The newly unveiled Tata Altroz iTurbo gasoline is the latest turbocharged mill in the premium sedan segment. Here’s how it compares to its rivals the Volkswagen Polo TSI and the gasoline Hyundai i20 Turbo on paper.
Tata Altroz iTurbo takes on Hyundai i20 T-GDI and Volkswagen Polo TSI in segment
Tata Motors has removed the envelopes from the Altroz iTurbo. The new variant of the top-of-the-range sedan contains a turbocharged gasoline engine under the hood. After driving the naturally aspirated gasoline mill, we can tell you that it was really necessary. While standard Altroz gasoline seemed underpowered, the new iTurbo promises to bring excitement and urgency to driving, while still offering a number of features. But, the premium turbo sedan segment already has two formidable players and the Altroz will have to compete with them. Before we pit them against each other in the real world, here’s a look at how the new Altroz iTurbo stacks up against the new generation Hyundai i20 T-GDI and the segment’s Volkswagen Polo TSI.
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|Characteristics||Tata Altroz iTurbo||Hyundai i20 T-GDI||Volkswagen Polo TSI|
|Engine||1.2 liter turbo gasoline 3 cylinders||1 liter turbo gasoline 3 cylinders||1 liter turbo gasoline 3 cylinders|
|Maximum energy||108 hp @ 5,500 rpm||118 hp @ 6,000 rpm||108 hp @ 5,000-5500 rpm|
|Peak torque||140 Nm at 1500-5500 rpm||172 Nm at 1500-4000 rpm||175 Nm at 1750-4000 rpm|
|Transmission||MT 5 speed||6-speed IMT / 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT / 6-speed torque converter|
Compared to its rivals, the Tata Altroz turbo petrol gets the largest displacement with a 1.2 liter engine, while the Polo and the new generation i20 use a 1.0 liter mill. All engines, however, are three-cylinder units. In terms of power, the Altroz and Polo are close with both models producing 108 hp, but the German sedan is clearly ahead when it comes to torque. In fact, the Polo produces the maximum torque in its class, with 175 Nm, against 172 Nm for the i20 and 140 Nm for Altroz.
The Tata Altroz iTurbo is also the only car here to have the option of a 5-speed manual, while the Volkswagen Polo TSI gets a 6-speed manual, while the GT TSI comes with the torque converter. at 6 speeds. Finally, the new Hyundai i20 T-GDI comes with a 6-speed IMT or intelligent manual transmission, while the top-of-the-range variant gets a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Also read: Reservations open for the Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol; Price announcement January 22
Pricing for the Tata Altroz has yet to be announced and it will be interesting to see how the new premium turbo sedan positions itself against its segment rivals. The launch is scheduled for January 22, 2021, so be sure to keep watching this space for all the action.
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