The small car makers are more curious to see a sales hike in their kitty. Automobile units like Maruti Suzuki, General Motors, Hyundai Motors, Fiat India, Tata Motors and Ford Motors have been exceptionally well in selling a decent number of hatchbacks. Cars like New Maruti Swift, Fiat Punto 2012 and Tata Indica Vista have been applauded by the enthusiasts in the domestic market due to their class looks, brand tags and service network. Today, we have brought a comparison overview of New Maruti Swift vs Fiat Punto 2012 vs Tata Indica Vista:-
The New Maruti Swift reveals the trend of modern designing and powerful exteriors that leave a long lasting impact on the onlookers. In comparison to Fiat Punto 2012 and Tata India Vista, the new Maruti Swift has better designing and robust build. The outside view of New Maruti Swift is enchanted by 15 inches signature alloy, New Dynamic front grille, Unique vertical headlamps, Roof integrated antenna, ORVM turn indicators, Stylish vertical tail lamps etc.
The all new Fiat Punto 2012 gets some cosmetic changes on the exterior this time round with increased ground clearance up to 195 mm. Subtle detailing to front as well as rear portion with silver radiator grill looks spectacular. High mounted tail lamps, 15 inch alloy wheels and precise flare fenders forms the highlight factors of its exterior build.
Tata Indica Vista possesses a simple and sober appearance but its build seems to be of poor quality.
The inside appearance of new Maruti Swift is sufficient to cater you the maximum level of comforts. The enlarged leg-room and head-room of this car allows the occupants to accommodate with ease.
Lavish interiors of new Fiat Punto with terrific fit and finish along with newly introduced Brighter Dual Tone theme gleam up the overall Punto cabin. If that wasn’t enough upgraded air conditioner, Integrated Audio System, Comfortable seating position and plenty of cubby holes embrace the small car to be termed as a true value for money vehicle.
Tata Motors magic wand, Tata Indica Vista is extremely good in terms of interiors. Its spacious cabins and well trimmed upholstery are distinct it from its competitors. The instrument cluster and center console of this car are far better than Punto 2012, but the dash board quality is extremely poor.
Engine and Specifications:-
The new Maruti Swift is available in 1.2 liter petrol engine and 1.3 diesel engine options. Its 1.2 liter petrol engine has caliber to churn maximum power of 85 PS at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 113Nm at 4,500 rpm, whereas, its 1.3 liter diesel engine can churn maximum power of 75 PS at 4000 rpm with the maximum torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.
Fiat Punto 2012 is offered in both petrol as well as diesel variants. The 1.2L FIRE petrol engine generates 68 PS of top power at 6000 rpm along with peak torque of 96 Nm at 2500 rpm while the 1.3L Multijet diesel engine offers 76 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm and ultimate torque of 197 Nm at 1750 rpm. Another 1.4L FIRE petrol engine churns top power of 90 PS at 6000 rpm and 115 Nm of terrific torque at 4500 rpm.
The Indica Vista is available in two petrol and two diesel engine variants i.e. 1.2 liter and 1.4 liter engines respectively. The 1.2 liter petrol engine variant of this mean machine can churn maximum output of 65 PS at 5500 rpm whereas; the other 1.4 liter petrol engine variant has caliber to toss maximum power of 90 PS at 6000 rpm. In terms of power, the diesel engine variants of Indica Vista are also commendable as the 1.2 liter diesel engine can churn maximum power of 75 PS at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 190 Nm at 1750 – 3000 rpm, whereas, the 1.4 liter diesel variant can toss maximum output of 71 PS at 4500 rpm and peak torque of 135.4 Nm at 2500 rpm.
The New Maruti Swift exhibits some exciting features like Air-conditioner with climate control, Adjustable driver and co-driver seat, Power Steering, Power Windows, Key-less entry, Tachometer, Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Remote Boot Opener, Remote Fuel Lid Opener, Cup-holders, Adjustable Headlights, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Alloy Wheels etc.
Capacious Punto embraces Power Steering, Tilt Steering, Clutch Foot Rest, Power Windows with ‘Delay’ and ‘Auto Down’ Function, Speed Sensitive Volume Adjuster for Audio, Remote Keyless Entry, Power ORVMs and Rear Window (Wiper + Washer). Other features include Tachometer, Trip Calculator, 12V Power Socket, Seat Belt Warning Light, Real Time Mileage Indicator, Integrated Audio System, Follow Me Headlamps, etc.
The gorgeous beauty, Tata Indica Vista stands ahead of Fiat Punto 2012 in terms of features. It is boosted with features like Front and rear fog lamps, Storage tray under Co-driver seat, Light intensity adjustment for instrument cluster, Styled roof mounted antenna, Alloy wheels, Integrated rear wiper, Rear windscreen demister, Bluetooth connectivity, Dual front airbags, Tilt adjustable steering wheel, Height adjustable driver seat etc.
The new Swift petrol delivers mileage of 15 kmpl in city conditions and 18 kmpl on highways; on the other hand its 1.3 liter diesel variant delivers fuel economy of 18 kmpl in city conditions and 21 kmpl on highways.
The plentiful Punto offers decent mileage of 12 kmpl in petrol variant and 14 kmpl with its Multijet diesel engine.
Tata Indica Vista 1.2 liter petrol delivers mileage of 13 kmpl in city conditions and 15 kmpl on highways, whereas, its 1.4 liter petrol variant of has efficiency to deliver mileage of 13 kmpl in city conditions and 17 kmpl on highways. The diesel variant of this car too can deliver excellent fuel economy. The 1.2 liter Quadrajet engine delivers mileage of 16 kmpl in city conditions and 18 kmpl on highways, whereas its 1.4 liter turbo engine delivers mileage of 14 kmpl in city conditions and 16 kmpl on highways.
Mesmerizing Maruti Suzuki Swift is up for grabs in price range of Rs 4.41 lakh – Rs 6.49 lakh. The all new Fiat Punto 2012 is tagged in the price bracket of Rs 4.87 lakhs to Rs 6.71 lakhs whereas the tempting Tata Indica Vista comes in a price slot of Rs 3.92 lakh- Rs 6.16 lakhs (All prices are ex-showroom New Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki Swift scores maximum in this comparison followed by Tata Indica Vista while Fiat Punto is pushed to the last spot.