2020 Hyundai i20 BS6 vs Tata Altroz vs Maruti Baleno vs VW Polo

Nitin Kadian

Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels

07 Nov 2020

Hyundai recently launched the new Hyundai i20 in the Indian market. The new i20 has been priced from Rs 6.79 lakh and directly lock its horns with the cars like the Tata Altroz, Maruti Baleno, and VW Polo. Having said that, let me also share that the new i20 also features a new 1.5-L diesel and a new 1.0-L GDi engine in its line-up. It is worth noting that the new i20 and the Tata Altroz are the only two cars which come with a diesel engine. If you are wondering which of the premium hatchbacks is better for you, here is a quick 2020 Hyundai i20 BS6 vs Tata Altroz vs Maruti Baleno vs VW Polo spec comparison to help you decide better.

2020 Hyundai i20 BS6 vs Tata Altroz vs Maruti Baleno vs VW Polo

The new Hyundai i20 get three engine options to choose from which include a 1.2-L naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.0-L GDi turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-L U2 diesel engine. The 1.2-L engine can be had with a 5-speed manual or an IVT belt-drive gearbox while the turbo engine can be had with a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT. Speaking of the rivals, the Tata Altroz gets a 1.2-L revotron engine that comes mated to a 5-speed MT. The Maruti Baleno can be had with a 1.2-L naturally aspirated motor or with a 1.2-L DualJet naturally aspirated petrol engine. Both these engines come mated to a 5-speed MT while the dual jet can also be had with a CVT gearbox. The recently updated VW Polo on the other hand gets two engines - 1.0-L MPI and a 1.0-L TSI turbo petrol engine. Both these engine are capable and refined and come mated to a 5-speed MT and a 6-speed MT respectively. The 1.0-L TSI can also be had with a 6-speed AT. A detailed 2020 Hyundai i20 BS6 vs Tata Altroz vs Maruti Baleno vs VW Polo spec comparison is given below in the table:

Model2020 Hyundai i20 BS6Tata AltrozMaruti BalenoVW Polo
Petrol Engine1.2-L 4-Cylinder NA

1.0-L 3-Cylinder Turbo GDI
1.2-L Revotron 3-Cylinder NA petrol
1.2-L NA

1.2-L DualJet
1.0-L 3-Cylinder MPI NA

1.0-L 3-Cylinder TSI
Power82 bhp  MT
87 bhp  IVT

118 bhp  turbo
85 hp82 bhp  NA

89 bhp  DualJet NA
75 bhp

108 bhp
Torque115 Nm
172 Nm
113 Nm113 Nm
113 Nm
95 Nm
175 Nm
Fuel Economy21 kmpl  MT/19.65 kmpl  IVT NA

20.28 kmpl  DCT/20 kmpl  iMT Turbo
19.05 kmpl21.01 kmpl  MT

23.87 kmpl  MT/19.56 kmpl  CVT
17.7 kmpl

18.24 kmpl
Gearbox5-speed MT/ IVT

6-speed iMT/7-speed DCT
5-Speed MT5-speed MT

5-Speed MT/CVT
5-speed MT

6-speed MT/6-Speed AT
Emission NormBS6BS6BS6BS6
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2020 Hyundai i20 BS6 vs Tata Altroz vs Maruti Baleno vs VW Polo

Moving on to the diesel engines now, the Hyundai i20 is powered by a 1.5-L U2 diesel engine that churns out 100 PS and 240. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed MT. The Tata Altroz on the other hand gets a 1.5-L Revotron diesel engine. The peak power and torque output from this engine stands at 90 PS and 200 Nm. A 5-speed MT is offered as standard with this engine. The fuel economy figures from both these engines stand at 25 kmpl. More details are given below:

Model2020 Hyundai i20 BS6Tata Altroz
Petrol Engine1.5-L U21.5-L Revotron 4-Cylinder NA Turbo Diesel
Power100 PS90 PS
Torque240 Nm200 Nm
Fuel Economy25 kmpl25.11 kmpl
Gearbox6-speed MT5-Speed MT
Emission NormBS6BS6

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