Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Comparison

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Following the successful launch of the Tiago hatchback, Tata Motors looks all set to add another variant to the lineup. The variant in question is the automatic one armed with a 5-speed AMT. Tata Tiago AMT will go up against the likes of the Maruti Celerio AMT and Wagon R AMT variants. We compare the three based on price, specifications, design and other crucial parameters that will influence your purchase decision. Read our Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT comparison to find out which is better.

Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Comparison

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Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Price Comparison

Tata has been very aggressive with the pricing of the Tiago AMT. A trend likely to continue with the launch of the AMT models as well. Expect prices to undercut major rivals by a decent margin.

Tata Tiago AMT* Maruti Celerio AMT^ Maruti Wagon R AMT^
XEA INR 4.00 lacs LXi AMT INR 4.50 – 4.71 lacs VXi AMT INR 4.81 lacs
XMA INR 4.60 lacs VXi AMT INR 4.81 – 5.01 lacs VXi AMT (O) INR 5.14 lacs
XTA INR 4.90 lacs  ZXi AMT  INR 5.11 – 5.24 lacs
XZA INR 5.50 lacs

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

Although we have mentioned the estimated price of the XEA entry level variant of the Tiago, the XE automatic variants might be given a miss. Also, top-end trim of Tiago AMT will be more expensive than the other two. But, at the same time, it will also be more feature rich.

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Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Specifications Comparison

Tata Tiago AMT Maruti Celerio AMT Maruti Wagon R AMT
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.0 L Petrol 1.0 L Petrol
Power (est.) 84 bhp 67 bhp 67 bhp
Torque (est.) 115 Nm 90 Nm 90 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed AMT 5-speed AMT 5-speed AMT
Mileage 23-24 kpl (estimated) 23.1 kpl (claimed) 20.5 kpl (claimed)

Tata Tiago’s engine is bigger and hence more powerful than the Celerio and Wagon R’s. Maruti Celerio AMT and Wagon R AMT employ same 998 cc engine that puts out 67 bhp – 90 Nm. All three cars will come with a 5-speed AMT. In most cases, mileage doesn’t seem to take a hit due to an AMT unit.

Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Comparison

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Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Mileage Comparison

  Tata Tiago AMT Maruti Celerio AMT Maruti Wagon R AMT
Petrol 23.14 kpl (est.) 23.1 kpl (claimed) 20.5 kpl (claimed)

Since the usage of an AMT unit does not have much of an effect on the mileage of a car, the Tiago will return around 23 kpl. Maruti Celerio AMT’s fuel mileage stands at 23.1 kpl while Wagon R’s claimed fuel efficiency 20.5 kpl.

Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Dimensions

  Tiago AMT Celerio AMT Wagon R AMT
Length x Width x Height 3746 x 1647 x 1535 mm 3600 x 1600 x 1560 mm 3539 x 1495 x 1670 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm 2425 mm 2400 mm
Kerb Weight -NA- 810 kg 885 kg
Wheel Type and Size 14-inch alloys 14-inch steel rims 14-inch steel rims
Boot Space 242 L 235 L 180 L

In terms of dimensions, the Tiago is the longest and widest of the lot. Also, it has the biggest boot.

Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Features Comparison

All three cars are fairly well kitted out. In terms of safety, all three can be had with ABS and Dual front airbags. However, the Maruti WagonR misses out on Bluetooth connectivity for phones. Tata Tiago’s infotainment system supports navigation.

Tiago AMT Celerio AMT Wagon R AMT
Air Conditioner Type Manual Manual Manual
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes No
Audio System Yes (2-DIN) Yes (2-DIN) Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2) Yes (2)
ABS Yes Yes Yes

Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Design Comparison

The Tiago not just one of the best Tata designs yet, but also one of the best-looking hatchbacks right now. Maruti designers have kept the Celerio’s exteriors simple. Which means it will appeal to a wide variety of audience. Wagon R’s boxy dimensions are quite unappealing, but help maximize interior space. In terms of design, the Tiago is new and easily the most appealing cars in this comparison.

The cabin of all three cars is a decent place to be in. Tata has given the Tiago’s dashboard an all-black finish. Buyers can also opt for body colored highlights to jazz things up a little. Much like the exterior, Celerio’s exterior is simple, yet functional. Both Wagon R and Celerio get a dual-tone treatment for the cabin. All cars get an integrated in-car audio system. Maruti Wagon R’s steering does not feature audio controls.

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Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT vs Wagon R AMT Comparison – Verdict

Tata’s Tiago is already a very good buy in the segment. It looks good and offers great value for money. The upcoming automatic models will only help enhance its appeal in the market. Maruti Celerio and Wagon R are already strong sellers in the segment. The introduction of the Tiago AMT should help Tata increase its foothold in this particular segemnt. As always, pricing will be crucial and determine how successful Tata Tiago AMT is.

  • Price – Tata could, once again, undercut its rivals with the pricing of the Tiago AMT. Wagon R only marginally cheaper than the Celerio AMT.
  • Specifications – Celerio AMT and Wagon R AMT get the same 1.0 L petrol engine. Tiago AMT’s 1.2 L petrol unit is bigger and more powerful than the other two.
  • Features – Tiago AMT will be the more feature rich of the three. Followed by the Celerio AMT and then Wagon R AMT.
  • Design – It’s really a matter of personal taste. Tiago is a new face so it might be a bit more appealing right now.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Maruti Celerio VXiis not as feature rich as Wagon R VXi.
    Therefore I am not sure how accurate this comparison is when it is stated that Tiago is more feature rich !

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