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    September 2021 - Buy Tata Altroz Normal Petrol Or Diesel? Altroz Petrol Vs Diesel Running Cost Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Sep 02 2021

    If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Tata Altroz 1.2L normal petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Altroz and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Altroz will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

     

    Tata Altroz

    Tata Altroz Normal Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

    Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Tata Altroz 1.2L normal petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Altroz diesel over the Altroz normal petrol.

    Tata Altroz Normal Petrol Vs Diesel Prices

    Ex-Showroom Delhi (September 2021)

    Variants

    Normal Petrol Prices

    Difference

    Diesel Prices

    XE Manual

    Rs. 5,84,900

    Rs. 1,19,600

    Rs. 7,04,500

    XM Manual

    Rs. 6,49,900

    Rs. 1,15,000

    Rs. 7,64,900

    XM Plus Manual

    Rs. 6,79,900

    Rs. 1,15,000

    Rs. 7,94,900

    XT Manual

    Rs. 7,38,400

    Rs. 1,15,000

    Rs. 8,53,400

    XZ Manual

    Rs. 7,92,400

    Rs. 1,15,000

    Rs. 9,07,400

    XZ (O) Manual

    Rs. 8,04,400

    Rs. 1,15,000

    Rs. 9,19,400

    XZ Plus Manual

    Rs. 8,44,400

    Rs. 1,15,000

    Rs. 9,59,400

    Know More - 2021 Tata Altroz best Variant to Buy

    For the Tata Altroz diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 1.15 lakh and Rs. 1.2 lakh more than the petrol.

    Tata Altroz - Normal Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - September 2021

    Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

    Tata Altroz Cost Per KM (September 2021)

     

    Normal Petrol

    Difference

    Diesel

    Fuel Price Delhi

    Rs. 102

    Rs. 12

    Rs. 90

    Manual Mileage

    19.76kmpl

    3.27kmpl

    23.03kmpl

    Manual Cost Per km

    Rs. 5.16/km

    Rs. 1.25/km

    Rs. 3.91/km

     

    At the current fuel prices, the Tata Altroz 1.2L normal petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.25 more than the Tata Altroz diesel manual for every kilometer you drive.

    Kilometres To Breakeven With Tata Altroz Diesel

     

    Variants

    KM to Recover

    XE Manual

    95,375

    XM Manual

    91,707

    XM+ Manual

    91,707

    XT Manual

    91,707

    XZ Manual

    91,707

    XZ(O) Manual

    91,707

    XZ+ Manual

    91,707

    Also Read - 2021 Tata Altroz Petrol Variants Explained - Which Variant to Buy? 

    Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover around 92,000km to 95,000km with the Tata Altroz diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Altroz 1.2L normal petrol.

    Should You Buy Tata Altroz Normal Petrol Or Diesel?

    If you foresee covering more than 1 lakh km during the vehicle ownership, then you can consider buying the Altroz diesel. Besides the better fuel efficiency, the diesel engine will also give you far superior torque output compared to the normal petrol engine. If you frequently drive on the highways, then you can buy the Altroz diesel as it’ll drastically improve the drivability and highway performance.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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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