Since the launch of the Maruti Suzuki Swift in 2005, it has remained the undisputed king
among all the cars in its segment. Many other vehicles in the car B- segment
have arrived in the market since then, but Swift has not left its position in
the hierarchy. Here we will discuss its rivals and compare them with each
other. The current variant of this vehicle is in the market since 2017. It has
recently arrived with an update in 2021.
Since 2013, the closest competitor of Swift has been
the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Both cars have dominated the market of their
segment for years. However, the situation started changing with the arrival of
their new rival introduced by Tata. The Indian automaker has jumped into the
fight with the launch of Tata Punch,
which is attracting Indian buyers since 2021.
Now, let us compare this new rival with the Grand i10 Nios and Swift. The
comparison is important as the three cars will probably lead the market for the
next few years. So, to diminish the confusion of the buyers, we will ponder
upon their features in detail.
The Maruti Swift wins over the other two in terms of
legroom. It has 890/660 mm (max/min) space when compared to Nios with 860/650
mm and Punch with 870/530 mm. Though these figures seem to be closer to each
other but, for the passengers, they can make a huge difference. Every inch is
important in terms of cabin space. However, the lower seat base in the Swift
will need more effort in egress and ingress for the senior citizens.
Once again, the Swift wins the race with the headroom
of 1020 mm while the Grand i10 and Punch have 1000 mm. The seat base of the
Swift is a bit lower than the other two, which gives an extra headroom of 20
Swift again leads the way as Maruti has arranged its
numbers well, in terms of cabin space. Its shoulder room is 1320 mm, and that
of Grand i10 and Punch is 1300 mm and 1270 mm, respectively. It seems odd that
Tata Punch is in the second position in this section because it is overall
wider than the other two. The entire width of the Tata variant is 1742 mm as
compared to the 1735 mm of Swift and
1680 mm of i10 Nios.
This section goes to the Tata Punch as it has 620 mm
of backrest height as compared to the Nios and Swift having 600 mm. So, Punch
has a taller back than the other two vehicles. Moreover, Tata Punchalso leads in terms of
the overall height with 1615 mm, while Grand i10 Nios and Swift stand at 1520
mm and 1530 mm, respectively.