My suggestion to you is, always buy a car from the big manufacturer, no matter how good the other product looks. I have been a happy v2 owner for past 3 years and the car is superior to every small vehicle out there (except Swift). But, after 3 years, I have realized how important resale is.
If you want to buy a small car, buy from Suzuki. In your case, Cultus will provide the best value for the money. You can go for the VXR option. If you want to buy a bigger car, jump straight over Saga, Alsvin etc. and get Yaris or Corolla, depending on your budget, or City / Civic if you like a little bit sporty ride. If you want a X-over / SUV, look no further than Kia or Hyundai. DO NOT buy anything else. End of advice.