The Tata Altroz might not have been as successful as either the Maruti Baleno or the new Hyundai i20 but it's surely among the most comfortable hatchbacks around
Even though the Tata Altroz was launched during the start of this year in January, it hasn’t been in the spotlight until recently due to the global pandemic that is Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown. But now with the lockdown relaxing and festive season ongoing, the Altroz is catching the eye of customers due to its attractive styling and value-for-money proposition. Today, IndianAuto got its hands on an Altroz and we have an interior review of the vehicle.
We have Jatin Chibber to start the video and he will be focusing on the driver and rear passenger perspective of the interior. He is quickly impressed with the quality of the interior and upmarket design of the cabin and appreciates the chunky leather-wrapped steering wheel as well, finding it grippy to hold through the steering mounted controls have the habit of pressing the horn on as well when pressed too firmly. The semi-digital instrument console in the Tata Altroz is impressive with clear visuals and loads of data and the analogue speedo being easy to read as well. You get a height-adjustable driver’s seat which is very comfortable and supportive along with buttons for all windows and ORVM controls on the door, and a large door pocket that comes in handy. Jatin isn’t impressed with the touch-screen infotainment system as responses are laggy compared to rivals, though you get hardware switches to control the system as well just below.
For insight as a front passenger, we have Karan Mathur taking over who loves the sheer amount of cubby holes and pockets you have access to in the Tata Altroz. The glovebox is huge and gets multifunctional compartments which is a really smart implementation. The dashboard gets a multi-tone finish with soft-touch materials on the top and a brushed metal finish on the centre. You also get ambient lighting just behind the centre-console which makes the cabin feel stress-free. Karan also is impressed by the seat which has really good support and comfort that helps when the driver has quickened the pace.
The rear of the cabin in the Tata Altroz is average in size with seating a bit snug, though the seats are large and comfy. Still, three on the rear bench can be a stretch and headroom could have been better as well. It does come with a quite large centre armrest and height-adjustable headrests on the seats which is a nice touch. You get large door pockets and speakers on the doors as well as rear AC vents and a charging port. The boot is very spacious for the size, easily fitting in two medium-sized bags which should make packing for a long trip very easy, though the question does arise if the boot could have been a bit smaller and the cabin size was increased.
We had the diesel Tata Altroz for review here, and it is powered by a 4-pot turbo-diesel unit which churns out 90 PS/200 Nm of peak power and torque figures and is mated to a 5-speed manual. Prices range from Rs 5.44- 9.04 lakh, ex-showroom