Maruti Celerio X AMT vs Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic vs Tata Tiago AMT: Comparison For Automatic Hatchback Car Buyers

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Compared Cars: Celerio X AMT Vs Grand i10 Automatic Vs Tiago AMT. A guide for automatic hatchback buyers.

maruti celerio x amt vs hyundai grand i10 automatic vs tata tiago amt

Introduction of automatic transmission in the entry level cars has been a successful move for the car makers in India. Bringing a premium feature like automatic transmission in many of the budget cars is a major addition to the convenience of car buyers. Maruti A-Star was one of the first entry level cars in India that carried an automatic transmission. But the car could not delight the automotive enthusiasts due to its compact body style. Maruti Suzuki corrected itself and later on introduced the Celerio hatch with what it called the ‘Auto Gear Shift’ transmission. Later on, cars like Tata Nano, Hyundai i10, Hyundai Grand i10 and Tata Tiago got equipped with the automatic transmission. Recently, Maruti Suzuki introduced the cross-hatch avatar of its Celerio, named Celerio X, that also features automatic transmission.

For car buyers looking for a budget car with an automatic transmission, we have compared the three close hatchback rivals — Maruti Suzuki Celerio X AMT, Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic and Tata Tiago AMT. Read this comparison to understand which car is better in what particular aspect.

Engine and Specifications

Maruti Celerio X AMT comes powered by a 1.0 L K10B petrol engine that churns maximum power of 67 bhp at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. The engine is linked to company’s Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission.

On the other hand, Hyundai Grand i10 automatic comes mated to a fully automatic 4-speed transmission. It is powered by a 1.2 L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine that can produce maximum power of 81 bhp at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 114 Nm at 4000 rpm.

Tata Tiago AMT gets 1.2 L Revotron petrol engine under the hood. The engine churns maximum power of 84 bhp at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 114 Nm at 3500 rpm. The engine is linked to an automatic manual transmission.

Among all, it is Tata Tiago AMT that is the most powerful with peak power marking 84 bhp.

Maruti Celerio X AMT Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic Tata Tiago AMT
Engine 1.0 Litre K10B Petrol Engine  1.2 Litre Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol  1.2 Litre Revotron Petrol
Power 67 bhp at 6000 rpm  81 bhp at 6000 rpm 84 bhp at 6000 rpm
Torque 90 Nm at 3500 rpm 114 Nm at 4000 rpm 114 Nm at 3500 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres 43 litres  35 litres
Transmission Auto Gear Shift 4-Speed Automatic Automatic Manual Transmission
Tyre Size 165/70 R14 165/65 R14  175/65 R14

Mileage

In terms of fuel efficiency too, Tata Tiago AMT gets an upper hand over the other two hatchbacks with mileage figures read 23.84 kmpl (ARAI specific). Maruti Celerio X AMT and Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic deliver ARAI specific mileage of 23.1 kmpl and 18.9 kmpl respectively.

Maruti Celerio X AMT Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic Tata Tiago AMT
Mileage  23.1 kmpl  18.9 kmpl  23.84 kmpl

Price in India

Revotron XTA, the base AMT variant of Tata Tiago is cheapest among all and is offered at the price tag of Rs. 5.41 lakh (Exshowroom Delhi). Its top end AMT variant, Revotron XZA is available at the price of Rs. 6.03 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).

Maruti Celerio X’s Vxi AMT variant is offered at the price tag of Rs. 5.49 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) while its high-end Zxi (O) AMT variant is offered at the price tag of Rs. 5.95 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). Other than these two trims, the Celerio X is also offered in two additional automatic trims, Vxi (O) AMT and Zxi AMT, priced at Rs. 5.65 lakh and Rs. 5.76 lakh respectively (Ex-showroom Delhi prices).

Out of the three cars, Hyundai Grand i10 automatic variants are the most expensive ones. The base automatic variant Magna AT 1.2 Kappa is priced at Rs. 7.01 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) whereas the high-end automatic trim, Sportz (O) AT 1.2 Kappa is available at Rs. 7.73 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).

Maruti Celerio X AMT Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic Tata Tiago AMT
Prices  Rs. 5.49 lakh to Rs. 5.95 lakh  Rs. 7.01 lakh to Rs. 7.73 lakh  Rs. 5.41 lakh to Rs. 6.03 lakh

*Ex-showroom Delhi price range mentioned above.

Dimensions

Hyundai Grand i10 has maximum length and width among all the three cars, whereas Maruti Celerio X has more height than the other two. The Celerio X AMT and Hyundai Grand i10 automatic have equal wheelbase of 2425 mm, larger than Tiago’s 2400 mm wheelbase.

Tata Tiago has maximum ground clearance of 170 mm while the Grand i10 has the most capacious boot space measuring 256 litres.

Maruti Celerio X AMT Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic Tata Tiago AMT
Length  3715 mm  3765 mm  3746 mm
Width  1635 mm  1660 mm  1647 mm
Height  1565 mm  1520 mm  1535 mm
Wheelbase  2425 mm  2425 mm  2400 mm
Ground Clearance  165 mm  165 mm  170 mm
Boot Space  235 litres  256 litres  242 litres

Appearance

Maruti Celerio X is a reworked Celerio with some crossoverish impressions across its profile. Although the size of the car looks bit squeezed but it doesn’t look ugly either. Crossover lookalike front and rear bumpers along with plastic cladding at the sides, give it a contemporary look. The grille is another great feature that makes the car look more macho than its regular version, Celerio hatch. Large sleek headlamps also match with its ‘Bold and Sporty’ image.

Hyundai Grand i10 looks a little more sophisticated than its other two AT equipped rivals. The car has very neat and sober looking exterior. There are sleek character lines at the sides. The sporty front grille and the plastics  at the sides give it a stylish presence. Hyundai Grand i10 Automatic also features LED DRLs and Diamond cut alloy wheels.

Tata Tiago comes with the most innovative design; credits Tata Motor’s IMPACT design philosophy. The car gets confident and agile stance, and it is unlike any of the Tata hatchbacks which were previously sold in the market. What attracts the most are the 3 dimensional headlights with smoked lens, sporty black bezel, signature hexagonal grille, sporty character lines, dual tone bumpers and dual tone spoiler.


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