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Tata Tiago- A Preface

The homegrown automaker, Tata Motors very thoughtfully, put together a vehicle that would give them the much needed traction they want in the Indian auto market. And accordingly, with groundbreaking design elements, the novel, highly-innovative and desirable Tata Tiago was launched in April 2016. A sneak preview of the same happened in the Auto Expo 2016 and not to miss, the internationally acclaimed footballer, Lionel Messi is the Tiago’s brand ambassador.

Aggressively marketed, packaged, and priced, this vehicle has a lot going for it. In terms of features, it is a surprise that it is outfitted with premium features, speakers, and infotainment system. The buzz around the vehicle looks promising, and with the Tiago, the automaker will definitely perch itself well.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10- A Preface

The Maruti Alto is one of the top-performers in the A segment and it has a consistent, unbeatable track record ever since its launch many years ago. The Alto was an alternative to the iconic, Maruti 800. And clearly it is a well-deserving successor to the Maruti 800 series.

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The Maruti Alto has had many releases and one of them is the K10 series, typically named after its engine type the K10 engine. An affordable, entry-level best-seller, it is known for its reliability and practicality. Over time, it has been revamped, given an update and fitted in with newer features and elements and is always in the reckoning. With superlative servicing centers, offering both CNG and petrol mills with a good ten variants to choose from, it is definitely a charming vehicle that has stood the test of time and is always dependable.

Tata Tiago- Exterior

The Tiago is a standalone in design, features, and other aspects. Its exterior design doesn’t ring a bell of familiarity when compared to its siblings. This is a good move by the home-based automaker, Tata Motors. In the Tiago, hatchback, the Tata’s ‘DesigNext’ philosophy is clearly maintained. Therefore, everything about it is spanking new, present-day and fresh. It is the widest car in its segment and its front profile, the smoked headlamps and the detailing when combined with the creases in the bumper to the character lines in the side profile, the low slung stance, and a neat ending in the rear makes for a good exterior design.

Specifications

Tata Tiago

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

Automaker

Tata Motors

MSIL

Year of Launch

2016

2010

Body Type

Hatchback

Hatchback

Engine Mill

Petrol Revotron & Diesel Revotorq engines

Petrol – 1.0L K-Series engine and

CNG engine

Engine capacity

1199cc

998cc

Variants

Tata Tiago- 16 variants

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10- 10 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

 LX
LX (O)
LXI
LXI (O)
VXI
VXI (O)
VXI AGS
VXI AGS (O)
LXI CNG
LXI CNG (O)

Pricing

INR 3.2 lakhs for petrol

INR 3.94 lakhs for diesel

INR 3.3 lakhs to INR 4.1 lakhs

Transmission Type

Manual

Manual/Automatic

Number of cylinders

3

3

Maximum Power- bhp@rpm

84bhp@6000rpm

Petrol- 67bhp @6000rpm

CNG- 58.2bhp @6000rpm 

Maximum Torque- Nm @rpm

114Nm@3500rpm

Petrol- 90Nm @3500rpm 

CNG-78Nm @3500rpm 

Length

3746mm

1475mm

Width

1647mm

1490mm

Height

1535mm

1475mm

Ground clearance

170

160

Wheelbase

2400mm

2360mm

Boot space

242

177

Can Seat

5

5

Fuel tank capacity

35

35

Fuel type

Petrol and Diesel

Petrol

Mileage on Highways

27.8kmpl

24.07kmpl

In City Mileage

24.4kmpl

20.06kmpl

Top Speed

150kmph

140kmph

Acceleration 0-100kmph

16 seconds

13.3 seconds

Drivetrain

Front wheel drive

Front wheel drive

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10- Exterior

The exterior of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has a couple borrowed cues taken straight from its siblings. But whatever be it, considering many factors, the overall exterior design theme is uniform, neat, and appealing. The wide grille in the front fascia enhances its looks. The side profile is also neat and decent and the trendy side profile and wheels are stylish and well in place too. Overall it has a mass appeal that works well for both the automaker and the Alto K10.

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Tata Tiago- Interiors

Cabin space, quality of materials, the design, and detailing is what catches your attention the moment you step into the Tata Tiago. Also the thoughtful color schemes, the dashboard, the many storage spaces, and perfectly coordinated interiors are what work in the Tiago’s favor. Apart from the typical steering wheel design specific to all Tata vehicles, everything else is refreshingly new. The seating is well-contoured and comfortable and seats all occupants comfortably. Overall, well-appointed interiors are what can be said for the Tata Tiago.

 

Features

Tata Tiago

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

Air conditioner

Yes

Automatic

Yes

Manual

Heater

Yes

Yes

Power windows Front

Yes

Yes

Power windows Rear

Yes

No

Power steering

Yes

Yes

Airbags

Yes

Yes

ABS

Yes

No

Keyless entry

Yes

Yes (in the higher variants)

Central Locking

Yes

No

Cruise Control

No

No

USB & Auxiliary Input

Yes

Yes

Speakers

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth connectivity

Yes

No

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10- Interiors

At the outset, the interiors of the Maruti Alto K10 seem almost basic and Spartan. But on closer look, it is adequate and has been fitted with all the necessary requisites and yes, it fits the bill, for the money paid, it is definitely good enough. The placement of the AC vents the dashboard, the instrument panel, and the central console all are neatly positioned and have nice appeal about them. To enhance convenience, certain features have been provided and overall it sports a functional, efficient interior.

Compares and Contrasts

  • The common features in the Tiago and the Alto K10 are AC, front power windows, keyless entry, central locking, and power steering.
  • The Tiago comes with rear power windows which is absent in the Alto K10. The Alto K10 is a much lighter vehicle when compared to the Tiago and therefore, there are better revving opportunities and easier maneuverability in the Alto K10.
  • The petrol engine mill of the Alto K10 is much more fuel-efficient than its Tiago counterpart but interestingly, the diesel engine mill of the Tiago is in turn more efficient than the Alto K10.
  • The ride quality, dynamics and the ground clearance of the Tiago is a notch higher than the Alto K10.
  • But the Alto K10 scores over the Tiago in the after sales servicing. Maruti has a well-established service network and Tata Motors has not been able to match up to that, as yet.
  • The Tiago is really well-priced and offers a whole lot more and this may tempt Maruti Alto loyalists to switchover to buying the Tiago.
  • The Tiago has both petrol and diesel engine mills and about 16 variants and the Alto K10 offers a CNG and petrol mill and has about 10 variants.

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And the IBB Verdict is.....

We don’t need much time to decide between a tossup between the Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. In which direction would we go? Well, obviously the Tata Tiago. Because owing its pricing, packaging, and features it is several notches higher than the Alto K10. The two engine mills, the 16 variants, the ConnectNext infotainment system with Harman speakers, the spacing, interiors and storage in the Tiago are a level higher than what even the highest variant of the Alto K10 offers.

As the Tiago is a relatively newer vehicle, only after its rollout on the Indian roads and with more numbers and consumer feedback and reviews out there will a clearer picture emerge. Though, on the other hand, Maruti Alto is an established leader in its segment, but here, the Tiago scores higher owing to its package deal, design, and features.

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