Maruti Ignis vs Swift


The Maruti Baleno, which came to India last year, might be positioned above the Swift, but it managed to take a fair few customers away from the popular hatchback. Come October 2016, and the Swift could lose further customers to another Maruti Suzuki product. The car in question is the Maruti Ignis. The upcoming “mini-SUV” is likely to appeal to the Indian audience, who seems to lap up anything evenly remotely resembling an SUV. You can read all about how the two stack up against each other in our Maruti Ignis vs Swift comparison

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Maruti Ignis vs Swift Price Comparison


Maruti Ignis* Maruti Swift^
Sigma Rs. 6.00 lakh LDi Rs. 5.96 lakh
Delta Rs. 6.55 lakh LDi (O) Rs. 6.17 lakh
Zeta Rs. 7.25 lakh VDi Rs. 6.44 lakh
Alpha Rs. 7.79 lakh VDi (O) Rs. 6.56 lakh
    ZDi Rs. 7.44 lakh


Maruti Ignis* Maruti Swift^
Sigma Rs. 5.00 lakh LXi Rs. 4.71 lakh
Delta Rs. 5.60 lakh LXi (O) Rs. 4.77 lakh
Zeta Rs. 6.20 lakh VXi Rs. 6.41 lakh
Delta Automatic Rs. 6.25 lakh VXi (O) Rs. 5.47 lakh
Alpha Rs. 6.70 lakh ZXi Rs. 6.32 lakh
Zeta Automatic Rs. 6.90 lakh    

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price


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There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the pricing of the Ignis. It could be priced lower than the Swift or somewhere between the Baleno and the Swift. Prices mentioned above (Maruti Ignis) are estimated figures. Actual pricing could vary. According to our estimates, the Ignis will be priced very close to the Swift. We will have to wait for the official launch to find out the exact difference in the pricing of the two. The difference in pricing between the top end variants of the Ignis and Swift will be more in comparison to the difference between the entry level variants. That is because top spec trims of the Ignis get more features than the ZXi/ZDi trim of the Swift.

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Maruti Ignis vs Swift Specifications Comparison


Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel with Mild Hybrid Tech 1.3 L Diesel
Power 74 bhp 74 bhp
Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 25.2 kpl (claimed)


Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.2 L Petrol
Power 83 bhp 83 bhp
Torque 115 Nm 115 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/CVT
Mileage 21 kpl (estimated) 20.4 kpl (claimed)

In all probability, Ignis will share its engine lineup with the Swift/Dzire/Baleno. Which means the Ignis will employ the same 1.2 L Petrol and 1.3 L Diesel engines as the Swift in an identical state of tune. Additionally, the Ignis will also feature an optional 5-speed AMT mated to the 1.2 L Petrol. A 5-speed Manual will be on offer with petrol and diesel variants. Expect the upcoming car to be as fuel efficient as the Swift, if not more. There have been reports suggesting Maruti’s mild hybrid technology (SHVS) will find its way into the Ignis. This could help push fuel efficiency up to the 28 KMPL mark easily.

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maruti ignis side profile

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Dimensions

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm
Wheelbase 2438 mm 2430 mm
Kerb Weight 920 kg 965 – 1060 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16 inch alloys 15-inch alloys
Boot Space 259 L 205 L

The Ignis is shorter but wider than the Swift. It will be taller as well, which could translate to better cabin space. The Ignis also boasts better luggage space.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Mileage Comparison

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 25.2 kpl
Petrol 21 kpl (est.) 20.4 kpl

If the Ignis gets SHVS technology or mild hybrid tech then it might be able to return around 28 kpl. The fuel mileage figures of the Ignis will be as good as the Swift’s, if not more. However, bear in mind these are merely claimed mileage figures obtained after tests carried out under simulated conditions. Real world figures will vary.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Features Comparison

Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Yes (Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2)
ABS Yes Yes

At the Auto Expo, Maruti announced the Ignis will be sold through the Nexa sales channel. Which means it will be a relatively premium offering so it will come loaded with features. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. While the Swift comes with all the essential features, it does miss out on certain ‘premium’ equipment. This includes a touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, LED DRLs, projector headlamps.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Design Comparison – Exterior

The only drawback of the Swift’s styling is the fact that it has been around for quite some time now. Those lines still impart a sportiness to the Swift’s exterior that is missing in other hatchbacks. The production-spec Ignis will not be too different from the what we saw at the Auto Expo. Bits like the big, chrome lined grille housing the headlamps, LED daytime running lights, etc. should help enhance the Ignis’ style quotient. Body cladding, roof rails and a high ground clearance will help convince people its an SUV. We feel the SUV-like design of the Ignis will turn out to be hit with India audience.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift – Interior

Maruti Swift comes with an all-black colour scheme for the interiors. While the design, as such, doesn’t stand out, it is functional with good levels of quality all around. There’s a good chance that the Indian-spec Ignis will borrow the steering, gear knob and other bits from the Swift. Body coloured highlights for the cabin could be on the cards. Also, Maruti will offer the Ignis with a touchscreen infotainment system at least in the top end trims.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Comparison – Verdict

First, the Baleno took buyers away from the Swift. Now, the Ignis will, in all probability, do the same. Maruti’s upcoming Ignis mini SUV could turn out to be a huge hit amongst the SUV-crazed Indian audience. However, there’s a lot riding on the pricing of the Maruti Ignis. Therefore, we will be able to provide a definitive verdict only after the Maruti Ignis India launch takes place. Also, the Swift is due to get a replacement by the end of next year. Buyers might shy away from the hatchback because of that.

  • Price – Maruti is expected to price the Ignis around the same region as the Swift. However, there will be a price overlap for sure resulting in cannibalism within the ranks of Maruti Suzuki.
  • Specifications – Both cars boast an identical engine lineup with the same transmission options. Ignis petrol will be offered with a CVT as well. Fuel mileage figures are likely to be very similar.
  • Features – The Swift misses out on certain features that are considered premium. Also, the Ignis will come with the said premium features.
  • Design – The Ignis is definitely a very eye-catching design. Swift might old now, but still looks pretty smart. But looks are a matter of personal taste so we will leave this one up to you.

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