The Entry-level Hatchback car segment is the toughest segment in India, Almost every car companies want to rule this segment. Currently Hyundai i10 is the king of this segment, but Maruti and Datsun is ready to dethrone Hyundai with its new offering. Nissan Datsun offers Go and Maruti-Suzuki has newly launched Celerio.
Here is the comparison of Nissan Datsun Go vs Maruti-Suzuki Celerio vs Hyundai i10:
Nissan Datsun Go
Datsun Go is a hatchback car with attractive modern design with distinctive front grille and athletic rear shoulders and the car interior has enough room for its passenger thanks to wide stance. As promised, Datsun Go stick to tempting sub-₹ 4 Lakh price tag.
Datsun Go doesn’t looks like the ordinary hatchback car we have seen on roads, Datsun work hard on exterior to attract everyone on the road. The Datsun character Grille featuring a chrome surrounds that frames the Datsun logo will surely draw your attention. The Front fenders Flowing smoothly into the front end. Other exterior features are euro-style roofline and wide stance, long wheelbase and high ground clearance.
The Datsun Go has a spacious interior specially for rear passengers, they’ll feel more comfortable. Other than this, you’ll get more shoulder and head room. The Cabin itself is very silent, it’ll keep driving and wind noise away from you.
Datsun Go is powered by 3 cylinder 1.2L petrol engine that produces maximum power of 68PS @ 5000 RPM and maximum torque of 104 Nm @ 4000 RPM. The car also comes with an engine immobilizer.
Datsun Go comes with Mobile Docking Station with USB charging, which you won’t find in any other car in this segment and the feature i wanted most. With this Mobile Docking Station, the Smartphone mounts right on the dashboard (in portrait or landscape) and plugs into two door speakers and USB charging cable be used for charging phones at the same time.
The connected design of the extended front seats makes room for a purse or bag, plus makes it easy to slide across and out the other side in tight parking situations.
The Nissan Datsun Go will less than ₹ 4 Lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki India is the current leader of car market in India, but Hyundai is approaching very fast to its position and to cement its position for more time, Maruti Suzuki had launched the Celerio at Auto Expo 2014. Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes in both Manual transmission, and Auto Transmission. The revolutionary Auto Gear shift ‘EZ Drive’ gives same fuel efficiency as you aspect in manual gear shift.
Maruti Suzuki works hard on car exterior, it’s not like any other company vehicle. The Celerio exterior features ORVM-turn indicators, sporty alloy wheels, front fog lamps etc. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio design is based on new CICO Styling i.e. Curve In The Curve Out Styling. This lends it a sculpted youthful body that is aerodynamically better and exudes energy.
The interior of the Celerio has been designed to maximize space and comfort. It gives you a roomy cabin – spacious headroom, legroom and shoulder-room and a large boot space. You also have the option of 60:40 split flexibility in the rear seats to increase luggage capacity. The car has large boot space around 235 litres and 15 smart utility space.
The Celerio is powered by 998 cc K10B petrol engine which gives maximum power of 68 PS @ 6000 RPM and maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 RPM. The engine is mated with 5 Manual Transmission or Auto Gear shift.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio gives Mileage of 23.1 kmpl with Auto Gear Shift.
The Celerio is equipped with Integrated Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted controls from which you can listen songs or take phone calls. The Multi-Info Display show useful information such as Instantaneous fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency, range etc. For Auto Gear Shift, Gear Position indicator is also built-in.
The Maruti Celerio Manual Transmission price starts from ₹ 3.90 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and tops at ₹ 4.96 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Maruti Celerio Auto Transmission price starts from ₹ 4.29 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and tops at ₹ 4.59 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Hyundai i10 doesn’t need any Introduction, the car is ruling the Indian Market. This car has a beautiful exterior and interior, superb performance and fuel efficiency. The Hyundai i10 ruling the Indian roads since 2008 and still waiting for strong competitor.
The Next Gen i10 boasts an aggrestive front look, sporty side and robust rear profile. In front you’ll fine Wraparound headlamps which not only improve styling, but also boast safety with enchanced visibility. The Design sleek & elongated rear combination lamp adds to rear styling & improves visibilty for trailing vehicles during the night. Other exterior features are: 2-tone Chrome grille, Rear bumper with reflectors, Roof antenna, Waistline molding and full wheel cover.
When it comes to Interior, the Hyundai cars do have an edge over its competitor. The 2-tone beige and brown interior color combination looks really good. The Blue Interior illumination, center console mounted gear shift lever and metallic touches at multiple places like centre fascia, inside door handles made the interior premium.
The Hyundai i10 is powered by 1.1 iRDE2 petrol engine delivers excellent pickup and power of 69 ps without compromising mileage. The engine is mated with a 5-speed Gearbox.
The Hyundai i10 gives a mileage of 20 kmpl.
The elegant blue interior illumination cluster comes with a Digital reminder for optimal gear usage. This leads to maximum fuel efficiency through efficient gear usage. The car 2-Din Audio is bit old if you compare with Celerio and Go but thank god they’ve Aux-in and USB ports, the sound quality is much better. Other features include Powerful AC, Power windows and Foldable Key.
The Hyundai i10 price starts from ₹ 3.76 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and tops at ₹ 6.22 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
|Engine||3 cylinder 1.2L petrol||K10B petrol||1.1 iRDE2 petrol|
|Maximum Torque||90 Nm @ 3500 RPM||10.1Nm @ 4500 RPM|
|Maximum Power||68 PS @ 6000 RPM||69 PS @ 5500 RPM|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual Transmission||5 MT/ Auto Gear Shift||5 Speed Manual/ AT|
|Suspension||Front: MCPHERSON Strut with Coil Spring
Rear: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
|Front: McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
|Dimension||3785 x 1635 x 1485 mm||3600 x 1600 x 1560 mm||3585 x 1595 x 1550 mm|
|Wheelbase||2450 mm||2425 mm||2380 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 Liters||35 Litres|
|Price||Around ₹ 4 Lakh||₹ 3.90 Lakh – ₹ 4.96 Lakh (Manual)
₹ 4.29 Lakh – ₹ 4.59 Lakh (Auto)
|₹ 3.76 Lakh – ₹ 6.22|
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