By Ishan Sareen
India goes diesel with petrol price hike
Pros : Powerful engine, low price for a SUV
Cons : Lack of power windows, ABS, airbags
Diesel car was on my mind for a long time but the sudden bump in petrol prices have made me impatient now to buy a diesel car. Mahindra Scorpio has been my favourite, though I will go for Mahindra Scorpio EX BS IV variant that is priced at Rs 7.79 (ex-showroom price). Petrol car is not an option, too high prices, I had a bike and this would be my first car, the muscular looks would suit my personality too.
Office is at a distant place so diesel engine would save me a lot of money. The SUV is housed with a sturdy 2.5 lire m2DiCR diesel engine mated to a manual transmission. Basic features like power steering, a powerful air conditioner remote boot opener, remote fuel lid opener are present in Scorpio. It would be rational to spend money on a diesel vehicle rather than spending huge chunk of money of my income in petrol.