We help our reader pick between the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Octavia, and Honda City.
I recently bought a Kia Sonet for my wife, and I enjoy driving it too. I took it to the hills as well, and it wasn’t bad. Although, it’s a tad small with the kids at the back and I found the boot space lacking. But it’s a good car for her to drive in congested Delhi. I have a chauffeur-driven Yaris, and self-driven Accord and Corolla. Both the latter cars are old and will be sold as soon as their 15-year threshold looms. My question is, what do I buy next? I have shortlisted the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Octavia, and the Honda City. I travel to the hills five to six times a year, and in the long term will buy a BMW 330i.
Navtej Singh, via email
Since you already have a compact SUV for your wife and sedans for yourself, it might be a good idea to stick with a sedan. Clearly, the new Octavia is a class apart, though it is quite overpriced. But if money isn’t an object, then the Octavia will give you far more pleasure than any other car on your shortlist. It feels like a European luxury car built with top class quality.