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Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI – Best power hatch?

Jayem Automotives has showcased its maverick in developing special performance vehicles with the official launch of Tata Tiago JTP today. The car has a sporty design, featuring matte grille, stylized front and rear bumpers, dual exhaust system, smoked headlamps, side skirts, and diamond cut alloys.

Interiors have also been spruced up to give the car a sporty look and feel. Going by the engine specs, the performance variant of Tiago beats all other cars in the hatchback segment. In terms of engine power and acceleration, Tata Tiago JTP is also ahead of segment-above cars such as Maruti Baleno RS and Volkswagen Polo GT TSI. Here’s a quick specs comparison between Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI to understand which car would be the ideal choice.

Dimensions: Tata Tiago JTP is 3746 mm long, 1647 mm wide and 1531 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2400 mm and ground clearance of 166 mm. In comparison, Maruti Baleno RS is 3995 mm long, 1745 mm wide and 1510 mm in height. It has wheelbase of 2520 mm and ground clearance of 170 mm.

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI measures 3971 mm in length, 1682 mm in width and 1469 mm in height. It has wheelbase of 2469 mm and ground clearance of 168 mm. Clearly, Tata Tiago JTP has the lowest ground clearance, which is one of the major changes introduced in the JTP variant. The reduced ground clearance gives Tiago a road hugging, race car look and it also helps in acceleration.

Engine & transmission: Tata Tiago JTP is powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder BS-IV engine that produces max power of 114 PS at 5000 RPM and max torque of 150 Nm at 2000-4000 RPM. Engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Tiago JTP is built for superior performance and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 in just around 9.95 seconds. It also comes with ABS with EBD and advanced suspension system that allow the car to come to a complete halt from 100 kmph in 29.98 metres.

Maruti Baleno RS is powered by a 998cc engine that delivers 102 PS @ 5500 RPM and 150 Nm @ 1700 RPM. Engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is powered by 1.2-litre petrol engine that delivers 105 PS power and 175 Nm torque. Engine is mated to a 7-speed DSG (Dual-shift Gearbox) transmission.

Tata Tiago JTP is expected to be priced in the Rs 6.5-7 lakhs range. It is offering improved power and performance, as compared to both segment and segment-above cars. The stylized exteriors and interiors also add to the car’s overall appeal. Customers looking for a sporty makeover and best-in-class acceleration and braking can certainly opt for Tata Tiago JTP.

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