The Maruti Suzuki Swift will soon be available in 3 variants: the base Lxi, the intermediate Vxi and the fully loaded Zxi. Industry speculation is that prices may be around the Rs. 3.99 lakh range for the base version to about 4.75 lakhs for the top-end version. All variants will run on 1.3 litre petrol engines.
In terms of features towards the top end, the Swift seems like it packs a better punch than the Getz. The Zxi, for example, will be armed with an automatic climate control system and dual front airbags along with ABS. The premium-end variant of the Getz in comparison, the GLS ABS has only...well, ABS.
Update: Methinks it's going to be a smart move on the part of the Maruti to offer a 'pared down' version of the Swift starting at Rs. 3.99 lakhs. Reminiscent of the 'psychological pricing' tactic that Bata (yes, them of the Hawaii chappals) tends to use all the time, I think the average Indian car buyer is going to be very tempted by the proposition of the Swift being available at less than 4 lakhs (so what if it's only a 1000 bucks less?). An opportunity that perhaps Hyundai missed by pricing the base version of the Getz, the GL at Rs. 4.5 lakhs. Opinions have already begun to fly fast and free that some rethinking on the part of the Koreans may be in order.