Hyundai could not challenge the Suzuki Swift in the Indian market with the Getz and it remains to be seen how well the i20 will fare. What we do know about the i20 is that it looks contemporary and is comfortable to live with. The Swift still looks new and sporty and the good old Esteem-derived engine is peppy too. Both cars offer decent ride quality on Indian roads. Build quality of the Swift has not been its strength while the i20 does not compromise on this front. The Kappa engine that makes the i10 a genuine ‘benchmark’ fails to move the i20 with the same energy levels thanks to the additional weight. If you are looking for a contemporary car that offers decent mileage in these tough times, your search should end at a Hyundai dealership. But if you are looking for a fun-to-drive machine that plants a smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel – then it is the Swift that should get the nod. Our choice? Maruti Suzuki Swift.