We bring you a spec-based comparison between the upcoming Tata Tigor and the current generation Maruti Swift Dzire.
In the race of hatchback based subcompact sedan segment, Tata Motors is set to try its luck third time with 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, 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, Tigor is currently the most affordable subcompact sedan in India with prices starting from Rs 4.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This gives Tigor an edge over segment’s best-selling Dzire which is prepping for a generation leap this May. Now that Tigor is available for retail, we stack it against the current generation Maruti Swift Dzire (Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Swift Dzire) .
|Tata Tigor||Rs 4 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh (Estimated)|
|Maruti Swift Dzire||Rs 5.35 lakh to Rs 8.37 lakh|
Based on Tiago, the Styleback has been launched at Rs 4.7 lakh for the base XE petrol variant and the top-spec XZ (O) is priced 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 current gen Swift Dzire that is retailed between Rs 5.35 lakh for the entry level LXi petrol and Rs 8.57 lakh for the range-topping ZDi AGS diesel, Tigor is around Rs 65,000 cheaper than its arch rival.
|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 petrol powered Tigor derives power from the 1.2-litre Revotron unit good for maximum power output of 83.8bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 114Nm at 3,500rpm. The 1.05-litre Revotorq unit on the other hand churns 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.
Maruti Swift Dzire carline is also available in both petrol and diesel guise in manual and AGS versions. The petrol model is powered by a tried & tested 1.2-litre, K-Series unit with VVT technology, while the diesel version gets a fuel efficient 1.3-litre DDiS unit. The gasoline unit is capable of producing 83bhp of power at 6,000rpm along with a peak torque of 115Nm at 4,000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel Dzire powered by the 1.3-litre oil burner puts out 74bhp at 4,000rpm and 190Nm torque at 2,000rpm. It is to be noted that new generation Swift Dzire is likely to retain the current engine line-up.
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 current generation model, fuel economy is rated at 20.85kmpl for petrol manual trims, 18.5kmpl for the petrol AT trims and 26.59 for the diesel manual/AGS variants.
|Dimensions||Tata Tigor||Maruti Swift 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 3,9995mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1,555mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,430mm. The Dzire is slightly larger in size compared to Tigor. It is 5mm longer, 18mm wider and 18mm taller than the Styleback; however, the Tigor’s wheelbase is 20mm more than the Dzire.
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 multifunctional steering wheel, dual front airbags, ABS and speed sensing door locks.
Priced higher than the Tigor, Maruti Swift Dzire sports chrome treated grille in front, body coloured bumper and alloy wheels. Cabin features include height adjuster for driver, power steering, tiltable steering wheel, steering mounted audio & phone controls, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity 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, speed sensing automatic door locks, rear door child-locks and reverse parking sensor.