From the heap of cars, we have picked top 5 alternatives to the very popular Maruti Swift.
Maruti’s flagship hatchback, Swift is set for a generation change early next year. With over 12 years in India, brand Swift continues its dominance in terms of sales, though there are many new cars (across segments) that are better equipped and are available at almost same price. From the heap of cars, we have picked top 5 alternatives to the very popular Maruti Swift, read on to know more.
Hyundai gave its B segment hatchback (Grand i10) a facelift earlier this year that primarily encompassed cosmetic changes, additional in-cabin tech and anew 1.2-litre diesel engine. A close competitor to Maruti Swift, this Korean hatchback is among the top-selling models in India (based on monthly sales). Powered by the 84bhp, 1.2-litre, petrol and 74bhp, 1.2-litre U2 CRDi oil burner, Grand i10 offers almost similar power as Swift.
Additional Features – On the feature front, Hyundai Grand i10 offers additional features including a 4-speed automatic gearbox, rear view camera, touchscreen infotainment system, navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto etc.
|Maruti Swift||Hyundai Grand i10|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 4.80 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh||Rs 4.59 lakh to Rs 7.37 lakh|
|Mileage (km/l)||20.4 (P) & 25.2 (D)||18.9 (P) & 24 (D)|
The new-generation Figo could not replicate success witnessed by its predecessor, albeit it is a better equipped product and an overall great package. In a bit to keep it abreast of the competition, Ford incorporated multiple new elements in the hatchback. A radically changed exterior, spacious cabin and a bunch of new tech makes Figo a good bet in the B segment. The Figo carline comes with three 88bhp, 1.2-litre petrol, 110.4bhp, 1.5-litre petrol and 99bhp, 1.5-litre diesel engine with a standard manual transmission and an optional auto box.
Additional Features – Automatic transmission, touchscreen infotainment system with voice control, optional side & curtain airbags, height adjustable front seats, ESP, HLA and TCS etc.
|Maruti Swift||Ford Figo|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 4.80 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh||Rs 4.80 lakh to Rs 7.80 lakh|
|(ex-showroom, Delhi)||20.4 (P) & 25.2 (D)||18.16 (P) & 25.83 (D)|
The new entrant in the subcompact SUV space is loaded with plethora of features including some of the segment first tech. Built on Tata’s new IMPACT design theme, it is a well-proportioned SUV with quirky elements and sharp styling that gives it an edge over rivals. Insides have been built keeping practicality at fore and while it offers comfortable space to the occupants, there are multiple storage point and a spacious boot for keeping luggage. Tata has used the 1.2-litre petrol unit with 108bhp against 170Nm and an all-new 1.5-litre oil burner that makes 108bhp with 260Nm torque. Both engines come with a standard 6-speed manual unit and an AMT unit is in pipeline.
Additional Features – The 6.5-inch floating touchscreen ConnectNext infotainment display, Harman sourced ConnectNext infotainment system, Android Auto, voice command for climate control, 350L boot space, multiple storage points, central console unit with a slider, multi-drive modes, park assist with camera etc.
|Maruti Swift||Tata Nexon|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 4.80 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh||Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 9.44 lakh|
|(ex-showroom, Delhi)||20.4 (P) & 25.2 (D)||17.88 (P) & 23.97 (D)|
Tata’s latest entry in the subcompact sedan segment, Tigor is based on the same underpinnings as Tiago and it not only shares most of the styling elements with the hatchback, but also gets the same set of engines. That said, the model derives power from the 83.8bhp, 1.2-litre petrol and 69.04bhp, 1.05-litre oil burner. Tata had launched the mode with a standard manual unit and an AMT gearbox has also been added to the carline.
Additional Features – Multi drive mode-ECO & CITY, foldable rear armrest with integrated cup holder, cooled-glovebox, electric boot unlocking, ConnectNext touchscreen system by Harman, voice command recognition, Juke-car app, image & video playback, 419-litre boot space, speed dependent auto door lock, follow-mw home headlamps, park assist with camera etc.
|Maruti Swift||Tata Tigor|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 4.80 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh||Rs 4.64 lakh to Rs 6.67 lakh|
|Mileage (km/l)||20.4 (P) & 25.2 (D)||22 (P) & 25.83 (D)|
Ford has incorporated multitudinous changes in the EcoSport facelift that now comes with an all-new 121.3bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine from Ford’s Dragon engine family. While the 99bhp, 1.5-litre TDI unit has been retained, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit has been dropped for now. Aside from the styling changes to the front, the new EcoSport gets an upmarket cabin with better plastic quality and more comfortable seats. In terms of connectivity & safety features, the new EcoSport is well-equipped and offers prominent bits as standard.
Additional Features – The Crash unlocking system, 352-litre boot space, multiple storage points, electric swing gate release etc.
The base variant (Ambiente) in the EcoSport line–up powered by the all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine gets standard ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, crash unlocking system, power door locks, rear child lock, power windows (front & rear), 12V power outlet, air conditioner, IRVM, audio system, Bluetooth connectivity etc.
|Maruti Swift ZXi||Ford EcoSport Ambiente|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 6.37 lakh||Rs 7.31 lakh|
|Mileage (km/l)||20.4 (P) & 25.2 (D)||17 (P) & 23 (D)|