We are looking to replace our 2004 Maruti Suzuki Baleno sedan which has done close to 2 lakh km. Out budget is Rs 10-11 lakh, and the requirements are value for money, comfort, fuel efficiency and low maintenance. Also, it should be an automatic. We either go for the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga auto, Baleno CVT or wait for the S-cross petrol auto. Though these cars belong to different segments, which would be a better buy? Currently, we also own a 2012 Ertiga diesel that has already done 1.60 lakh km.
Hans Parakkadan, Thane
AAA Since you have used an old Baleno for over 12 years, you will be used to the passenger room and luggage space a sedan offers; so it’s best you continue with a car that offers you the same. The S-cross would have been a logical upgrade but it doesn’t come with a petrol motor or an automatic gearbox. We suggest you stretch your budget and go in for the Maruti Ciaz automatic which has lots of space, a comfortable ride and a smooth engine. It’s not the most fuel efficient though, but being a Maruti it should be reliable and give you trouble-free service.