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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Vs Maruti Swift. Best Hatchback Car to buy in India

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Vs Maruti Swift. Best Hatchback Car to buy in India

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is all set to compete against Segment Leader Maruti Swift. Here is Key Difference in Handling, Styling, Features, Space and Prices for Best Value Hatchback Car

 

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Vs Maruti Swift

Hyundai India introduced in 3rd Generation of I10 Series as Grand i10 Nios in August 2019 and Maruti Swift 3rd Generation was launched in February 2018

Hyundai Claims that all new Generation of Grand i10 Nios has in all to topple down the Segment leader in terms of Value Proposition.

Been the demand of Hatchback cars shifted majorly towards Petrol with almost 85% of sales coming through Petrol - here is Specification Difference

  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol Maruti Swift Petrol
Petrol Engine 1.2 Litre, BS6 4 Cylinder 1.2 Litre, BS6 4 Cylinder
Power, Torque 82 BHP, 116 NM 82 BHP, 113 NM Torque
ARAI Mileage 20.7 Kmpl 21.2 Kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed MT & AMT 5 Speed MT & AMT
Prices (Manual) Rs 4.99 Lakh - Rs 7.14 Lakh Rs 5.14 Lakh - 7.53 Lakh 
Prices (AMT - Automatic) Rs 6.37 Lakh onwards (2 Trims) Rs 6.61 Lakh onwards (3 Trim)
Length 3805 mm 3840 mm
Width 1680 mm 1735 mm
Height 1520 mm 1530 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm 163 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2450 mm
Boot Space 260 Litre 268 Litre
Kerb Weight 895 Kg 855 Kg
Wheels 14 Inch & 15 Inch 14 Inch & 15 Inch

Prices are Ex-showroom Delhi, Swift Petrol selling with Rs 15,000 Cash Discount and Rs 20,000 Exchange Bonus as add on Benefits, No Offers on Grand i10 Nios except Rs 1000 as CashBack on Online Booking or additional warranty on SBI app for Lucky few

 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios photoMaruti Suzuki Swift photo

 

What will Like Similar in Swift and Grand i10 Nios

  • Engine Refinement and NVH Levels are closer at par in both cars. Both Cars comes with BS6 Compliant Engine and expect final mileage to be almost similar in range of 13.5 Kmpl to 14 Kmpl in City Conditions, while anything around 17 Kmpl on highway should be a good mileage to expect in.
  • Both Cars comes with ABS, EBD, Dual Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensor, Speed Alert System. No advanced ESP, no Traction Control, no Side and Curtain Airbags, no Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. The Build quality feels a lot similar in both Cars. Grand i10 Nios kerb weight is reduced to extent of 40 Kg against Grand i10 2nd Gen
  • Reliability, After Sales Service Experience and Ownership Cost. While Maruti Suzuki Offering Standard 2 Year Warranty / 40,000 Kms with Swift, the extended warranty for add on 3 year is also offered in on an additional payment of Rs 10,000 approx for Top End. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comes with Flexible Warranty in range of 3 year / 1 Lakh Kms, 4 Year / 50,000 Kms and 5 Year / 40,000 Kms by default.
  • Ingress and Egress is quiet similar. No more Low Seating Seats in Grand i10 Nios. Headroom Space and Legroom Space almost similar on rear Seat
  • Brakes Feels quiet similar in Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Swift as average to good. 

 

Key Differences in Swift and Grand i10 Nios

  • Maruti Swift Interiors are based on Black theme for Sporty Feel, Grand i10 Nios Interiors are based on Off White (very light grey - makes it kind of White Interior Feel) for Bright Family Kind of Feel Car. The 3D kind Dashboard Layout, Bigger 8 Inch Touchscreen and Gloss Black Finish on AC and Center Console makes Grand i10 Nios feels more Premium against Swift

  • While Rear Seat Legroom Space is almost similar, Swift has added advantage of slight better width but Under-thigh Support is lot better in Grand i10 and Window Glass area of Grand i10 Nios Rear Door is Wider which feels to give an impression of slight better airy feel in Grand i10. Added on Rear AC Blower Vent in Grand i10 Nios. Here again Grand i10 Nios has an edge over its direct competition

  • Exterior Styling - well Swift is longer, marginally more Wider and Taller too. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has its own styling factor. Leaving it to individual perception as both cars are well proportionate and feels Stylish and Upmarket in there own era.

  • Swift has adjustable head restraints in Zxi and Zxi Plus Model, Grand i10 Nios has only in top End Asta. The Front Seat Head rest are Fixed in Grand i10 Nios, while Swift Offers adjustable Head Restraint on Driver and Co-Passenger side from Vxi Onwards 
  • Space Flexibility where Swift Rear Seat can be 60:40 Split in, Grand i10 Nios do not offer in Split Rear Seat Flexibility
  • Grand i10 Nios Pickup can be said Okay to Good. It may feel slight under-powered for those who love instant pickup, but care to commute in relaxed way you will find Grand i10 Nios okay. But, the Power Performance in Manual Transmission in Swift still remains the benchmark basis Pickup and Gear Shift change,
  • However, in AMT Response basis Electric Actuator Grand i10 Nios can feel to be lesser jerky as against Swift coming with Hydraulic Actuator. The Engine NVH Levels on higher speed feels slight more better in Grand i10 Nios. Do note AMT can end up Jerky in both cars if driven in enthusiastic way, they are meant to be driven in sedate relaxed way. Still overall in AMT Grand i10 Nios AMT is a winner.

  • Steering Feedback is definite improved a lot in Grand i10 Nios and although Steering is Super Light and for some one who is going to drive a lot in City will love Nios Super Light Steering, but Flat Bottom Steering Wheel still has a marginal edge over Grand i10 Nios in feel and feedback factor on higher speed

  • Suspension Dynamics of Hyundai Cars are now Top Notch and expect Grand i10 Nios now the new benchmark in Hatchback Segment in terms of Stability, Suspension Dynamics 

 

Maruti Swift Petrol or Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol

Although Maruti Swift has relative better pickup, slight better Gear Shift, Higher Speed Steering Feedback with more Wider Cabin for 3, Flexibility of 60:40 split on 2nd Row

But, if you seek a car which feels more lively with Family kind of Feel with Superior Interiors, More Features in lesser price, Top Notch Suspension Dynamics, Relative better for Rear Seat Comfort and convenience factor and a car for primarily City Drive can possibly find Grand i10 Nios Manual and AMT to be a good value in consideration.

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Comments 7

Guest - Mmahajan on Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:55

Whose body is best, in terms of safety ?

Whose body is best, in terms of safety ?
Guest - asdfg hjkl on Thursday, 01 July 2021 22:10

i10 nios

i10 nios
Guest - Dr Ramesh Rao on Sunday, 01 September 2019 07:20

Dear Sir
Does the reduced kerb weight of nios (when compared to 2nd generation) affect stability and/or saftey of the vehicle?

Dear Sir Does the reduced kerb weight of nios (when compared to 2nd generation) affect stability and/or saftey of the vehicle?
Guest - Rahul on Thursday, 29 August 2019 20:37

Correction weight swift 855kg and i10 nios I dont know exact its 900ish !

Correction weight swift 855kg and i10 nios I dont know exact its 900ish !
Guest - CHAKRADHAR NCH on Monday, 18 May 2020 07:47

I have nios its kerb weight is 935 kgs

I have nios its kerb weight is 935 kgs
Guest - Sahil on Saturday, 10 October 2020 16:15

Hyundai hasn't mentioned the kerb weight of NIOS. Have you got it weighed?

Hyundai hasn't mentioned the kerb weight of NIOS. Have you got it weighed?
Guest - Rahul D on Thursday, 29 August 2019 20:35

Hi ! Superb car but correct the mileage is 20.5 to 20.7 for petrols

Hi ! Superb car but correct the mileage is 20.5 to 20.7 for petrols
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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

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