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Kia Seltos HTE or Renault Duster RxZ

This is a great question. Not a lot of people directly compare the Duster to the Seltos because not many know that the Duster went through a huge price revision and is priced like a compact SUV while being a non-compact one (above 4m in length).

The Renault Duster RxZ and Kia Seltos HTE variants are very similarly priced.

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The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are very similar cars. What’s unique about them?

The Creta and Seltos are practically the same cars with the same platforms, engines and transmission options. They are differently packed and come with mildly different price tags.

While there could be quite a few differences that the Creta has, here’s what makes the biggest impact

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How to choose between the 1.5L Diesel Ford Figo and the 1.0L Turbo Petrol Volkswagen Polo.

Powerful question, this one. It is not easy comparing the two. Not because the Volkswagen Polo’s 1.0L TSI is a turbo petrol and the Ford Figo’s 1.5L TDCI is a turbo diesel, but it is because of what these cars stand for.

Both the cars are emotional purchases, you buy either one because you are impressed by what it does and not what it has.

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Question – Should I pick a manual or automatic transmission for my Kia Seltos?

The Kia Seltos (Hyundai Creta too) is one car that offers a wide range of engines and transmissions. I don’t think any other single model offers 3 engines + 4 types of transmissions in the Indian auto ecosystem.

Coming to which could be better between the manual and the automatic, it falls back completely on which engine you’re looking to buy.

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Question – Tata Altroz Petrol or Ford Freestyle diesel?

The Tata Altroz and Ford Freestyle are cars that don’t usually get compared head-on, but when you compare the prices – we understand, it does create confusion.

The better way to approach this confusion is to look at how these cars are different. All cars, just like regular products, have strengths and weaknesses. And compare them what you’re looking for in a car.

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Deciding between the Tata Altroz Diesel and the Ford Aspire Diesel

The Tata Altroz is the newest car in the segment. The Ford Aspire, yet old, has a significant market share when it comes to diesel engines. While both have 1.5L diesel engines, the differences is all about how the cars are built around these engines and how different they are when it comes to their attributes.

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How do the 2020 Honda City and Škoda Rapid compare?

The Škoda Rapid and Honda City are cars that have an exclusive fan base for their attributes. The Rapid, from what I’ve seen, is an aspiring car for a lot of buyers. While these buyers may consider other cars like the Volkswagen Vento, they don’t usually look at the other brands. The Honda city buyer is more or less fixed about the Honda City, unless something really puts them off about the car or the car doesn’t have what they want.

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BS-6 diesel SUVs under 10 Lakhs On-Road

Diesel compact SUVs have gotten consistently expensive over time, thanks to taxation as well as higher emission norms. If you’re looking for a sub-10 Lakh diesel SUV, you have options – but you’d only get the lowest variants available.

These are best options for a BS-6 compact SUV with a diesel engine:

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