Datsun has defined its strong presence in the hatchback market, with its classic GO hatchback, this is a car with a signature design and it offers sufficient level of comfort. The recently introduced hatchback of Tata Motors called Tiago is the talk of the town. This car bears one of the most fantastic designs ever, and it looks so amazing to an extent that the public has given a tag name to this car called Fantastico! Has Tata Motors created a new level of competition with Tiago, let us compare it with the classy Datsun Go and come to a conclusion.
Datsun GO looks refreshing and different, and that is what is most exciting about this car, the design uniqueness is highlighted by the artistically sculpted hexagonal grille. This grille is filled with glossy chrome inserts that flows from front and merges on the middle portion of the hood. The car looks macho visible on the fantastic styling of the bumper and grille, the rear profile of the car is trendy as well, visible on the neat tail light design molded into a neat vertical stack structure.
Tata Tiago looks amazing, and the company has engineered the car with a signature inventive Impact design language. The car has a well-proportioned body, and it looks so creative and distinctive visible on the front smiling black honeycomb grille, the wide bonnet looks great as well. The large pulled back headlights add deep style value to the car, the design of the bumper is trendy and it has elegant round fog lights. The side view of Tiago is one of a kind as well visible on upheld windows and rising beltline, and the rear view is awesome as well visible on large body painted bumper, arty wrap around tail lights, short windscreen and integrated spoiler.
The interior of Redi GO looks vibrant covered in a neat grey and beige décor, there is world-class music system with two speakers and AUX-in compatibility and potent air con, and also take note of the presence of mobile charging and USB port. These are the standard features present in all models, front radiator grille with silver finish, speed sensitive wipers, follow me home headlights and digital tachometer. The top end T variant has front power windows, speed sensitive electric steering, central locking and front speakers.
The interior of Tiago looks awesome, the quality of material fit and finish is excellent, the styling of dashboard is great. The center console has a wide dimension and it is segmented into two units, the lower unit has temperature dials and the upper unit has infotainment system and air conditioner vents. There are ample storage sports, on all doors there is a single bottle holder, the floor console has two cup holders and there is a small storage unit below the temperature dials.
Engine and mileage:
Datsun Go runs on an efficient 1.2-liter mill that generates fierce energies of 104Nm and 67bhp and it is linked to 5-speed manual gearbox and moves on a world-class mileage of 20.6kmpl.
Tiago is fitted with a potent Revotron 1.2-liter 3-cylinder petrol power-train engineered with an advanced DOHC technology that generates 114Nm and 83.8bhp. The diesel car moves on an advanced RevoTorq 1.05-liter engine built with an efficient three-cylinder turbo diesel technology and this engine yields 114Nm and 83.8bhp. The petrol car moves on a mileage power of 23.84kmpl and the diesel vehicle gives 27.28kmpl.
The top-end model has driver side airbag and there is no EBD and ABS, the safety features of Datsun GO is not very effective.
The most loaded Tiago car has dual airbags in the co-passenger and driver compartment, corner stability, electronic brake-force distribution and anti-lock braking system. Customers can opt for dual airbags as an optional feature in the base variant, and the mid-range variant has follow me home headlights and speed dependent auto door locks. These are the features you will find only in the most loaded car, day and night rear view mirror and rear parking sensors. Load limiter and seat belt-pre-tensioner is offered as standard feature on the most loaded car, and the other features on the most loaded car is rear smart wiper, rear defogger and front fog lights.
Datsun Go is sold in these youthful and vivacious colors, grey, sky, silver, ruby, white and blue and Tata Tiago is offered in these splendid Colors- Berry red, striker blue, platinum silver, pearlescent white, expresso brown and sunburst orange.
Datsun GO is offered at a price range of Rs 3.4 to 4.1 lakh and Tiago is sold at Rs 3.3 to 5.7 lakhs.
Datsun GO and Tiago are unique cars with regard to exterior design architecture, and both models have equally attractive fashion statements. The design of both cars are well-suited for a section of population that desires cars with signature designs. The two cars have sufficient interior features to offer optimum occupant comfort, but the quality of equipment in Tiago is more modish and here the equipment has better fit and finish.
The engine power of Tiago is more effervescent, and customers can opt from more engine options compared to Datsun GO. The fuel-efficiency capacity of Tiago is better as well, and on the engine front Tiago has more to offer, and for people who travel long distances and are keen on a car with good fuel-efficiency, then Tiago is more useful.
Tiago is a safer car to drive in compared to Datsun GO, it is packed with greater number of security equipment across all variants. With respect to color options, here to Tiago offers higher level of vibrancy and excitement. On most fronts Tiago is a better car to choose, it is more powerful with respect to interior décor, safety, engine power and mileage, and hence it is the better pick compared to Datsun GO.
Datsun GO is a good car to buy, but the main drawback here is the lack of adequate safety features. Tiago on the other hand has more to offer for the price it is sold for.