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NEW Maruti Swift and its 8 closest rivals

Last updated on: August 2, 2011 12:54 IST

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New Maruti Swift is all set to launch on August 17. With new platform, roomier interiors, light weight and more mileage, the new Swift seems to have gone through a major facelift.

The New Maruti Swift has been around in the UK since 2010 and has also been voted the safest super-mini there lately.

So what is 'new' in the New Swift? And also, how does it fare against other cars in the same segment?

Since the Indian version is yet to be unveiled, these images are of the European version. According to sources, the Indian version will be similar to the one available in Europe.

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Image: New Maruti Swift.

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What's new in New Swift?

Among visible changes are fresh looks, the front has extended swept back headlights, new grille, newly designed bumpers and a prominent air dam.

The rear gets new tail lamps, tailgate and a high loading lip.

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Image: Rear view of the New Swift.

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New Swift is all the more interesting on the inside and gives a big car feeling.

It has more spacious interiors and better plastic quality on the inside with a V-shaped console like Maruti Kizashi.

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Image: Interior view of the New Swift.

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Keyless entry, USB, Bluetooth connectivity is a plus besides other features.

Among the safety features will be parking sensors, airbags, EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution system) and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).

It is expected to be in the price range of Rs 500,000 to Rs 700,000.

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Image: Trunk of the New Swift.

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Engine, mileage

The New Maruti Swift is expected to come with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel variants.

The engines have been tuned to be more frugal than the current.

The new Swift is likely to be 13 per cent more fuel efficient than the current version.

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Image: Side view of Maruti Swift.

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The New Swift petrol is likely to deliver 20 kmpl, however, ARAI has found it to deliver 17.9 kmpl.

Similarly, the diesel variant is expected to return 23.8 kmpl but ARAI has measured it to deliver 21kmpl.

It is expected that new Swift petrol car may also have a four-speed automatic transmission option.

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Image: Engine of New Swift.

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The new plastic fuel tank by France's Plastic Omnium has reduced the weight of the car significantly and it is 25-35 per cent lighter than the metal tank.

It is also corrosion-free, durable, non-explosive and easily recyclable.

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New Maruti Swift vs Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 has a 1.2L 80PS, Aluminium 4-cyl petrol engine.

The i10 automatic version has a 1.4L 100PS petrol engine while the diesel i10 has a 1.4L 90PS engine under the hood.


Image: Hyundai i20.

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The Hyundai i20 entry level car is priced around Rs 50,000 more than Swift.

If the entry level New Swift is priced somewhere around Rs 500,000 then the difference will shoot up by Rs 90,000.

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Image: Interior view of Hyundai i20.

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New Maruti Swift vs Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is available in both 1.2L petrol and diesel options.

The highline diesel also comes with 1.6L engine.

It also features remote keyless entry, remote window up/down on the highline.

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The Volkswagen Polo price ranges between Rs 457,000 to Rs 706,200 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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Image: Dashboard of Polo.

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New Maruti Swift vs Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia is a 1.2, 1.6 litre engine car and is priced between Rs 435,000 to Rs 669,000.

Besides comfort and safety features and stunning looks, Fabia delivers a mileage of 15.5 kmpl in the city and around 19.5kmpl on the highways.

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New Maruti Swift vs Nissan Micra

Small bubble shaped Nissan Micra is also available in both petrol and diesel variants.

The petrol car has 1198 cc DOHC, 12-Valve, 3 Cylinder, and in-Line engine that outputs 76PS.

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The diesel car has 1.5L, 1461cc, 8 Valve, 4 Cylinder, SOHC, and in-line engine.

Nissan Micra is priced between Rs 410,500 to Rs 614,000.

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Image: Side-rear view of Micra.

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New Maruti Swift vs Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto diesel has a 1.3 liter multijet turbocharged engine that produces 76 hp.

The 1.3 litre multi-jet engine with VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) generates 90bhp.

Punto is available in the price range of Rs 430,528 to Rs 683,725 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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New Maruti Swift vs Toyota Etios Liva

Recently, launched Liva is available in petrol engine option only and the diesel car is expected to be launched soon.

Liva has 1.2L 4 Cylinder Petrol engine that churns 80bhp and is in the price range of Rs 399,000 to Rs 599,000.

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Image: Toyota Etios Liva.

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New Maruti Swift vs Chevrolet Aveo U-VA

A 1.2 L, 1150 cc 76 PS petrol engine powers the Chevrolet Aveo U-VA. Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection System is behind the frugality of the engine.

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Image: Chevrolet Aveo U-VA.

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It delivers a mileage of 11.9 kmpl in city and 14.7 kmpl on the highways. It is available in between Rs 407,579 and Rs 501,768. (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Image: Interior view of Chevrolet Aveo U-VA.

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New Maruti Swift vs Indica Vista

Indica Vista, the improved and taller car compared to its previous generation, has a 1.3L, 71PS Quadra Jet, Common Rail direct Injection diesel engine.

The petrol Indica Vista has a MPFI VVT petrol engine that outputs 65PS power.

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There is also a 1.4L engine option available that is capable of producing 71PS power.

It is priced between Rs 384,457 and Rs 597,297 ex-showroom Delhi.



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