Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Even after a decade of fierce competition from across the globe, every second car sold in India is a Maruti and that says something about its cars. The Indian car maker has evolved from a license-raj crony to a full-fledged car maker and this reflects in its products. The all-new Dzire, launched earlier this year, shows you how. Selling more than 30,000 units two months in a row, the Dzire is the best car you can buy in the Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs range.
While you may all think that maintenance of Maruti cars is the cheapest, Ford has pleasantly surprised us in this aspect. The Ford Ecosport SUV is one of the better-built compact SUVs in the market and a performer with its 100bhp diesel engine. And our boss, who owns one, paid less than Rs 2,000 for its 10,000km service. And the new 2017 Ecosport is slated to arrive early next month.
We Indians love to get a big bang for our bucks and Hyundai has always managed to do that. Currently the second largest car seller in India, Hyundai had nailed the feature game when it launched the fluidic Verna in 2009. Hyundai has managed to repeat the same feat again in 2017 with the all-new Verna being loaded to the gills with features and equipment. The Citys and the Ciazs in the market should be facing the heat already.
Skoda Octavia RS
Seldom do car buyers in India opt for those all-out performance vehicles. It is really a cult, of sorts, and for us speed-freaks, the RS badge has a special place in our hearts. Skoda decided to give us a special cracker this Diwali and no, we aren’t talking about the ones that people burst during the festival of lights. The Octavia RS is Skoda’s 227bhp rocket, launched this Diwali for just over Rs 30 lakhs.
Diwali is always celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and it is very easy to get carried away. Speaking about safety, the first thing that comes to mind is a Volvo. With their all-new cars, Volvo is re-inventing itself globally and also breathing a new life into its Indian journey. With world-class cars, technology and top-ranked safety, a good-looking Volvo will certainly make you stand out this Diwali.