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    Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Saturday, Jun 13 2020

    Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Swift's petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift with its competitors and other petrol cars in the B1 segment.

     

    Maruti Suzuki Swift 2020 Variants Explained

    Although the Renault Kwid is long enough to compare with Swift and other B1 segment cars, we’re instead going to compare it against A segment cars because of its lower price and engine performance.

    Here’s a look at our length based vehicle segmentation with some examples:

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    CARS

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

     

    If you prefer watching instead of reading, then here’s our video breakdown of Swift’s BS6 petrol variants:

    Video - Swift 2020 BS6 Variants Explained | Lxi, Vxi, Zxi, Zxi+ | Price, Engine, Size, Features Comparison

    What Is The Price Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift?

    The Maruti Suzuki Swift is available in 4 variants with a manual transmission and 3 of those are available with an AMT automatic transmission. The prices of the Swift BS6 range from Rs. 5.19 lakh for the LXI MT to Rs. 8.02 lakh for the ZXI Plus AT.

    Prices for the AMT automatic transmission are Rs. 47,000 higher in case of the VXI and ZXI variants but the ZXI Plus AT is Rs. 44,000 more expensive than the ZXI Plus MT. Now let’s examine each trim up close starting with the LXI variant.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT 

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | Jun 2020

     

    LXI

    VXI

    ZXI

    ZXI+

    Manual

    Rs. 5,19,000

    Rs. 6,19,000

    Rs. 6,78,000

    Rs. 7,58,000

    Difference

    -

    Rs. 47,000

    Rs. 47,000

    Rs. 44,000

    AMT

    -

    Rs. 6,66,000

    Rs. 7,25,000

    Rs. 8,02,000

     

    Is The LXI Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol Worth Buying?

    The LXI variant costs Rs. 5.19 lakh. Besides the usual safety kit like ABS, airbags and parking sensors, it gets the following notable features:

    • Tilt steering
    • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors
    • AC with heater
    • Power steering
    • Antenna for music system

    Let’s consider this as the baseline to see if the higher variants offer good value for the incremental increase in their prices. We’d only recommend the LXI variant to budget buyers who are interested in the Swift and can’t or don’t want to stretch further. The lack of basic convenience features like day/night inside mirror, power windows and music system makes it difficult to recommend. If you are comfortable with getting these features from the aftermarket, then you can consider the Swift LXI.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT | LXI VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 5,19,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Jun. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Seat Belt Reminder

    ISOFIX

    Gear Shift Indicator

    Manual AC with Heater

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Reverse Parking Sensors

    Front Seatbelts Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

    Manually Adjustable ORVMs

    Front Accessory Socket

    LED Rear Combination Lamp 

    Dual Front Airbags

    High-Speed Alert

    Remote Back Door Opener 

    Tilt Steering

    Meter Illumination- Amber

    ABS

         

    Roof Antenna

     

    Is The VXI Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol Worth Buying?

    The Swift’s VXI MT variant costs Rs. 6.19 lakh, which is Rs. 1.0 lakh more than the LXI MT. The automatic transmission is available for another Rs. 47,000 and it costs Rs. 6.66 lakh.

    The notable additional features of the VXI over the LXI are:

    • Day/night inside mirror
    • Music system
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • All power windows
    • Remote central locking
    • Security alarm
    • Wheel covers
    • Power outside mirrors
    • Tachometer
    • Height-adjustable driver seat

    Read Also - Renault Triber 1.0L Petrol vs Maruti Suzuki Swift 1.2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

    Outside temperature display, gear shift indicator and dead pedal are 3 features that are available with the VXI AMT.

    While the VXI feels like a more complete package for budget buyers, the price jump of Rs. 1.0 lakh is not justifiable. This is not a value for money variant and we can’t recommend it. Instead, we’d suggest you consider the LXI variant and accessorize it with some of the VXI’s features. This will turn out to be far cheaper and you can pick exactly those features that you value the most.

    If you want the Swift with the automatic transmission, then this is your most affordable option. Although the AMT model somewhat makes up for the unjustified price jump, it’s not the best choice for value hunters. Now let’s see how the ZXI variant of the Swift BS6 holds up against our value meter.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT VXI | FEATURES OVER LXI

    Rs. 6,19,000 (MT) | Rs. 6,66,000 (AT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Jun. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock 

    Audio Player with CD/MP3 & FM/AM 

    Front & Rear Power Windows 

    Co-Driver Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror

    Gear Shift Knob in Piano Black Finish

    Manual Day/Night IRVM 

    4 Speakers 

    Driver-side Auto Down Power Window

    Driver Sunvisor with Ticket Holder 

    Chrome Parking Brake Lever Tip

    Central Locking 

    Steering-mounted Audio Controls

    Adjustable Front Seat Headrests

    Front Seat Back Pocket (Co-Driver side) 

    Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs

    Security Alarm

    AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

    Electrically Adjustable ORVMs 

    Electromagnetic Back Door Opener

    While Meter Illumination - White

     -  -

    Keyless Entry

    Rear Parcel Shelf 

    Turn Indicators on ORVMs

     -  -

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Tachometer

    Wheel Covers

     -  -

    Chrome Inside Door Handles 

     

    Is The ZXI Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol Worth Buying?

    The ZXI variant of the Swift costs Rs. 6.78 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 7.25 lakh for the automatic. That’s a price jump of Rs. 59,000 over the VXI MT and VXI AT variants. For this sum, the noteworthy feature additions are:

    • Fog lamps
    • Rear defogger
    • Automatic AC
    • Keyless entry with push-button start stop
    • 15-inch alloys with wider tyres
    • Power folding mirrors
    • Split rear seatback
    • Boot lamp

    If you want the Swift with some creature comforts, then the ZXI variant is the best value offering. This is our top recommended variant and the one you should buy if you’re looking for a good balance of value and features.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT ZXI | FEATURES OVER VXI

    Rs. 6,78,000 (MT) | Rs. 7,25,000 (AT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Jun. 2020

    Safety & Entertainment

     Functional

    Style

    Front Fog Lamps 

    Automatic Climate Control 

    60:40 Split Rear Seat 

    15-inch Alloy Wheels

    Rear Defogger 

    Engine Push Start-Stop Button w/ Smart Key

    Driver Side Pinch Guard Power Window w/ Auto Up

    Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel 

    Tweeters (2)

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs

    Outside Temperature Display 

    Silver Finish on Door Trims 

    Wider Tyre (185 section)

    Adjustable Rear Seat Headrests

    Luggage Room Lamp 

     -

     

    Is The ZXI Plus Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol Worth Buying?

    The ZXI Plus variant of the Swift BS6 petrol costs Rs. 7.58 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 8.02 lakh with the automatic transmission. The price jump from the ZXI variant to the ZXI Plus is Rs. 80,000 for the MT and Rs. 77,000 for the AT. Notable additions to the ZXI Plus variant are:

    • LED projector headlamps
    • LED DRLs
    • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Auto headlamps
    • 15-inch machined alloy wheels
    • Reversing camera

    As it’s evident from the feature list, the ZXI Plus is only adding good-to-have features that too for a higher price than what’s justifiable. We can’t recommend the ZXI Plus variant as it’s not a good value for money. However, it does stand out on the road with unique styling bits like LED lighting, machined alloy wheels. So, if you want your Swift to look nicer than others’ and are willing to pay a higher cost, only then you should go for it.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT ZXI PLUS | FEATURES OVER ZXI

    Rs. 7,58,000 (MT) | Rs. 8,02,000 (AT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Jun. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Reverse Parking Camera

    7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Auto Headlamps 

    LED Projector Headlamps

     -

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    LED DRLs

     -

    App-Based Remote Control

    15-inch Machined Alloy Wheels

     -

    Voice Commands

    -

     

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

    The Swift’s base variant is an affordable entry point for Swift fans but its too basic. Unfortunately, the VXI variant seems overpriced, so we have to recommend the LXI variant instead even if you can afford the VXI. If you’re interested in the automatic transmission, then the VXI is your most affordable option.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT MANUAL VARIANTS | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | Jun. 2020

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    LXI

    Rs. 5,19,000

    For budget buyers

    VXI

    Rs. 6,19,000

    Not recommended. Get LXI variant instead and personalize or stretch for the ZXI variant

    ZXI

    Rs. 6,78,000

    Top recommended. Most VFM Variant.

    ZXI+

    Rs. 7,58,000

    Not recommended

     

    However, if you can stretch your budget, then you should get the ZXI variant instead. It’s the most value for money variant in the Swift’s lineup and the one you should buy. With or without the automatic transmission, the ZXI variant remains our top pick.

    The ZXI Plus variant has more flash and less functional features. Not just that, it’s also overpriced like the VXI variant. So, we don’t recommend buying the ZXI variant unless you’re getting some healthy discounts on that.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT AUTOMATIC VARIANTS | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | Jun. 2020

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    VXI

    Rs. 6,66,000

    Recommended for budget buyers only. Consider upgrading to the ZXI variant for better value for money.

    ZXI

    Rs. 7,25,000

    Top recommended. Most VFM Variant.

    ZXI Plus

    Rs. 8,02,000

    Not recommended

     

    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol?

    The Maruti Suzuki Swift BS6 makes 83PS of power and 113Nm of torque from its 1.2-litre normal petrol engine. It’s available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. Power from its 4-cylinder engine is on par with its rivals but it’s nowhere near as powerful as the Nios turbo. The turbo petrol engine is available with the Grand i10 Nios as an option and it makes a staggering 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque from as low as 1500rpm. This particular engine should offer far better drivability and performance compared to the Swift petrol.

    The Swift, however, leads in the fuel efficiency department with a figure of 21.21kmpl regardless of which transmission you choose. In this B1 segment, Datsun Go is the only car offering a refined and superior CVT-type automatic transmission. All the others come with an AMT-type automatic.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT vs B1 SEGMENT CARS

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Maruti

    Swift

    Hyundai 

    Grand i10 Nios

    Maruti 

    Ignis

    Tata

    Tiago

    Datsun

    GO

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.0L Turbo

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    3

    4

    3

    3

    3

    Cubic Capacity

    1197cc

    1197cc

    998cc

    1197cc

    1199cc

    1198cc

    1198cc

    Maximum Power

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    100PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    68PS @ 5000rpm

    77PS @ 6000rpm

    Maximum Torque

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    114Nm @ 4000rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    113Nm@

    4200rpm

    113Nm @

    3300rpm

    104Nm @ 4000rpm

    104Nm @ 4400rpm

    Transmission

    5MT & AMT

    5MT & AMT

    5MT

    5MT & AMT

    5MT & AMT

    5-speed

    CVT

    Claimed FE

    21.21kmpl

    20.7kmpl

    20.3kmpl

    20.89kmpl

    19.8kmpl*

    19.02kmpl

    19.59kmpl

    *unofficial

    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift?

    The Swift is the longest and the widest car in the B1 segment with the biggest boot too. However, it’s the closest to the ground with 163mm clearance. If you drive on rough roads or have tall speed breakers in your area, then you should consider the Maruti Suzuki Ignis or Datsun Go instead. Both of these cars have a 180mm ground clearance. The Swift’s wheelbase measures the same as the Nios’ and Go’s at 2450mm and it’s the longest among its rivals.

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT vs B1 SEGMENT CARS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Maruti

    Swift

    Hyundai

    Grand i10 Nios

    Maruti

    Ignis

    Tata

    Tiago

    Datsun Go

    Length

    3840mm

    3805mm

    3700mm

    3765mm

    3788mm

    Width

    1735mm

    1680mm

    1690mm

    1677mm

    1636mm

    Height

    1530mm

    1520mm

    1595mm

    1535mm

    1507mm

    Wheelbase

    2450mm

    2450mm

    2435mm

    2400mm

    2450mm

    Ground Clearance

    163mm

    165mm

    180mm

    170mm

    180mm

    Boot

    268-lt

    260-lt

    260-lt

    242-lt

    260-lt

    Fuel Tank

    37-lt

    37-lt

    32-lt

    35-lt

    35-lt

    Wheel Size

    165/80 R14

    185/65 R15

    165/70 R14

    175/60 R15

    175/65 R15

    175/65 R14

    175/60 R15

    165/70 R14

     

    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Swift?

    The 2020 Swift is available in the following 6 colour options:

    • Red
    • White
    • Silver
    • Grey
    • Blue
    • Orange

    There are dealer-level customizations available with the Swift if you want dual-tone body colours.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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