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

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

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 | PRICE LIST

1.2L PETROL 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

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 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 - 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 1.2L 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

2020 Tata Altroz - Best Variant - 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.

Altroz

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

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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