So you have decided to buy a new car? Fantastico its a great decision ! So what are you looking for in a new car? When I put this question to my best friend who was planning to buy a new car he appeared zapped.
Actually this is a question that a lot of people face and because they do not know the answer they may end up buying a car that may not be their first choice.
Buying a car in India is a big decision.
If I were to put this question to myself then I would list the following qualities or criteria while selecting a car.
1 A car made in India: Reason I love my country and a car made fully in India is designed to work on Indian roads and Indian conditions.
b) The spares are easily available and are more competitively priced as compared to cars which are fully imported.
b)Due to higher import duty on foreign cars I can buy a higher end model car in my given budget as compared to a base model of a foreign car.
c)When I buy a car that is made in India I am not only saving money but the money I spend on a car is giving employment to fellow Indians.
c) I want to buy a car that I look good with. Just take a selfie with the Indian cars that are being built and sold in the country and compare it with the foreign ones . With latest ergonomic designs and features
the Indian cars can give any foreign car a run for their money.
d) Indian cars have a wider service network and even if you need some help with your car in the middle of nowhere you are likely to find a mechanic who can fix your car.
By now I realize that this discussion of ours is getting a bit generic when I say an Indian car. So from here on I would be more specific and safely use the example of a car from TATA motors to take this discussion forward. The reason I use TATA motors is the fact that when I use the phrase Indian car the first word that comes to my mind is TATA motors as this is a brand that is producing trucks, passenger cars and all kinds of vehicles for a very long time now but the beauty is that they have been constantly upgrading and reinventing their product line .As a result they have evolved the Brand TATA motors into a company that exports their cars to various parts of the world. Such is their prowess at their trade that they purchased the leading brand Jaguar which was an ailing company then and have turned it into a much sought after brand once again. Today TATA motors is exporting its cars to various countries and has happy and loyal consumers all around the world. So what is good for the rest of the world is good enough for me as well.With the launch of TATA Motors Zica it would add another trusted car to its existing portfolios of passenger cars.
It is a hatchback. It is designed to look compact from the outside but spacious from the inside.
e) I want a car that has plush interiors and a good view of the road and with TATA motors functionality is part of the DNA of every model that they build.
Talking about a car that is loaded with features I cannot help but mention the presence of parking sensors that would help me park the car even on difficult and tight parking spots.
g)I need a good entertainment option: Such as play music from my mobile , radio or saved on my device thanks to the smartphone integration, Bluetooth and a Herman sound system.
h) Show me the way. With India always on the moves roads ,cities and townships ate being built all the time and there is growing traffic as well so a navigation system is a must.
i)Good fuel efficiency and power under its hood. I am looking forward to the petrol variant with the
Tata Zica Revotron 1.2 engine you get 83bhp @ 6000rpm; 114Nm @ 3500rpm making it stand tall amongst its peers.
Don't take my word for it go ahead and take a test drive and experience it yourself first hand. After all “Test Drive Karne Ke Aur Dekhne ke Paise Nahin Lagte”
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.