Take a look at this modified Tata Altroz that now gets a set of stylish aftermarket LED DRLs, which also work as floating-style turn indicators.
The use of LED DRLs in the cars started as safety equipment in the European market. Nevertheless, it is now taking shape as a styling element. Cars can now be seen with crazily-designed LED DRLs, which add a lot of visual drama to their front facet. The case is similar with the Altroz as well. Tata Motors has used a hockey-like design for the LED DRLs. Moreover, they sit flush in the fog lamp housings, which isn’t to everyone’s liking. Folks now like the LED DRLs neatly integrated into the headlamp assembly itself, or in a vertically-split setup as seen on the Harrier and the MG Hector. Thus to do so, going the aftermarket route solves the problem. Here’s an Altroz that gets bi-functional sleek LED DRLs. These also double-up as dynamic turn indicators.
We came across this modified Altroz via YouTube video of Star Decor & Accessories. In the video, the complete process of the installation has been showcased. It starts with the fitting of the LED strips over the headlamp assemblies first. Then a scotch coupler is used to connect the wiring of the LED DRLs with the headlamp cluster’s wiring. Once that is done, the LED DRLs along with floating-style turn indicators can be seen in operation. These LED DRLs give the Altroz an accentuated appeal and add a touch of premiumness. Also, they hardly look like a cheap aftermarket modification.
Talking of the Altoz’s mechanical specifications, it is underpinned by ALFA platform and is suspended on the Mcpherson struts with dual-path coil-overs up front and twist-beam setup with coil springs and shock absorbers at the rear. It is offered with 2 engine options – 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel. The 3-pot petrol motor is the same as the Tiago, and it continues to develop the identical power and torque output of 86 PS and 113 Nm, respectively. That said, it gets an additional balancer shaft here to suppress down the NVH levels.
The diesel, on the other hand, produces 90 PS of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both of these engine options are currently offered with 5-speed MT only. Although, Tata Motors has affirmed that an AT variant is in the making and would launch by the festive season this year. It is likely to be a DCT or torque-converter unit, as the carmaker has confirmed that it will not be an AMT for sure.