For all those looking out to buy a new hatchback, Hyundai Grand i10 emerges out as an exciting entrant into this segment of car market. It is perceived to be in competition to Maruti Suzuki Refreshed Swift. In this clash of arch rivals, customers are surely going to be the ultimate gainers. As both the automobile giants have left no stone unturned to achieve success with aggressive pricing, exciting features, and brand value; this segment will certainly see an upswing in the days to come. In quest to rule the market, they have added remarkable features into these vehicles but who will win this race? Well it needs to be seen in future. Let us focus right now on the comparison of both these on various aspects:
Keeping in mind its arch rivals, Hyundai has priced Grand i10 quite competitively in the range of Rs. 4.30 lakhs and Rs. 6.42 lakhs depending upon the variants that it has launched.
Maruti Suzuki refreshed Swift is priced a little more than Grand i10 as it is in the bracket of Rs. 4.42 lakhs and 6.95 lakhs for various diesel and petrol variants.
Refreshed Maruti Suzuki Swift now comes with slight low powered petrol engine in order to get better fuel efficiency. 1.2L K series Petrol engine now delivers 83.1BHP [email protected] and 115Nm [email protected] while the diesel engine continues to get power from same 1.3L DDIs diesel engine which produces 74Bhp [email protected] and 190Nm [email protected]
On the other hand Hyundai Grand i10 gets power from 1.2L VTVT kappa petrol engine which is responsible to produce 81.8BHP [email protected] and 114Nm [email protected], the 1.1L U2 CRDi Diesel engine which produces considerably low power than Swift with 70BHp [email protected] and 160Nm [email protected]
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Probably the highest concern while buying any vehicle is the fuel economy. Thanks to rising fuel prices! The companies have also tightened up their belts and are constantly working for better mileage. In this regard, Hyundai Grand i10 offers a mileage of 18.9 kmpl in petrol version and 24 kmpl in diesel version.
Maruti has always gifted its vehicles with best in class mileage and in case of Swift as well, they offers a mileage of 20.4 kmpl for petrol while 25.2 kmpl for diesel variant thanks to the improvement of 10 percent.
Exteriors and Interiors:
Hyundai designs every car with elegance and style to add an extra zing to them. In case of Grand i10 as well, company has maintained these trendy looks however with a mature attitude this time. Chrome front grille, aerodynamic design, waistline molding, diamond cut alloy wheels, roof rails, rear spoiler, and well placed fog lamps adds to its exteriors. Talking of interiors, they are also quite smartly done in this car. Better legroom and boot space along with beige black color scheme gives it a sober look.
In this category, Maruti Suzuki Swift has an upper hand which gets refreshment in its exterior and interior profile and has spacious interiors and seating comfort. Refreshed Swift has a bulky yet sporty look in it with articulate wheel bends, rear lamps, and smartly positioned front headlamps, redesigned front grille and chrome bezel fog lamps.
It has well balanced good looking interiors which is quite appealing as well like premium upholstery, three spoke steering wheel with steering mounted controls, cabin is glamorized by chrome accents in various areas, automatic climate control, start stop button, additional reading lights and 60:40 rear seat spilt.
Hyundai seems to have taken on the competition quite seriously as it has loaded Grand i10 with so many special features that really set it apart from competition. Steering mounted control mechanism, 2 DIN audio system, glove box, adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, rear spoiler, rear AC vent, 2nd generation U2 diesel engine, armrest switches, good safety features, electric power steering, and map pocket are some of those exciting features that this car offers.
Even refreshed Swift is not left behind Grand i10 in this category with digital odometer, rear window defogger, adjustable head lamps, front as well as rear speakers, ABS, adjustable steering column and rear view mirror, power steering, powerful AC, rear seat belts, and superb audio system now with bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control etc.
With such interesting features to boast and competitive price band, both these vehicles have initiated a battle like situation in the B hatchback segment. With comparatively low pricing, long list of features, and efficient fuel economy, Grand i10 tries to carve its place in this niche but it is definite to face stiff competition from refreshed Swift that too offers great benefits with its high end performance, powerful engine and stylish looks and now with much improved fuel economy in fact better than Grand i10.