This was the first time when the car’s engine oil was replaced. The next scheduled replacement is at 30,000 km.
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15,000 km & 3rd Service Update
I had completed 14923 km and decided to get the car serviced today as my schedule was hectic the rest of the week, especially being Easter weekend / Tamil New Year.
A gorgeous Dark Altroz was getting ready for delivery when I left the car for service. As beautiful as it may be, I could only imagine how much care it would demand to maintain the metallic black shade. My brother’s dark Harrier needs frequent detailing to maintain the shade.
This is the first oil replacement for the Altroz. Oil filter was also replaced, along with other routine checks. Wheel alignment and wheel balancing were done too. No complaints specified.
I had asked the service advisor to not apply polish on the dash. As usual, the wash quality was strictly average.
Total service bill was 5300 rupees. Next oil replacement is at 30,000 km. Good to see fully synthetic engine oil being used, given the 15000 km replacement intervals.
Altroz with the super-comfy Hexa
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- I will not recommend the Altroz diesel, or any BS6 diesel for that matter for city usage. The service advisor told me mine was the only diesel Altroz that he has attended to, which hasn’t had any DPF clogging. I was wondering how Nexons diesels have a much lower number of DPF complaints than the Altroz diesel, both running on the same 1.5 diesel mill, albeit in a different tune. I think a new car purchase negates any savings that you might make on fuel expenses.
- Diesel Altroz is sold with 185 section tyres, even in the top variant XZ+. From my experience in using both 185 as well as 195 section tyres in our Polo and Ciaz, I find 195 sections to add a little more heft to the steering. It is good with handling perspective. Ride quality saw no big difference. But with an increase in sidewall height (195/60 vs 195/65), the ride got plusher. It did have its negatives – handling got affected slightly.
- I have not driven the turbo. I have started to discourage people from buying diesel Altroz, especially if they are sedate or overly concerned about fuel efficiency. DPF issues are a pain. I think the diesel will be better when it comes to driveability as it pushes out more torque at lesser RPM when compared to the turbo petrol.
- Both the cars in our circle, mine (November 2021) and my grandparents’ (March 2021) feel the same. No complaints to report after 15,000 km / 5 months 2 weeks of usage.
Anyone who is considering Altroz should be very clear about the 2 areas where there is scope for a lot of improvement:
- Stiff ride quality at low speeds.
- NVH – the diesel engine is refined up to 110 kmph. I find the petrol N/A worse when it comes to engine refinement. Beyond the engine, the tyres make a ruckus at highway speeds and the car gives an impression that road noise insulation could have been better. It isn’t a concern to me personally as I always drive with music and enjoy the engine note when driving fast. I will be replacing the noisy Goodyears with Michelin Primacy 4ST (195/65 R16 – for better ride quality) at the 40k km mark. Let’s see if that makes it any better. Michelin P4ST did make a lot of difference in my Ciaz. So if refinement is one of your priorities, it is going to be the i20 that will suit your needs perfectly.
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