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Battle of Unequals: Maruti Suzuki Swift and Mini Cooper

Battle of Unequals: Maruti Suzuki Swift and Mini Cooper
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Thursday 07 March 2013, 09:47 AM

Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the best selling premium hatchback models in the domestic market and has helped the company in establishing a lion's share in the segment. The stylish Swift has just about everything- a sporty character, inspiring interiors and a critically acclaimed driving pleasure. Another luxury hatchback is offered to domestic audience that comes from the arsenal of a BMW-owned company, the Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper is arguably the most expensive hatchback model in the Indian auto market and remains one of the world's beloved automobiles till date.


Maruti Suzuki Swift is an undisputed champion in terms of sales in the premium hatchback segment of the domestic auto market. Swift's sporty attribute, aesthetically pleasing interiors and neat looks helped it in cultivating its own fan following among the Indian car enthusiasts. Maruti Suzuki offers its Swift models within a retail price range of Rs. 4.5 and Rs. 6.9 lakhs in the country. The diesel Swift comes assimilated with a 1.3 litre, 16-valve, DDiS powertrain, which rolls out a peak power of 74 bhp and highest torque delivery of 190 Nm. The K-Series 1.2 litre engine powers the petrol version of Swift that rolls out a peak power of 86 bhp and a highest torque of 114 Nm.


Further, the price of Mini Cooper hatch starts from Rs. 25 lakhs, which goes on till Rs. 28 lakhs in the country. The ultra modish hatch is powered with a 1.6 litre, 1,598 cc, engine that pumps out an impressive power and torque output equation of 122 bhp and 160 Nm. Both Maruti Suzuki Swift and Mini Cooper have created a niche for themselves and remain the most inspiring models in their respective segments.


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