A year ago, I had the same question in my mind, I did a lot of research for a year and ended up booking VW POLO on Jan2013. The reason of rejection of the other H'backs were:
MS Swift: Ugly exterior looks, cheapest quality(both interior n exterior).
HY i20: Lacks stability after around 90kmph(possibility of toppling at higher speeds), costliest maintenance in the lot n the quality has also been drastically reduced in the latest version.
FT Punto: Exterior looks were impressive, but the RPM response was poor and rear seat was too congested, even driver's comfort is not good and the feature that they provided was too less for the price.
I ended up choosing VW POLO for the following reasons:
Both interior and exterior quality is the best in the lot,
The body fit n finish is excellent,
You need to get it serviced only once a year( or every 15000kms) n they offer you 6-years anti corrosion warranty, that pretty much speaks about the quality of parts, it costs as much as the Swift(20000-30000 difference) but it had better features than the Swift for that money like the 2-DIN audio system n Steering assist.
It's been 8 months of driving the POLO and now I don't regret my decision of buying it.
Well, Ameo is a great car and it indeed offers you better features and even offers you better drive, better interiors and a lot more. The looks are quite nice too. However, Volkswagen is expensive to maintain. If maintenance is not an issue for you, go for it.
Hey, it is great that you wish to buy a new car and we are more than happy to help you. The new Swift is expected to arrive in this festive season. Hence, we would suggest you to wait for the new Swift if you are not in hurry to buy new car as it would come with revitalized interiors and exteriors also some new features are expected to be added in the top end variant. Going for the old one might save you money as you might get it on low price.
Hey, it is great that you wish to buy a new car and we are happy to be a part of your purchase, there are a lot of options that you can go for Ford Ecosport, Maruti Ciaz, Honda City etc. In order to suggest you the best we need to map your requirements. Hence, we would suggest you to call us on our toll free number 1800-200-3000(Mon to Fri 10AM to 7PM) and our team will be more than happy to help you.