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Which is the better pick between the Ford Figo, Tata Altroz and Volkswagen Polo?

The Altroz, Figo and Polo are compelling cars, each in their own way and can make it very confusing for anyone considering these three options.

To decide between the three, its better to look at the differences – both objective and subjective, to help arrive at a logical conclusion.

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Is there a more economical alternative to the Volkswagen Polo TSI when it comes to build quality and high power?

There are lots of things that the Polo that make it the Polo – be it the steering feel or the torque output at around 2000 RPM from the 1.0L TSI engine.

But yes, it is quite too expensive for its size and practicality. Maintenance cost too, is on the higher side.

There is no direct alternative to the Polo, but if you are looking for something close to it with some compromises, here’s what comes to my mind.

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S-Cross or Duster? Which one would you pick?

Believe it or not, the Renault Duster and the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross are closer than you think in terms of price. This is both the cars are sold with the option of a petrol engine only since the BS6 norms kicked in. The Renault Duster’s pricing ranges from 8.59-9.99 Lakh for the top-spec RXZ variant. The S-Cross’s prices range from 8.39-12.39 lakh for the top-end Alpha AT variant. But we’ll be concentrating on the top-end Manual variants as the Duster is not offered with an automatic.

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BS6 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Launched

Maruti Suzuki India Limited have launched the already well known S-Cross in petrol guise now. The S-Cross used to come with the 1.3L multijet diesel which has now been replaced by the 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine paired with the “smart Hybrid” tech that is currently being used in the Ciaz, Ertiga, Brezza and the XL6. The claimed mileage for the new S-Cross is 18.55 Km/L (MT) & 18.43 Km/L (AT).

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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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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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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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