The Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20-rivalling Tata Altroz was launched in India earlier this year at a starting price of Rs 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Tata Altroz was launched earlier this year at a starting price of Rs 5.29 lakh. The B2-segment offering is the most premium hatchback we've seen from Tata Motors till date and has already received rave reviews for its highly attractive aesthetics, roomy and well-appointed cabin and decent ride quality. In its top-spec XZ(O) trim, the Altroz comes with several bells and whistles, including machined alloy wheels, 7-inch colour display, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, 100-watt Harman sound, rear AC vents, cruise control, illuminated and cooled glove box. Today, though, our focus is on a base-spec model that features stylish aftermarket alloy wheels.
From the looks of it, this Tata Altroz XE has been kitted out with 16-inch alloy wheels from Plati, which is one of the more popular players in the aftermarket rims market. Unfortunately, we do not have many images of this vehicle but what's clear is that the new rims have definitely enhanced the style quotient of the entry-level model. In fact, if you ask for our honest opinion, we won't even shy away from saying that the new footwear looks even a wee bit better than the stock alloys on the top-spec variant.
Designed as per the IMPACT 2.0 theme, the Tata Altroz is the production version of the 45X concept that premiered at the Auto Expo 2018. The Maruti Baleno- and Hyundai Elite i20-rival has been available in five grades: XE, XM, XT, XZ and XZ(O). Other than this, the car is also being sold with a handful of customisation packs that allow buyers of the lower variants to pick up certain features from the higher trims. The exterior colour options for the Altroz include Skyline Silver, Downtown Red, Highstreet Gold, Avenue White and Midtown Grey.
The Tata Altroz has been available with two engine options - 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel. None of the motors can be ordered with an automatic transmission but rumours abound that the new model would soon receive a turbo-petrol option along with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Moreover, the comapny will even launch an EV variantto capitalize on the increased popularity of electric cars in the country. CLICK HERE for a detailed image gallery of the Tata Altroz.