Tata Motors axes select variants from Altroz line-up: Check updates
Tata Motors has discontinued select variants of the Altroz hatchback in India. The brand has removed the petrol-powered XZA (O) trim and the diesel-guzzling XE, XZ Dark, and XZ (O) trim levels. However, the homegrown carmaker has added a new XT Dark Edition variant and re-introduced the High Street Gold paint scheme. The four-wheeler competes in the premium mid-size segment.
Why does this story matter?
- Tata Motors launched the Altroz in India in January 2020. The premium hatchback features wide-opening doors which take inspiration from the wide wing design of "Albatross" (bird species).
- The automaker underpinned the car on the ALFA-ARC platform. It was the second vehicle in India to achieve five stars for adult occupant protection in the G-NCAP crash test with "stable" cabin integrity.
The hatchback flaunts Tata's modern design philosophy
The Tata Altroz sports eye-catching looks and feature a sculpted hood, a sleek blacked-out grille, swept-back projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a raked windscreen, and a wide air dam. On the sides, the hatchback is flanked by ORVMs, black pillars, flared wheel arches, and 16-inch designer alloy wheels. Wrap-around taillamps, a roof-mounted spoiler, and a window wiper are available at the rear end.
It is offered with three powertrain options
The Altroz draws power from a 1.2-liter petrol engine that makes 84.8hp/113Nm, a 1.2-liter turbo-petrol unit that produces 108.5hp/140Nm, and a 1.5-liter diesel motor that develops 88.7hp/200Nm. The transmission duties are handled by either a 5-speed manual or a DCA (Dual Clutch Automatic) gearbox.
The car features a dual-tone dashboard and 7.0-inch infotainment system
Inside, the Tata Altroz has a spacious five-seater cabin with a dual-tone dashboard, fabric upholstery, key-less entry, start/stop button, front and rear armrest, automatic climate control, and a multifunctional steering wheel. The hatchback houses a semi-digital instrument cluster and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The safety of passengers is ensured by multiple airbags, ABS, and EBD.
Tata Altroz: Pricing
In India, Tata Altroz will set you back by Rs. 6.3 lakh for the base XE petrol variant and Rs. 10.25 lakh for the range-topping XZ Plus Dark Edition diesel trim (all prices, ex-showroom).