Auto Expo 2018 saw India’s biggest car manufacturers, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai come up with their 2018 models of popular hatchbacks. The new Swift and Elite i20 were launched and both the cars cater the same audience and stand up against each other on every term. With both of them being much similar there’s a lot of confusion among the buyers to choose between the two. Here we analyze both the cars on different parameters and help you choose the best.
The Swift continues to use the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 82bhp and churns out 113Nm of torque. The 1.3-litre engine with 84 PS output has been re-tuned by Maruti to get more output. The swift also gets the auto gearbox while its engine is mated to 5-speed manual transmission.
For the Elite i20, the car again has the 1.4-litre diesel engine that produces 89bhp and churns out 220Nm of torque. The petrol engine has been dropped from the i20 Elite Facelift’s engine line-up.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift in terms of looks is perfect with the third generation getting an extreme makeover. The front now sports a large grille, new headlights and even new tail-lights. It looks sportier than before and gets 15-inch alloy wheels with 185/65 R15 tyres.
Coming to the Hyundai Elite i20, it has a cascading grille, bumper design at the front and reshaped fog lamps. It has projector headlamps with LED DRLs and R16 Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels that gives it a sporty front. The car also offers bigger tail lamps and redesigned tailgate.
Inside the cabin, Swift has a minimalistic dashboard, a new steering wheel, and two-pod instrument cluster. The car also has a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto. For the cabin of the Elite i20, it has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also has the DRM Arkamys Sound Mood and Navigation for tech-savvy customers.
The new Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with 2-Airbags, ABS with EBD, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock and Brake Assist. While the Elite i20 has 6-Airbags, side and curtain airbags, Antilock Braking System, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Unlock and Reverse Parking camera.
The price for the Swift starts at 4.99 lakh INR (ex-showroom) and that of the Elite i20 facelift is for 5.34 lakh INR (ex-showroom) Delhi.