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Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Swift- Detailed Comparison of Specs, Price, Mileage, Features, Design and more

The Maruti Baleno, which was launched in India in 2016, was positioned above the Swift, but it did manage to take a fair amount of  customers away from the popular hatchback due to its fresh looks. Now with just a few days for the Maruti Ignis to be launched in India, the Swift could lose further customers to the much awaited car.  The upcoming premium compact hatchback is likely to make a big statement to the Indian audience, who seem to fall in love with anything even remotely resembling an SUV. It won’t be wrong to quote the Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be a micro SUV.  Read further to know how the Ignis and the Swift go against each other in the Maruti Ignis vs Swift comparison.

Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Swift Comparison

Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Swift

Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Swift- Price Comparison

Here is the price comparison of the petrol and diesel versions of the Maruti Ignis and Maruti Swift.

Diesel

Maruti Ignis ModelPrice (estimated, ex showroom Delhi)Maruti Swift ModelPrice (ex showroom, Delhi)
SigmaRs. 6.00 lakhLdiRs. 5.97 lakh
DeltaRs. 6.55 lakhLDi ABSRs. 6.17 lakh
ZetaRs. 7.25 lakhVDiRs. 6.44 lakh
AlphaRs. 7.79 lakhVDi ABSRs. 6.57 lakh
Delta AMTRs. 7.10 lakhZDiRs. 7.44 lakh
Zeta AMTRs. 7.80 lakhZDiRs. 7.44 lakh

Petrol

Maruti IgnisPrice (expected, ex showroom Delhi)Maruti SwiftPrice ( ex showroom Delhi)
SigmaRs. 5.00 lakhLXiRs. 4.76 lakh
DeltaRs. 5.60 lakhLXi ABSRs. 5.01 lakh
ZetaRs. 6.20 lakhVXiRs. 5.52 lakh
Delta AMTRs. 6.25 lakhVXi ABSRs. 5.72 lakh
AlphaRs. 6.70 lakhZXiRs. 6.36 lakh
Alpha AMTRs. 7.30 lakh--

 

A lot of uncertainty is surrounding the pricing of the Ignis. It is expected that it could be priced somewhere between the Swift and the Baleno. The prices mentioned above for the Maruti Ignis are estimated prices (ex-showroom Delhi). The actual pricing could vary. It is believed that the Maruti Ignis will be priced very close to the Maruti Swift. For the exact differences in the prices, one would have to wait for the Maruti Ignis launch. The difference in prices of the top end models of the two cars would be higher than that of the difference between the basic models because the top end model of the Ignis get more features than the ZXi/ZDi variant of the Swift.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis vs Swift Specification Comparison

Diesel

Maruti IgnisMaruti Swift
Engine Type1.3 L Diesel1.3 L Diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual
Power74 bhp74 bhp
Torque190 Nm190 Nm
Mileage26.80 kpl (claimed)25.2 kpl (claimed)

Petrol

Maruti IgnisMaruti Swift
Engine Type1.2 L Petrol1.2 L Petrol
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual/CVT
Power83 bhp83 bhp
Torque113 Nm115 Nm
Mileage20.89 kpl (claimed)20.4 kpl (claimed)

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis shares its engine with the Baleno/Dzire/Swift. This means that the Ignis is powered by the same 1.2 L Petrol and 1.3 L Diesel engines as the Swift with very minor differences. Also, the Ignis also features an optional 5-speed AMT paired with the 1.2 L Petrol and the 1.3 L diesel engine. A 5-speed Manual will come mated with both the petrol and diesel variants as standard. The Ignis is marginally more fuel efficient that the Swift as far as the ARAI acclaimed mileage is concerned.

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Maruti Ignis vs Swift Comparison- Dimensions

Maruti IgnisMaruti Swift
Length x Width x Height3700 x 1690 x 1595 mm3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm
Wheelbase2435 mm2430 mm
Kerb Weight825-960 kg965 – 1060 kg
Boot Space260 L205 L
Wheel Type and Size15 inch alloys15 inch alloys

As compared to the Swift, the Ignis is a bit shorter but wider. The Ignis is taller as well, which would lead to bigger cabin space. The Ignis can also boast of a better luggage space.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Comparison- Features

Maruti IgnisMaruti Swift
ABSYes (Standard)Yes
Airbags2 (Standard)2
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingYesYes
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemYes (Touchscreen)Yes (2-DIN)

In the 2016 Auto Expo, Maruti announced the Ignis will be sold through the Nexa sales channel only . This certainly means it would offer a  comparatively  premium car and hence the Ignis comes feature packed. The primary highlights include ABS and dual front airbags as standard, projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, touchscreen infotainment system and much more. On the other hand, the Swift comes with all the  required essential features, it does loose to the Ignis on certain premium features. This includes a reverse parking camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, ,projector headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights. However, it is believed that the the next gen Swift scheduled to be launched in late 2017 is likely to have these features.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Comparison- Mileage

Maruti IgnisMaruti Swift
Diesel26.80 kpl25.2 kpl
Petrol20.89 kpl20.4 kpl

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis has a claimed fuel mileage of 20.89 km/ltr for petrol and 26.80 km/ltr for the diesel engine. Even in on road conditions, the mileage figures of the Ignis will be as good as that of the  Swift, if not more.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Design Comparison – Exterior

Its hard to find a drawback of the Swift’s styling other than the fact that it has been around for quite some time now. The Swift still looks sportier than the still many other hatchbacks in the segment. The production version of the Ignis is not too different from the what was seen at the Auto Expo. Minor features such as the LED daytime running lights, big chrome lined grille housing the headlamps,  etc. helps the Ignis fair  better than the Swift when it comes to styling. The looks of  the Ignis resemble to that of an SUV, which is the primary reason that it can become a popular choice among  India audience.

Maruti-Ignis-Vs-Maruti-Swift Exteriors

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Comparison – Interior

The Maruti Swift has an all-black color scheme for the interiors. Though the design does not stand out, it looks good enough to give the car a quality look. While the Ignis, has a rather funky dashboard. The Ignis gets a new steering wheel, in comparison to the steering wheel Maruti cars had for a really long time. The Ignis has a black and ivory white combination when it comes to the cabin. Also on offer are the body coloured highlights for the cabin . Maruti will be offering the Ignis with a touchscreen infotainment system at least in the top end variants if not for the basic ones.

Maruti Ignis Interiors
Maruti Ignis Interiors
Maruti Swift Interiors
Maruti Swift Interiors

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Comparison – The Final Verdict

Earlier , the Baleno took car buyers away from the Swift and now its the turn of the Ignis to do the same. This is very likely to happen at least till the new Swift comes out. Due to its close resemblance to that of an SUV , the Ignis can be a huge hit among the SUV lovers in India. However, this greatly depends upon the pricing of the Maruti Ignis. It won’t be fare to come to a final verdict before the Maruti Ignis is launched and the exact prices are revealed. Also, the Swift is likely to get a replacement by the end of this year.  You can refer to the points below based on various parameters if you want to choose between the Swift and the Ignis

  • Price – It is expected that the price of the Ignis would be close to that of the Swift. This would give the buyers an open option to select between the two cars.
  • Features – The Ignis comes with some premium features which the Swift is lacking.
  • Specifications – As far as specifications are concerned, both cars boast an identical engine lineup with the same transmission options. However, the Ignis petrol and diesel would be offered with a 5-speed AMT as well.
  • Design – Being new, the Ignis is definitely going to be a head turner. On the other hand, the Swift is old, but still looks pretty good. Since liking for looks is a matter of personal choice, it can be easily left to the people to decide which one they find better.

Also read- Comparison- New Maruti Swift vs Old Maruti Swift , Indian Car of the Year- Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Stay tuned to indiaautoz.in for more such comparison and updates on the Maruti Suzuki Ignis.

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, http://indiaautoz.in .

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