New Swift vs Maruti Suzuki and NEXA Line up

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Well have a look at Ignis/Dzire/Baleno in the market.

Swift will be same as these cars car - except the body shell.

All these cars are build on Suzuki's new HEARTTECH platform that complies with latest safety standards. Feature list will be same across these models as well. 

Good thing - There will be standard dual airbags/ABS/ISOFIX mounts/Adjustable steering

LXi/LDi - Black Door Handles, Flat Bottom Steering, Steel Wheels, Manual AC

VXi/VDi - Body color handles and mirrors, mirror with turn indicators, wheel covers, dual din music system with Aux/USB/Telephony controls, steering mounted controls, Dual Speakers

ZXi/ZDi - Alloy wheels, 4 speaker with 2 tweeters, Push Button Start/Stop, Automatic AC, Reverse Parking Sensors only 

ZXi+/ZDi+ - Machine Cut Alloys, Suzuki Touchscreen infotainment System with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Reverse Parking Camera, Driver seat height adjust, LED Headlamp with Projectors and DRLs. 

Maruti Suzuki will offer customisation options like in Ignis/Brezza. Dual tone will be exclusive to Z and Z+ only.

AMT will be on offer with both Petrol and Diesel on V/Z and Z+ variants

The features in these cars are exactly the same. Only Dzire has an extra rear armrest and rear AC vent.

Now coming to price comparison - 

This is the new hiked price (January 2018)

All Prices in Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) PETROL
Lxi/Sigma Vxi/Delta Vxi/Delta Automatic Zxi/Zeta Zxi/Zeta Automatic Zxi+/Alpha Zxi+/Alpha Automatic
IGNIS 4.66 5.27 5.82 5.69 6.25 6.5 7.04
Swift (*Expected Price) 4.99 5.59 5.99 6.09 6.69 6.99 7.49
Baleno 5.36 5.99 7.09 6.65 7.7 7.35 8.4
Dzire 5.56 6.44 6.9 7.05 7.53 7.96 8.43


All Prices in Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) DIESEL
Ldi/Sigma Vdi/Delta Vdi/Delta Automatic Zdi/Zeta Zdi/Zeta Automatic Zdi+/Alpha Zdi+/Alpha Automatic
IGNIS - 6.32 6.87 6.79 7.34 7.58 8.12
Swift (*Expected Price) 5.99 6.99 7.59 7.29 7.89 8.09 8.59
Baleno 6.51 7.17 - 7.78 - 8.5 -
Dzire 6.56 7.44 7.91 8.06 8.53 8.96 9.43


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As per Autocar India report, New Swift will miss out AMT on Zxi+ and Zdi+ trims. May be like IGNIS and Baleno got automatic introduced on Alpha trips later, MSIL may offer after 6 months the same on top end model. This might be done to keep top end price attractive.

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Maruti has just taken the wraps off the India-spec, third-generation Swift. The carmaker officially released the first bit of information – which included engine details – yesterday. Today, we've got our hands on the official new Maruti Swift brochure, which sheds light on the equipment, feature list and safety kit available on each variant. Maruti will launch the new Swift in early February and will showcase it at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018, as well.

Before heading to the new Maruti Swift variant break-up, here's a recap on the dimensions, engine and gearbox choices on offer:


New Maruti Swift specifications
Engine 1197cc/1248cc
Power 83hp at 6000rpm/75hp at 4000rpm
Torque 113Nm at 4200rpm/ 190Nm at 2000rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Length 3840mm
Width 1735mm
Height 1530mm
Wheelbase 2450mm
Ground clearance 163mm
Kerb weight 855-880kg/955-985kg
Tyre 165/80 R14/185/65 R15
Boot space 268 litres
Fuel tank 37 litres
Brakes (f/r) Disc/Drum
Suspension (f/r) Mac Pherson strut/ Torsion beam
Turning diameter 9.6m


New Maruti Swift LXi/LDi

  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Isofix child seat mounts
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • 165/80 R14 tyres
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Manual AC with heater
  • Amber backlit instrument cluster illumination
  • Tilt adjust steering
  • Internally adjustable rear view mirrors
  • Remote boot and fuel lid opening
  • Gear shift indicator

New Maruti Swift VXi/VDi

  • 5-speed manual transmission /AMT
  • Security system
  • Speed sensitive door locks
  • Adjustable day-night rear view mirror
  • Body coloured wing mirrors with turn indicators
  • Body coloured door handles
  • White backlit instrument cluster illumination
  • Outside temperature display (AMT Only)
  • Tachometer
  • Keyless entry
  • Central locking
  • Power windows with automatic driver’s side down function
  • Electrically adjustable rear view mirrors
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • Four speaker Audio player with AM/FM/Bluetooth/AUX
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Adjustable front seat headrests
  • Driver's side foot rest (AMT only)
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Gearshift indicator (MT only)

New Maruti Swift ZXi/ZDi

  • 5-speed manual transmission /AMT
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • 185/65 R15 tyres
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Two tweeters
  • Front fog lamps
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Automatic climate control
  • Electrically retractable outside rear view mirrors
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear wiper and washer
  • Adjustable rear seat headrests
  • 60:40 split rear seat
  • Boot lamp

New Maruti Swift ZDi+/ZXi+

  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 15-inch alloy wheels (dual tone finish)
  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Auto headlamps with follow me home feature


Detailed Report: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-maruti-swift-variants-explained-407086

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Official Price List:



Swift is costlier than IGNIS by about 33,000 for base model and 70,000 for top end diesel. This makes IGNIS look a lot more affordable now! 

Swift is cheaper than BALENO by about 36,000 for base model and only 20,000 for top end. This makes swift a little expensive and person buying tope end swift can add 20k to get top end Baleno!


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IGNIS failed to impress Indian car buyers for Maruti anything selling less than 10,000/Month  is not so successful model that is also less than one year after Launch. Definitely Car buyers will go for New Swift and not hesitate to spend 30K more to own the Most successful Hatch Back of India. 

Maruti has played well while deciding features of New Swift. Keeping Baleno Delta and Swift VXi/VDi may not work out since many feature of Baleno Delta Variant you will get it only in Zxi/ZDi eg: 185/65 R15 Tyres/Rear Defogger/Rear wiper & Washer/Automatic Climate control/Adjustable Rear Seat Head Rest/60:40 Rear Split Rear Seat/Rear Parking Sensors etc. 

The person choosing Baleno Delta over Swift ZXi effectively missing only Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lamps,Push Button Start and Two front Tweeters. In this scenario Baleno is cheaper than Swift by  50K.

Now buyers have to decide based on the Body shape of the car .Both cars are Winners and Swift may get upper edge since it is B segment leader from Day one. Baleno will face tough competition from Refreshed i20 which is cheaper compare to predecessor. 

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@sanjithchandran - I think let’s give credit to the fact that Ignis in January sold 5400+ units. This is way more than a company like Nissan, Fiat etc sell in total. 

Maruti has no hesitation at all for such models. Baleno when launched became popular in 3-4 months and previous Baleno although was not successful but made the right kind of image for maruti to re-introduce the badge. 

IGNIS on the other hand is a new badge for India. Swift is 13years old. It will surely sell in numbers! 

And as writely pointed out between Baleno and Swift, same is the scenario between Ignis and Swift. Ignis when launched was criticised by all because of steep pricing for top variants which were costlier than previous Swift. Now that new swift has same features as Ignis, spending 71000 extra for Swift Zxi+ just for Auto Headlamp when compared to Ignis Alpha makes Ignis value offering. Earlier Swift top end was 70-80000 cheaper than Ignis due to less features. The game is other way around now! 

Of course swift will still sell in big numbers! It’s a 13 year old brand in India. But now Ignis may also see jump in sales soon. 

This has been observed previously as well. Celerio was criticised a lot. But after couple of years it built an image and now sells 8k units per month! 

For that matter Maruti had SCross with it falling sales figures. With the new one, even the costliest Suzuki does 3k a month on average. So it is not fair to say <10k units a month is a flop! 

It just takes time to build an image by a car. Maruti car sales rise steadily by creating customer satisfaction!

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Even though Ritz & Swift were identical in specification other than Body shape ,Ritz Fail to find customers like its siblings bcos of its Rear Design . Maruti Suzuki has done the same mistake with IGNIS Design. Otherwise there is no other reason why the feature rich IGNIS could not breach 5K mark. Remember Ritz breached 8k mark within couple of month after launch and just one year before discontinuation it started selling 3.5 K to 4.5 K which was a huge betterment compare to its Average sale of 1.5K to 2.5K monthly sale from 2009-2016.

I think Maruti need to work on the rear styling of IGNIS to improve its sales.  

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Well, Ritz was too old and maruti had no new gen Ritz in pipeline. When IGNIS was launched, all called it Ritz replacement. Which is quite true. Idea behind was to being a global product now as suzuki has mastered the localization in India. IGNIS is a global product which is currently in its second generation (1st gen never made to India). However Ritz was not a global car (somewhere else called SPLASH). So suzuki decided to replace with a more global product.
Moreover, Suzuki has big plans now with 2 retail outlets. Swift is only 15k cheaper than Baleno. So this clearly shows Suzuki is now looking on both dealerships independently as they know that their sales are going to increase with the trust they have from customers. 

Post 2018 October (date now 1st Jan 2019), suzuki's old cars (Alto, WagonR and Celerio) would not comply with new safety norms. Suzuki has Alto and WagonR replacement in works. But Celerio will eventually be discontinued or will require a facelift to meet the new norms.


Current Lineup:

Maruti - Alto, WagonR, Celerio, Swift, Dzire, Brezza

NEXA - IGNIS, Baleno, Ciaz, S-Cross 

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