IndianAuto finds a video showing the issues of a petrol-powered Tata Altroz which was struggling to handle a hill climb and another video proving the opposite. Check them out!
Tata Altroz is surely a good car. It has got off quite a good start in the Indian premium hatchback segment despite being the pioneer among Tata’s stablemates. The Altroz has crossed 6k sales mark in October and November 2020, contributing largely to the company’s healthy sales growth on a year-on-year basis. However, one of the grumbles people may have with the Altroz is regarding the power of the petrol hatchback car. Here, IndianAuto finds a video showing the issues of a petrol-powered Tata Altroz which was struggling to handle a hill climb and another video proving the opposite. Check them out!
Starting with the first video uploaded by Dileep Pg on his official Youtube channel, the car owner has been facing some minor issues with the vehicle that feels a bit underpowered while climbing the steep roads. He had, in fact, contacted Tata’s service centre several times and they weren’t even able to fix the problem. In the video, we even saw the gear level of the Tata Altroz vibrating vigorously. With five people on boards, the hatch found it hard to climb the steep sections. The wheels were spinning while there was a sound from the dashboard. The rear passenger also felts some vibrations. After a while, the vlogger had to get out of the car so that it could overcome the steep slope.
However, things seemed different in the second video published by Offbeat Travellers on their Youtube channel. Just like the earlier video, the Tata Altroz featured here is a petrol-powered vehicle that can churn out the same amount of power. In this case, the car’s owner looks completely satisfied with the Altroz and finds no major issues at all. Loaded with six adults on the go, the Tata Altroz was seen picking up the speed smoothly then tackled all the sections with ease. After that, the driver even controlled the Altroz in reverse with 5 passengers and the premium hatch still made it through.
Apparently, the Altroz in the first video fell into some issues that prevented the car from going up the hill. Therefore, we can safely say that this is a small issue with the particular vehicle merely.
Tata launched the new Altroz as its first premium hatchback car in India last year with both petrol and diesel engine options. It is powered by either a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine making 86 PS of power and 113 Nm of peak torque or a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel burner good for 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. The Tata Altroz is competing against the models like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, VW Polo and Honda Jazz, etc. which are the best runners in the segment. However, it’s worth noting that the Tata Altroz is the only one in the category to score a 5-star rating from the Global NCAP crash tests. Tata is currently gearing up for the launch of the Tata Altroz iTurbo that is set to come later this month.