New Hyundai i20 is a direct rival to the Tata Altroz. How well do these premium hatchbacks fare against each other? Find out here.
Hyundai has finally launched the third-gen i20 in the country. It will compete with the likes of Tata Altroz, Maruti Baleno and more. The Altroz, however, isn’t the best-selling car in its segment, but it surely is the best-looking of the lot. Since the new-gen i20 too is on sale now, let’s find out how well do these premium hatchbacks fare against each other. Beginning with the dimensions, the i20 measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, and 1,505 mm in height. The Altroz, on the other hand, is taller by 18 mm and smaller by 5 mm, but it is as wide as the all-new i20.
In terms of design, the new-gen i20 uses Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design theme while the Altroz gets the job done with Tata Motors’ Impact 2.0 design language. Interestingly, both of these premium hatchbacks look gorgeous. They get projector headlamps at the front along with LED DRLs, however, it is the i20 that comes with LED tail lamps. The Altroz’s tail lamps feature halogen bulbs, instead.
Rs. 6.79 lakh
Rs. 5.44 lakh
On the inside, the Altroz gets a grey theme for the interior while the i20 features an all-black interior layout. The dashboard designs of both of these cars are different, but they get fully-floating style infotainment screens. The Altroz’s touchscreen measures 7-inch in size. The i20, however, comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen unit. These units offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, but the i20 comes with multi-phone connectivity via BlueTooth. The features that i20 gets while the Altroz doesn’t get are an electric sunroof, Oxyboost air purifier, wireless phone charger, and Bose sound system.
For the powertrain and drivetrain options, the Hyundai i20 wins the race with more engine-gearbox combinations than Tata Altroz. Hyundai i20 is offered with three engine options – 1.2L petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol, and 1.5L diesel. The gearbox options on the all-new i20 include a 5-speed MT, CVT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed iMT, and 7-speed DCT. The Altroz, however, is offered with two engine options – 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel. These engines come mated to a 5-speed MT only, but Tata Motors has confirmed that a DCT-equipped variant is in the pipeline. Considering the prices, the Altroz is the affordable one here with a starting price of Rs. 5.44 lakh, while the i20 is priced at Rs. 6.79 lakh.