With Maruti Suzuki India Ltd working on a hot hatch version of the Swift, the upcoming Tata Tiago JTP could find some similarly priced competition. Here’s our Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP comparison review
The Tata Tiago JTP, which will be the performance of the company’s smallest car, will launch this festive season to become the most affordable hot hatch in India. The Tata Tiago JTP is expected to be priced around Rs 7 lakh, which will make it a lot cheaper than the Maruti Baleno RS, which costs roughly Rs 8.57 lakh.
On the other hand, the Maruti Swift RS will be positioned lower to the sporty variant of the Baleno and will be priced closer to the Tiago JTP. In terms of performance, both the models will offer much higher power and torque outputs than their respective regular versions. Here’s our Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP comparison review to give you a fair idea of how these two upcoming hot hatches fair against each other.
Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP Price
|Maruti Swift RS||Rs 7.8 lakh|
|Tata Tiago JTP||Rs 7.0 lakh|
While prices of the two models will be available only at the time of launch, it’s for sure that the Swift RS will have a lower price than the Tiago JTP. However, in spite of having a higher price tag, the performance variant should come across as a good value as it will be a larger and a funkier looking product with features like a touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment unit. The Tata Tiat JTP, on the other hand, will wear the crown of being the most affordable hot hatch in the country.
Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP Specs
|Specs||Maruti Swift RS||Tata Tiago JTP|
|Engine||1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol||1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol|
|Max Power||100 bhp||108.5 bhp|
|Peak Torque||150 Nm||170 Nm|
If you compare the performance numbers, the Tata Tiago JTP, which will get its petrol engine from the Tata Nexon, will have a clear advantage over the Maruti Swift RS. But let’s not forget that the Japanese hatchback weighs around 75 kgs lesser than the small Tata car.
Hence, the performance advantage on paper will not necessarily translate into a much difference between the on-road performance of the two cars. The Tata Tiago JTP will have a lower ride height and a stiffer suspension than the regular version. We can expect something similar for the Maruti Swift RS, too.
Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP mileage
|Maruti Swift RS||21 kmpl|
|Tata Tiago JTP||17.6 kmpl|
Trust Maruti to offer you the highest possible mileage. As the engine for the Maruti Swift RS comes from the Baleno RS, while the engine for the Tata Tiago JTP comes from the Tata Nexon, we have a fair idea of what the mileage figures of these two models will look like. With an expected mileage of 21 kmpl, the Maruti Baleno RS will have a clear edge over the Tata Tiago JTP, which will offer roughly 17.6 kmpl.
Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP design & styling
While the Tata Tiago is a handsome hatchback, the latest generation of the Maruti Swift is a funkier, more youthful offering. Similarly, the Maruti Swift RS will look sportier than the Tata Tiago JTP, which will be mostly due to the catchier base design.
For the JTP variant, the Tata Tiago will gain red accents, sportier bumpers, new alloy wheels, black roof wrap, and JTP badges. On the other hand, the Maruti Swift RS will have a red streak on the front grille, a sporty body kit, and new design alloy wheels.
Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP Comparison Verdict
Price – The Tata Tiago JTP will be slightly cheaper than the Maruti Swift RS but the latter is a larger car and will have more premium features. Hence, the higher cost will be justified. In this aspect, it’s tough to pick out a clear winner.
Specifications – While the Tata Tiago JTP will offer better specifications than the Maruti Swift RS, the Japanese hatchback is 75 kgs lighter, which makes up for slightly lower performance figures.
Mileage – In terms of mileage, the Maruti Swift RS is the clear winner of this comparison.
Design – Design is highly subjective and one might choose as per his personal preferences. In our books, however, the Swift is definitely the sportier one and hence, our pick.
Going by our the above results, the Japanese hot-hatch is the clear winner of our Maruti Swift RS vs Tata Tiago JTP comparison review.