Hatchbacks are the backbone of the automobile market in India. In a country where parking spaces are scarce and the middle class is on a rising scales in terms of buying capacity, hatchbacks present a great opportunity to own a car. Driving in today’s scenario has become a necessity instead of a luxury. With ever growing urbanization in cities like Gurugram and Mumbai, people require a car for everything from running day-to-day errands to commuting for work. Maruti motors India is one of the most selling car manufacturers in India while Tata Motors has been on a spree to reinvent themselves in terms of design philosophies and technicalities. Do you also think buying a car will solve a lot of your problems?
Are you planning to buy a hatchback this Diwali 2018?
Here is a comparison of two most selling hatchback in India: Maruti Celerio VS Tata Tiago
Celerio VS Tiago – Price Comparison
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Price List
The Maruti Celerio has priced between INR 4.35 Lakhs to INR 5.54 Lakhs for the petrol variants. The two CNG variants of the Tiago namely Vxi and Vxi (O) are priced at INR 5.3 Lakhs and INR 5.45 Lakhs respectively. All prices depicted here are ex-showroom Delhi.
|Model (Petrol)||Price (Petrol)||Model (CNG)||Price (CNG)|
|Lxi||INR 4.35 Lakhs||Vxi||INR 5.3 Lakhs|
|Lxi (O)||INR 4.49 Lakhs||Vxi (O)||INR 5.45 Lakhs|
|Vxi||INR 4.68 Lakhs|
|Vxi (O)||INR 4.83 Lakhs|
|Zxi||INR 4.93 Lakhs|
|Vxi (AMT)||INR 5.1 Lakhs|
|Vxi (O) AMT||INR 5.26 Lakhs|
|Zxi AMT||INR 5.36 Lakhs|
|Zxi (Opt.)||INR 5.42 Lakhs|
|Zxi (O) AMT||INR 5.54 Lakhs|
|Model (Petrol)||Price (Petrol)||Model (Diesel)||Price (Diesel)|
|Tiago XB||INR 3.40 Lakhs||XB||INR 4.21 Lakhs|
|Tiago XE||INR 4.03 Lakhs||XE||INR 4.74 Lakhs|
|Tiago XE (O)||INR 4.26 Lakhs||XE (O)||INR 4.97 Lakhs|
|Tiago XM||INR 4.35 Lakhs||XM||INR 5.15 Lakhs|
|Tiago XM (O)||INR 4.58 Lakhs||XM (O)||INR 5.39 Lakhs|
|Tiago XT||INR 4.68 Lakhs||XT||INR 5.49 Lakhs|
|Tiago XT (O)||INR 4.89 Lakhs||XT (O)||INR 5.71 Lakhs|
|Tiago XTA||INR 5.04 Lakhs||XZ (Without Alloy)||INR 5.92 Lakhs|
|Tiago XZ (Without Alloys)||INR 5.11 Lakhs||XZ||INR 6.05 Lakhs|
|Tiago XZ||INR 5.21 Lakhs|
|Tiago XZA||INR 5.64 Lakhs|
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Celerio VS Tiago – Engine Specifications
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Engine Specifications
The Maruti Celerio is on sale in India in both petrol and CNG powered engine options. The Celerio hatchback is powered by a 998 cc K10B engine which generates a total power of 50 kW at 6000 rpm and a total torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. The CNG powered 998 cc K10B engine on the Celerio produces maximum power of 43.5 kW at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 78 Nm at 3500 rpm. Both the engine is driven by a 5-speed manual gearbox. An option for a 5-speed AGS (Auto Gear Shift) is also available on the petrol engine of Celerio.
|Specification||Reading (Petrol)||Reading (CNG)|
|Engine CC||998 cc||998 cc|
|Maximum Power||50 kW||43.5 kW|
|Maximum Torque||90 Nm||78 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual Transmission/ AGS||5-speed Manual Transmission|
|Fuel||Petrol/ CNG||Petrol/ CNG|
|Fuel Efficiency||23.1 kmpl on both Manual and Automatic Transmission||31.76 km/kg|
Tata Tiago – Engine Specifications
The new addition to the Tata family in India, Tata Tiago is driven by a 1199cc petrol 1.2 litre 3 cylinder revotron engine with multi-drive. This engine puts out a max power of 85 ps at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 114 Nm at 3500 rpm. The 1047 cc 1.05 litre 3 cylinder diesel revotorq engine with multi-drive on the Tiago produce maximum power of 70 ps at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 140 Nm at 1800-3000 rpm. The gearbox on the Tiago is a 5-speed manual on both petrol and diesel powered engines. An option of 5-speed automatic transmission is also available in the petrol driven variant of Tata Tiago.
|Specification||Reading (Petrol)||Reading (Diesel)|
|Engine||Revotron 1.2L 3 cylinder with MULTI-DRIVE||Revotorq 1.05L 3 cylinder with MULTI-DRIVE: Eco, City Mode|
|Engine CC||1199 cc||1047 cc|
|Maximum Power||85 ps||70 ps|
|Maximum Torque||114 Nm||140 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual Transmission/ AMT||5-speed Manual Transmission|
|Fuel Efficiency||23.84 kmpl||27.28 kmpl|
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Celerio VS Tiago – Mileage Comparison
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Mileage
The Maruti Celerio puts out a fuel mileage of 23.1 kilometres per litre through the petrol-powered engine and 31.76 kilometres per kilogram on the CNG powered engine.
|Maruti Suzuki Celerio||Petrol||CNG|
|23.1 kmpl||31.76 km/kg|
Tata Tiago – Mileage
The Tiago, on the other hand, puts out a mileage of 23.84 kilometres per litre through the petrol engine and 27.28 kilometres per litre through the diesel-powered engine.
|23.84 kmpl||27.28 kmpl|
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Celerio VS Tiago – Exterior
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Exterior
The exterior stance of the Celerio hatchback features a strong road presence with bold and stylish front bumper and grille, electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rearview Mirrors), wide rear with elegant back door garnish and alloy wheels.
Tata Tiago – Exterior
The Tiago hatchback, on the other hand, presents a sharp and structured stance with a bold signature Tata grille, three-dimensional headlamps, electronically adjusted ORVMs, wide rear tail lamp console and antenna on the top.
Celerio VS Tiago – Interior
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Interior
Inside the cabin, the Celerio hatchback features exciting dual tone upholstery, Xpan design which ensures enough room within the cabin, height adjustable seats and a large boot space of 235 litres. In Terms of features, Celerio comes loaded with a multi-information display, steering mounted controls and integrated Bluetooth technology.
Tata Tiago – Interior
The Tata Tiago features an all dark environment with body-hugging seat bolsters, premium textures and finishes all through the cabin. In terms of features, Tiago comes with infotainment system exclusively designed by Harman audio, speed dependent volume control and steering mounted audio and phone controls.
Celerio VS Tiago – Dimensions
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Dimensions
|Boot Space||235 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 litres|
Tata Tiago – Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||165mm with 13 inches tyres and 170mm with 14 inches tyres|
|Boot Space||242 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 litres|
Celerio VS Tiago – Safety Features
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Safety Features
The safety features on the Maruti Celerio are:
- Dual Airbags
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD
- Speed-dependent auto door lock
- Fog Lamps
Tata Tiago – Safety Features
The safety features on the Tata Tiago features:
- Dual Airbags
- Speed-dependent auto door lock
- Follow me home lamps
- ABS with EBD
- Front Fog Lamps
Celerio VS Tiago – Colour Options
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – Colour Options
- Blazing Red
- Tango Orange
- Silky Silver
- Torque Blue
- Glistening Grey
- Arctic White
Tata Tiago – Colour Options
- Espresso Brown
- Berry Red
- Pearlescent White
- Titanium Grey
- Sunburst Orange
- Platinum Silver
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Celerio VS Tiago – Comparison Verdict
Price – When comparing the prices of Celerio VS Tiago, we can see that the basic petrol variant of Tiago is almost INR one lakh rupee cheaper than the Maruti Celerio. While the top end variant of Tiago is cheaper by a few thousand with the Celerio. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio also provide a CNG option which can help you save a few bucks on the fuel costs in the long run.
Mileage – In terms of fuel mileage, the petrol engines on both the Celerio and Tiago put out almost the same fuel average. While the CNG variant of Maruti Celerio provides a fuel mileage of 31.76 km per kg and the diesel version of Tiago provide a fuel mileage of 27.28 kmpl.
Specifications – In terms of specifications and features, both the hatchback scores equal and have similar features. Although, the interiors of the Celerio are a bit practical while the interiors of Tiago are a bit premium and plush.
Safety Features – The safety features on both Celerio and Tiago are almost identical.
So, which hatchback out of Celerio VS Tiago you should buy?
After comparing the Celerio VS Tiago, if you wish to buy any one of these, here are the points you should consider:
- Celerio is a more practical hatchback with strong road presence and ergonomic interiors while the Tiago has a more premium feel to it.
- The petrol engine of Tiago is a bit more powerful than the petrol engine of Celerio.