Tata Altroz comes with a ground clearance of 165 mm, which is a little lesser than the ground clearance of Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. But does that make driving an Altroz a tough task? Read on to know the answer.
Tata Altroz has been making headlines for the way it looks, the long feature list it comes with, and a fairly respectable monthly sales figure. It is offers a pretty decent package but there’s one aspect in which Altroz seems to lack a bit - the ground clearance. Measuring 165 mm, the ground clearance of the vehicle falls slightly short of its chief rivals, Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno, both of which get an identical ground clearance of 170 mm. The lower figure of the Altroz raises an eyebrow or two every time it has run on the rough surfaces and avoid scraping its lip or its underbelly. However, in a bit to find out how good or bad the Altroz is in this aspect, you should watch the video that we have embedded below-
In the video, it can be seen that the host first shows a Maruti Baleno traversing a big speed bump without scrapping any of its body parts. At a later stage in the video, the Altroz can also be seen going over the same speed bump. While none of the two cars scrap their underbellies or the front bumper, it can be seen that Baleno was much closer to the bump than the Altroz. But, that was because of the softer suspension it sits on.
Moving ahead, the video shows that Altroz tries to climb a ramp, but its long front overhang acts as a barrier. Thus, it could not climb up the ramp. Nevertheless, the angle of the ramp was so steep that many pseudo SUVs could need a better approach angle to deal with the obstacle. Next, the Altroz is taken to a patch of unpaved road, which is full of ruts. The host tries to negotiate the patch carefully and does so successfully. Also, the host drives the Altroz over the sidewalks, which was again possible without scraping the bumper or the underbelly.
Therefore, it is evident that the Altroz won't face any issue as long as the driver is careful while negotiating a bad patch of road or a humongous speed bump. Also, the tests performed in the video were done with just the driver in the car. Thus, if you find the situation difficult, it is better to ask the occupants to get off and approach the obstacles with the maximum possible ground clearance.