

*Kilometres or year, whichever is earlier

We wish you have a safe and blissful festive season ahead. Enjoy the ride, drive safe.

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