The Tata Altroz may be the best left-field premium hatchback choice in the market. If you have bought one recently, here are some tip and tricks you may have overlooked.
Tata Altroz was launched in January of this year, but it feels like ages ago due to the breakout of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. The Altroz became a bit of an afterthought due to this and later became overshadowed when the new Hyundai i20 launched during this Diwali. That is a shame because the Altroz is a fine product of its own, is priced lower than the i20, and is a choice that you should give a further look into. If you have already bought an Altroz, then today we have come across some useful hidden features and tricks that you should try out.
In the video that has been uploaded by Tarun Shandilya over on YouTube, we take a look at some nifty features in the Tata Altroz which may be overlooked. For starters, whenever you enter into the Altroz, there’s a welcome light function in the car to help you settle inside, especially if it is dark. Both the infotainment system and instrument cluster have their clocks in sync, showing the same time. It is only the first of multiple tricks the infotainment system has up its sleeve. It switches off automatically when you switch off the ignition and open the driver’s door. The system can be switched on for an hour even though the Altroz hasn’t been started, and both the system and instrument cluster auto dims when you switch on your parking lights.
The infotainment display can be switched off and still keep the music playing, though it switches on as soon as you press a button. You can also switch on your reversing camera without putting the car in reverse, which can be useful if you are driving in foggy conditions. The infotainment system also has a speed-dependent volume feature which increases the volume as speeds increase. This is helpful to lower the NVH levels of the car. Not to be outshined, the instrument cluster also comes with a few useful features. The most useful one being the wheel alignment check feature as soon as you start up the Altroz, making sure that they’re pointing straight before firing up.
Prices for the Tata Altroz range from Rs 5.44 for the base XE trim and goes up to Rs 8.95 Lakh for the top XZ Option variant. It can be specced with either a petrol or diesel engine, the petrol a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder unit which makes peak power and torque figures of 83 PS/113 Nm respectively. The oil burner is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that churns out 90 PS/200 Nm of max power and torque. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual. Do note that all prices are ex-showroom, respectively.