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    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol Variants Explained - Which Petrol Variant To Buy?

    by V3Cars Team on Monday, Jan 27 2020

    2020 Tata Altroz is attempting to set a new benchmark in the premium hatchback space with new features. If you are excited about the Altroz petrol variants because of their price tag, then we’re here to explain to you which variant you should buy. Let’s begin with the prices.

     

    2020 Tata Altroz

    2020 Tata Altroz Variants - Price Comparison

    TATA ALTROZ PRICE LIST EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | JAN. 2020

     

    XE

    XM

    XT

    XZ

    XZ(O)

    1.2L PETROL

    Rs. 5,29,000

    Rs. 6,15,000

    Rs. 6,84,000

    Rs. 7,44,000

    Rs. 7,69,000

    1.5L DIESEL

    Rs. 6,99,000

    Rs. 7,75,000

    Rs. 8,44,000

    Rs. 9,04,000

    Rs. 9,29,000

     

    As you can see, the starting price tag of the Altroz is very attractive for a car that scored highly on the Global NCAP crash test. But, the diesel variants cost quite a bit, mainly because of the BS6 norms. The difference between the petrol and diesel variants is about Rs. 1.6 lakh. So, most Altroz buyers may just buy the petrol variant of the car even if they had plans to get the diesel model.

    Tata Altroz

    Here, we’re not just going to compare the features and value proposition each variant brings to the table. We’ll also look at the various accessory packages like Rhythm, Style, Luxe and Urban to see which variant offers the best value with or without the add-on.

    TATA ALTROZ PRICE LIST EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | JAN. 2020

     

    XE

    XM

    XT

    XZ

    XZ(O)

    1.2L PETROL MT

    Rs. 529,000

    Rs. 615,000

    Rs. 684,000

    Rs. 744,000

    Rs. 769,000

    1.5L DIESEL MT

    Rs. 699,000

    Rs. 775,000

    Rs. 844,000

    Rs. 904,000

    Rs. 929,000

     

    RHYTHM

    RHYTHM

    STYLE

    LUXE

    URBAN

     

    PACKAGE  COST

    Rs. 25,000

    Rs. 39,000

    Rs. 34,000

    Rs. 39,000

    Rs. 30,000

     

     

    Here’s the list of the Tata Altroz variants’ prices with the accessory packages:

    TATA ALTROZ PETRL PRICE LIST 1.2L MT

    VARIANTS

    PRICE

    XE

    Rs. 5,29,000

    XE RHYTHM

    Rs. 5,54,000

    XM

    Rs. 6,15,000

    XM STYLE

    Rs. 6,49,000

    XM RHYTHM

    Rs. 6,54,000

    XT

    Rs. 6,84,000

    XT LUXE

    Rs. 7,23,000

    XZ

    Rs. 7,44,000

    XZ(O)

    Rs. 7,69,000

    XZ URBAN

    Rs. 7,74,000

     

    The 2020 Tata Altroz petrol variants are aggressively priced against its competitors.

    PREMIUM HATCH | PRICE COMPARISON EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JAN. 2020

    TATA 

    ALTROZ

    1.2 L PETROL MT

    MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO

    1.2 L PETROL MT

    HYUNDAI 

    ELITE I20

    1.2 L PETROL MT

    TOYOTA 

    GLANZA

    1.2 L PETROL MT

    HONDA 

    JAZZ

    1.2 L PETROL MT

    VARIANTS

    PRICE

    VARIANTS

    PRICE

    VARIANTS

    PRICE

    VARIANTS

    PRICE

    VARIANTS

    PRICE

    XE

    Rs. 5,29,000

     -  -  -  -  -

    XE RHYTHM

    Rs. 5,54,000

    SIGMA

    Rs. 5,58,602

    ERA

    Rs. 5,52,693

    XM

    Rs. 6,15,000

     -

    XM STYLE

    Rs. 6,49,000

    DELTA

    Rs. 6,36,612

    MAGNA+

    Rs. 6,27,950

    XM RHYTHM

    Rs. 6,54,000

     -

    XT

    Rs. 6,84,000

    ZETA

    Rs. 6,97,912

    SPORTZ+

    Rs. 7,14,693

    G

    Rs. 6,97,900

    XT LUXE

    Rs. 7,23,000

     -  -

    XZ

    Rs. 7,44,000

     -

    SPORTZ+ DT

    Rs. 7,44,693

     -  -

    V

    Rs. 7,45,000

    XZ(O)

    Rs. 7,69,000

     -

    XZ URBAN

    Rs. 7,74,000

    ALPHA

    Rs. 7,58,212

    ASTA(O)

    Rs. 8,08,993

    V

    Rs. 7,58,200

    VX

    Rs. 7,89,000

     

    As evident from the price table, the Altroz XE with the Rhythm pack costs about as much as the Hyundai Elite i20 Era and Maruti Suzuki Baleno Sigma, which don’t even get a music system. The XZ variant of the Altroz, which is pretty much the top trim minus a couple of simple visual differentiators, costs as much as the Sportz variant of the i20. It still leaves a fairly big price gap between itself and the top variants of its competitors like the Baleno Alpha, i20 Asta and Honda VX.

    2020 Tata Altroz - Engine Specifications Comparison

    The Tata Altroz’ petrol engine is similar in displacement to its rivals. It’s a 1.2-litre motor with 86PS of power and 113Nm of torque. While the power and torque figures are on par with the rest of the cars in this class, what sets it apart is its torque delivery. The Altroz petrol delivers its peak torque at 3300rpm, which is 700rpm lower than its closest rival, Elite i20. The i20 petrol’s torque peaks at 4000rpm. So, driving around in the city will require fewer downshifts in the Altroz than in any other premium hatchback.

    TATA ALTROZ PETROL ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS vs DIESEL ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

     

    Petrol

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.2-litre

    1.5-litre

    Maximum Power

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    200Nm @ 1250-3000rpm

    Transmission

    5-speed manual

    5-speed manual

    Emission Standard

    BS6

    BS6

     

    Just like its rivals, the Tata Altroz petrol also has a 5-speed manual transmission. It misses out on an automatic transmission at a time when the market is gravitating towards automatic transmissions for relaxed city commutes. Tata says that an automatic transmission will join the ranks soon.

    2020 TATA ALTROZ PETROL VS COMPETITION PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Tata  Altroz

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Toyota Glanza

    Hyundai  Elite i20

    Honda  Jazz

    Displacement

    1.2-litre

    1.2-litre

    1.2-litre

    1.2litre

    1.2-litre

    Capacity

    1199cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    1199cc

    Maximum Power

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000 rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Maximum Torque

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm 

    113Nm @ 4200rpm 

    115Nm @ 4000 rpm

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    Transmission

    5-speed MT

    5-Speed MT & CVT

    5-speed MT & CVT

    5-Speed MT & CVT

    5-speed MT & CVT

    Claimed FE

    --

    21.01kmpl (MT)


    19.56kmpl (CVT)

    21.01kmpl (MT)


    19.56kmpl (CVT)

    --

    18.20kmpl (MT)


    19.00kmpl (CVT)

    Emission Standard 

    BS6

    BS6

    BS6

    BS4

    BS4

     

    2020 Tata Altroz - Dimensions Comparison

    That Tata Altroz is about as long as the Baleno but slightly wider. Its wheelbase is the shortest in the segment and way shorter than the Elite i20’s, but its boot space and fuel tank capacity are on par among its peers. So, its dimensions justify its placement in the premium hatchback segment.

    TATA ALTROZ vs RIVALS DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

     

    Tata Altroz

    Maruti Baleno

    Toyota Glanza

    Hyundai Elite i20

    Honda Jazz

    Length

    3990mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3985mm

    3955mm

    Width

    1755mm

    1745mm

    1745mm

    1734mm

    1694mm

    Height

    1523mm

    1510mm

    1510mm

    1505mm

    1544mm

    Wheelbase

    2501mm

    2520mm

    2520mm

    2570mm

    2530mm

    Boot space

    345-lt

    339-lt

    339-lt

    NA

    354-lt

    Fuel Tank

    37-lt

    37-lt

    37-lt

    40-lt

    40-lt

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XE Variant - Rs. 5.29 Lakh

    The XE variant of the Tata Altroz gets all the basic safety features like 2 airbags, ABS, parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Plus, there’s relief knowing that the Altroz is the only car in its segment to achieve full 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP. So, it’d be wise to pick the Altroz XE over its rivals if you want a safe car and are on a tight budget.

    Tata Altroz

    Besides the safety aspect, it also has multiple drive modes, tilt steering, front power windows, umbrella holder, 12V power outlet, body-coloured bumpers and door handles. It covers the basics just fine. The only thing that might make you reconsider your purchase is its inability to accept an aftermarket music system.

    So, you’re stuck without a music system forever, unless you opt for the Rhythm accessory pack.

    TATA ALTROZ PETROL XE VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 5,29,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Dual Front Airbags

    Multi Drive Modes

    Body Colored Bumpers

    ABS with EBD

    Tilt Steering

    Body Colored Outside Door Handles

    Reverse Parking Sensors

    Front Power Windows

    Rear Roof Spoiler

    Seatbelt Reminder

    Front Power Outlet

    Steel Wheels with Hub Cap

    High Speed Alert

    Umbrella Holder

    Central Locking

    Driver Foot Rest

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Front & Rear Door Map Pockets / Bottle Holders

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Rear Seat Integrated Headrest

     -

    ISOFIX 

     -  -

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XE Rhythm Variant - Rs. 5.54 Lakh

    The Rhythm package will add a 4-speaker music system to the Altroz XE variant along with a remote central locking and an extra horn. For Rs. 25,000, it’s clearly more than what you could get from the aftermarket. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with the official route as XE variant doesn’t have a slot for a standard 1-/2-din music system.

    Tata Altroz

    For Rs. 5.54 lakh, we’d say it should at least include rear power windows, day/night mirror and wheel covers. So, we’d not recommend this as it does not justify the incremental bump in cost over the XE variant.

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XM Variant - Rs. 6.15 Lakh

    The XM variant is Rs. 61,000 more expensive than the XE Rhythm option. Over the XE Rhythm variant, it adds rear power windows, electrically-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors and rear parcel tray. In fact, compared to the XE Rhythm, the XM variant has 2 fewer speakers, 1 less horn and no remote central locking. For the asking price, the list of additions is too small. So, we can’t recommend this variant either

    TATA ALTROZ 1.2L PETROL XM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE RHYTHM

    Rs. 6,15,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Functional

    Rear Power Windows

    Electrically Adjustable & Auto Folding ORVMs

    Rear Parcel Tray

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XM Rhythm Variant - Rs. 6.54 Lakh

    The XM Rhythm variant is Rs. 39,000 more expensive than the regular XM variant. It adds 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, steering-mounted controls and reverse parking camera.

    Once again, the features don’t match the asking price but if you want a touchscreen infotainment in the Altroz XM, then this is your only option as the car can’t take an aftermarket music system.

    TATA ALTROZ 1.2L PETROL XM RHYTHM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE RHYTHM

    Rs. 6,54,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Rear Parking Camera

    7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

    Steering-mounted Controls 

     -

    Rear Power Windows

    Electrically Adjustable & Auto Folding ORVMs

     -

    Rear Parcel Tray

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XM Style Variant - Rs. 6.49 Lakh

    The Style package for XM variant costs Rs. 34,000. It includes black roof wrap, larger 16-inch wheels with covers, body-colour outside mirror cover, front and rear fog lamps and DRLs. If you want to add these style features, then this seems like a reasonably-priced upgrade over the XM variant. But do not forget that the XM variant itself is quite expensive over XE. So, the Style accessory package still doesn’t compensate for that. Overall, considering XE variant as our baseline, the features of the XM Style don’t justify the extra cost added cost.

    TATA ALTROZ 1.2L PETROL XM STYLE VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE RHYTHM

    Rs. 6,49,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Power Windows

    16-inch Wheels w/ Wheel Covers

    Electrically Adjustable & Auto Folding ORVMs

    Contrast Black Roof

    Rear Parcel Tray

    Body-colour ORVM Cover

     -

    Front & Rear Fog Lamps

     -

    DRL

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XT Variant - Rs. 6.84 Lakh

    The XT variant is Rs. 69,000 more expensive over the XM variant. For that sum, you’re getting parking camera, touchscreen infotainment, keyless entry and push-button start/stop, LED DRLs, fog lamps, 6-speaker music system, steering-mounted controls, day/night inside mirror, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, cooled glovebox, wheel covers, 16-inch wheels and cruise control. This upgrade seems justified over the XM variant. But, once again, it doesn’t take away the fact that the XM variant itself is quite overpriced. To a great extent, the XT variant wipes off the price gap with its long list of useful features.

    Altroz

    While this is not our top recommended variant, you can consider this if you absolutely can’t stretch your budget further. The only feature that stands out here is the cruise control. No other car among its rivals offers this feature.

    TATA ALTROZ 1.2L PETROL XT VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE RHYTHM

    Rs. 6,84,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Parking Camera 

    7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Keyless Entry With Smart Key

    LED DRLs

    Front Fog Lamps With Cornering Lamps 

    Rear Speakers

    Push-button Start/Stop

    Full Wheel Covers

    Day/Night IRVM

    Tweeters

    Cooled Glovebox

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    USB Charger

     -

    Steering-mounted Audio Controls

    Idle Start/Stop (Petrol Only)

     -

    Cruise Control

    Rear Power Windows

    Electrically Adjustable & Auto Folding ORVMs

    Rear Parcel Tray

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XT Luxe Variant - Rs. 7.23 Lakh

    The XT variant is also available with the Luxe accessory package, which costs Rs. 39,000. For the sum, you get different wheel covers, body-coloured outside mirrors, black roof, metal finish inside door handles and leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, height adjustable driver seat and rear armrest.

    The price of the XT Luxe is dangerously close to that of the XZ variant, which you can look at before making up your mind.

    ALTROZ XT LUXE | PACK FEATURES

    Different wheel cover design

    Contrast Black Roof

    Body-colour ORVM Cover

    Metal Finish Inside Door Handles

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel & Gear Lever

    Rear Fog Lamps

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Rear Seat Armrest

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XZ Variant - Rs. 7.44 Lakh

    The XT variant of the Tata Altroz is Rs. 60,000 more expensive than the Altroz XT. It adds rear defogger, rear washer and wiper, projector headlamps, rear AC vents, rear armrest, automatic AC, automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, alloy wheels, sliding front armrest, sunglass holder, ambient lighting, wearable key band and 7-inch full-colour instrument console. While the features easily justify the price increment over the XT variant, they also help cover for the XM variant, which seems steeply priced. The colour instrument console here is a game-changer in this segment. That’s because it is capable of displaying navigation directions to the driver while leaving the main infotainment screen for the other passengers.

    TATA ALTROZ 1.2L PETROL XZ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XT

    Rs. 7,44,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Projector Headlamps

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Metal Finish Interior Door Handles

    Rear Defogger

    Auto Headlamps

    Auto AC

    Alloy Wheels

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Rear AC vents

    Rain-sensing Wipers 

    Fabric Seat Upholstery

     -

    Rear Armrest

    Sliding Front Armrest

    Leather-wrapped Steering

     -

    Rear Power Outlet

    Sunglass Holder

    Ambient Mood Lighting

     -

    Height-adjustable Seatbelts

    Smart Key Band

    Digital Instrument Cluster With Navigation Alerts

     -

    Black Roof (XZ (O))

     

    The XT variant is our top recommended option if you’re looking to buy the Tata Altroz with a petrol engine.

    2020 Tata Altroz - XZ (O) Variant - Rs. 7.69 Lakh

    The XZ (O) variant adds Rs. 25,000 more and gets you a black roof. That’s it. So, you decide if you want that cosmetic feature.

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol XZ Urban Variant - Rs. 7.74 Lakh

    Instead of the XZ (O) variant, you can also consider the XZ Urban pack, which is Rs. 30,000 more expensive than the XZ variant. Besides the black roof, it also gets you the body-coloured outside mirrors and body-coloured interior accents. We believe spending Rs. 5,000 extra for the XZ Urban pack over the XZ (O) would be better as you get a couple more features for a nominal sum. Since, the XZ (O) and XZ Urban pack are both cosmetic updates, we’ll leave it up to you to decide if you should go for it or not. The XZ variant still remains our top pick.

    Best Petrol Variant of Tata Altroz - XZ

    Here’s the recap of all the variants and our recommendation. The XE variant’s attractive price tag will give you the best value if you’re only looking to buy the most affordable car with top-notch safety. The Altroz’ 5-star GNCAP safety rating is the benchmark in the segment. But since there’s no music system in this variant, you can consider getting the XE with Rhythm package.

    The XM variant with or without any accessory pack is overpriced and offers the least value for money in the Altroz lineup. The XT variant offers all the basic features but if you’ve come this far, we’d suggest you stretch your budget and get the XZ variant instead. It’s an amazing value for your money as it gets a lot of features including some segment firsts. The XZ (O) and XZ Urban are only cosmetically different from the XZ so we’ll leave it to you to decide if you should get those or not.

    TATA ALTROZ 1.2L PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Manual Variants

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    XE

    Rs. 5,29,000

    Recommended for buyers looking for the safest car on a shoestring budget

    XE RHYTHM

    Rs. 5,54,000

    For buyers on a budget

    XM

    Rs. 6,15,000

    Better buy XE Rhythm & personalise it

    XM STYLE

    Rs. 6,49,000

    Better buy XE Rhythm & personalise it

    XM RHYTHM

    Rs. 6,54,000

    Better buy XE Rhythm & personalise it

    XT

    Rs. 6,84,000

    Covers the basics but not a value for money variant. Consider upgrading to XZ variant.

    XT LUXE

    Rs. 7,23,000

    Better upgrade to Altroz XZ

    XZ

    Rs. 7,44,000

    Top recommended variant

    XZ(O)

    Rs. 7,69,000

    Better to buy the XZ Urban

    XZ URBAN

    Rs. 7,74,000

    Recommended for style conscious buyers

     

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