The hatchbacks have been one of the favourite segments in India. At present, one of the best selling cars, Maruti Suzuki Alto, is from the same segment. Well, there are budget as well as premium hatchbacks in the market. Two of the most popular ones are the Tata Altroz and Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Making hard choices require the strongest will. You can save that will for later, we can help you ease the burden. Here are 10 reasons why you should choose Tata Altroz over Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
ABS with EBD and Cornering Stability Control (CSC)
From the base variant itself, Tata Altroz comes equipped with ABS with EBD and CSC. ABS with EBD has been made mandatory by the government under BNVSAP norms. But Tata has gone a step ahead and provided Cornering Stability Control (CSC) as an addition in all its cars, ensuring safer cars for India. Maruti Suzuki Baleno has ABS with EBD as standard.
5-Star Rating at the Global NCAP | Gold Standard Of Safety
It’s not just the CSC! Tata Altroz is one of the safest cars in India. It has scored a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test, one of the only few cars to score this rating. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Baleno has scored 3-star at the Euro NCAP. It is clear from the rating that Tata Altroz is the gold standard of safety. And if you think that safety is costly, wait for the end.
Have a look:10 Safest Cars in India rated by Global NACP You Can Buy RIGHT NOW!
Tata’s ALFA Arc Architecture
Agile Light Flexible Advanced (ALFA) architecture, on which Tata Altroz is built, is known to one of the most stable architectures in India. It provides ultimate safety for the passengers as it has got carefully designed energy-absorbing structure. No wonder, why the Tata Altroz was able to score such a high rating at the Global NCAP.
Gold Standard Of Driving Dynamics
Tata offers a 1.2-litre Revotron Petrol engine and Revotorq diesel engine with the Altroz. Maruti Suzuki Baleno has just one engine option: 1.2-litre petrol engine. The ALFA Architecture makes it one of the adequately powered cars in the segment. The wide wheelbase ensures stability on the roads. And the suspension of the Altroz adds to the comfort of the car.
Tata Altroz comes equipped with a plethora of features such as dual-chamber projector headlamps, R16 dual-tone laser cut alloy wheels, floating island dashboard layout, flat-bottom steering wheel, follow me home headlamps, rear armrest, infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and much more, the list is a long one.
Digital Instrument Cluster Display
Only a few cars in the segment have a digital instrument cluster display. Tata Altroz is one of them. With a TFT display, the instrument cluster displays all the vital information related to the car in front of the driver, making it convenient for the driver. Moreover, the cluster functions can be controlled using the steering mounted controls, making it of great use.
Gold Standard Of Comfort
Rear AC vents, 90-degree opening doors, ambient mood lighting, rear flat floor, rear 12V power outlet, 15L cooled glove box, push-button start-stop, front sliding armrest with storage, rear armrest, spacious cabin, leather-wrapped steering with cluster control and the list on not ending anytime soon. And I would say it again, wait till last, you won’t be disappointed.
Do read: 10 Must-Have Comfort and Convenience Features on Indian Cars in 2020
Gold Standard Of Design
Tata Altroz has a segment-leading design statement. Sporty design with optimum dynamics makes Altroz one of the best choices in the premium hatchback segment. Tata’s impact 2.0 language is the inspiration behind its design. The interiors are designed to resemble a cockpit, making you wish your drives lasted longer. The seamlessly integrated spoiler at the rear just make a statement no other car can in the segment can offer.
Wearable Key (First-in-segment)
It is first in the segment and one of the coolest features on the Tata Altroz. Tata has converted the FOB key making a wearable watch-like device. Tata says that it is unlikely that you will forget to wear this style statement. You can lock and unlock the car using this wearable key. Personally, I would feel like Tony Stark wearing the key and opening my car. I know that’s a bit of exaggeration, but then, dreams are dreams.
Price. Tata Altroz is Cheaper!
And last but not the least, the PRICE! Maruti Suzuki is known to have the cheapest cars among the segments. But this time, Tata beats India’s largest carmaker.
Price Comparison | TataAltroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Models Base Model Price (Ex-Showroom) Tata Altroz (Petrol) ₹5,29,000 Tata Altroz (Diesel) ₹6,99,000 Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Petrol) ₹5,63,000
So this is our way of telling you to choose safety. And this time, you don’t have to spend more. What are your thoughts about the two hatchbacks? Let us know in the comments section below.
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