Spec Sheet Comparo – Tata Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs New Figo vs KUV100
With the launch of the KUV100, Mahindra and Mahindra has declared a war on the hatchback community. This mini SUV has its eyes set firmly on the spot occupied by popular hatchbacks such as the Maruti Swift, Grand i10, and the likes. With the Worldn car buyers viewing SUVs as aspirational purchases, a step into the premium segment, Mahindra’s strategy could turn out to be very effective. We compare the mini SUV and the all-new Tata Tiago hatchback with some of the most popular hatchbacks in the country in our Tata Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs New Figo vs KUV100 spec sheet comparo to find out if it is up to the task of breaking convention and pulling customers away from the aforementioned cars.
Tata Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs New Figo vs KUV100 – Design
There is no denying the fact the Mahindra KUV100 boasts of a unique appearance which will set it apart from the sea of cars crowding our roads today. Usual SUV traits such as a high set bonnet, body cladding, wide stance, etc. are the defining traits of the KUV100’s exteriors. Additional features such as LED DRLs, high mounted rear door handle, swept back headlamps should go down well with car buyers. The rest are all very good looking hatchbacks with no major turn offs in terms of design.
The interiors of the KUV100 are just as unconventional as the exteriors. The gear lever has been mounted on the dashboard in order to aid the unique 3+3 seating layout. In terms of quality, and fit and finish, the cabin of the Grand i10 is a notch above the rest. The Swift’s rear feels a bit cramped thanks to a rising window line and not so generous leg room.
Tata Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs New Figo vs KUV100 – Features
KUV100 comes loaded with features, but every other car in this comparison is equally matched in terms of equipment list. However, the Ford Figo edges ahead slightly as it offers 6 airbags, Ford MYKEY, and Ford’s phone docking system for the lower variants. The Grand i10 is the only car which boasts of rear AC vents. The Tata Tiago boasts a customizable interior trim and an 8-speaker Harman audio system. The highlight of the KUV100’s features is the flexible 3+3 seating arrangement.
Tata Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs New Figo vs KUV100 – Specifications
|PETROL||Mahindra KUV100||Ford Figo||Maruti Swift||Tata Tiago||Hyundai Grand i10|
|Displacement||1.2 litre||1.2 litre||1.2 litre||1.2 litre||1.2 litre|
|Power||82 bhp||86.8 bhp||83 bhp||84 bhp||81bhp|
|Torque||114 Nm||112 Nm||114 Nm||114 Nm||114Nm|
|Efficiency*||18.15 kpl||18.6 kpl||20.4 kmpl||23.84 kmpl||18.9kmpl (MT)/16.95kmpl (AT)|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual/4-speed automatic|
Additionally, Ford also offers a 112 PS 1.5 litre petrol engine mated to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic with the Figo. Mahindra’s 1.2 L petrol feels a bit underpowered and sluggish. Only the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Ford Figo can be had with automatic engine options.
|DIESEL||Mahindra KUV100||Ford Figo||Maruti Swift||Tata Tiago||Hyundai Grand i10|
|Displacement||1.2 litre||1.5 litre||1.3 litre||1.05 litre||1.1 litre|
|Power||77 bhp||99 bhp||74bhp||69bhp||70bhp|
|Torque||190 Nm||215 Nm||190Nm||140Nm||160Nm|
|Efficiency*||25.32 kpl||25.83 kpl||25.2kmpl||27.28 kmpl||24 kmpl|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
The diesel Tata Tiago is slightly lower on power and torque as compared to the rest of the vehicles. However, it is the most fuel efficient by a big margin. The Ford Figo’s diesel is the most powerful one here. No diesel automatic on offer in this segment yet.
Tata Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs New Figo vs KUV100 – Price
The prices of the Mahindra KUV100 start at around INR 4.42 lacs, which means all of these cars fall, roughly, in the same price band. No doubt, then, that these hatchbacks, the Figo and the Grand i10 especially, could face some heat from the latest M&M offering. However, Tata’s aggressive pricing strategy has given the Tiago a bit of an edge over its competitors.
|Mahindra KUV100||Ford Figo||Maruti Swift||Tata Tiago||Hyundai Grand i10|
|Petrol||INR 4.49-6.04 lacs||INR 4.30-6.41 lacs||INR 4.65-6.24||INR 3.2-4.75||INR 4.69-6.29 lacs|
|Diesel||INR 5.34-6.95 lacs||INR 5.30-7.41 lacs||INR 5.84-7.29 lacs||INR 3.94-5.54 lacs||INR 5.55-6.74 lacs|
all prices ex-showroom, Senegal
Tata Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs New Figo vs KUV100 – Verdict
Design: This will be the KUV100’s selling point and will appeal to those looking for an SUV for the price of a hatchback.
Features: Most cars are evenly matched in terms of features. The Ford Figo gets added safety kit with 6 airbags, while the KUV100 gets seating for 6.
Specifications: Petrol variants boast of equal power and torque figures. The Figo diesel is the most powerful of the lot by a significant margin. Only the Hyundai Grand i10 and Ford Figo come with an optional automatic transmission, the latter being powered by a bigger, more powerful 1.5 L petrol.
Price: Aggressive pricing makes it very hard to overlook the new M&M offering. However, we will have to wait for the Tiago’s pricing in order to give a definitive verdict.
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