Everything You Should Know About Tata Altroz

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Tata Altroz

Altroz is Tata’s first venture in the premium hatchback segment. Tata Altroz competes with Maruti  Suzuki Baleno and  Hyundai Elite i20 in the market. It comes with a unique design and a decent pack of features. It has a well-sorted steering response and excellent ride quality. Tata Altroz has managed to get good sales despite the Covid pandemic situation. Tata Altroz received 5-star in the global NCAP safety rating. The car has again made headlines after a video of India’s first modified Tata Altroz from Kerala has gone viral.

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Modified Tata Altroz From Kerala

Altroz is an excellent car in the premium hatchback category. However, everyone might not like what the company has to offer. They end up making changes to the car. Tata Altroz belongs to Amaljith, from Kerala. Roshan TS uploaded a video of the modified Altroz on YouTube. The modified Tata Altroz from Kerala is the first-ever modified example of Altroz in the country. The ceramic treatment gives modified Tata Altroz a stunning look. 


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The modified Tata Altroz gets a new cherry red colour with black accents, resembling Ferrari. The new roof is black, giving the car a much sporty look. The yellow colour is used for the brake calliper. A new front splitter and a blacked-out logo are included in the front modifications.  The changes include the replacement of all chrome accents with black elements.  Drastic changes are not made to the sides of the car. The addition of new alloy wheels is the first change visible on the sides of the car. A new dual exhaust setup is also added. The modified Tata Altroz has a replaced Remus Valvetronic exhaust. It helps to increase or decrease the sound output with the press of a button. 

Specifications of Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz offers two BS6 engine options, a diesel engine and a petrol engine. Depending upon the variant and the fuel type, the car has a mileage of 19.05 kmpl to 21.11 kmpl. 

Mileage 19.05 Kmpl -21.11 Kmpl
Fuel typePetrol and diesel 
Tank capacity37 litres
Ground clearance 165mm
Engine 1199-1497cc
Dimensions 3990*1755*1523mm^3
Seating capacity 5
Boot space345 litres 
Transmission typeManual 
Body typeHatchback 
Price5.44-8.95 lakh

Features of Tata Altroz variants

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Electric Brake-force distribution 
  • Power steering
  • Airbag for driver and passenger
  • Automatic climate control
  • Alloy wheels
  • Air conditioning 
  • Child Seat Anchor point
  • Speed-sensing door lock
  • Central lock and child safety lock
  • Rear parking sensors 
  • Front fog lights

Tata Altroz Engine and Gearbox 

The Tata Altroz has a 1.2-litre petrol Revotron engine and a 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel engine. The petrol and diesel engine comes with a power output of 86 px and 90 px respectively. The petrol motor does not make any noise until the speed of about 100 km/hr. The petrol engine is good for those riders who want to travel from one point to another. The car is not suitable for the ones who want to have fun with car.

The diesel engine supply power in a strong surge, therefore, is fun to ride. The diesel engine is well refined so that it does not give out any external sounds unless pushed really hard. Simple manual gearboxes paired properly to the engines offer good drivability. You don’t have to downshift often in the diesel one. The clutch in both diesel and petrol cars is light to operate and convenient to drive. 

Tata Colors

The company offers five colour variants- Downtown Red, Midtown Grey, Avenue White, Skyline Silver and High street Gold. The Downtown Red colour is eye-catching. The Avenue White colour is very classy, while the Skyline Silver is universally flattering. The  Altroz coloured Midtown Grey looks subtle and the High Street Gold colour is very attractive. Altroz interior has dual-tone, black and grey. 

Tata Altroz on Road Price and Variants

Tata Altroz Prize ranges between 5.44 lakh and 7.89 lakh. 

VariantsTata Altroz on road price
Altroz XE Petrol5.44 lakh
Altroz XE Rhytm Petrol5.70 lakh
Altroz XM Petrol6.30 lakh
Altroz XM Petrol Plus 6.60 lakh
Altroz XM Style Petrol6.64 lakh
Altroz XM Rhytm Petrol 6.69 lakh
Altroz XM Rhytm Plus Style6.94 lakh
Altroz XT Petrol6.99 lakh
Altroz XE Diesel 6.99 lakh
Altoz XE Rhytm Diesel 7.27 lakh
Altroz XT Luxe Petrol7.38 lakh
Altroz XM Diesel 7.50 lakh
Altroz XZ Petrol7.59 lakh
Altroz XZ(O) Petrol 7.75 lakh
Altroz XM Style Diesel 7.84 lakh
Altroz XZ Urban Petrol7.89 lakh
Altroz XM Rhytm Diesel 7.89 lakh
Altroz XM Rhytm Plus Style Diesel8.14 lakh
Altroz XT Diesel8.19 lakh
Altroz XT Luxe Diesel8.58 lakh
Altroz XZ Diesel8.79 lakh
Altroz XZ(O) Diesel8.95 lakh
Altroz XZ Urban Diesel9.09 lakh

Pros of Tata

Design and look

Altroz has a very sleek and beautiful design. Tata has used its Impact 2.0 design for the Altroz. The headlamps which have the projector headlights are placed on the sides of the slim grille. The car comes with a tri-arrow-shaped fog lamp. The front stylish bonnet adds up to the beauty. You get to experience good build quality when you open and close the doors. The ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture makes Altroz a light car.

Spacious Cabin

You don’t have to scotch much to get into the cabin because of the wide-opening doors. Altroz interior is efficiently designed. The driver’s seat is well-positioned to ensure all-round visibility. All the controls are easily accessible. The car has a good deal of storage space in the interior and spacious boot space as well. An adult can sit comfortably as there are a good knee, shoulder and headspace.

Safety

Tata Altroz was awarded 5 stars at the Global NCAP crash test in the protection category. It offers safety features like dual front airbags, anti-breaking systems, seat belt reminders, revise sensors, a high-speed alert system and impact sensing auto door unlock system. 

Confident On-Road Behavior

Well, tuned power steering feels excellent on the road. Making U-turns or parking is much easy and light. You get excellent road stability as Altroz weighs up with an increase in speed.

Cons of The Tata Altroz

  • The biggest complaint about the Altroz is its powertrain choices. The 1.2 naturally aspirated 3 cylinders does do justice to the car. There is also a lack of an automatic gearbox expectation.
  • The rear space feels claustrophobic because of the small rear side window area. 
  • Another drawback of the car is the cheap feel of interior trim. Unlike the exterior of Altroz, the interior does not do justice to the gold standard of a hatchback car.
    Though Tata Motors makes excellent cars with good build quality and safety features, it still lacks good after-sale experiences. They should improve their quality control department to offer better services.

Reasons Why You Should Choose Tata Alto

  • Gold Standard of Safety 
  • Tata’s ALPA Arc Architecture 
  • Plethora of features 
  • Digital instrument cluster display 
  • Gold Standard of design and comfort 
  • Wearable key
  • The price. It is cheaper. 

Conclusion

Tata Altroz is definitely a package to go for in the premium hatchback category. It is a fantastic car with excellent performance and high safety standards. It is undoubtedly a Value for Money car. Altroz has another one big advantage over other premium hatchback cars like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20, Toyota Glanza, that is, it offers a diesel option. If you are still confused, go to the nearest showroom and take a test ride. You will fall in love with Tata Altroz.

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