Read the 5 most interesting things about Tata Altroz. Unlock what all features make it stand out from the premium hatchback crowd.
Leading automaker Tata Motors’ made its blockbuster debut in the premium segment with the Altroz hatchback. The hatchback category has long been dominated by the likes of the i20s, the Balenos, and the Jazzs. You may think Tata Motors have arrived late to the party, however with its unique, generous and attention-grabbing offering, it was worth the wait. Aggressive pricing, outstanding design and a long list of features allowed the new entrant to create a big hustle in its segment.
The hatch is offered in conventional fuel choices – 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel – and receives both manual as well as automatic transmission options. Presented in seven trims and five shades, the Altroz is priced between Rs 5.69-9.45 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Riding high on the buyer sentiments, Altroz continues to sell sizable units every month.BUY TATA ALTROZ
So let’s know the top 5 factors that differentiate Altroz from others and can also influence your decision.
Maximum value-ridden price point
The aggressive pricing strategy gives Altroz an edge over its competitors. With ex-showroom prices for petrol variants ranging from Rs 5.69-8.25 lakh, and diesel trims ranging between Rs 6.99 and Rs 9.45 lakh, alongside meaty turbo-petrol starting at Rs 7.73 lakh, the Altroz undercuts its rivals by quite a margin. In terms of value, if compared variant by variant, it even beats segment-king Baleno in many aspects. All in all, with plethora of equipment on the list, it gives segment rivals a good run for their money.
ALFA platform debut
Tata Altroz is the first car to come out of the highly advanced and scalable ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) arc platform. The versatile new platform retains Tata’s well known USP of providing a flat floor with ample knee room/legroom at rear and big boot space. Thanks to the ALFA modular platform the doors open 90 degrees for convenient egress/ingress. The new structure can also be integrated with hybrid or electric motors engines apart from the traditional petrol and diesel ones.
High on safety, loaded with features
Tata Motors has left no stone unturned in popularising its debut premium hatch as a game-changer in the segment. The Altroz comes packed with numerous segment-first features and elements that echo segment-above traits. The contemporary inventory list includes seven-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto, reverse camera, push-button start with keyless entry, auto climate control, power foldable OVRMs, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and rear AC vents.
Meanwhile, safety cordon is taken by class-leading security gears such as dual front airbags, ABS+EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, adjustable front/rear head restraints, rear parking sensors, speed alert and seatbelt alert and others. Further, more strength to the structure is testified with a global NCAP 5-star rating, making it the safest hatchback in India.
Engine and transmission options
The Altroz was initially presented with traditional engine choices comprising of a naturally aspirated 1.2L petrol (85PS/115Nm) and 1.5L diesel (90PS/200Nm). Moreover, the recent addition of the turbocharged petrol motor in the form of 1.2L churns a healthy 110PS and 140Nm of power and torque respectively. Currently, all three engines are coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, while a DCT 7-speed gearbox will join the line-up soon.
Impeccable Impact 2.0 design ideology
Tata’s premium hatchback flaunts the novel Impact 2.0 design language, which makes it the best looking and most detail-oriented hatch in its category. The shark nose-like frontage, sleek grille finished in black, large unique-shaped swept-back headlamps, fog lamp housing with LED DRLs and curves flowing over the bonnet qualify for innovation in design engineering. At the sides, it features a prominent belt-line and a rising window line underlined by a gloss-black strip.
Further, the rear door handles positioned at the C-pillar and 16-inch alloys provide the large hatch with sporty appeal. Interesting details like the blacked-out elements on the tailgate below the windscreen and superbly done tail lamps complete the rear of Altroz. To bestow it with more glamour quotient you can buy an optional pack that gives the Altroz a gloss-black roof.