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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga leads in Olx Autos Autocar used award

Maruti Suzuki wins five categories of the 2023 OLX Autos Autocar Pre-Owned Car Awards; For the second time in a row, Toyota received the award voted for by viewers for “Best Used Car Brand of the Year”.

When it comes to buying a used car, there isn’t much help so to help you make the right decision and ensure that you spend your money wisely we bring you the Used Car Awards. used.

Last year, together with OLX Autos, we held the opening ceremony of the ‘Used Car Awards’ and this year too, we join hands with OLX Autos to present you the second edition of the award. reward.

But what makes a car a good purchase? Affordability or does that mean lower resale value onward for you? Do you factor in a service network? What about the car’s physical attributes like space and features? To come up with an accurate recommendation – together with a team of industry experts – we created a 10-parameter assessment that takes into account both a vehicle’s affordability as well as its selling potential. goods in the future.

Affordability data from recent (November 2022) Autocar India-OLX Car resale value research, based on actual transaction details. Maintenance affordability data was also used from the Autocar India Maintenance Cost Study. The position of the model in its life cycle and its brand image are also parameters, as are reliability and quality of service. In addition, the jury evaluated a model’s ability to deliver value for money, space and practicality as well as the overall package.

Awards are given to the best hatchback, sedan and SUV in each price segment, while for the MPV and luxury segments, awards are given to the price categories. And of course, the overall winners are also in the categories, taking home the title of ‘Best Used Car of the Year’. There is also an online vote to decide the viewer’s choice for Best Used Car Brand. Only brands that are still in production will be considered, and in each vehicle category three models are nominated. The review covers cars between two and five years old, and after much deliberation, here are the winners.

Best Used Small Hatchback: Renault Kwid

Kwid may not boast the same extensive service network as the other contenders, but it’s a great package that offers decent interior space, features including a touchscreen and portability. act very well. Its SUV-esque character also gives it a slightly enhanced brand image. Furthermore, it strikes a good balance between low depreciation and affordability to purchase, and over 60,000 km, the maintenance costs are cheaper than the other two Marutis.

nominations: Maruti Alto, Renault Kwid, Maruti S-Presso

Best Used Midsize Hatchback: Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

The Grand i10 Nios takes the crown with an impressive list of features that give used car buyers a toolkit they can only experience at the higher price tiers. The interior also looks neat and modern. Service costs are slightly lower than both Marutis and Hyundai’s service network is also very extensive throughout India. While its average purchase price is higher, it holds up well, depreciating at a slower rate than the Swift.

nominations: Maruti WagonR, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, MarutiSwift

Best Used Large Hatchback: Maruti Baleno

All three contenders in this segment offer the features you’d expect from a higher-segment hatchback, but the Baleno and Glanza’s interiors are also roomier and more comfortable. Both the Baleno and its badge-swapping brother, Glanza, are also cheaper than the i20, which has a higher average price, especially for the automatic versions. The two had a melee fight, but Baleno overtook Glanza for the lead thanks to a broader service network.

nominations: Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanz, hyundai i20

Best used compact car: Honda Amaze

While Honda’s reliability helps the Amaze in this battle, the car’s spacious cabin and powertrain choice including a diesel CVT automatic really give it a solid edge. Interestingly, Amaze is also cheaper to maintain than both Dzire and Tigor. Honda’s compact sedan may not be popular in the new car segment, but it’s possible to buy a very good used car and thus win an award here.

nominations: Maruti Dzire, motorbike, tata tigor

Best used midsize car: Maruti Ciaz

Against his opponents, Ciaz really made the judges feel light. For starters, its average purchase price is significantly lower than that of Verna and City, and while maintenance costs are higher, they differ only slightly. Furthermore, the Ciaz offers all the expected features and has a very spacious interior that looks and feels like a big car – important factors when buying a sedan.

nominations: Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna

Best used small SUV: Maruti Brezza

Both Koreans surpass the Brezza in terms of features, especially the Sonet, which offers a very extensive list and upscale interiors. Also taking advantage of the long wait times they both enjoy in the new car space, the Sonet and Venue are more expensive than the Brezza – the Kia is significantly more expensive. So they lost their land massively; furthermore, although Maruti may not have Sonet’s flash, it offers all the expected features.

nominations: Maruti Brezza, Kia sonet, Location Hyundai

Best used midsize SUV: Hyundai Creta

With models like the Duster uncontroversial, the Scorpio made the shortlist this year. However, while it has a lot of appeal, it is only for a specific audience. Furthermore, Creta and Seltos beat Scorpio in the areas of modernity, functionality and reliability. Between the two Korean brothers, the Creta trumps the Seltos thanks to a slightly more comfortable interior and a wider service network.

nominations: Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Mahindra Scorpio

Best used luxury SUV: MG Hector

While its features may not match those of the competition, the Hector has an impressive list of accessories and is very comfortable and spacious inside. There is also a choice of petrol and diesel powertrains. Furthermore, Hector has a good balance between an affordable purchase price and low depreciation, it also has significantly lower maintenance costs, all of which add up to make it a good used item. .

nominations: Tata Harrier, MG Hector, jeep compass

Best used MPV: Maruti Ertiga

Each of these MPVs perform very well in their respective price segments, however, what disappoints the Innova is the hefty purchase price, while the weak engine is a sore point for the Triber. Otherwise, the Ertiga delivers on all fronts, nothing else can compete with it in its segment and it offers all the expected features and good packing space. What makes it a used item is its great combination of low depreciation and low purchase price.

nominations: Toyota Innova, Maruti Ertiga, Renault tribe

Best used luxury car: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Taking home the award in the new car category for this year is the E-Class. Just like the MPV, the cars here also perform in different price segments, so the reviewer looked at the performance of each in its segment. The E-Class, with its comfortable legroom and excellent rear-seat legroom, does more justice to its intended buyer, moreover, Mercedes’ badge value holds a rather attractive position. in the used car space.

nominations: BMW X1, Audi A4, Mercedes E-Class

Best used car brand as voted by viewers: Toyota Kirloskar Motor

With a jury weighing the winners in each category, we announced to our readers the Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Used Car Brand and after more than two weeks of online voting Online, Toyota is clearly the favorite, with nearly 50 percent expressing preference and trust in the Japanese brand. Toyota’s image of reliability and good service record clearly make the difference here.

Best used car of the year: Maruti Ertiga

Picking a winner in the categories depends on how well a vehicle performs in its segment or is fundamentally fit for its purpose. And it is here that Suzuki’s MPV really shines and stands out from the rest. As a comfortable mover, it ticks all the boxes. Its 7-seater configuration offers ample and flexible space, comfortable seats, good ride quality and has all the features expected. That’s why Ertiga brought it home Autocar of the Year Award 2019. And as a used item, the Ertiga has both, low purchase price as well as low depreciation and that makes it very attractive in the used space. It’s no surprise, then, that it took home the 2023 Used Car of the Year award.

Meet the Jury

(From left to right) Hemal N Thakkar, director, CRISIL Limited, Avik Chattopadhyay, co-founder and partner of brand strategy firm Expereal, Ravi Bhatia, president and director of JATO Dynamics India, Amit Kumar , Managing Director, OLX Autos India, Renuka Kirpalani, Executive Editor, Video, Autocar India, Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor, Autocar India, and Sergius Barretto, Managing Editor, Autocar India.

Also see:

OLX Autos Autocar Used Car Research: A Resale Story


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