Tata Altroz competes with Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, and Volkswagen Polo, which are all high-end hatchbacks.
Last month, Tata Motors released XE+, a new version of the Altroz. The variant costs Rs. 6.35 lakh (ex-showroom) and comes on top of the base XE trim. It replaces the XM trim, which is being phased out. It comes with both a gasoline engine and a diesel engine. The diesel engine costs Rs 7.55 lakh (ex-showroom).
The petrol- and diesel-powered XE+ models are 45,000 and 50,000 rupees more expensive than their corresponding XE models. When you pay the extra money for the XE trim level, you get some extra features in the car. A walkaround video called “TheCarsShow by Arsh Jolly” on YouTube shows off these features.
New Tata Altroz XE+ – Features offered
For starters, it has a simple key fob with a flip key and three buttons for lock, unlock, and “follow me” headlights. It also has ORVMs that can be folded by electricity, but they can only be adjusted by hand. Over the base XE trim, you can get a Harmon infotainment system with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, four speakers, FM and AM radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a fast USB charger, as well as a 3.5-inch touchscreen with four speakers.
Also, the XE+ trim has niceties like automatic climate control, “find me” headlights, a multi-function steering wheel, a button to start and stop the engine, all four power windows, and fog lights. On paper, this option seems to be the best deal for the money.
Features not on offer
Also, it doesn’t have some of the gadgets that came with the now-discontinued XM trim. There is a cargo shelf in the back, wheel covers for the steel wheels, and electric adjustment for the outside rearview mirrors (ORVMs).
This version comes with standard safety features like two airbags, ABS with EBD, and parking sensors in the back. The video above shows alloy wheels that have been added to an XE+ trim unit that has been accessorized.
Engine, Transmission Options
Altroz comes with three engine options: a 1.2-liter petrol engine with natural aspiration, a 1.5-liter diesel engine, and a 1.2-liter petrol engine with a turbo. The naturally aspirated gasoline engine makes 85 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque. The oil-burning engine, on the other hand, produces 89 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the more powerful turbo gasoline engine makes 109 bhp and 140 Nm of maximum torque.
Standard on all three power plants is a 5-speed manual gearbox. The high-end hatchback comes in seven trims: XE, XE+, XM+, XT, XZ, XZ (O), and XZ+. Prices range from Rs 5.89 lakh to Rs 9.64 lakh (ex-showroom). Tata Motors also plans to make an Altroz that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) soon.