Cars to keep for five years or less
Carmakers keep launching new cars every year. Some car enthusiasts like to own a car for a short period of time, say five years or less. They like to upgrade to the latest car after every three to five years. If you are someone who likes to change cars in quick successions, stay tuned as we discuss top five cars that are best to own for five years or less. Let’s go.
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The Kushaq is the latest offering from Skoda. It sits in the most competitive C-SUV segment. The Skoda Kushaq is offers two turbocharged petrol engine options in the segment. All other competitors have a single turbo-petrol unit on sale. The 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine produces 113bhp & 178Nm of torque. The other is the 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that produces 148bhp & 250Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard while 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre engines get a six-speed automatic and a seven-speed DSG automatic unit as an option, respectively. The Skoda Kushaq price starts at Rs 12.91 lakh and goes up to Rs 21.36 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Volkswagen Taigun is a similar offering as the Skoda Kushaq. This SUV is also placed in the same C-SUV segment and competes against the Hyundai Creta & the Kia Seltos. The 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine produces 113bhp & 178Nm of torque. The other is the 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that produces 148bhp & 250Nm of torque. The gearbox options are also similar to the Skoda Kushaq. The car is equally feature-loaded. The Volkswagen Taigun price starts from Rs 12.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 21.21 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Cars for five years – Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass is a rugged and aggressive car that is placed in the premium side of the mid-size SUV segment. The Jeep Compass gets a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 160bhp & 250Nm of torque. The Jeep Compass also gets a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 168bhp & 350Nm of torque.
Both engines get a six-speed manual gearbox. A seven-speed DCT gearbox is offered with the petrol engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission with a 4×4 drive configuration is offered with a diesel engine. The Jeep compass price starts from Rs 21.16 lakh and goes up to Rs 35.91 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
The Hyundai Elantra is a premium sedan placed above the Verna. The Elantra gets a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 152bhp & 192Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 112bhp & 250Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard while a six-speed torque converter automatic is offered as an option.
The car comes with many segment-first features like a smart trunk, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, wireless charging, and an electric sunroof. The Hyundai Elantra price starts from Rs 21.18 lakh to Rs 25.65 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Cars for five years – Mahindra Alturas G4
The Alturas G4 is Mahindra’s offering in the full-size SUV segment. This SUV is the rebadged version of the second-generation SsangYong Rexton. The Alturas G4 gets a powerful and refined engine. The Alturas G4 offers an amazing road presence. The Alturas G4 is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 185bhp & 420Nm of torque paired to a seven-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. A 4WD system is also offered as an option. The Mahindra Alturas G4 price starts from Rs 35.03 lakh and goes up to Rs 38.63 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
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