Altroz has been launched at Rs. 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be offered in five variants and five colour options to choose from. Tata’s Altroz is the only India made hatchback to get a 5-star rating in Global NCAP crash tests, talk about safety, Tata has quite literally nailed it. The Altroz will take on the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.
Tata’s Altroz will come in two engine options, all BS6 compliant. A 1.2-litre naturally aspirated Revotron petrol engine producing 86 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine producing 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox in both the engines. However, there has been no mention of the automatic transmission gearbox yet. In this segment, it certainly can be a deal-breaker for some, considering the daily commute nature of the hatches. Nevertheless, the Altroz manages to give a ton of other features, which might otherwise change the buyer’s opinion.
In terms of the design, the Altroz has been constructed on the ALFA architecture which also makes the design more sturdy and safe. Its Global NCAP crash test rating justifies the platform’s rigidity. With dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat mount, ABS with EBD and corner stability control completes its overall safety package. Apart from that, the car looks sharp with piano black touches on the roof and ORVMs. In the XZ and XZ(O) variant you will get dual chamber projector headlamps and front fog lamps with cornering functions along with LED DRLs. These headlamp units will have auto functionality as well. Talking about lights, in the interior, there are mood lightings on the dashboard as well on the footwell. Well, you can have footwell lights for the driver’s side starting from the XM variant. There are also some quirky features that might excite a few like the front sliding adjustable centre armrest, cooled glove box with illumination, sunglass holder, rear armrest, umbrella holder and steering mounted controls. Ingress and egress should not be a problem as all the four doors are capable of opening at a 90-degree angle.
Tata’s Altroz has definitely brought a lot of promise with the features on offer as it charges its way in the premium hatchback market. But how is it in practical conditions? Stay tuned as we will be doing an extensive road test soon.
Check out the introductory prices for all the variants:
XE – 5.29 lakh
XM – 6.15 lakh
XT – 6.84 lakh
XZ – 7.44 lakh
XZ(O) – 7.69 lakh
XE – 6.99 lakh
XM – 7.75 lakh
XT – 8.44 lakh
XZ – 9.04 lakh
XZ(O) – 9.29 lakh