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Tata Motors will officially enter into the premium hatchback segment with the Altroz hatchback. Scheduled to be launched in mid-2019, the new Tata Altroz will directly rival the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20 and the Honda Jazz. It will be brand’s first model to be based on the new scalable, modular ALFA platform, which will also underpin the H2X micro SUV and a 5-seater premium SUV codenamed Blackbird. It will be the Tata’s second model to feature new IMPACT 2.0 DESIGN Language. Here we bring you a specifications based comparison between the Tata Altroz and the Maruti Baleno.
Tata Altroz Vs Maruti Baleno Price
|Altroz||Rs 5.5 lakh – Rs 9 lakh (Expected)|
|Baleno||Rs 5.46 lakh – Rs 8.78 lakh (Ex-showroom)|
Tata Motors is aiming to achieve aggressive pricing with high level of localisation and use of new economical Alfa platform. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 5.5 lakh and Rs 9 lakh.
The Maruti Baleno hatchback is available in petrol and diesel guise. The petrol version of the car is priced in the range of Rs 5.46 lakh and Rs 8.78 lakh, while the diesel model costs between Rs 6.61 lakh and Rs 8.61 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Tata Altroz Vs Maruti Baleno Specifications
|Specifications||Tata Altroz||Maruti Baleno|
|Petrol||1.2L turbocharged||1.2-litre petrol|
|Transmission||6-speed MT||5-speed MT & CVT|
The Tata Altroz hatchback will be available with 3 engine options – a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. While the naturally aspirated petrol engine is good for 83bhp and 115Nm, the turbo unit offers 100bhp of power and 170Nm of torque. The diesel engine is capable of producing 108bhp of power and 260Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed MT, a 6-speed MT and a dual-clutch automatic unit.
The Maruti Baleno is available with 2 engine options – a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and a 1.3-litre MJD diesel. While the former is good for 84bhp and 115Nm of torque, the oil burner produces 74bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic (Petrol Only).
Tata Altroz Vs Maruti Baleno Mileage
|Engine||Maruti Baleno||Tata Altroz (Expected)|
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Maruti Baleno is one of the most fuel efficient cars currently on sale in India. The petrol version of the Baleno is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 21.4kmpl, while the diesel offers 27.39kmpl.
The Tata Altroz is expected to deliver over 20kmpl in petrol, while diesel is likely to return close to 25kmpl.
Tata Altroz Vs Maruti Baleno Dimensions
In terms of proportions, the Altroz is 3,988mm in length, 1,754mm in width and 1,505mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,501mm. On the other hand, the Baleno is 3,995mm in length, 1,745mm in width and 1,510mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,520mm. The Altroz is 3mm longer and 9mm wider than the Baleno. However, the Altroz has the smallest wheelbase in its category.
Tata Altroz Vs Maruti Baleno Interior
The cabin of the Altroz is inspired by the Tata Nexon compact SUV, though it gets some changes in-line with the Tigor and Tiago. It gets an all-black interior scheme with aluminium finish around AC vents. It features a large floating-type infotainment system, which can also be controlled with buttons positioned below the screen. The audio and bluetooth telephony buttons are also placed on the steering wheel. Similar to the Harrier, the Tata Altroz has digital instrument conole. The infotainment system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features include silver finish on door handles, automatic air-conditioning, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, etc.
The 2019 Maruti Baleno also gets the all-black interior scheme with silver treatment on the dashboard. The vehicle gets centrally mounted SmartPlay infotainment system and AC vents on either sides with chrome surround. The dashboard design is simple, but the central console looks busy. It also gets multi-functional steering wheel, automatic AC, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, etc.
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