Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Hyundai Grand i10 is a specification comparison between two of the largest selling premium compact hatchbacks in India.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai Grand i10 currently compete in the premium compact hatchback segment in our country. While the Swift has recently undergone a major generation update, the Hyundai Grand i10 currently stands with a mid-life facelift which it received last year. Despite this, both the cars offer almost similar levels of features and creature comforts along with a refined and fuel-efficient set of petrol and diesel engines. So, which one out of these two should be your pick if you are looking to buy a compact year feature rich hatchback? Well, in order to answer this question we bring you detailed specifications based comparison report between these two cars.
The new Swift’s exterior profile is very sporty. On the other hand, the aesthetic profile of the Grand i10 adorns slightly softer features. Front the front, the New Swift comes with an aggressive fascia. On the other hand, the Grand i10 adorns a slightly mischievous look thanks to the large grille and the hunkered-down bumper. The side profile of the Swift comes with swelled wheel arches and a curvaceous should line. The Grand i10, on the other hand, comes with a comparatively flat side profile. Towards the rear, the Swift again features sporty looks while the Grand i10 remains gets a neat and clean profile. Summing up, the Swift’s exterior boast of a sporty exterior profile. While the Grand i10 keeps things towards the premium side.
The cabin of the 2018 Maruti Swift features an all-black colour theme with silver inserts to compliment things. The Grand i10, on the other hand, comes with a dual-tone colour scheme of black and beige. Just like the outside, the cabin of the new Swift is designed to look sporty. It comes with large dials on the instrument cluster along with a small display to relay driver information. The Grand i10 meanwhile comes with a simple instrument cluster with a single large speedometer in the middle and a tachometer at its side. Both the cars offer good material quality. That said Swift’s cabin looks a tad bit modern in comparison to the Grand i10’s.
The new Maruti Swift’s petrol derivative gets a 1.2-litre, K-Series engine. This motor produces 81.8 BHP of power along with 113 Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative of the new Swift comes with a 1.3-litre DDiS oil-burner. This engine churns out 74 BHP of power along with 190 Nm of peak torque. A 5-Speed Manual Gearbox is available as standard across the range. One can also opt for a 5-speed AGS (AMT) gearbox as well in both petrol and diesel guises.
The Hyundai Grand i10’s petrol derivative is powered by a 1.2-litre, Kappa VTVT motor. This engine churns out 81.8 BHP along with 113 NM of peak torque. The diesel derivative of the Grand i10 comes with a 3-cylinder, U2 CRDi unit. This engine churns 73.9 BHP along with 190 NM of peak torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is available as standard. The petrol derivative also gets a 4-speed automatic unit.
The petrol engine of the 2018 Swift promises a mileage of 22 km/l. On the other hand, the diesel derivative promises an average of 28.4 km/l. This makes the diesel derivative of the Swift one of the most fuel-efficient cars in India.
The petrol engine of the Grand i10 promises a mileage of 18.9 km/l. The diesel derivative, on the other hand, promises a mileage of 24 km/l.
The new Swift measures 3840 mm in length, 1735 mm in width and 1530 mm in height. It sports a wheelbase of 2450 mm and gets a boot space of 268 L.
The Hyundai Grand i10 measures 3765 mm in length, 1660 mm in width and 1520 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 2425 mm and a boot space of 256 L.
The 2018 Swift comes with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps to name a few. The cabin of the new Swift features a dual-tone upholstery, it gets a touchscreen infotainment system along with keyless entry and push-button start-stop.
The Hyundai Grand i10 comes with a similar feature list. That said it misses out on projector headlamps and LED tail-lamps.
The base petrol variant of the Swift costs INR 4.99 Lakh while the top of the line variant of the Swift retails at INR 7.99 Lakh. The base diesel variant of the new Swift costs INR 5.99 Lakh. The top end diesel costs INR 8.29 Lakh.
The base petrol trim of the Hyundai Grand i10 costs INR 4.70 Lakh while the top of the line petrol retails at INR 6.90 Lakh. The base diesel variant of the Hyundai Grand i10 costs INR 5.86 Lakh and the top end diesel costs INR 7.43 Lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.