What was once the 45X concept at the 2018 Auto Expo, is finally out in production guise as the Tata Altroz. Premium hatchbacks are all the rage in India. The Altroz is the first model to be made on the ALFA architecture, which will be the basis for future Tatas as well. Keeping in mind future EVs, this modular architecture will serve on various upcoming models. Features like the doors that open 90 degrees and the flat rear floor will be seen on future Tata models as well. The Altroz is also the first of many Tata cars to get BS6-compliant engines. The Altroz brings with it stunning looks, a spacious and roomy cabin, sorted driving dynamics, a host of features and of course – a five-star Global NCAP crash test rating.
The Altroz is sure to turn heads on the roads, given its sharp ‘laser-cut’ design treatment. That shapely nose, stylish laser-cut alloy wheels and smoked-out tail lights give it a vibrant persona. In terms of dimensions, the Altroz is 3990mm in length, 1755mm in width and 1523mm in height. Thanks to the 2501mm wheelbase, the Altorz has adequate legroom for the occupants at the rear. The Altroz impresses with its superb ride and handling characteristics, with the petrol engine being quite lively in the city. The diesel motor, on the other hand, has a linear power delivery. In terms of specifications, it gets a 1199, 3-cylinder engine that produces 85bhp and 113Nm of torque. Paired to the engine is a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine is also BS-VI compliant. Also, the base-spec trim weighs in at just 980kgs.
The Tata Altroz has a fuel tank capacity of 37 litres. In terms of mileage, the manual model is capable of returning 19-25kmpl by ARAI, based on the fuel type, in BSVI guise.
The dashboard is very stylish with a glossy layered look on top of it. Even the quality of materials is of a good standard. The top-of-the-line XZ(O) model comes fitted with a host of features include automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Harman sound system, navigation, customizable infotainment theme, climate control, voice recognition, a 17.78cm TFT digital instrument cluster, multi drive modes, ambient mood lighting, rear AC vents with rear power outlet, cooled glove box, wearable key, push-button start-stop, follow-me-home headlamps, leather-wrapped steering, 7.0-inch digital MID screen, LED DRLs, projector headlamps, 16-inch laser-cut alloy wheels and a reverse camera. On the safety front, it is equipped with ABS and EBD, CSC, dual front airbags, Isofix child seats and voice alerts.
The 2020 Tata Altroz is sold in five shades: Skyline Silver, HighStreet Gold, Downtown Red, Avenue White and Midtown Grey. The paint quality and finish for all the shades is excellent. We particularly found the HighStreet Gold to be the most striking of all colours, but the one that’s sure to be a hit among Indian car buyers is the Avenue White.
All the details regarding the Tata Altroz – namely, the engine, specifications, variant-wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors and exterior details are extensively covered in the company’s model brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early 2020, the Tata Altroz is available in ten variants: five for the petrol-manual and five for the diesel-manual. As for the former, the price for the base variant is ₹ 5.29 lakh, the price for the XM variant is ₹ 6.15 lakh, the price for the XT variant is ₹ 6.84 lakh, the price for the XZ variant is ₹ 7.44 lakh, and the price for the XZ (O) variant is 7.69 lakh. For the diesel counterpart, the price for the XE variant is ₹ 6.99 lakh, the price for the XM variant is ₹ 7.75 lakh, the price for the XT variant is ₹ 8.44 lakh, the price for the XZ variant is ₹ 9.04 lakh, and the price for the XZ (O) variant is ₹ 9.29 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.
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