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 vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio Comparison of Price
|Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Honda Brio||Hyundai i10||Chevrolet Beat|
|XB||INR 3.2 lacs||LXi||INR 4.40 lacs||E||INR 4.43 lacs||Era||INR 4.35 lacs||PS||INR 4.33 lacs|
|XE||INR 3.59 lacs||VXi||INR 4.34 lacs||EX||INR 4.65 lacs||Magna||INR 4.59 lacs||LS||INR 4.66 lacs|
|XM||INR 3.89 lacs||LXi AMT||INR 4.51 lacs||S||INR 5.01 lacs||Sportz||INR 4.88 lacs||LT||INR 5.13 lacs|
|XT||INR 4.19 lacs||ZXi||INR 4.64 lacs||V||INR 5.35 lacs||LTZ||INR 5.60 lacs|
|XZ||INR 4.75 lacs||VXi AMT||INR 4.81 lacs||VX||INR 5.75 lacs|
|ZXi (O)||INR 5.11 lacs||VX(O)||INR 6.17 lacs|
|ZXi AMT||INR 5.11 lacs||VX AT||INR 6.55 lacs|
|VX(O) AT||INR 6.97 lacs|
|Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Chevrolet Beat|
|XB||INR 3.95 lacs||LDi||INR 4.82 lacs||PS||INR 5.27 lacs|
|XE||INR 4.30 lacs||VDi||INR 5.13 lacs||LS||INR 5.62 lacs|
|XM||INR 4.70 lacs||ZDi||INR 5.43 lacs||LTZ||INR 6.58 lacs|
|XT||INR 5.00 lacs||ZDi(O)||INR 5.90 lacs|
|XZ||INR 5.54 lacs|
all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi
As can be seen from the tables above, the introductory prices of the Tiago make it 80,000-1,00,000 cheaper than the competition, which ensures it is staggering value for money. However, prices will go up in the coming months and that gap will reduce. The Honda Brio is the most expensive one here, followed by the Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat. 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.
Tata Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio – Design
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 is easily the most boring looking of the lot with a very dull exterior. The Hyundai i10, Chevrolet Beat and the Honda Brio boast of exciting exteriors, but all three have been around for quite some time now.
The freshness in the design of the Tata Tiago is carried over inside with a very smartly designed cabin. The dashboard is finished in all black with piano black and body coloured highlights. The Brio’s interior is the most unappealing of the lot thanks to its low rent feel and oddball design. The Beat boasts of a very funky dashboard and instrument cluster, while the i10 and Celerio get a functional and good quality cabin.
Tata Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio Comparison – Features
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.
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Tata Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio Comparison of Specifications
|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||18.9 kmpl(MT)/18.9 kmpl (AT)||19.81kmpl||18.6 kmpl|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual/AMT||5-speed manual/5-speed auto||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
Once launched, the Tiago will become one of the most powerful hatchbacks in its segment. However, there will be no AMT on offer initially, which means only the Brio and the Celerio will boast of automatic transmission options.
|DIESEL||Tata Tiago||Maruti Celerio||Chevrolet Beat|
|Displacement||1.05 litre||0.8 litre||1.0 litre|
|Power||69 bhp||46 bhp||57bhp|
|Torque||140 Nm||125 Nm||150Nm|
|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.
Tata Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio Mileage Comparison
|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||18.9 km/l(MT)/18.9 km/l (AT)||–|
Tata Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio 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|
Tata Tiago vs Celerio vs i10 vs Beat vs Brio Comparison – Verdict
Design: Although looks are a matter of personal taste, we doubt anyone would disagree with us when we say the Tata Tiago is a very good looking car. And being a fresh face in the market is always an advantage.
Features: Recent Tata products have all been feature laden and the Tiago is no different. It even gets an 8-speaker Harman audio system. The Hyundai i10 falls short in this department.
Specifications: With powerful petrol and diesel engine options on offer, the Tata Tiago impresses again. The Hyundai i10 and Honda Brio come with only petrol motors.
Price: Aggressive introductory pricing means the Tiago undercuts its rivals by a huge margin. Spending extra on its rivals is a bit hard to justify.
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