Tata Motors today unveiled the Altroz iTurbo in India to take on the Hyundai i20 Turbo. Bookings for the ‘hot hatch’ will start from tomorrow, while Tata Motors will reveal prices and commence deliveries from 22 January. Now, while you wait for the Altroz iTurbo to go on sale in India, here’s a quick spec comparison with the Hyundai i20 Turbo. Indians have slowly become obsessed with cheap high-performance cars with turbo engines. More below on the Tata Altroz iTurbo vs Hyundai i20 Turbo.

Dimensions

NameHyundai i20Tata Altroz
Length3995mm3990mm
Width1775mm1755mm
Height1505mm1523mm
Wheelbase2580mm2501mm
Boot Space311 litres340 litres
Wheel Size16-inch16-inch

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As you can see from the table, the Altroz has not changed in terms of overall dimensions. The Tata Altroz stands out in terms of height and boot space against the Hyundai i20. However the Hyundai i20 with 2580mm of wheelbase goes ahead of the Altroz.

Engine and Performance

NameHyundai i20 TurboTata Altroz Turbo
Engine Type1.0-litre Turbo GDi1.2L Turbo Petrol
Displacement998cc
Max. Power118.36bhp/6000rpm109bhp/5000rpm
Max. Torque171.62Nm/1500-4000rpm140Nm/1500-5000rpm
Transmission6-speed iMT/7-speed DCT5-speed manual

 

If you want an automatic transmission, Hyundai i20 turbo is your only option. However if you want a genuine stick shifter turbo car then i20 fails miserably with the iMT. The 5-speed manual transmission is a safe option by Tata. The company is also expected to launch some form of automatic transmission with the car in the future. We expect it to be a DCT/DSG transmission.

More about Altroz Turbo

The Altroz iTurbo is available in three trims – XT, XZ, and XZ Plus. The XZ Plus is the new top-spec trim of the Altroz that gets features like leather seats, iRA connected car features, wearable key, rear fog lamps, and more. The Altroz iTurbo also features a sports mode, Harman audio system, and ambient lighting, to name a few.

Altroz iTurbo

More about i20 Turbo

Hyundai i20 turbo

On the contrary, the i20 Turbo IMT is available only in two trims – Sportz and Asta, while the top-spec Asta (O) is only available with the DCT transmission. It comes loaded with features like a 10.25-inch infotainment system, LED projector headlamps, LED taillights, Bose audio system, and more. In the future we will be doing a more in depth comparison of the Tata Altroz iTurbo vs Hyundai i20 Turbo.

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