Tata Altroz Base Model Easily Made More Premium than Higher Variants

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 17/07/2020
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Tata Altroz starts at a rather low price tag of Rs. 5.29 lakh for the entry-level variant, which hardly gets any equipment on board. However, this one has been modified to get similar features as the range-topping variant.

Ever since Tata Altroz has made its entry in the Indian car market, it is enjoying a lot of attention for the way it looks. The carmaker has also priced it quite strategically. The base-spec Altroz XE (petrol) carries a sticker price of Rs. 5.29 lakh, while the next trim in the hierarchy – XM, is priced at Rs. 6.15 lakh. The top-spec XZ(O), on the other hand, carries an ex-showroom price of Rs. 7.74 lakh. Thus, it is evident that the entry-level trim of the Altroz is quite affordable; the story isn’t the same with the other variants. However, the top-spec trims offer a lot more equipment than what entry-level XE trim does. But, a lot of it can be bought as aftermarket equipment at a much cheaper price. Here’s a video from Biker Muters’ YouTube channel which shows the same.

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In the video, it can be seen that the host takes an Altroz XE to a tuning shop and get it loaded with a lot of features. To start with, it gets an RD centre locking system. The remote of the system replicates the key fob design of the Toyota Fortuner. Thus, it gets a boot-unlock switch, but that does not support this function here. It turns on the hazard lamps, instead. This centre locking system comes with a 3-year on-site warranty. Next, this Altroz gets fitted with, is a set of leatherette seat covers. They are designed in conjunction with the interior of the car.

This Base-spec Tata Altroz Is Similarly Spec’d As The Higher Variants

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Since the XE variant of Altroz does not come with an infotainment system, it has been fitted with an aftermarket one. It gets a touchscreen head unit that runs on Android 9.1 with a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. With the help of a crossover, it powers 2 tweeters, 2 component speakers, and 2 RMS from JBL. Also, this Altroz gets illuminated scuff plates and a leather-wrapped centre front-armrest with storage. The rear windows are also power-operated now. To accentuate the overall appeal of the car, it now gets custom LED DRLs that also double-up as floating LED turn indicators. With all of these features on board, this base-spec Altroz is surely nearing the top-spec Altroz in terms of equipment.

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