Coming to the immediate competition, the Grand i10 squares up against the well-doing Tata Tiago and the long standing war-horse, the Maruti Suzuki Swift. It would be interesting to see how the Grand i10 facelift goes up against these two. So let's get going with an on-paper comparison between the three. We are considering the top end variants of all the three cars for subjectivity.
We all want maximum bang for our money as far as far buying a car is concerned. So a long list of features is a must. The top end variants of the Grand i10 get a lot of cool features such as a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, the top end models get a fully automatic temperature control, AC vents at the rear, reverse parking camera. These features are exclusive only to the Grand i10 at the moment.
In comparison, the Tata Tiago gets a Harman infotainment system. One can also use the Juke app and connect his/her smartphone to the car's connectivity system. The Swift is the oldest car here and it gets a regular 2-din audio system.
All the cars get steering mounted controls and Bluetooth, AUX-in and USB connectivity along with a cooled glove-box. The Tiago is the only car is this trio which gets driving modes. A multi-function instrument console is also standard on all the three cars here.
(The 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 gets new bumpers along with a new grille and LED DRLs up front)
In terms of space, all the three cars are more or less evenly matched. The Gand i10 has the biggest boot of them all while the Swift has the least.
As far as looks are concerned, we believe that the Tiago is the best looking car of them all even though the Grand i10 got a recent facelift. The Swift is starting to look really old and therefore, it is the least appealing car in this trio of hatchbacks. The new-gen Swift will make its way to India sometime this year.
The petrol engines of all the three cars 1.2-litre units which are almost similar in power and torque figures. The Grand i10 and the Swift get 4-cylinder engines while the Tiago gets a 3-cylinder engine. As far as petrol variants are concerned, the Tiago returns the maximum fuel efficiency.
The Grand i10 gets a 4-cylinder 1.2-litre diesel engine, while the Swifts gets the old, tried and tested Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet engine. The Tiago again proves to be a surprise by being a 3-cylinder 1.05-litre engine. Even for the diesel variants, the Tiago claims to have the maximum efficiency at 27.28 kmpl.
The petrol prices are the lowest for the Tiago in this specification comparison. Its prices ranges from ₹ 3.24 lakh for the base variant and goes up almost till ₹ 5 lakh for the top-of-the-line variant. The prices for the Grand i10 range from ₹ 4.58 lakh and go up to ₹ 6.40 lakh. Lastly, the prices for the petrol variant of the Swift begin at ₹ 4.81 lakh and goes up to ₹ 6.40 lakh.
The table given below gives you an indication for the price range of the diesel variants of the Grand i10, the Swift and the Tiago. Here too, the most affordable of the lot is the Tiago. The Swift is the most expensive of the lot. All prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi*.