Tata motors has always been in the limelight in the automotive industry with their innovations and the value for money they offer with their products. In the past few years, a lot has changed for Tata motors, the design statement of their cars have taken a big step forward, their cars have become a head turner and almost look the most stylish from the outside as well as the inside. Talking about Tata motors, the first thing that comes into mind is trust, they provide utmost reliability with their products, Tata motors has always been there for its customers and that is where all the brand loyalty they have gained in the past several years has just increased day by day. After taking over Jaguar and Land Rover, Tata motors has only improved and is still emerging with their latest products.
Talking about the exterior the Altroz is totally head turner. The car is pretty attractive as premium hatchbacks go and stays true to the 45X concept which it was originally based on. Nowhere you can see a fla surface, there are lines going everywhere, adding a dynamic and very different look to the car. The rear door handle is looks very sporty and is one of the new trends going on in hatchbacks recently. From the front, there is a lot of familiarity, because you see the evolution of Tata's design. In many ways, it looks like the next generation of a car like the Bolt or the Indica Vista, and from the rear is where the car looks most attractive and appealing, due to its futuristic tail-lamps and blackened tail-gate.
From the inside, is where the car’s real USP stands out, with the ambient lighting, automatic climate control, 7" floating touchscreen with a Harman entertainment system, rear camera, and a 7" digital instrument cluster. Then there's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Cruise control, auto wipers and auto headlamps, push button start and the start-stop fuel saving system. A lot of these are only offered in the top two of the 4 variants on offer. The same is true for the LED daytime running lights and alloy wheels on the outside. A black contrast dual tone roof is optional on the top end XZ variant only. The good news is that dual airbags and ABS are standard.
Tata is currently offering the Altroz with two engine options. There’s a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel making 90bhp/200Nm. It is a three-cylinder, 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol putting out 85bhp at 6000rpm and 113Nm of peak torque at 3300rpm. Currently, it comes with a five-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine is a 3-cylinder - the one we know from the Tiago, and both the Petrol and Diesel are both BS6 compliant.
The Tata Altroz overall is a bang on target car for the premium hatchback segment and should compete against the others very well. The expected price range is 5.10 lakhs to 8 lakh rupees (ex-showroom), making it a very good deal. The expected launch is 22nd January 2020. How many of you are excited for the launch of the Tata Altroz?