Check the Features wise Comparison of Honda Brio and Maruti Swift
Japanese car maestro Honda is gearing up to introduce its much anticipated hatchback Brio, this September. After unveiling the new Jazz and getting positive response, Honda is hoping to repeat the same story with Brio and make it even bigger this time. On the other hand is the Maruti Suzuki Swift 2011 which has months of advance bookings and proven track record. No doubt that Swift carries the trust of the buyers in this part of the world but Honda has got the reliability with its City and Civic rocking the country roads.
We have decided to compare these two sensational small cars. It will be interesting to see, how Honda Brio fares against its Indian counterpart. The comparison will be done taking into account exteriors, interiors, engine, specifications & performance and price.
Honda Brio body is a mix of smart and intelligent craftsmanship with beautiful aerodynamic styling. Front fascia boasts of pearl shaped head lamps, chromed grill having company’s logo neatly tucked and large lower grill carrying fog lamps bestow the little car with head turning looks. Body coloured bumpers, side mirrors and door handles along with rear spoiler contribute to the overall next generation styling of this brilliant Brio.
Maruti Suzuki Swift 2011 carries most of looks from its predecessor model but now it’s more refreshing with bigger head and tail lamps. The wheelbase has been increased which has imparted amazing style to this sporty car. Refined front and rear bumpers bless this new Swift with alluring looks. This new hatchback has reduced height but is wider and lengthier than its predecessor model.
On the looks front, it is quite difficult to choose which one since both cars has their own identity with Swift having more road presence while Brio being a head turner. It’s a tie.
Brio’s interiors are expected to be perfect for five occupants with exotic interior trims employed. The refinements are sure to evoke your inner instinct to drive with pleasure. However the compact body design indicates that the car will have limited space. Interior features like power steering, graceful dashing board, armrests, gear Knob, body coloured mirrors, integrated audio system including USB and powerful AC sets aside its competitors.
Contrarily, Maruti Suzuki Swift 2011 is one of the most spacious cars in its segment with enough head and leg room for all passengers. Multifunctional new steering wheel and instrument cluster is now more refreshing than the 2010 Swift with black and silver finish, both contributing to the plushness of the cabin. Comfortable leather seats with foldable rear seat option, AC with climate control, power windows, etc are some of the features of this new scintillating car.
Maruti Suzuki Swift’s Interiors are a far cry from Honda Brio.
Engine, Specification and Performance
Honda Brio will be fitted with 1198 cc, i-VTEC, petrol engine that will have efficiency to churn maximum power of 89 bhp at 6200 rpm and peak torque of 110 Nm at 4800 rpm. The engine of the car would be mated with a 5 speed manual transmission. Honda Brio is expected to cross the speed slot of 0 to 100 kmph in mere 16 seconds with the top speed being 158 kmph. The car offers decent mileage 14 kmpl in city conditions while 19 kmpl on highways.
Mesmerizing Maruti Suzuki Swift 2011 is powered by 1298cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 valves petrol engine. This powerful engine is capable of producing maximum power of 87 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm. Linked with 5-speed manual gears, Swift races from 0 to 100 kmph in just 10 seconds and has a top speed of 160 kmph. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, it delivers around 15 Kmpl in city while 18.5 Kmpl on highways.
Both the cars have almost similar engine performance with Brio getting slight edge but Swift soon catches it.
Honda Brio is expected to be unleashed within a range of Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs while Maruti Suzuki Swift 2011 petrol version has price starting from Rs 4.22 lakhs and ending at Rs 5.53 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). Price does gives Swift thrust to move ahead of Honda Brio.
To sum up the comparison, it’s Maruti Suzuki Swift 2011 which is capable of developing fear in Honda’s tent. However, let’s wait for the official launching of Honda Brio before reaching any conclusion, which will further clear the picture. For the time being we have our fingers crossed for the day of unveiling of Brio.
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