The Altis also has a good GC which at 175 mm is just a millimeter less than the Innova. I'm wondering why no one is giving any views on the Altis Diesel, I went through the other threads in here and think the only thing making one to re-consider buying it is the lack of low end grunt.
Its just two seconds more than the Octavia Rider TDi to do a 0-100 kmph. But that two seconds really counts in Kerala's conditions where you never get a good enough stretch, free without vehicles coming opposite for an overtaking maneuver. And I believe the longer you're on the wrong side of the road,the closer you are to meeting God.
Another option was the VW Vento,but I just think its a four seater and nothing more,its very uncomfortable for the person sittting in the middle of the rear seat when there are 5 people on board. There is a huge hump on the floor around 5-6 inches high right there in the middle and that is not good. Its also low on mileage and looks like a car a segment lower. It even looks almost just like a Polo upfront.