New Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Tata Punch - Prices, Specs & Features

  • Maruti Suzuki’s new Swift has a new Z-Series engine
  • Swift’s mileage output has gone up to 24.80 kmpl
  • Tata Punch has dual-cylinder CNG technology

   
New Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Tata Punch - Prices, Specs & Features

All new fourth-generation Swift was launched by Maruti Suzuki with a lot of technological enhancements and mechanical upgrades. The Swift nameplate has been consistently bringing high sales but has been facing stiff competition from rivals like the Tata Punch. Punch has a long list of features making it a value-for-money product in the domestic market.

It is important to note that even though they are priced in a similar price bracket, the Swift is a hatchback while the Punch hails from the micro-SUV family. In this comparison, we shall find out how the two contenders compete against each other in the following aspects:

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2024 vs Tata Punch: Prices

Model 

Prices

New Maruti Suzuki Swift

Rs. 6.49 lakh - Rs. 9.64 lakh

Tata Punch

Rs. 6.13 lakh - Rs. 10.20 lakh

Starting at an introductory ex-showroom price of Rs. 6.49 lakh, the new Suzuki Swift is dearer than its rival by Rs. 36,000. Between LXi to ZXi+ DT are nine other variants on offer that can be mated to a manual or AMT, LXi being an exception as it is solely offered with a manual gearbox. A CNG Swift range is expected later this year.

It is the ZXi+ DT trim where things get interesting as it will save you Rs. 56,000 more than the range-topping Punch variant.

Tata Punch’s base model is aggressively priced at Rs. 6.13 lakh and comes in 25 variants ranging from Pure to Creative Flagship, with 5 being CNG variants. 

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2024 vs Tata Punch: Dimensions

Swift Vs Punch Dimensions

Measurements

New Maruti Suzuki Swift

Tata Punch

Length

3,860 mm

3,827 mm

Width

1,735 mm

1,742 mm

Height

1,520 mm

1,615 mm

Wheelbase

2,450 mm

2,445 mm

Ground clearance

163 mm

187 mm

Rim size

14 and 15 inch

15 and 16 inch

Boot capacity

265 litres

210 litres (CNG), 366 litres

The 2024 Swift is shorter and narrower than the Punch by 95 mm and 7 mm, respectively. These figures are also a testament to the Punch’s SUV genes giving it a tall-body design while boasting an impressive ground clearance of 187 millimeters. You may want to consider the Punch if your usual routes have rough patches or love going for offroad trails. 

It remains to be seen how the changes in the former translate into real life. Watch this space for a review of the new Swift. 

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2024 vs Tata Punch: Feature highlights

The following table compares the list of features that are different on the two cars: 

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2024

Tata Punch

9-inch touchscreen

7-inch touchscreen

Adjustable headrest

Cooled glovebox

Rear AC vents

Dual tone dashboard

Rear 60:40 split folding seats

Rain-sensing wipers

Front & rear USB charging

Front USB charging only

15-inch alloy wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

6 airbags

2 airbags

Maruti Swift being the latest in the fray comes with a host of changes that are expected to come with the upcoming update to the Punch. For instance, six airbags have been made standard across Swift’s offerings. There’s also a bigger infotainment unit with over 40 connected car tech. The India-spec Swift is yet to go for BNCAP testing so no comments on that yet. 

Areas where the former misses out on are a cooled glovebox compartment, rain-sensing wipers and four additional airbags over the existing two. The Punch has also retained the title of the safest micro-SUV (5 stars in GNCAP) on sale in the country since its launch. 

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2024 vs Tata Punch: Engine specs and mileage

Model

Engine

Horsepower

Torque

MT mileage

AMT mileage

New Swift

1.2-litre, 3 cylinder

80.4 hp

111.7 Nm

24.80 kmpl

25.75 kmpl

Punch

1.2-litre, 3 cylinder

86.5 hp/ 72.5 hp (CNG)

115 Nm/ 103 Nm (CNG)

20.09 kmpl/ 72.41 hp (CNG)

18.8 kmpl

Maruti has equipped the new Swift with a new K-Series engine which makes over 80 horses and 111 newton metres of torque on the tap. Yes, the figures are much lower than the outgoing model but because one cylinder was deleted and a 12-volt mild hybrid system added, the combined mileage from the setup has gone up to 25.75 kilometres per litre. We have yet to calculate its real-world mileage so stay tuned for that.

With the Punch, it is the CNG variant that is the most fuel-efficient with a mileage of 20.09 kmpl. Performance takes a significant hit with this fuel at 72.5 hp and 103 Nm, respectively. In its pure ICE avatar, the Punch outshines the new Swift making 86.5 hp (+6.1 hp) and 115 Nm (+3.3 hp).

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