Maruti Celerio vs Chevrolet Beat vs Hyundai Grand – Compact Diesel Spec Comparison

‘Going compact, but efficiently’, the mantra that stuck many car buyers in India has not even spared the petrol king of small car segment – Maruti, and compelled it to deliver a one such example for the others to follow on.

The Delhi based carmaker finally took its turn to roll out a small diesel car called Celerio DDiS 125 this week, which house a 793cc twin-cylinder diesel engine of 47bhp. But it isn’t the only car in the segment so far to offer mobility with the efficiency of a small diesel engine. A couple of other models present there proven quite competitive, and are doing the job very well since launch. Everyone knows them very well, a Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai Grand i10. Stacking neck to neck, each of them have got a different story to tell, but their makers aims at the same point – bottom line.

Maruti Celerio

  • Engine Talk

On paper, it’s Celerio that holds the smallest engine of all three with twin-cylinders, which even at its peak produces the lowest amount of power than the other two. Comparatively, Beat balances the situation handsomely. From the whole one litre engine it sends an output of 56bhp. The most powerful car of this comparison Hyundai Grand i10 with its 1.1-litre engine sends other to shame with the peak power of 70bhp.

Engine Maruti Celerio Chevrolet Beat Hyundai Grand i10
Cubic capacity 793cc 936cc 1120cc
Cylinder on offer 2 3 3
Power 47bhp 56bhp 70bhp
Torque 125Nm 150Nm 160Nm

The power isn’t all to talk of; weight too is taken into consideration where aligning both puts up a new story on the board. Outcome is clearly witnessed on fuel-efficiency, where to name the least powerful option Celerio, which is also the lightest here, is rated as India’s most fuel-efficient car by ARAI for its 27.62kmpl return. Earlier, the Beat too enjoyed that top spot of most fuel-efficient list during its heydays, but later it got dethroned by entrants who managed to sum up numbers in a better way. Though, Hyundai’s grandeur of small car – i10 – is the most powerful option available, but the huge weight pulls it down quite literally on the fuel-economy, and as a result it fares last.

Chevrolet Beat

Fuel-Efficiency Maruti Celerio Chevrolet Beat Hyundai Grand i10
As per ARAI (kmpl) 27.62 25.44 24
  • What’s inside?

Thus, it makes no sense in writing about the space inside the cabin of compact cars. After all, they are compact and one is pretty much sure about facing crunches in the cabin. Still, in India and people do ask for such information. So carmakers prefer to put on offer about the information of space on their brochures, for some to do the comparison. Amongst all, Grand i10 is literally grand in nature when it comes to serving the cabin space. It offers airiness to front and rear occupants both. The Beat on its side is focused only to the front. Maruti conceptualizing the mentality of Indians very aptly offered more space at the rear bench. Overall, Beat is a cool option to make a statement on arrival, rather than it puts utility to the best.

Space Maruti Celerio Chevrolet Beat Hyundai Grand i10
Front legroom (min/max) 56/77 cm 62/82 mm 61/82 cm
Rear legroom (min/max) 68/90 cm 62/80cm 67/89 cm
Front headroom 100 cm 98 mm 99 cm
Rear headroom 95 cm 90 cm 92 cm
Boot space 235-litre 170-litre 256-litre
  • The featured excitement

Out there looking to buy a small diesel car, for them the list of features does make sense offered for the given price. Without raising a doubt Hyundai remained unbeaten leader in league for offering more features than others in the segment of compact cars. But the effort put up by Maruti Celerio is really worth to talk of. Maker left no stone unturned to mark it where it needs to stand as of now. The availability of two top-end trims (ZDi & ZDi Optional) explains the relevance. However, Chevrolet Beat is altogether a different story. Its cabin space is quite narrow and the seats at rear aren’t quite comfortable, but liveliness it offers is unmatchable. The sportiest design on inside and outside both, with very interesting instrument cluster and dials makes it to top the chart for an young enthusiast looking out to buy his first car of life.

Hyundai Grand

  • Overall

All put to together, everyone has a different story with the same aim, but its buyer’s choice who prefer a one that suits his taste.

Maruti Alto K10 AGS vs Tata GenX Nano Easy Shift: Spec Comparison

The fiascos of locking horns get better at the grass root level. To worsen it for the better competitive results, Tata Motors jumped into market with the AMT gearbox for Nano against the Maruti Alto AMT. Though, both cars are of the same category, and since price tag shares close vicinity with other, Indian audience needs a comparison to make the better choice. Here, we present the on-paper comparison between Nano GenX against the Maruti Alto K10 AGS (Auto Gear Shift).

  • Engine

Tata Nano is a one with smaller engine than that of Alto, where it produces less power and torque. The ratio of its torque against the rival is very disappointing.

Maruti Alto K10 AGS Tata GenX Nano

Engine Tata Nano GenX Maruti Alto K10
Displacement 624cc 998cc
Power 37.5bhp 67.1bhp
Torque 51Nm 90Nm
  • Space and Dimension

As Tata Motors has offered Nano with openable hatch, it means owners are now relief of adding more luggage to their drive. Still, Alto proves better on the space with regards to space between two wheels, boot and length. Despite being small, Nano AMT offers decent ground clearance, with width and height more than the Maruti.

Maruti Alto K10 AGS Spec Tata GenX Nano Spec

Dimension Tata Nano GenX Maruti Alto K10
Wheelbase 2230mm 2360mm
Length 3164mm 3545mm
Width 1750mm 1515mm
Height 1652mm 1475mm
Boot space 94-litres 177-litres
Ground Clearance 180mm 160mm
  • Features

As talking about features available on the list, each car is available in one trim of AMT transmission, which made our job easier to criticize them over a single scale. Tata Motors projected Nano more for the urban buyers, especially youths, where Alto K10 had an image of catering as many buyers as possible across the nation and that’s why it remained the best seller throughout the time. Now, in the list of features, several features that Nano GenX holds like Bluetooth connectivity and rear speakers for the audio system are missed out on the Alto. But gaining brownie points are the front disc brake and internally adjustable outside mirrors which Nano doesn’t takes upon. And from three seat belts at the rear seat, K10 with AMT lifts only a two of it with the three-point set-up, where the world’s cheapest automatic car of Tata do come with the lap belts for rear passengers.

Maruti Alto K10 AGS Tata GenX Nano

  • Overview

Overall, both cars boast uniqueness and utility. But going as per our taste, it may cost more to prefer Alto K10 but it’s a safer option with metal body coveting its passengers throughout.

Renault Lodgy vs Toyota Innova vs Mahindra Xylo: Spec Comparison

If the family car isn’t enough, a MPV will do fine. Those who think ‘bigger’ is ‘better’ and buys a MPV to rather avoid the space congestion in the cabin, even though do not cruise outside the city more often, for those multipurpose vehicles (MPV) are the boon from auto industry. Thus, the narrow price difference between the segments has sparked outrage of buying MPVs, which not only allow the owners to suffer crunches at any point of time, and in India, the MPVs too are of tough built quality that also makes them to do jobs of SUVs up to certain level. Here, followed by the launch of Renault Lodgy, the segment is about to change it dimensions. Earlier led by Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo, buyers now get a rather more sophisticated option well-suited for all occasions and still cost as per the size of pocket. Here, we have worked out a comparison of three MPVs – Renault Lodgy, Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova – to see who has the better grunt and looks at business seriously at least on paper.

  • Dimension

It’s Innova that measure maximum in length, while Lodgy is the shortest of all, still the latter offer maximum wheelbase among the three which means more legroom is inside the Lodgy. Now we wonder how three can sit comfortable in the third row of Xylo, apparently due to its width that offers the maximum, which is far more by standard of Innova. Adding more to body roll, it’s the Xylo’s height which too, once again, is far more by the measures of Innova and Lodgy.

Very importantly, the ground clearance which without any doubt is scored maximum by Mahindra due to its utility vehicle platform pinned underneath ever passenger vehicles rolled off from its factory, the rest two of them offers like a one on the sedans.


Renault Lodgy

Dimension Renault Lodgy Toyota Innova Mahindra Xylo
Length 4498mm 4585mm 4520mm
Width 1751mm 1765mm 1850mm
Height 1697mm 1760mm 1905mm
Wheelbase 2810mm 2750mm 2760mm
Ground Clearance 174mm 176mm 186mm
  • Engine

The power matters a lot when an India spends around one million INR (approximately) on its buy. This is well understood by Mahindra & Mahindra. Xylo splurges 120PS from a 2.2-litre MHawk diesel engine, which in comparison to Innova is quite decent looking to the 102PS from a big block metal of 2.5-litre displacement. Here, Lodgy gains the maximum benefit with regards to its output of 110PS from a smaller 1.5-litre engine – for a feel more like a Duster than of a proper utility vehicle.

Toyota Innova

Engine Renault Lodgy Toyota Innova Mahindra Xylo
Displacement 1.5-litre 2.5-litre 2.2-litre
Power 110PS 102PS 120PS
Torque 245Nm 200Nm 280Nm
Gearbox 6MT 5MT 5MT
  • Fuel-Efficiency

Fuel-efficiency, the most sought figures sometimes even before the price tag, has altogether a new story to tell. Due to smaller engine, Renault manages to clock the maximum marks here with a whopping 19.98kmpl as per ARAI. The next is Mahindra Xylo with 14.02kmpl, while the Toyota takes a backseat with the huge engine block and lowest efficiency at 12.99kmpl.

Mahindra Xylo

Fuel-Efficiency Renault Lodgy Toyota Innova Mahindra Xylo
KMPL as per ARAI 19.98 12.99 14.02
  • Price

Only a few years old in India, Renault has studied how to position the cars hitting directly on the heart and mind of buyers with a soft touch. With an exception, the 110PS version (which we have considered for the reason rest two are also of the same specifications nearly above 100PS of power), it seems the maker has defamed image of a winner with range starting at Rs 10.09 lakh and terminating at Rs 11.79 lakh.

Price Renault Lodgy Toyota Innova Mahindra Xylo
As per Ex-showroom Delhi Rs 10.09-11.79 lakh Rs 10.51-15.8 lakh Rs 8.95-11.46 lakh

Obviously, Mahindra has born from the genes of an Indian that translates better options and multiple choices to suit buyers of every pocket in the country, starts for a price of Rs 8.95 lakh that literally hits the chord one lakh lesser than the second in line – Renault.

Toyota follows premium pricing but the interesting part is it concludes top-end at an eye watery price of Rs 15.8 lakh, where we can say it it’s hard to convince these much buyers but it still does that successfully.

  • Overview

It’s tough to conclude a winner on the paper, where Xylo sounds like a more pocket-friendly option, but the Renault is also equally efficient in long run due to its maximum fuel-economy. Toyota fails on every impression, but it seems the driving ergonomics has suited Indians the most, for which it is selling in large numbers despite not very economical at all. Ah, the built-quality could be the reason.