The Altroz sits in the premium hatchback space, battling against the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Tata has launched its premium hatchback, the Altroz for Rs 5.29 lakh with prices going all the way up to Rs 9.29 lakh for the XZ(O) variant (all prices are ex-showroom India). The Altroz is based on an all-new platform for Tata and sits in the premium hatchback space, competing with the Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Honda Jazz.
The Altroz is available in 4 variants — namely XE, XM, XT and XZ. The base XE variant gets a 4-inch LCD instrument cluster, rear parking sensors and multiple drive modes. Safety wise it gets dual airbags, ABS and EBD along with Corner Stability Control. The XM variant adds a 3.5-inch infotainment screen on the dashboard with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, dual speakers, electrically adjusting and folding ORVM’s and power windows on all doors. The mid-spec XT variant gets everything that XM gets, plus LED DRLs, ambient lighting on the driver and co-driver footwell, cooled glovebox, reverse parking camera, voice alerts for seat belt, open doors, among others. The XT variant also gets fog lamps that double up as cornering lamps, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 6 speakers, steering mounted controls, cruise control, and keyless entry and go. The XZ variant is the top-of-the-line trim and it gets projector headlamps, 16-inch alloys (replacing the steel wheels with hub caps on the lower variants), 7-inch display in the instrument cluster, ambient lighting on the central dashboard, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, rear wipers, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, front and rear armrests as well as a power outlet in the rear. The top-spec XZ(O), gets the same kit as the XZ one, but the difference here is it gets a black roof. The Altroz gets doors that open a full 90 degrees to help ingress and egress. The overall ergonomics have been worked on as well, and is better than any other Tata before it. The Altroz can be specced using one of the six different optional packs that help the buyer customise the car based on their preference, over and above the variants. The packs are priced at Rs 25,000 for the Rhythm pack applicable on the XE trim, Rs 39,000 for the XM trim. Style pack at Rs 34,000, Luxe at Rs 39,000, Urban at Rs 30,000.
The Altroz gets the same 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine as the Tigor which makes 85bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. The diesel 1.5-litre unit from the Nexon that makes 88.7bhp of power and a healthy 200Nm of torque. The Altroz is based on the all-new Alpha-arc platform that is modular and can be scaled up for a sedan or an SUV. The Altroz has recently been given a five-star crash safety rating for adult occupants and three stars for child safety.
Compared to the i20 and Baleno, the Tata Altroz is the most affordable in the segment and this makes it an interesting proposition in the midst of the i20, Jazz and Baleno. We have reviewed the Tata Altroz already — read our review now.