Battle of the Hatchbacks: Celerio vs Tiago vs Grand i10


In India, Hatchbacks have always been a preferred choice for most of the buyers. Over the years, this emerging popularity has led manufacturers  to revamp their cars and come up with better and efficient cars at affordable prices. Taking this into account, Tata Tiago has created quite a buzz in its segment as the package comes with best in class features at an affordable price of Rs. 3.90 lakh. Since its launch, the car has sold over 3,022 units and has been giving a tough competition to sought after hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Grand i10.

The Build

The Grand i10 is the longest of the three at 3765mm giving both extra leg space and boot space, followed closely by the Tiago and Celerio at 3746mm and 3600mm respectively. Grand i10 again fetches points for being the widest of the them all at 1660mm again giving a roomy feel to the car, with the Tiago following at 1647mm and Celerio at 1600mm. While all the three give an equal ground clearance of 165mm, when it comes to wheelbase and height of the car, Celerio takes the lead with 2425mm wheelbase and 1650mm height with Grand i10 and Tiago closely following. As compared to Tiago and Grand i10 with 930 Kgs and 935 kgs respectively, Celerio is the lightest of the lot with a kerb weight of 810kgs. In terms of Boot Space, Grand i10 tops the list with a good 256 litres, followed by Tiago at 242 litres and Celerio at 235 litres.



The engine is the powerhouse of any vehicle, making it essential for manufacturers to build well-regulated engines.  Tata Tiago provides better power, torque and fuel efficiency in terms of mileage giving 23.84 kmpl, with Celerio being the second giving a mileage of 23.84 kmpl. However, the Grand i10 beats the two in fuel tank capacity with 43.0 litres. 

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Safety & Additional Features

On the inside, ensuring the safety of the driver and the co-passenger, all three cars are equipped with airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system), which make these favorable from the safety point of view. However, Tiago also comes with speed sensing door locks and follow me home headlamps that ensure the safety, even while driving at night.


Both Celerio and Tiago come with a headlight off and gear indicator and an ignition key off reminder moving one step ahead in saving the battery life and reducing concerns regarding the battery, making it fuel efficient.

Maruti and Hyundai are trusted & well-renowned brands and have had a steady position in the market for quite some time now, while Tata has tried to make a comeback with Tiago, or shall we say, it did that quite decently too. We tallied the features of the new Tata Tiago concluded that it ensures safety, and looks stylish. Celerio and Grand i10 are extremely popular and well-received, setting a benchmark in India,  here’s hoping Tiago joins the bandwagon.