Although hatchbacks are among the most popular segments of cars in the car markets, the sale of sedans is also picking up rapidly. This is why various car manufacturers are lining up a wide range of sedans. Thus, more and more people are opting for Sedans. From the entry level to the superior level to the super-luxury level, there are a wide range of sedans to choose from according to various needs and budgets.
Sedans boast of a healthy proportion in the car market, in fact many models have proven themselves to be the leaders of the car market. Ford Classic and Mahindra Verito are also included in this desirable list of Sedans. Are you planning to buy a sedan in the near future? Then you should not forget to consider these fabulous cars in your options list. Let us see which one of these is better for you.
The new Ford Classic sports a contemporary dynamic automotive design and it is a perfect combo of style and aggression. The sedan flaunts a powerful grille, a well-built bonnet, sporty wheel arches and the chrome finished side panels provide it an attractive look. The body colored radiator grille, 15 inch sporty alloy wheels, newly designed crystal headlamps and tail-lamps offer it strength with beauty. The Ford Classic measures 4,282 mm in length, 1,686 mm in width and 1,486 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2860mm and the turning radius is 4.9 meters.
Mahindra Verito also sports a stylish, charismatic and dynamic look. The all new Verito has a class, comfort and technology. With enhanced chrome finished front grille complementing the full wheel covers and body color bumpers, the sedan looks extremely attractive and elegant. The front and rear fog lamps and the high mounted rear lights make the car even safer in bad environments. The sedan has a seating capacity of 5 people. It measures 4,247 mm in length, 1,740 mm in width and 1,534 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2630 mm and the ground clearance is 172 mm. As far as the dimensions are concerned, Ford Classic has a bit better overall length but in spite of that the Verito has a much longer wheelbase so it has enough legroom. Also width and height of Verito are larger.
Ford Classic flaunts attractive and graceful dual tone interiors and a better storage space with an ability to carry magazines, bottles or any other things conveniently. The comfortable seats minimize the vibrations, harshness and body motion to offer a comfortable ride. The wooden, chrome and leather finished hydro graphic interiors with silver accents on steering and AC vents, leather steering, courtesy reading lights offer a luxury feel to the passengers. The spacious cabin provides enough legroom (1215 mm/890 mm: Front/Rear), headroom (940mm/925mm: Front/Rear) and shoulder room (1330 mm) so that one can easily stretch the legs and relax. The boot capacity is 430 liters. The adjustable driver seat and steering wheel with leather cover and audio controls provide a convenient driving experience. Other comfort features include Leather Upholstery, Automatic Climate Control AC, Remote Boot Release, Audio System with In Dash 6-CD Changer and Speakers, Power Windows Hydrographic Finish, Power Mirrors, Front Courtesy Lamps that fade when the door closes, Integrated Map Front Reading Lamps and Individual Rear Reading Lamps.
Space Optimization Design offers a great style statement to the Mahindra Verito. The car has been designed for being more spacious with ample legroom, head room and shoulder room. The finest upholstery, carbon force steering wheel, wooden centre console, door trims in swirls velour fabric, flush carpets, twin colored seats with diamond tweeds make the car more luxurious. Some other features adding to the luxury feel include Cabin Heater, Fabric Upholstery, Air Conditioner, Digital Clock, electric power Steering, Power Windows, Vanity Mirror, Rear Seat Headrests, Remote Fuel Lid Opener, Seat Lumbar Support, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, front door map pockets, sun visors, ashtrays, luggage compartment carpet, Cigarette Lighter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Driver Information System (DIS), LCD display, Tachometer, Glove Compartment, audible heat light On-Reminder, Outside Temperature Display, door open warning light on IC, Digital Odometer and much more. This sedan has a seating capacity of 5 passengers.
Engine and Performance:
Ford Classic is available with two types of engines that offer different level of power and engine performance. Four variants of the Classic possess a 1.6L, 1596cc, Duratec petrol engine producing 101bhp power for high engine performance and excellent acceleration. Other three variants of Ford Classic are powered by a 1.4L, 1399cc, Duratorq TDCi diesel engine producing a max power of 68PS at 4000rpm. The Dura technology offers high performance DuraVroom acceleration, DuraSave fuel efficiency and DuraSmooth driving experience. The petrol engine offers an excellent acceleration of 100 kmph in 11.43 seconds and a top speed mark of 170kmph. The diesel engine offers an acceleration of 100kmph in just 12.8 seconds and a top speed mark of 165 kmph.
Verito has both petrol and diesel engines. The first one is a 1.4 L, 4 cylinder, 1390cc, petrol engine mated with five speed manual transmission. This SOHC engine is fuel efficient and offers stress-free performance with a maximum power of 75 hp at 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 110 Nm at 3000 rpm. The diesel engine is packed with 1.5 L, 4 cylinder 1461cc with 5 speed manual transmission. The In-line dCi engine helps offering a better performance. This engine produces a maximum power of 65 hp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 160 Nm at 2000 rpm through a five speed manual transmission. All the variants of the Verito are also available as BS III and BS IV compliant. With a MPFI fuel system, the 1.5 L engine offers an awesome performance with an acceleration of 100 km in only 17.2 seconds and a top speed of 151 kmph. The handling of Ford Classic is super accurate. Verito also offers good handling, but it is not as accurate as the Classic.
Handling and Safety:
The Ford car has two types of wheels including alloy wheels and steel wheels. The front wheels are outfitted with ventilated disc brakes and the rear wheels are equipped with drum brakes. The larger diameter ventilated disc brakes are assisted by Antilock Brake System (ABS) with EBD that allow the car to de-accelerate quickly so that it may never slip out of control. This sedan has been equipped with a wide range of safety features including Driver Airbag, Anti-Theft engine immobilizer, Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), ELR (Emergency locking retractor), Anti Submarine Seats, Central Locking, Child Lock, Fuel Cut Off (in case of a collision) and Seatbelts that tighten when the car collides.
Mahindra Verito comes with 14 inches wheel with full wheel covers. The wheels are packed with puncture resistance tubeless tyres that enable driving even on bad roads without a fear of getting a flat tyre. The size of the tyre is 185/70 R14 Tubeless, which is good for controlling the car in an off-road situations. The big tyre size offers a convenient driving experience even on slippery roads. The front brakes are disc type and the rear brakes are drum type. The car also features an advanced ABS with EBD, which is very helpful to de-accelerate the car and offer a better control. Verito has a better suspension system in which front suspensions are MacPherson-type with wishbone link and the rear is of H-section torsion beam type with programmed deflection-coil spring. Other safety features include Central Locking, Child proof rear door locks, driver airbag, honeycomb dashboard, Magnesium steering wheel frame, remote door locking, Anti-Theft alarm, Halogen headlamps, front and rear fog lamps, door open warning light on IC, Key less Entry, electrical rear window child lock, Prismatic Inside rear view day & night Mirror, rear and side Impact Beams, collapsible steering column, adjustable front and rear head restraints, adjustable front seat belts, laminated windshield, etc.
The Ford Classic has 6 variants with prices ranging from Rs. 5.54 Lakhs to Rs. 7.82 Lakhs. These 6 variants include Ford Classic Duratec 1.6 Petrol LXi (Rs. 5.54 Lakhs), Ford Classic Duratec 1.6 Petrol CLXi (Rs. 6.19 Lakhs), Ford Classic Duratec 1.6 Petrol Titanium (Rs. 6.86 Lakhs), Ford Classic Duratorq 1.4 Diesel LXi (Rs. 6.81 Lakhs), Ford Classic Duratorq 1.4 Diesel CLXi (Rs. 7.23 Lakhs) and Ford Classic Duratorq 1.4 Diesel Titanium (Rs. 7.82 Lakhs).
Mahindra Verito also possesses 5 variants (2 petrol and 3 diesel) priced between Rs. 5.27 Lakhs and Rs. 7.14 Lakhs. These are Mahindra Verito G2 Petrol for Rs. 5.27 Lakhs, Mahindra Verito G4 Petrol for Rs. 5.49 Lakhs, Mahindra Verito D2 Diesel for Rs. 6.26 Lakhs, Mahindra Verito D4 Diesel for Rs. 6.48 Lakhs and Mahindra Verito D6 Diesel for Rs. 7.14 Lakhs.