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Tata Tiago- A Preface

The Tata Tiago is a well-researched and thoughtfully designed vehicle. In fact, it has been a cumulative effort of over three years of research that is reflected in the vehicle. And owing to all this and a lot more, yes, the Tata Tiago definitely lives up to its "Made of Great" promotions. And not to miss, it has an apt motto, "What drives us from within is what makes us great" which would do more than the saying for the vehicle that just saw its launch in April 2016.

Tata Tiago Vs Chevrolet Spark

The Tata Tiago is unlike any of the previous models released by Tata. In order to capture the market via a uniquely built and well-positioned vehicle and to also debut a vehicle in the popular hatchback segment, Tata devised and designed the Tiago accordingly.

The Chevrolet Spark- A Preface

The Chevrolet Spark is a vehicle that is regarded for its strong engineering capabilities, neat structure and it is definitely a well-researched vehicle from the American automaker, General Motors. An old-timer and a renowned automaker, General Motors is an icon who is known for its many classics and bestselling vehicles. Globally, it is known for its sports cars, saloons, SUVs, and sedans but in India, it came with a whole different approach.

Debuting with entry level and hatchbacks, the Company has since worked to add to its vehicle portfolio in India with the introduction of sedans, SUVs, compact sedans and more. The Spark is definitely one of its compact vehicles that were just a people puller. It was aimed for first-time buyers and to also gain a strong foothold in the Indian auto market, the Spark has since its release in 2008 seen newer avatars and versions and has a steady presence.

Tata Tiago- Exterior

The exterior of the Tata Tiago is not similar or like any other previously released Tata vehicles. And this definitely is a good move. In fact, if we were to look at the Tiago, it doesn’t even ring a bell of familiarity unlike other Tata models like the Bolt and the Vista. In the Tata Tiago, it is clearly a revolutionary design component that reflects in its entirety. It is modern and upbeat and has a great likeability quality about it. Neatly proportioned and sharp lines and a good stance make for its exterior.

Specifications

Tata Tiago

Chevrolet Spark

Automaker

Tata Motors

General Motors

Year of Launch

2016

2008

Body Type

Hatchback

Hatchback

Engine Mill

Petrol Revotron
Diesel Revotorq

Petrol – SMARTECH

Engine capacity

1199cc

995cc

Variants

1.05 Revotorq XB

1.05 Revotorq XE

1.05 Revotorq XE (O)

1.05 Revotorq XM

1.05 Revotorq XM (O)

1.05 Revotorq XT

1.05 Revotorq XT (O)

1.05 Revotorq XZ

1.2 Revotron XB

1.2 Revotron XE

1.2 Revotron XE (O)

1.2 Revotron XM

1.2 Revotron XM (O)

1.2 Revotron XT

1.2 Revotron XT (O)

1.2 Revotron XZ

1.0

1.0 LS

1.0 LT

Pricing

INR 3.2 lakhs for petrol
INR 3.94 lakhs for diesel

INR 3.6 - 4.2 lakhs

Transmission Type

Manual

Manual

Number of cylinders

3

4

Maximum Power - bhp@rpm

84bhp@6000rpm

62bhp@5400rpm

Maximum Torque - Nm @rpm

114Nm@3500rpm

90Nm@4200rpm

Length

3746mm

3495mm

Width

1647mm

1495mm

Height

1535mm

1518mm

Wheelbase

170

170

Ground clearance

2400mm

2345mm

Boot space

242

170

Can Seat

5

5

Fuel tank capacity

35

38

Mileage on Highways

27.8kmpl

16.2kmpl

In City Mileage

24.4kmpl

14kmpl

Top Speed

150kmph

144kmph

Acceleration 0-100kmph

16 seconds

17 seconds

Drivetrain

Front wheel drive

Front wheel drive

The Chevrolet Spark- Exterior

The Chevrolet Spark features a simple exterior design. And this design has stood the test of time over the years. It is a small, compact vehicle and has a shape and structure that is neat, small, yet fulfilling and complete. The Spark definitely stands up to the adage, ‘big things in small packages’, and therefore, the vehicle in all its completeness, its uniform design sensibility with both the front and the rear end complementing well and the side profile that just blends into the overall design element, the exteriors somehow sit in well with the Spark.

Tata Tiago- Interiors

As soon as you step into the Tata Tiago, its inviting interiors are what catch the eye in an instant. As part of its research and market study, Tata has persevered to ensure that the interiors of the Tiago is noticeable and stands apart. The overall soothing blend of the color scheme, the doing away of its usual traditional beige scheme, and instead replacing it with a piano black color scheme in the dashboard is laudable. As also the instrument cluster, the center console and a superior quality music system are other standout elements.

Also read Tata Tiago launch

The Chevrolet Spark- Interiors

The Chevrolet Spark is definitely a tried and tested car model. The vehicle seems to feature a combination of elements, which reflects in its interiors, features, and comfort levels. It is dexterously crafted and yet features a strong persona. The cabin interiors are apt for its pricing and it offers a very homely feel and seating is also comfortable. In terms of the design, equipment, seating, upholstery and detailing it has a functional and practical feel to it. Although, smaller on the outside, spacing is good enough and has adequate boot space.

Features

Tata Tiago

Chevrolet Spark

Air conditioner

Yes | Automatic

Yes | Manual

Heater

Yes

Yes

Power windows Front

Yes

No

Power windows Rear

Yes

No

Power steering

Yes

No

Airbags

Yes

No

ABS

Yes

No

Keyless entry

Yes

No

Central Locking

Yes

No

Cruise Control

No

No

USB & Auxiliary Input

Yes

No

Speakers

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth connectivity

Yes

No

Compares and Contrasts

  • To better fuel efficiency Tata Tiago offers two drive modes, Eco and City. A specialized feature like this is missing in the Chevrolet Spark.
  • An unbelievable Harman speaker system is what the Tiago offers. This is typically found in upscale models.
  • Also Tata Tiago has a good infotainment system and is also Smartphone Apps compatible. And a host of these features are not found in the Chevrolet Spark.
  • The Tata Tiago comes in 16 diesel and petrol variants and the Chevrolet Spark offers only 3 variants in a petrol mill.
  • Fuel efficiency-wise, the verdict leans more towards the Tata Tiago as compared to the Chevrolet Spark.

And the IBB Verdict is…

It doesn’t take much time to toss a coin and decide in favor of either the Tata Tiago or the Chevrolet Spark. Most definitely, in a tossup between the two, Tata Tiago distinctly stands out. This is owing to the fact that it is a newer vehicle that has a refreshing look and feel and performance and variants-wise, it is far ahead of the Chevrolet Spark.

The Chevrolet Spark is basic, minimalistic and practical and offers just enough for the money paid. In comparison, the Tata Tiago offers a whole lot more and is also cost-effective and sensibly priced. The Tiago comes in both the diesel and petrol mills and the Spark is offered only in petrol. Although, a brand-new vehicle in the Indian auto market, it is already creating a buzz and thanks to its strategized marketing campaigns and its offerings, at this time, the Tiago takes the cake and seems to be the frontrunner here!

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