Altroz was launched in 2020, and in a year, it has made its way to the second most selling hatchback in India. The premium hatchback segment beat the Hyundai i20 and now sits just behind the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Tata also launched a dark version of the same earlier this year. It is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen, iRA connectivity, and ambient lighting. It has a 5-Star NCAP rating and dual front airbags, ABS & EBD and rear parking sensors as standard features.
Tata reached the 100,000 production mark for Altroz in September 2021, which shows how successful the car has been. The actual vehicle turned out close to the concept revealed and is feature-loaded & spacious.
Current Engine Options
There are three engine options on offer right now:
1.2L natural aspirated petrol making 85hp & 113Nm torque
1.2L turbo petrol making 109hp & 140Nm torque
1.5L diesel making 89hp & 200Nm torque
As of now, all the engine options mentioned above options come mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The hatchback has now completed a year, and to compete with the recently launched performance version of the i20, Tata needs to bring an automatic version.
Transmission Changes & Pricing
The automatic version has been in development for some time now, and recently an Altroz test mule was also spied. The fully camouflaged car had no changes to the exterior, so our guess is it is the long-awaited DCT transmission being tested.
The turbo petrol engine would be mated to a 7-speed DCT transmission while the other naturally aspirated engine could be coupled to a 6-speed AT. These automatic versions are expected to launch in the first half of 2022.
Currently, the Altroz is priced between ₹5.89-9.64 lakhs (ex-showroom). The automatic variants could cost ₹75,000-1 lakh more than the manual transmission.
An electric version of the same is also planned for 2022, with an expected range of 300 kilometres for starters & priced around ₹11 lakhs. Tata could also launch a CNG variant in the coming year.