We bring you a spec-based comparison between the upcoming Tata Tigor and the new-generation Maruti Dzire.
Ever since its launch in 2008, the Maruti Swift Dzire has been dominating the hatchback-based subcompact sedan space in the country. Aiming to boost its sales, the Indo-Japanese carmaker had introduced the second-generation of the compact sedan in 2012. The second-gen Dzire received an AMT version early last year. Now, the company has come up with the third-generation Maruti Dzire that will face challenge from Tata’s recently-launched ‘Styleback’ – Tigor. The ‘Styleback’, as Tata refers it, gets a distinct rear styling.
The now crowded segment came to life years ago when Tata rolled out Indigo in 2002. With almost no competition and very few takers, Tata Indigo faded in the smog until Maruti Swift Dzire gave a new lease of life to the dying segment. The government’s subsidy on the sub-four meter vehicles worked as an impetus to the segment’s growth and Dzire topped the list amid lean competition. Tata’s second outing in the segment, Zest failed to rake in sales on a monthly basis and this gave birth to Tigor.
Undercutting the segment by Rs 50,000, the Tata Tigor is currently the most affordable subcompact sedan in India with prices ranging from Rs 4.70 lakh to Rs 7.09 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This gives Tigor an edge over segment’s best-selling Dzire that took a generation leap. Here, we stack the Tigor against the new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire. (Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Dzire)
|Model||Prices, Ex-showroom Delhi|
|Tata Tigor||Rs 4.70 lakh to Rs 7.09 lakh|
|Maruti Swift Dzire||Rs 5.45 lakh to Rs 9.41 lakh|
Based on Tiago hatchback, the Styleback has been launched at Rs 4.70 lakh for the base XE petrol variant and the top-spec XZ (O) is available at Rs 6.19 lakh. Diesel Tigor prices fall in the vicinity of Rs 5.60 lakh to Rs 7.09 lakh.
Compared to the new-generation Dzire, which has been offered at Rs 5.45 lakh for the entry level LXi petrol and Rs 9.41 lakh for the range-topping ZDi +AGS diesel, the Tigor is around Rs 70,000 more affordable than its arch rival. Read – New Maruti Swift Dzire Vs Old Dzire – What’s the difference?
|Specifications||Tata Tigor||Maruti Swift Dzire|
|Engine||1.2-litre Revotron Petrol||1.2-litre K-Series Petrol|
|Engine||1.05-litre Revotorq||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT||5-speed MT & AGS|
The Tigor petrol comes powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron unit making a peak power output of 83.8bhp at 6,000rpm and a top torque of 114Nm at 3,500rpm. The 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel motor, on the other hand, pushes out 69.04bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque between 1,800rpm to 3,000rpm. Currently, the carline is available with a five-speed manual unit, while the AMT unit will be added later.
2017 Maruti Dzire carline is also available in both petrol and diesel guise in manual and AGS versions. Powering the petrol model is the tried & tested 1.2-litre, K-Series unit with VVT technology, while the diesel version derives its power from a 1.3-litre DDiS unit. The petrol mill belts out power worth 83bhp at 6,000rpm against a peak torque of 115Nm at 4,000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel Dzire comes fitted with 1.3-litre oil burner generating 74bhp at 4,000rpm and 190Nm torque at 2,000rpm. The new-gen Dzire is now available with an optional AMT gearbox along with the standard 5-speed manual unit.
Deriving power from the Tiago’s engine set up, Tigor petrol returns 22kmpl. Diesel version on the other hand is rated at 25kmpl, making it one of the most fuel efficient cars in India.
As we gauge the claimed mileage numbers for Dzire, it seems that both the cars are close enough, but Dzire seems to lead with marginal difference. For the new-generation model, fuel economy is rated at 22kmpl for petrol manual trims which is equivalent to the Tigor petrol. With a claimed mileage of 28.40kmpl, the 2017 Dzire diesel becomes India’s most frugal compact sedan.
|Dimensions||Tata Tigor||Maruti Dzire|
In terms of dimensions, the new Tigor measures 3,992mm in length, 1,677mm in width and 1,537mm in height. The vehicle has a wheelbase of 2,450mm while the ground clearance stands at 170mm.
Maruti Swift Dzire, on the other hand, is 3,995mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,515mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,450mm. The Dzire is slightly larger in size compared to Tigor. It is 3mm longer and 58mm wider than the Styleback. Though, the wheelbase of both the sedans is same.
The Tigor sports tapering roof-line, sharp window line, Zest inspired headlamps, radiator grille and bumper. The in-cabin tech includes Harman sourced infotainment system, automatic climate control, height adjuster for driver’s seat, remote tailgate opening and reverse camera. In addition, it also packs new multi functional steering wheel, dual front airbags, ABS and speed sensing door locks.
Priced higher than the Tigor, the 2017 Maruti Dzire sports new front grill with chrome treatment, body coloured bumper, revised fog lamps and a new set of alloy wheels. Cabin features include Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation and voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather –wrapped steering wheel, central locking, automatic climate control, follow me home functions, central locking, etc. Among the comfort goodies, it sports engine push start/stop, automatic AC, power window lock for driver, driver seat power window auto touch and power-operated ORVMs. In terms of safety, Dzire packs dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assists, ISOFIX chid seat anchorage as standard.