Tata Altroz gets a ground clearance of 165 mm only. Is it high enough to tackle Indian driving conditions? Here's the answer.
Tata Altroz is enjoying a lot of limelight for its design. Based on the lines of Impact 2.0 design philosophy, it is one of the best-looking cars on sale in the country. It gets a wedge-shaped silhouette with a hunkered-down stance. It is fairly wide, thus boasts of a great road presence. Furthermore, this is the lowest car ever to come out of Tata Motor’s factory. It has an overall height of 1,523 mm only. In comparison to the Tiago, it is shorter by around 7 mm. Also, it has the lowest ground clearance ever seen on a Tata car. It sits 165 mm above the ground. To lower the morale of the driver furthermore, it has a long front overhang. But, can it deal with Indian driving conditions?
To find the answers of the above questions, we came across the video embedded above. This video was uploaded on YouTube by R&R Vlogs Creation. The video shows how a Tata Altroz smoothly goes over a bump and climbs up and down the ramp of the owner’s house. While the car goes over the speed bump with no issues whatsoever, the owner finds the climb a bit tough. He first attempts diagonally and succeeds. In the next attempt, he tries with the car facing the ramp straight, and it climbs up the ramp again without scrapping its front lip. With these results, the owner seems quite happy with car’s ground clearance, which he was initially skeptical about.
Powering the Altroz is set of 2 engine options. It can either be had with either a 1.2L petrol motor or a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine. The former of the two is designed to put out a peak power output of 86 PS and max torque of 113 Nm, the latter develops a rated power and torque output of 90 PS and 200 Nm, respectively. Both of these engines come mated to a 5-speed MT only. However, an automatic variant of the Altroz is said to be under development and will come mated to a turbo-petrol motor. This gearbox is likely to be a dual-clutch unit, and it will make its market debut by the end of this year.