Tiago is perhaps one of the most important products from Tata Motors in recent times as it has been tasked with taking the fight to some very popular cars such as the Maruti Celerio, Hyundai i10, etc. Known initially as the Zica, it was later re-named to Tiago following the outbreak of the Zika virus. It was launched in March 2016 and will also spawn a compact sedan derivative, as showcased at the Auto Expo in the form of Kite5. Tata has put in a lot of time and effort into the development and promotion of this product and hence, expectations are high. Read our Tata Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio comparison to find out how well it fares when compared with its rivals.
|Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Honda Brio||Hyundai i10||Chevrolet Beat|
|XB||Rs. 3.20 lakh||LXi||Rs. 4.03 lakh||E||Rs. 4.69 lakh||Era||Rs. 4.35 lakh||PS||Rs. 4.33 lakh|
|XE||Rs. 3.73 lakh||VXi||Rs. 4.33 lakh||S||Rs. 5.20 lakh||Magna||Rs. 4.59 lakh||LS||Rs. 4.66 lakh|
|XM||Rs. 4.03 lakh||LXi AMT||Rs. 4.50 lakh||VX||Rs. 5.95 lakh||Sportz||Rs. 4.88 lakh||LT||Rs. 5.13 lakh|
|XT||Rs. 4.45 lakh||ZXi||Rs. 4.64 lakh||VX AT||Rs. 6.82 lakh||LTZ||Rs. 5.60 lakh|
|XZ||Rs. 4.89 lakh||VXi AMT||Rs. 4.80 lakh|
|XZA||Rs. 5.39 lakh||ZXi (O)||Rs. 5.11 lakh|
|ZXi AMT||Rs. 5.11 lakh|
|ZXi (O) AMT||Rs. 5.24 lakh|
|Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Chevrolet Beat|
|XB||Rs. 3.95 lakh||LDi||Rs. 4.82 lakh||PS||Rs. 5.27 lakh|
|XE||Rs. 4.43 lakh||VDi||Rs. 5.13 lakh||LS||Rs. 5.62 lakh|
|XM||Rs. 4.83 lakh||ZDi||Rs. 5.43 lakh||LTZ||Rs. 6.58 lakh|
|XT||Rs. 5.13 lakh||ZDi(O)||Rs. 5.90 lakh|
|XZ||Rs. 5.68 lakh|
*all prices ex-showroom, New Senegal as of November 2016
As can be seen from the tables above, the introductory prices of the Tiago make the base variants 80,000-1,00,000 cheaper than the competition. However, prices have gone up in recent months reducing the price gap between the Tiago and its competitors. The Honda Brio is the most expensive one here. Even the base Tata Tiago diesel is cheaper than the Petrol Maruti Celerio. Tata’s aggressiveness with the pricing of the Tiago makes it very hard to beat.
|PETROL||Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Honda Brio||Hyundai i10||Chevrolet Beat|
|Displacement||1.2 litre||1.0 litre||1.2 litre||1.1 litre||1.2 litre|
|Power||84 bhp||67 bhp||87 bhp||68bhp||79bhp|
|Torque||114 Nm||89 Nm||109 Nm||99Nm||108Nm|
|Efficiency*||23.84 kmpl||23.1 kmpl||18.5 kmpl(MT)/16.5 kmpl (AT)||19.81kmpl||18.6 kmpl|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed manual/AMT||5-speed manual/5-speed auto||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
The Tiago is one of the most powerful hatchbacks in its segment. There is still no AMT on offer, which means only the Brio and the Celerio boast automatic transmission options. Tiago petrol has the highest ARAI mileage among these hatchbacks.
|DIESEL||Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Chevrolet Beat|
|Displacement||1.05 litre||0.8 litre||1.0 litre|
|Power||69 bhp||46 bhp||57 bhp|
|Torque||140 Nm||125 Nm||150 Nm|
|Efficiency*||27.28 kmpl||27.62 kmpl||25.44 kmpl|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
Two out of the 5 cars in this comparison do not get a diesel engine option. The Tiago is again the most powerful of the lot. No diesel automatic on offer yet. Tata has developed an all new set of diesel and petrol engines for the Tiago. They are the most powerful and the most fuel efficient of the lot.
The design of the Tiago comes across as very fresh and unlike anything we have seen from Tata Motors in recent times. None of the bits on the car seem overly flamboyant and it looks attractive from all angles. The Celerio’s design isn’t very exciting, but it has the sort of design that will please most buyers. The Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat have been around for quite some time now. However, the Beat still remains one of the better-looking hatchbacks out there. Honda recently gave the Brio a facelift adding some freshness to the design.
The freshness in the design of the Tata Tiago is carried over inside with a very smartly laid out cabin. The dashboard is finished in all black with piano black and body coloured highlights. The Brio’s interior was the most unappealing of the lot, but the recent facelift addresses that issue. The Beat boasts a very funky dashboard and instrument cluster, while the i10 and Celerio get a functional and good quality cabin.
In terms of features, the Hyundai i10 falls a bit short in comparison to its rivals. There aren’t too many significant differences in equipment levels to set the Brio, Beat and Celerio apart. The Tata Tiago comes with all the essential features. All cars except the i10 get airbags and ABS, at least on the top-spec trims.
|Air Conditioner Type||Manual||Manual||Manual||Manual||Manual|
|Central Locking||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (No Remote)||Yes|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Model Name||ARAI Certified Mileage|
|Tata Tiago||23.84 km/l||27.28 km/l|
|Maruti Celerio||23.1 km/l||27.62 km/l|
|Hyundai i10||19.81 km/l||–|
|Chevrolet Beat||18.6 km/l||25.44 km/l|
|Honda Brio||18.5 km/l(MT)/16.5 km/l (AT)||–|
According to ARAI tested mileage figures, the Brio is the lest fuel efficient among the petrol models. Maruti Celerio is the most fuel efficient among the three diesel driven hatchbacks.
Here is a comparison of the dimensions-
|Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Hyundai i10||Chevrolet Beat||Honda Brio|
|Length||3746 mm||3600 mm||3585 mm||3640 mm||3610 mm|
|Width||1647 mm||1600 mm||1595 mm||1595 mm||1680 mm|
|Height||1535 mm||1560 mm||1550 mm||1520 mm||1500 mm|
|Wheelbase||2400 mm||2425 mm||2380 mm||2375 mm||2345 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm||165 mm||165 mm||175 mm||165 mm|
|Fuel Tank||35 litres||35 litres||35 litres||35 litres||35 litres|
|Boot Space||242 litres||235 litres||225 litres||170 litres||175 litres|
The Tata Tiago is the newest and most value for money offering right now. It looks good, has frugal engines and scores high on features. With the current pricing, as an overall package, it is very hard to beat. However, the only chink in its armour is Tata’s after sales service network, which isn’t as strong as Maruti’s or Hyundai’s. Honda Brio is expensive and doesn’t come across as very good value for money. While the Beat is easily one of the best looking hatchbacks here, it will get a thorough update early next year so it makes sense waiting for that.
If you have comments or queries regarding our Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio comparison please feel free to let us know. Stay tuned to ContentWorld for more on the 2016 Tata Tiago.
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