Tata has unveiled the Altroz premium hatchback, the production version of the 45X concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The details of the production-spec car have been revealed and we see how it measures up against rivals like the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz with the launch expected in mid-2019.
Longest: Maruti Baleno
Widest: Tata Altroz
Tallest: Honda Jazz
Longest wheelbase: Hyundai Elite i20
The Tata Altroz is based on a new ALFA-ARC platform and is the widest car here while the Baleno is the longest overall and the Elite i20 has the longest wheelbase. The Honda Jazz is the tallest premium hatchback here while the Volkswagen Polo is the smallest by most measurements except overall length.
Most power: VW Polo GT TSI
Most torque: VW Polo GT TSI
Tata’s new premium hatchback will be the most powerful and torquiest petrol option (if you do not count the Baleno RS or Polo GT TSI). However, take into account the turbo-petrol versions of both Maruti and Volkswagen, and the Altroz finds itself falling short of the Polo GT TSI’s figures while nearly matching those of the Baleno RS. While Tata has only revealed the availability of a 5-speed manual gearbox on the Alturas for now, an AMT cannot be ruled out. Only the Altroz’s petrol engine’s specifications have been revealed for now.
Price range We're comparing petrol models only. The Baleno and Polo range also include Baleno RS and Polo GT TSI, respectively. Price range of Altroz rivals includes variants with automatic transmission as well.
*expected price range