New 2017 Swift vs rivals: specifications comparison

How does the new incoming Swift compare against the current Swift and its likely rivals.

The Swift has for long been a formidable player, gobbling up sales numbers in its segment. While its meteoric sale has slowed down recently, the latest generation Swift seems well-poised to win back the lost ground. We’ve stacked the 2017 Swift against the current Swift and also its popular rivals, the VW Polo, the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Ford Figo.

Exteriors

 

Current Swift

New Swift

VW Polo

Ford Figo

 Grand i10

Length (mm)

3850

3840

3971

3886

3765

Width (mm)

1695

NA

1682

1695

1660

Height (mm)

1530

1500

1469

1525

1520

Wheelbase (mm)

2430

2450

2469

2491

2425

Ground Clearance (mm)

170

NA

165

174

NA

The 2017 Swift is one of the more compact cars in this segment, lying somewhere between the largest and the smallest car. Interestingly, when compared to the current Swift, the new Swift is actually shorter in length and height. However, with an increased wheelbase, the interior room, or at least the legroom, may turn out to be better. But against its rivals, it may still not match up its 2,450mm wheelbase which is better only than the Grand i10’s wheelbase. Thus, just like the current car, the next-gen Swift will not top the charts in terms of interior space.

Interiors
The recently unveiled 2017 Swift is the global version, and we are told that it may not be sharing its interiors with the India-spec car. However, we can reasonably expect it to boast of features such as a new instrument cluster; a new, more upmarket, steering wheel; and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, similar to the SmartPlay system featured in some of the company’s current line-up. This would put it at par with its rivals.

Engines

 

Suzuki Swift

VW Polo

Ford Figo

Hyundai Grand i10

Petrol Engine

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

Diesel Engine

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.1-litre

Gearbox

5-speed manual,

6-speed auto/CVT

5-speed manual,

7-speed auto

5-speed manual, 6-speed auto

5-speed manual, 4-speed auto

The 2017 India-spec Swift will come with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines as the current car, though the diesel may be tuned to produce more power than it does right now. Maruti-Suzuki is expected to launch both cars with automatic variants, keeping in mind the current trend for automatics.

While the 1.2-litre petrol engine is in accordance with the segment norm, the 1.3-litre diesel is slightly smaller than the Polo and Figo’s 1.5-litre ones. However, this should arm it with better fuel efficiency, a character trait much appreciated in our market.

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