Spec comparo: Tata Altroz DCA Vs Hyundai i20 1.2 CVT Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT
Tata Motors has just launched the new Tata Altroz DCA. The DCA is the automatic version of the Tata Altroz which until now was only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. That Tata Altroz DCA uses a DCT gearbox and Tata claims that the car is tried and tested across extreme conditions of India. But is that good enough for a buyer to look away from the Hyundai i20 1.2 CVT and the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Baleno with an AMT gearbox? We put these 3 automatic hatchbacks up against each other to see which is the suitable pick for you.
Tata Altroz DCA Vs Hyundai i20 1.2 CVT Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT: Dimension and Design
The Hyundai i20 comes in as the longest and widest car among the 3 hatchbacks. The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is now on par with the Tata Altroz in lenght. The new Baleno has also lost 10mm in height making it the shortest car here. The Tata Altroz with 340 litres has the biggest boot in this comparison, followed by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20 with 318 litres and 311 litres respectively.
The Tata Altroz DCA has twin headlights with projector headlamps at the front with an integrated DRL and fog lighting unit below them. Its Chunky stance does make it stand out from a regular hatchback. The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno includes a redesigned grille, LED headlights, LED DRLs, LED fog lights, UV-cut glass, LED tail lights, and new front and rear bumpers on the outside. The Hyundai i20 has LED projector headlights and fog lights, the characteristic cascading grille design, triangular-shaped fog light surrounds, a sunroof, Z-shaped LED tail lights, shark-fin antenna, and puddle lamps in terms of external appearance.
Tata Altroz DCA Vs Hyundai i20 1.2 CVT Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT: Engine
The Tata Altroz DCA with its six-speed gearbox is being offered with the base 1.2-litre Revotron three-cylinder petrol engine only. This motor makes 86PS and 113Nm. Powering the new facelifted AMT driven Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine producing a maximum power output of 90PS and 113Nm of torque. The 1.2-litre NA petrol engine in the Hyundai i20 is the lowest on power here with just 83PS but provides the most torque with 115Nm and is driven by a CVT gearbox.
Tata Altroz DCA Vs Hyundai i20 1.2 CVT Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT: Interiors
The notable features of the Tata Altroz DCA include climate control, semi-digital instrument cluster, cruise control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, rear ac vents, leatherette seats, eight-speaker Harman sound system and keyless entry with push start. The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno has a nine-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OTA updates, Arkamys-sourced audio system, cruise control, rear AC vents, height-adjustable driver's seat, automatic temperature control, a 360-degree camera and six airbags on the inside.
The Hyundai i20 gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BlueLink connection, a completely digital instrument panel, blue ambient lighting, a Bose-sourced seven-speaker sound system, and wireless charging with cooling function. Six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminder, high-speed warning system, VSM, ESC, HAC, rear parking camera and TPMS are among the model's safety features.
The Tata Altroz has a 5-star GlobalNCAP safety rating with safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a parking camera.
Tata Altroz DCA Vs Hyundai i20 1.2 CVT Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT: Prices
The 2022 Tata Altroz DCA range starts from Rs 8.59 lakh and rises to Rs 9.89 lakh. The Hyundai i20 1.2 CVT range kicks off from Rs 8.90 lakh and rises to Rs 10.66 lakh. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has the lowest starting price of just Rs 7.69 lakh, while a top-spec Baleno costs Rs 9.49 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
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