Tata Altroz CNG Vs Maruti Baleno CNG – Spec Comparison

Tata Altroz CNG Vs Maruti Baleno CNG - Spec Comparison

The Tata Altroz CNG is the first CNG car to be offered with a twin-CNG cylinder setup that frees up a considerable amount of space in the boot

Tata recently launched the new Tata Altroz iCNG in the Indian market for the buyers looking for a safe, affordable, and cheap-to-run CNG premium hatchback in India. The new Tata Altroz CNG takes on the rivals like the Maruti Baleno CNG and the Toyota Glanza CNG in the market and offers a practical and feature-rich cabin. The Tata Altroz CNG made its debut alongside the Tata Punch CNG at the Auto Expo 2023 and will soon be launched in the market officially. Having said this, if you are also planning to soon buy a CNG premium hatchback in the market, here is a detailed Tata Altroz CNG Vs Maruti Baleno CNG comparison that you should check out.

Tata Altroz CNG Vs Maruti Baleno CNG

Design And Dimensions

The Tata Altroz CNG is one of the best-looking CNG cars in the market today and not only boasts aggressive cuts and creases, but also has a strong road presence, sleek headlights, a large front grille, and more. In addition to this, it also gets features like machine-cut alloy wheels, dual-tone colour options, and more. Having said this, the Tata Altroz CNG measures 3990 mm in length, 1755 mm in width, and 1523 mm in height. The wheelbase on the other hand measures 2501 mm in length. In all, the Tata Altroz CNG is much better than the Maruti Baleno when it comes to the overall build quality levels and road presence.

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The Maruti Baleno CNG on the other hand gets a more elegant and smooth design language that gives it a more premium look than the Altroz. As mentioned above, the build quality of the Baleno however is not as good as the Tata Altroz but the Baleno does look equally good from a distance. On the features front, it gets projector LED lights, LED DRLs, and more. As far as dimensions are concerned, the Maruti Baleno CNG measures 3990 mm in length, 1745 mm in width, and 1500 mm in height. A quick comparison is given below in the table-

Tata Altroz CNG Maruti Baleno CNG
Length 3990 mm 3990 mm
Width 1755 mm 1745 mm
Height 1523 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2501 mm 2520 mm
Kerb Weight NA 1015-1030 kg

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Engine, Gearbox, And Performance

Powering the new Tata Altroz CNG is the same 1.2L Revotron Bi-Fuel CNG engine that we get with other Tata CNG cars in India. This 3-cylinder unit delivers a peak power output of 77 PS in the CNG mode while the peak torque output stands at 97 Nm. This engine is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol iteration of the Altroz on the other hand can be had with manual as well as automatic gearbox options. The buyers can also opt for a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine that boasts a strong performance. Having said this, this CNG engine offers impressive driveability and returns respectable fuel economy figures.

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The Maruti Baleno CNG on the other hand gets a 1.2L DualJet VVT petrol engine that delivers a peak power output of 77 PS while the maximum torque delivered by this engine stands at 98.5 Nm. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox that delivers power to the front wheels. For those wondering, this engine returns a claimed mileage of 30.61 km/kg and is one of the most fuel-efficient premium hatchbacks in the country. A dedicated comparison is given below in the table:

Tata Altroz CNG Maruti Baleno CNG
Engine 1.2L Revotrol Engine 1.2-litre DualJet DualVVT Petrol
No of Cylinders 3 4
Max Power 77 PS CNG Mode: 77.49PS

Petrol Mode: 89.73PS

Peak Torque 97 Nm CNG Mode: 98.5Nm

Petrol Mode: 113Nm

Transmission 5-Speed Manual 5-speed manual
Drivetrain FWD FWD
Claimed Fuel Efficiency NA 30.61 km/kg (CNG)

22.35 km/l (petrol)

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Price Comparison

While Tata is yet to share the details about the official pricing of the new Tata Altroz CNG, the Maruti Baleno CNG on the other hand is priced from 8.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Tata Altroz CNG NA
Maruti Baleno CNG Delta: Rs 8.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Zeta: Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.