There are two cars in question here, a choice which isn't very difficult for people when they go and buy a car in this segment. The segment is the Premium Hatchbacks, and the cars in question, Hyundai i20 and the Maruti Suzuki Swift. I am going to make a simple comparison, and it will be so simple that anyone who has an IQ, and i mean any IQ, will be able to understand!
I am not selecting the top-end model of the i20 for this simple comparison, because it will not be just either ways. The variants in question, Swift ZDi and i20 Sportz CRDi.
|The Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDi|
First we take a look at the Swift. With a ex-showroom Delhi price of 687768.12, it is supposed to be a good Value For Money, or VFM. What you get for this money is decent. A Music System with Aux and USB connectivity, and its controls on the Steering. ABS, EBD, Airbags for Driver as well as Passenger, Automatic Climate Control, Electric ORVM's, Tilt Steering, Alloy Wheels and an engine which gives you 74 BHP @ 4000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque @2000 rpm. Sounds decent, but enter the competitor, and now you will see how much more you will get, for not that very much!
|Hyundai i20 Sportz CRDi|
The i20 Sportz comes at the ex-showroom Delhi price of 711319. Now that is about 24000 more than the Swift. Bad thing? Well apart from the already existing features of the Swift, you get Bluetooth controls with controls on the steering, Reverse Parking Camera with Sensors, Daytime Running LED's, Electric Folding ORVM's, Telescopic and Tilt Steering, Automatic Wipers and a Cooled Glove-box. A necessary Safety feature of Rear Disc Brakes is also part of the car. Apart from these features, you get a bigger car in terms of Length and Width, which means more space for the passengers and a bigger boot. The power output, well, 90 BHP @ 4000 rpm and 220 Nm of torque @ 1500-2750 rpm. Not to mention an extra 6th gear for a pleasurable drive when on Highways!
|No change from the previous car, except for the Blue lights|
|The Interiors are better than the predecessor.|