Fiat Punto EVO vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Maruti Swift vs Volkswagen Polo spec compare

Fiat Punto EVO is launched today and we present on paper comparison with its rivals 2014 Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift and upcoming Hyundai Elite i20.

Punto EVO vs Polo Elite i20 Swift

Dimensions – Fiat Punto EVO is longest of the lot, measuring at 3,989 mm. Hyundai Elite i20 follows very closely with a difference of 4 mm. Third longest is 2014 Volkswagen Polo and last stands Maruti Swift at 3,850 mm.

Though shortest in length, Maruti Swift is widest in comparison, at 1,695 mm. Next comes Punto EVO, VW Polo and Elite i20 (1,734 mm) respectively. Swift is also the tallest (1,530 mm) and Punto EVO is again just behind the best seller. Hyundai Elite i20 is third tallest and Polo facelift is shortest at 1,469 mm.

Considering wheelbase, Hyundai Elite i20 surpasses competition with 2,570 mm (45 mm longer than older i20). Punto EVO drives behind, followed by Volkswagen Polo and Maruti Swift (2,430 mm).

Ground clearance of Punto EVO 1.2 FIRE petrol is 195 mm, rest of variants (1.4 PDA petrol and 1.3 MultiJet diesel) measure 185 mm. Maruti Swift and Hyundai Elite i20 stand at 170 mm and 169 mm respectively, and the German reads 165 mm only.

Swift facelift will launch by November 2014, slight change in dimensions can be expected; rest of rivals in the post are already up to date.

Boot volume of Hyundai Elite i20 is highest at 295 litres. Punto EVO and 2014 Polo have identical values of 280 litres, followed by Maruti Swift at 210 litres.

Punto EVO vs Polo Elite i20 Swift petrol specEngine (Petrol) – Fiat Punto EVO comes with two petrol engines – 1.2 FIRE and 1.4 PDA. Volkswagen Polo also has two options in petrol, both are from same 1.2 litre engine. 1.2 MPI is lower power version and 1.2 GT TSI (yet to be launched, slated for last week of August 2014). Maruti Swift and Hyundai Elite i20 have only one petrol tune each, Suzuki’s K12 engine and 1.2 Kappa respectively.

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI will be available with 7 speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) automatic only. Hyundai i20 with 1.4 Gamma engine was offered in first ten with 4 speed automatic transmission, but new Elite i20 will not get this engine or auto box. Same 5 speed manual gearbox with 1.2 Kappa motor as seen in earlier model will be doing duty in Hyundai Elite i20. Rest of hatchbacks will be seen with 5 speed manual stick.

Performance (Petrol) – Yet to launch Polo GT TSI is hottest performer in the list with 105 PS max. power @ 5000 rpm. Second  powerful hatch is Punto EVO 1.4 PDA model pushing out 89.5 PS @ 6000 rpm.

Then comes Maruti Swift K12 petrol, producing 87 PS @ 6200 rpm, followed by Hyundai Elite i20 1.2 Kappa variant with max. power of 84 PS @ 6000 rpm. Decent performance is given by 2014 VW Polo 1.2 MPI model with tune of 75 PS @ 5400 rpm and last is Fiat Punto EVO 1.2 FIRE trim giving out 68.22 PS @ 6000 rpm. Torque output ranking is similar to above order.

continue to page 2 for diesel comparo…