Here, we have a comparison between two cars of different segments that have a small price overlap- the Hyundai i10 Nios and the Tata Altroz.
The Indian car market is quite a unique market, dominated by price-sensitive customers. Of course, cars in different segments have overlap with each other. The top-trims of the compact hatchbacks, like Hyundai i10 Nios, are sometimes priced similar to the lower-trims of premium hatchbacks, like Tata Altroz. Here, we have compared the petrol-powered models of these two cars in terms of different aspects.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Petrol AMT) vs Tata Altorz (Petrol MT) | IndianAutosBlog
Firstly, let’s talk about engines. The Hyundai i10 Nios is powered by a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol engine which generates 83 PS and 114 Nm. As for the Tata Altroz, it also has a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine, but it is a 3-cylinder unit. This motor generates 84 PS and 114 Nm. Although the power figures are virtually identical, the Hyundai is much lighter, and its 4-cylinder motor has lesser NVH as well.
The Altroz, with its bigger dimensions, offers a much bigger boot space (345 litres) as compared to the i10 Nios (260 litres). As for the design, The Altroz, with its Impact 2.0 design philosophy, is a much more aggressive-looking and more handsome than the Nios, which has a subtler design. The rear door handles on the Altroz are integrated into the pillar, which gives it a faux-two-door look. On the other hand, the i10 Nios gets traditional door handles. The Tata also has larger 16-inch alloys on offer, while the Hyundai gets 15-inchers. That said, the fog lamps on the Nios are LED, while Altroz offers halogen units.
There are a few differences in terms of interior design and equipment as well. The Altroz has a better-looking interior thanks to the glossy finish on the dash. It also offers Ambient lighting, sunglass holder, umbrella holder, height-adjustable front seatbelts, adjustable front seat headrests, cruise control, flat-bottom steering, and a larger MID screen in the instrument console. On the second row, it has an armrest and ISOFIX mounts. You also get two driving modes on it, along with corner braking control. For easier ingress and egress, you also get 90-degree opening doors.
As for the Grand i10 Nios, it has a much simpler interior design. That said, it does offer some interesting features, like a wireless charging pad and a tray in the glove box. It also an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the Altroz only gets a 7-inch unit. Also, you can choose an automatic gearbox in the Nios, whereas there isn’t one available on the Altroz.