Performance hatchbacks have been the norm since the first Fiat Palio came up. A 100 PS hatchback was a revelation back then. Trust us, it still is. So when Maruti Suzuki decided to dip in to this field with its Baleno RS last year, the reception was luke warm. The audience loved the idea of a hot hatchback but Maruti played it a bit too conservatively. That the Baleno didn’t offer anything significantly on the outside is another reason for the sales not hitting a high. Tata Motors decided to explore this field and the outcome is the new Tata Tiago JTP. The hatchback is priced sensibly and promises a lot more performance than the Baleno RS. It however is a smaller car than the Baleno but the equipment on offer is far superior. It is but fair that a Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS comparison should be done.
So which one out of the two should you select? We have done a Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS on paper. Check for yourself which one should you go for.
|Type||1199cc inline three-cylinder petrol||998cc inline three-cylinder petrol|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
|Valvetrain||4 valves/cylinder||4 valves/cylinder|
|Power to weight||NA||107.33PS/tonne|
|Boot Space (I)||242||339|
|Turning Radius (m)||NA||4.9|
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||35||37|
|Kerb weight (kg)||1016||950|
|Front||McPherson (dual path) strut type||McPherson strut|
|Rear||Twist beam with coil spring mounted||Torsion beam|
|Front||185/60 R15||195/55 R16|
|Rear||185/60 R15||195/55 R16|
|Mfg Claim (kmpl)||NA||21.1|
|Price (ex-Mumbai)||6.43 lakh|| 8.51 lakh|