OD: We do hope Toyota brings the Vios to India. It is a popular car in south-east Asia and it makes sense to get it here. We have no confirmation yet from Toyota, but expect to see the car sometime this year. We've also driven the car in Malaysia.
OD: Both the Fluence and Elantra offer a good ride especially at the rear, you can also consider the Toyota Corolla. There are no soft-roaders that offer a ride that's as good as these similarly priced sedans.
OD: The Volkswagen Vento TSI is the quickest of the lot and offers the more modern DSG unit. It's also the better car when it comes to dynamics. The Honda, however, offers a lot more comfort features, better efficiency and more cabin as well as boot space. Maintenance costs are similar but the City won't depreciate as much as the Vento. The Verna has been around for quite a while and will soon be replaced by an all-new model.
OD: The Ciaz currently offers the best value in the segment. However, as you said, the 1.4 petrol motor does feel underpowered especially when compared to its rivals. The diesel, in fact, offers better performance. The Honda City is still our choice- the car is slightly more expensive than the Ciaz but offers better performance, driveability and comfort.
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