Hyundai Motors India, with the launch of the third generation Santro, has added a cat amongst the pigeons in the highly competitive compact hatchback segment in India. This segment already includes the stalwarts like the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the rather young, Tata Tiago. Both these cars, at their individual levels, offer a unique and attractive package for buyers. And hence, have established themselves as tough contenders to beat.
However, with its several segment first features and the popularity of the brand name ‘Santro’, this new boy from Hyundai does have a solid chance of making its mark. Or has it? Read the following detailed specification based comparison between the 2018 Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and the Maruti Celerio and decide for yourself. Happy reading!
Hyundai Santro Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio- Prices
Hyundai has launched the 2018 Santro with a petrol derivative only. The all-new Santro is currently available at a base price of INR 3.89 lakh. While the top-of-the-line variant retails at an ex-showroom price of INR 5.45 lakh. These prices are introductory and valid for the first 50,000 customers. Prices are likely to go up after the first stocks clear.
The Tata Tiago, unlike the Hyundai Santro and the Maruti Celerio, is available in both petrol as well as diesel engine options. The base petrol variant of the Tiago retails at INR 3.40 lakh. While the top-end petrol variant costs INR 5.63 lakh. On the other hand, the base diesel variant of this hatchback goes for INR 4.21 lakh. And the top-end trim retails at INR 6.05 lakh.
Talking about the Maruti Celerio, it earlier used to offer both petrol as well as diesel derivatives. However, due to low demand, Maruti Suzuki decided to discontinue the small yet quite fuel efficient two-cylinder diesel engine from the line-up. For Celerio, the Base petrol variant retails at INR 4.21 lakh. While the top-end variant goes for INR 5.40 lakh.
Hyundai Santro Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio- Engine Specifications
As mentioned before, the Hyundai Santro (Read More) is currently available on with a petrol engine in its line-up. This engine is a 1.1-litre, 4-cylinder motor. it power output stands at 69 BHP. While the torque figure at 99 Nm. Across its five variants, as standard, you get a 5-speed manual gearbox. But that’s not all. Hyundai’s first AMT gearbox makes its debut in India with the new Santro. This Automated Manual Transmission is available across two mid-spec trims.
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual; AMT Automatic|
Though the Santro does not offer a diesel derivative, Hyundai is offering it with a factory fitted CNG kit. It runs on the same 1.1-litre engine as we see on the gasoline-driven variants. However, their power outputs are slightly lower than the former.
The Tiago offers both petrol as well as diesel derivative in its line-up. Its petrol engine is a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder unit which is from Tata’s Revotron series. It generates 84 BHP of power while the torque figure stands at 114 Nm. As standard, it is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, there is a 5-speed AMT gearbox also on offer.
The diesel derivative of the Tata Tiago is a 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder engine from the Revotorq series. This oil-burner is capable of producing 69 BHP of power along with 140 NM of peak torque. Across all the diesel variants, the Tiago is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic variant on offer.
|Power||84 BHP||69 BHP|
|Torque||114 Nm||140 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/AMT||5-speed Manual|
The Maruti Celerio, as mentioned before, comes only with a petrol engine in its model line-up. This engine is a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder unit. It is capable of producing 67 BHP along with 99 Nm of peak torque. As standard, it is available with the 5-speed manual gearbox. However, there is an automatic (AMT) gearbox also on offer across select variants. Just like the Santro, the Celerio is also available with a factory fitted CNG kit across 2 variants.
|Engine||1.0-litre K-Series Petrol|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual; AMT Automatic|
Hyundai Santro Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio- Mileage
Hyundai states that the new Santro, in all its guises i.e. with petrol, CNG, as well as the petrol AMT variants, is going to offer an ARAI claimed mileage figure of 20.3 km/l. In real-world conditions, you can expect this figure to range in-between 16 to 18 km/l.
|Mileage (Petrol)||20.3 km/l|
The petrol variant of the Tata Tiago promises to offer an ARAI certified fuel-efficiency figure of 23.84 km/l. Real world mileage figures for this hatchback stand at 18-20 km/l. The diesel derivative, on the other hand, promises to offer quite an impressive efficiency figure of 27.28 km/l.
|Mileage (Petrol)||23.84 km/l|
|Mileage (Diesel)||27.28 km/l|
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio, with its tiny 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine promises to offer a mileage figure of 23.1 km/l.
|Mileage (Petrol)||23.1 km/l|
Hyundai Santro Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio- Dimensions
Dimensionally, the third generation Santro is longer, wider and has a bigger wheelbase. It measures 3,610 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width and 1,560 mm in height. It sports a wheelbase of 2,400 mm. The ground clearance stands at 160 mm. While the boot-capacity at 235-litres.
The compact hatchback from Tata measures 3,746 mm in length, 1,647 mm in width and 1,535 mm in height. Its wheelbase stands at 2,400 mm. The ground clearance stands at 1,65 mm while the boot capacity stands at 242-litres.
The Maruti Celerio measures 3,695 mm in length, 1,600 mm in width and 1,560 mm in height. It wheelbase clocks at 2,425 mm. The ground clearance stands at 165 mm. While the boot-capacity clocks at 235-litres.
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