The Tata Altroz is a great premium hatchback to buy if you want something other than the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Baleno. Take a look at this short video review of the Altroz's XE Rhythm variant.
The Tata Altroz may have launched at a bad time as nobody knew how long the Covid-19 pandemic would last. However, it does not mean that the Indian automaker’s first premium hatchback should be looked over, even though the all-new Hyundai i20 has overshadowed it. The Altroz comes with a bold design, feature-loaded trims, flexible powertrain choices, and competitive prices. The Indian consumer has also started warming up to the Altroz and is currently one of the best selling Tata vehicles. Today we came across this walkaround review of the Altroz XE Rhythm variant.
The video has been uploaded by Amar Drayan on Youtube. The Tata Altroz XE Rhythm variant sits just above the base XE variant and comes with a few features that make it feel more premium than its price would suggest. The front-end gets simple halogen headlights with indicators while there are no fog lamps. The grille comes with a chrome finish along with the black trim on the upper half. The side profile remains the same but gets contrasting piano black ORVMs. Sadly there are no alloy wheels and the Altroz XE Rhythm comes with 14-inch steel wheels. The rear-end gets halogen taillights and 4 reverse parking sensors.
Over to the interior of the Tata Altroz XE Rhythm, the semi-digital cluster of the top models has been replaced with an analogue setup with a MID sitting between the dials. This trim gets front-power windows only and gets a tilt-adjustable steering wheel with no mounted controls. The infotainment system is a non-touchscreen unit and is quite small compared to the touchscreen unit the higher trims come with. Overall, at a glance, you wouldn’t notice that the Altroz XE Rhythm is a near-base model and the general fit and finish of the interior remains top-notch.
Prices for the Tata Altroz range from Rs 5.69 lakh for the base XE trim and goes up to Rs 9.45 Lakh for the top XZ Option variant. The XE Rhythm trim on test here is priced at Rs 5.95 lakh. Do note that all prices are ex-showroom. Engine choices for the Altroz include 2 petrol and 1 diesel. The 1.2-litre 3-cylinder unit makes peak power and torque figures of 83 PS/113 Nm respectively while the newly added 1-litre 3-pot turbo-petrol makes 110 PS/140 Nm of maximum figures. The oil burner is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that churns out 90 PS/200 Nm of max power and torque. All three engines are mated to a 5-speed manual.