Date: October 21, 2012
With Launch of New Ford Figo - the competition has once again increased between Ford Figo and New Maruti Swift
The biggest advantage of Figo over Swift is Pricing. In Figo Zxi - the third variant in Figo is priced almost or even slightly lesser than Swift Base Model Lxi
« Ford Figo Zxi comes with array of features - Hydraulic Power Steering with Tilt Steering, Front Door Power Window, Remote Central Lock, Music System with USB and Aux Support, Bluetooth Connectivity, Defogger, Body Colored Bumpers ORVM and Door Handles
« Maruti Swift Base Model Lxi has Electric Power Steering with Tilt Steering, Body Colored Bumper
« Maruti Swift Vxi has All 4 Door Power Window, Remote Central Lock, Fog Light, Body Colored Bumpers ORVM and Door Handles. But no bluetooth connectivity, no music system - Even the pricing is higher by 50K in Petrol and 60K in Diesel
« Figo has much bigger boot space - 25% more than Swift
« The Wheelbase is bigger in Figo by 6 cm. Swift Wheelbase is 2430mm, but Figo is 2489mm - Better Legroom space in Ford Figo
« Figo Dimensions in Length and Width are much comparable despite low price - with length at 3.8 m against 3.85 m of Swift. The Shoulder room is also comparable as Figo width is 1.68 M against 1.695 M of Swift.
Engine and Power
« Maruti Swift has 1.2 Lit K Series 4 Cylinder Petrol Engine displacing peak power of 87 BHP and peak torque of 113 NM
« Ford Figo has 1.2 Lit DOHC Petrol Engine displacing peak power of 80 BHP and peak torque of 102 NM
« Maruti Swift Diesel is powered with 1.3 Lit Ddis Diesel Engine with peak power of 75 BHP and torque of 190 NM
« Ford Figo has 1.4 Lit Diesel Engine displacing peak power of 68 BHP and peak torque of 160 NM
There is huge advantage of Swift
« Figo Petrol gives Mileage of 15.6 Kmpl in Petrol and 20 Kmpl in Diesel as per ARAI Standards
« Maruti Swift gives Mileage of 18.6 Kmpl in Petrol and 22.9 Kmpl in Diesel as per ARAI Standards
Swift has tall looks much against Ford Figo - atleast by 10 cm. Also has slight better ground clearance against Ford Figo. The headroom in Swift is still better than New Figo
New Ford Figo has improved Interiors with better upholstery, aesthetics and new colors than its old Model. The Blue theme in New Figo appeals and makes it Stylish. However, Swift dashboard and silver inserts (in Vxi) Model appeals a lot too.
« Swift has Powerful and Fuel Efficient Engine, Tall Body Looks, Sporty Aesthetics, Maruti Low Maintenance associateed with it
« Figo has Pricing Advantage, Value Buy Features, Hydraulic Steering, Elegant Looks and Interiors with good cabin space, leg room and bigger boot space.
Jot down your preference. If you cant compromise on Engine and Mileage part - Be ready to spend Rs. 60,000 more to go for Swift Vxi - Else Figo should be the default choice
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