Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI: Spec Comparison

Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI: Spec Comparison

By: || Updated: 14 Feb 2018 01:30 PM

The Tata Tiago JTP will soon be entering the Indian hot hatch territory. How does it fare against the competition on paper?



First Look: Tata Tiago And Tigor JTP



Tata Motors is joining forces with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives aiming to enter the niche performance segment in the Indian car market. The first products of the 50:50 joint venture are already here in the form of the spruced up versions of the Tiago and the Tigor. Both of these receive the suffix JTP (Jayem Tata Performance). Once launched, the Tigor JTP will be the most powerful petrol sedan in its league whereas the Tiago will lock horns with the Baleno RS and Polo GT TSI which sit a segment above the small Tata. We’ll bring you a spec comparo for the Tigor JTP as well, but in the meanwhile, let’s see how its smaller sibling fares against its competition.











































Dimensions (mm)



Tiago JTP



Maruti Baleno RS



VW Polo GT TSI



Length



3746



3995



3971



Width



1647



1745



1682



Height



1502



1510



1469



Wheelbase



2400



2520



2469



Ground Clearance



161



170



165




First Look: Tata Tiago And Tigor JTP



As the chart suggests, the Tiago JTP is the smallest and the lowest riding among the three. Space inside is also the least but we cannot really hold that against it since it sits a segment or two below the Baleno and the Polo. The Polo charts a middle ground with its dimensions but it is the Baleno RS which is the biggest and the highest riding car in the competition. For a detailed view into the Tiago JTP, read our first look report here.




































 

Tiago JTP



Baleno RS



VW Polo GT TSI



Engine



JTP 1.2-litre turbocharged, 3-cylinder



1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Boosterjet engine



1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, TSI



Power



110PS



101PS



105PS



Torque



150Nm



150Nm



175Nm



Transmission



5-speed Manual



5-speed Manual



7-speed DSG




The triplet is closely matched here in terms of performance figures. However, the Tata and the Maruti are fired by a 3-cylinder engine setup whereas the VW has a 4-cylinder motor under the bonnet. As far as power figures are concerned, the Tiago JTP is on top while the top honours in terms of torque is bagged by the Polo, followed by the Tiago and Baleno RS. Related: Top 5 Hatchbacks At Auto Expo 2018 – New Swift, 45X, Elite i20, Future-S & Tiago



First Look: Tata Tiago And Tigor JTP



Only the Polo GT comes with an automatic transmission, making life easier for users on daily routines while helping gather speed effortlessly during highway runs. You just have to decide whether you need the convenience of an automatic or the fun of a manual gearbox. 




















 

Tata Tiago JTP



Maruti Baleno RS



VW Polo GT TSI



Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)



Rs 6.75 to 7 lakh(estimated)



Rs 8.45 lakh



9.20 lakh




The hot hatch territory is still a niche one and most buyers are still sceptical of spending nearly Rs 10 lakh on a powerful hatchback, as the above table suggests. This is where the Tiago JTP could pitch in since Tata can price it lucratively, helping it undercut it competitors. This will give buyers a good chance of purchasing a small, power-packed performer at an attractive price.



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