Hatchbacks are always trendy for their compact design and adaptability and to make your urban drive a smooth one, Kia Motors Pakistan and Pak Suzuki Motors both offer premium hatchbacks by the name Kia Picanto and Suzuki Swift. Designed to win you over with their stylish exterior and smart interior, Kia Picanto and Swift are your go-to city cars for their low maintenance cost and high fuel efficiency. So next time you have a quick errand to take care of in the city, you may choose either of the two options for a fun city trip without getting caught up in rush hours.
Designed by the global award-winning brand “Kia”, Picanto is the smallest Kia car among the powerful Kia line-up of Kia Sportage, Kia Carnival, Kia Sorento, and Kia Stonic but it has some of the best tech features to get you excited for your drive time. Swift is also a popular hatchback from Suzuki and recently the company launched Suzuki Swift 2022 to keep the momentum going. Kia Picanto is currently available in two transmissions; Kia Picanto Automatic and manual. You can get your Picanto in Cherry Black, Clear White, Mercury Blue, and Sparkling Silver. Suzuki Swift comes in three trims; Suzuki Swift GL Manual, Swift CVT Manual, and Swift GLX CVT Automatic. Swift is available in Pearl Red, Graphite Grey, Solid White, Silky Silver, Sand Beige, and Phoenix Red.
Suzuki and Kia Karachi offer original parts and maintenance services to make your car care experience a pleasant one. You may also schedule a test drive at your nearest Suzuki and Kia dealership and experience these drives for yourself. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two for you to decide which one suits you better.
Both Kia Picanto and Suzuki Swift have strong engines that make these compact hatchbacks sturdy and reliable for all your urban adventures. Picanto sports an MPI Inline 3 Cylinder (gasoline) 998 cc engine that generates 69/6200 ps/rpm and 94/3500 Nm/rpm of torque while Swift boasts a DOHC 16 valve VVT 1197 cc engine that produces a maximum output of 82/6000 ps/rpm and 113/4200 Nm/rpm of torque. Both cars are economic drives with Suzuki Swift and Kia Picanto fuel average of 12 km per liter making them ideal for urban dwellers to zip around town in fuel-efficient mode.
From the outlook, these two rivals have different designs, and curves but have more in common once you get behind the wheel. Picanto flaunts 14-inch steel wheels with electrically adjustable + heated body-colored side mirrors while Suzuki Swift comes with 16-inch alloy wheels. Kia’s signature “tiger nose grille” will allow you to spot Picanto from across the street while Swift has its own discerning shape that makes it stand out. But as compared to Kia Picanto, your eyes will always land on the uber sophisticated Kia hatchback.
From the inside, both these compact cars are well-equipped with elegant features that are designed to keep you entertained and connected wherever you choose to drive. Kia Picanto comes with an MP3 integrated media player with radio, AUX, USB, digital clock, Bluetooth audio, and call function. You may also choose a 9-inch LCD player with an MP5 touch screen in Picanto. Suzuki Swift comes with a 9-inch media player along with Bluetooth connectivity. Power steering and power windows are available in both Picanto and Swift. You will also get to enjoy climate control and cruise control in Swift GLX CVT but cruise control feature is not available in Kia Picanto yet.
Picanto offers spacious seating capacity with rear foldable seats in a 60:40 split seating ratio along with luggage underfloor box, and passenger seat under tray to store more while keeping the cabin space organized. Suzuki Swift doesn’t offer split seating or under-floor storage space but there is ample leg room in the front passenger and rear cabin space. Kia Picanto’s interior is spruced up with premium fabric whereas, Swift comes with a simple fabric interior. When it comes to the key ignition options, Kia Picanto offers a foldable smart key while Suzuki Swift offers a remote key to get the engine started. Given the interior specification of the two, you will find many captivating features that will make you try out these drives for yourself.
Suzuki Swift and Kia Picanto have great safety features that will keep you secure throughout your journey. Airbags, Immobilizer, anti-lock braking system, burglar alarm, ISO Fix child seat anchors are key safety features of Kia Picanto whereas, Suzuki Swift offers hill hold assist, electronic stability program along with immobilizer, security alarm, and anti-lock braking system as standard safety aids. So if you are a gearhead who likes to rev up the car a bit faster than others then these two cars will be the safest and most fun to drive around.
Kia Picanto and Suzuki Swift both are responsive and easy to handle drives even on the top speeds of 220 km/hr (for Swift) and 180 km/hr (for Kia Picanto). The driving experience is well-balanced and will never make you pull off emergency cornering. The price of Kia Picanto is quite lower than the Suzuki Swift price in Pakistan mainly because of the launch of the new Suzuki Swift 2022 earlier this year. Currently, Kia Picanto price in Pakistan ranges from Rs.3,100,000 to 3,200,000, and Suzuki Swift price in Pakistan ranges between 3,180,000 to 3,760,000 which will make you ponder whether to go for the latter or not.
If you are looking for a drive that is value for money then Picanto car is your right pick but if you are looking for something extra in your everyday drive then Swift is not a bad idea either. Kia Pakistan offers a standard 4 years/ 1,00,000 km warranty as compared to Suzuki Pakistan 4 years/ 80,000 km warranty. If you already have made up your mind to go for Picanto, head to Kia Motors Site, an authorized Kia Motors Karachi dealership, to book yours right away.