Maruti Swift Vs Hyundai i20 Elite - Top competitors in the Indian market

Monday 06 October 2014, 08:07 AM by

Speak about hatchbacks in the country and names of two big brands immediately crop up in our minds. Maruti’s Swift and Hyundai recently launched Elite i20. Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have both been strong brands in the Indian market. For a while now news has also been doing rounds that Maruti Suzuki shall launch the facelifted version of Swift hatchback sometime soon. The diesel variant of recently launched Hyundai Elite i20 is priced at about Rs. 6.09 lakhs, whereas the petrol trim has been launched at Rs. 4.89 lakhs. Both the prices are ex-showroom Delhi based.

Maruti Swift Vs Hyundai i20 Elite - Top competitors in the Indian market |
New Hyundai i20 Elite

Last month, Hyundai India reported 8902 units sales for its newly launched Elite i20. The numbers are impressive as the hatchback’s sales number is a major contributor to total 35,041 units sales for the Hyundai brand in India. The fairly powered 1.2 litre engine returns an impressive fuel efficiency of about 18.6 kmpl. Whereas, the diesel version is powered by a 1.4 litre U2 CRDi engine that delivers top power of about 90 PS with a peak torque of about 22.4 kgm. The diesel trim also does not fail to impress and returns good fuel economy of about 22.54 kmpl. The new hatchback is mated with a safety pedal that ensures that the car comes to a halt when the driver accidentally steps on the brakes and accelerator simultaneously.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The current generation of Maruti Swift is available in petrol as well as diesel trims. Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine, whereas the diesel variant is powered by the existing 1.3 litre engine. The upcoming facelifted version may also be powered by similar engine and may receive fresh cosmetic upgrades. The petrol version delivers a decent fuel efficiency of 18.6 kmpl. Whereas, the diesel trim delivers an impressive mileage of about 22.9 kmpl. The diesel trim gets Turbocharger and Inter-cooler Combination thereby delivering higher torque, efficient combustion and cleaner emission.

Interiors in the new Hyundai Elite i20 carries a rich upmarket feel, whereas Swift also come with adequate legroom. Pricing aspect for the upcoming Maruti Swift is unknown for now, but it is believed that Maruti Suzuki has charge an additional Rs. 20,000 – 30,000 on the new trims.

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