New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

Hyundai has launched the new Santro in the Indian market at a starting price of 3.89 lakh ex-showroom (India). The new Hyundai Santro 2018 features modern design and features to take on its rivals. The new Santro sports a premium front end and comes loaded with features.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The newly launched Hyundai Santro rivals the likes of Tata Tiago and the Maruti Celerio. We bring you the detailed comparison between the new Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and Maruti Celerio on design, specifications, features, mileage and price.

So, let's find out how does the new Hyundai Santro fare against the Tata Tiago and the Maruti Celerio.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

Design

The new Hyundai Santro features a modern and elegant design with the signature cascading grille up front with chrome insert, sweptback headlamps and a sporty bumper at the front. The side profile of the hatchback gets a small kink on the windowline and Z-shape lines around the wheel arches.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The rear profile of the new Hyundai Santro is reminiscent of the original Santro with the tall-boy stance. The rear of the hatchback gets a large windshield, newly designed tail light cluster and new bumper with black plastic treatment, Overall, the new Hyundai Santro looks stylish and elegant as compared to the old Santro.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Tata Tiago features the Impact Design language with the sharp front end. The front fascia of the Tiago features a hexagonal pattern grille, headlamps with a smoked lens and black bezel and chrome fog lamp housing and a sporty bumper.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The side profile of the Tata Tiago sports elegant shoulder line that runs across the door handles and integrates with the tail light. The rear profile of the hatchback sports wraparound tail light cluster, a roof-mounted spoiler with high stop lamp and black plastic treatment on the bumper. The Tiago features a sporty design as compared to the Santro.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Maruti Celerio features a simple design language with no complicated cuts and creases on the body. The front fascia of the hatchback features a stylish grille with chrome lining, sweptback headlamps, fog lamps and neatly designed bumper.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

On the side profile, the Maruti Celerio features prominent character lines that run across the doors and door handles. The rear end is rather simple with stylish tail light cluster and a character line running across the tailgate.

Overall Design Rating

New Hyundai Santro 8/10
Tata Tiago 8/10
Maruti Celerio 7/10

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

Features

The new Hyundai Santro comes loaded with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. Other prominent features include rear AC vents (segment-first), electrically adjustable ORVMs, MID on the instrument cluster, steering-mounted controls, USB ports, power windows and rear wiper with washer.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Tata Tiago also comes equipped with features such as a ConnectNext infotainment system by Harman with turn-by-turn navigation, eight-speaker music system, steering-mounted audio controls, electrically adjustable ORVMs and cooled glove box. The Tiago misses out on touchscreen infotainment system as compared to the new Santro.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Maruti Celerio comes with only basic features such as a 2-DIN audio system with USB, Bluetooth and AUX-IN, steering-mounted audio controls, keyless entry, power windows, power steering and 60:40 split rear seat.

Overall Features Rating

New Hyundai Santro 8.5/10
Tata Tiago 8/10
Maruti Celerio 6/10

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

Safety

The new Hyundai Santro is equipped with standard safety features such as driver airbag, ABS, EBD and engine immobiliser. The top-spec model comes with additional safety equipment such as passenger airbag, rear parking sensor with camera, speed sensing auto door lock, central locking and rear defogger.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The base variant of the Tata Tiago does not get any safety features apart from the engine immobiliser. The top-spec variant of the hatchback gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, rear parking sensors, seat belt with pre-tensioners, speed dependent auto door lock and rear defogger.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Maruti Celerio comes with standard safety features such as driver airbag, driver seat belt reminder and engine immobiliser. The top-spec model is equipped with additional safety features such as passenger airbag, ABS and rear window wiper with washer.

Overall Safety Rating

New Hyundai Santro 8.5/10
Tata Tiago 7/10
Maruti Celerio 6/10

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

Engine Specifications, Gearbox And Mileage

The new Hyundai Santro draws power from a 1.1-litre petrol engine that produces 68bhp and 99Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The Santro also comes with CNG fuel option.

The new Santro returns a mileage of 20.3km/l on both the manual and AMT model. The CNG variant of the new Hyundai Santro delivers a mileage of 30.5km/kg.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Tata Tiago draws power from a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 84bhp and 114Nm of torque while the diesel unit churns out 69bhp and 140Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The diesel engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The petrol manual and AMT variant of the Tiago returns a mileage of 23km/l while the diesel variant delivers a mileage of 27km/l.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Maruti Celerio draws power from a 998cc petrol engine that produces 67bhp and 90Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The Maruti Celerio is also offered with CNG fuel option.

The Maruti Celerio returns a mileage of 23km/l for the manual and AMT model and the CNG version of the hatchback delivers a mileage of 31.79km/l.

Overall Engine Rating

New Hyundai Santro 8/10
Tata Tiago 8/10
Maruti Celerio 7/10

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

Pricing

The new Hyundai Santro is launched in India at a starting price of Rs 3.89 lakh for the base variant and the top-spec model is priced at Rs 5.45 lakh. The top-spec CNG model carries a price tag of Rs 5.64 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (India).

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

The Tata Tiago is priced at Rs 3.39 lakh for the base variant and goes all the way up to Rs 6.04 lakh for the top-spec diesel model. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

The Maruti Celerio is available at a starting price of Rs 4.21 lakh and the top-spec model costs Rs 5.40 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

Verdict

The new Hyundai Santro has set a benchmark in the entry-level hatchback segment with its stylish new design and a host of features. The new Santro is also equipped with all the essential safety features as standard. The Tata Tiago is also well equipped but misses out on some safety features. The Maruti Celerio is a budget hatch with all the bells and whistles in its segment.

New Hyundai Santro 2018 Vs Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio: Which Is The Best Hatchback?

If you are looking for your first car with all the features and stylish design, then the Hyundai Santro will be your best choice. If you are not bothered about features and looking for an affordable car, then Tata Tiago will do the job. The Maruti Celerio is a car designed for first-time car buyers who are on a budget.

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Article Published On: Monday, October 29, 2018, 18:44 [IST]
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