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Tata Zica vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Hyundai i10 vs Chevrolet Beat – [Spec Comparo]

Tata Zica front three quarter

With Tata having revealed its all new Zica hatchback, the company is looking to gain a larger share in the segment that includes cars like the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai i10. Beat is the oldest vehicle of the lot, followed by the i10.

Based on the X0 platform as the Indica, Zica is nothing like the first except for the engine firewall and pedal box. Design wise, the Zica is by far the best looking car among its rivals. The front end with sharp headlights and rear end with wraparound taillights gives the Tata Zica an attractive profile. A good looking rear spoiler further adds to the Zica’s sporty profile.

Interior has the same result as well. Being the freshest car of the lot, the Zica has a very modern and upmarket design with loads of features giving it an upper hand.

Tata Zica vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Hyundai i10 vs Chevrolet Beat - Spec Comparo

Dimensions

Length wise, the Tata Zica is the longest hatchback followed by the Beat, Celerio and i10. Zica is also the widest car before the Celerio. The Beat and i10 share the same dimensions in terms of width. Celerio comes out on top when talking about height, followed by the Beat whose height is calculated with the roof rails, and then the i10. Zica is the shortest hatchback in the segment.

Celerio boasts of the longest wheelbase, followed by the Zica, i10 and Beat. While talking about ground clearance, the Beat comes on top for the first time, followed by the Zica. Celerio and i10 have the same ground clearance.

Engines and Transmission

Mechanically, all the cars come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines except for the i10 that only comes with a petrol motor.

Starting with petrol engines, Zica offers the most amount of power and torque figures as it features a 1.2-litre engine. Beat closely follows the Zica with a similar 1.2-litre displacement engine that outputs the second highest amount of power and torque. The i10 has the third biggest engine boasting of third highest power and torque figures. However, the most popular car in the segment till now, Celerio, has the smallest engine with the lowest power and torque offered among all other cars.

When it comes to the diesels, both the Zica and Beat have 1.0-litre oil burners under the hood. The Zica offers more power, while the Beat has the highest torque figures. The Celerio again loses out as it has the smallest displacing engine with very less amount of power and torque when compared to the other two diesel models.

Transmission wise though, Celerio is the only car to get the AMT unit on the petrol model. The other three cars get the usual 5-speed manual gearboxes but the Zica might get an AMT as well.

Safety

Safety being a very important criteria nowadays, top variant of the Tata Zica will come with ABS with EBD, Corner Stability Control and dual airbags. Top-end variant of the Celerio gets dual airbags and ABS, which is also the case with the Beat. The i10 misses out on both dual front airbags and ABS.

Dimensions
    
Vehicle
Tata Zica
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Hyundai i10
Chevrolet Beat
Length (mm)
3746
3600
3585
3640
Width (mm)
1647
1600
1595
1595
Height (mm)
1535
1560
1550
1595
Wheelbase (mm)
2400
2425
2380
2375
Ground Clearance (mm)
170
165
165
175
Petrol
    
Vehicle
Tata Zica
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Hyundai i10
Chevrolet Beat
Engine
1.2-litre
1.0-litre
1.1-litre
1.2-litre
Power (BHP)
84
67
68
79
Torque (kgm)
11.6
9.1
10.1
10.9
Diesel
    
Vehicle
Tata Zica
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Hyundai i10
Chevrolet Beat
Engine
1.0-litre
0.8-litre
-----1.0-litre
Power (BHP)
69
47
-----58.5
Torque (kgm)
14.3
12.7
-----15.2