Tata Motors has officially taken the camouflage off the Altroz and is now ready for pre-bookings online. According to the company, the Altroz is ready to “set the Gold Standard in Safety, Design, Driving Dynamics, Technology and Customer Delight.”
It is ready to fight the established players like Baleno and i20 then. Besides the wheels, the series-production Altroz doesn’t look any different than the pre-production prototype we already saw at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. It does, however, look a lot different from the 45X concept and retains only its basic shapes and lines.
The Altroz will be available in 5 trims: XE, XM, XT, XZ, and XZ(O). Those trims tell us that there won’t be any automatic variants at launch.
The exterior design according to Tata Motors, is inspired by the world of laser carving. The black design element under the windows is called Shooting Comet belt. Other design highlights include piano black ORVMs, piano black applique on the tailgate, and black contrast roof; the latter is for the top-end XZ(O) trim.
Depending on the variant, other exterior features include projector headlamps, LED DRLs, front fog lamps with cornering function, rear fog lamps, rear defogger, and laser-cut 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.
Features inside the Altroz include a flat-bottom steering wheel (a big thumbs up from me), 7-inch digital instrument cluster, 7-inch floating-style infotainment system by Harman, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility, auto AC, rear AC vents, cooled glovebox with 15-litre capacity, adjustable headrests, driver seat height adjustment, cruise control, and mood lighting. The top-end XZ variants get a Wearable Key. Download the Altroz brochure here.
When paired with a phone, the users can access a Google Assistant-based feature called Tata Altroz Voice BoT. Users can say ‘Ok Google, Talk to Tata Altroz’ to activate the experience and ask any question about the car.
Built on the ALFA architecture, the Altroz measures 3,990 mm in length, 1,755 mm in width, and 1,523 mm in height. Its wheelbase measures 2,501 mm and ground clearance is at 165 mm (unladen).
As for safety, the Altroz gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, driver & co-driver seat belt reminder, ISOFIX anchorages, and reverse parking sensors as standard across all variants. Other safety features include rain sensing wipers, reverse camera with guidelines, and height adjustable front seat belts.
Powering the stylish new Altroz is a choice of 1.2-litre (1,199 cc) 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine or a 1.5-litre (1,497 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged Revotorq diesel engine. The former produces 86 hp at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 3,300 rpm, and the latter packs 90 hp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque between 1,250 – 3,000 rpm.
Sending all that output to the front wheels is a 5-speed manual transmission.
Last but not the least, the Altroz will be available in 5 exterior shades – Skyline Silver, Downtown Red, High Street Gold, Avenue White, and Midtown Grey.
Disclaimer: This is a news post and not a review.
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