Tata Motors is going to launch another #SAFERCARSFORINDIA, the Altroz which recently earned a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test. It will be launched on the 22nd of this month and will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz. Let’s take a look at what the car has got to offer against the competitors other than safety.
Suggested Read: Tata Altroz secures 5 Stars at Global NCAP #SAFERCARSFORINDIA
Tata Altroz vs Rivals | Price
|Car Models||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Tata Altroz||₹5.5lakh to ₹9 lakh(expected)|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||₹5.58lakh to ₹8.68lakh|
|Hyundai Elite i20||₹5.59lakh to ₹9.41lakh|
|Honda Jazz||₹7.45lakh to ₹9.40lakh|
Although the price of Tata 5-star rated hatch is not official, it can be expected to be starting at the lower end making it worthy to buy. But wait before you jump to conclusions. There are other parameters too before we can declare a winner.
Tata Altroz vs Rivals | Engine Specifications
|Car Models||Engine Specifications||Emission Compliance||Power (HP)||Peak Torque (Nm)|
|Tata Altroz||1.2-litre Revotron Petrol||BS6||85||113|
|1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq Diesel||BS6||89||200|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||1.2-litre Dualjet Petrol||BS6||89||113|
|Hyundai Elite i20||1.2-litre Petrol||BS4||83||115|
|Honda Jazz||1.2-litre Petrol||BS4||89||110|
Although Honda Jazz is the most powerful among all the hatchbacks mentioned here, the major point to note here is that the engines are BS4-compliant which means that they won’t be available after the BS6 norms are implemented. Hyundai Elite i20 is going to get updated to BS6 soon. Thus Altroz is the best buy for now if Hyundai and Honda don’t upgrade the engines. Maruti Baleno has got higher power than the Altroz but the peak torque is the same.
Tata Altroz vs Rivals | Exterior Features
|Car Models||Fog Lamps||Rear Wipers||LED DRLs||Alloys (Inches)|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||✔||✔||✔||16|
|Hyundai Elite i20||✔||✔||✔||16|
Honda Jazz is lacking the latest features, with the only car with halogen headlamps. Tata Altroz here again has got good features with gold standards.
Tata Altroz vs Rivals | Safety Features
|Car Models||Airbags||IsoFix Anchors||Auto Headlamps||ABS||Global NCAP Rating||Euro NCAP Rating|
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||2||✔||✖||✔||no rating||4-star|
|Hyundai Elite i20||2 & 6(optional)||✔||✔||✔||3-star||NA|
|Honda Jazz||2||✔||✖||✔||no rating||3-star|
*standard safety features
Tata Altroz is the safest of them all. Hyundai Elite i20 could have done better but then it is due for an upgrade thus making a possibility for better safety.
Thus Tata Altroz seems to be a very good choice in the market and a value for money. A few details will surely be disclosed soon after the hatchback is launched. Hyundai Elite i20 needs to get a few upgrades but it a good choice too if it gets a BS6 upgrade.
Impressed by the Altroz, book it here.