Maruti Celerio Vs Rivals – Santro, Tiago, Datsun Go And WagonR


Maruti Suzuki has recently launched its second-generation Celerio in the Indian market. Up against the likes of Hyundai Santro, Maruti Wagon R, Tata Tiago, and Datsun Go, the new Celerio has got its work cut out. We bring together these cars in this specification comparison review to find out where the new Celerio stands among the highly competitive hatchback segment in the Indian market.

Dimensional Footprints
In terms of length, Datsun Go takes the pole position while the Tata Tiago comes across as the widest car in this comparison. Unsurprisingly, the tallest one here is Maruti Wagon R which also features the highest capacity boot. Maruti Celerio doesn’t come out on top of any of the dimension parameters although it scores reasonably well on length, width, height, and boot space.

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Engine and Transmission
All contenders here come with engine capacity ranging between 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre. Both Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro comes with an option of CNG kit and Wagon R is the only car that can be had with either 1.0-litre or 1.2-liter engine capacities. Tata Tiago is the most powerful car on paper though its weight negates its advantage in real-world circumstances. In terms of transmission characteristics, both manual and AMT transmissions with a 5-speed gear ratios are available in all these cars.

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Features and Equipment
In terms of features, the new Maruti Celerio comes with a long list of equipment. In fact, it can be easily counted as one of the most equipped cars in its segment. That said, it also has its share of misses as this Maruti comes sans follow-me-home headlamps, automatic climate control, and electronic stability program (ESP). Tata Tiago has all goodies including the follow-me-home headlamps and climate control though the feature of ESP is unique only to the Datsun GO. Hyundai Santro is also distinctive in the fact that it’s the only car in this comparison that comes with rear AC vents.

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Value for Money
Tata Tiago is the most expensive car in this comparison and Maruti Celerio comes across as the second most expensive offering after Tata. However, both cars justify their price with the long list of creature comfort that buyers can have within their cabins. Hyundai Santro, Datsun Go, and Maruti Wagon R come at a lower price range although these are not among the fully loaded options that the segment has to offer.

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