One of the latest model launched by Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors is the Altroz. It is brand’s first car into the premium hatchback segment which is currently ruled by cars like Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. It has been one of the most anticipated car from the manufacturer this year. Prices for Tata Altroz start at Rs 5.59 lakh and goes up till Rs 9.29 lakh, all prices are ex-showroom. Here we have a video that shows how the base XE trim of the new Tata Altroz feels like both from outside and inside.
The video has been uploaded by Auto Trend TV on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the exterior of the car. The Altroz XE being the entry level variant does not get many of the features that the higher trims get. Starting with the headlamp, it gets the same old conventional type of headlamp instead of projector type that is available in the higher trims. Being the base trim, Altroz also misses out on features like fog lamp and LED DRL integrated to it. The fog lamp area now has a black insert or provision for installing aftermarket lights.
It retains the gloss black and chrome strip on the top and bottom of the headlights. The grille also remains the same with gloss black honey comb design in it. Coming to the side profile. the main difference is the 14 inch steel wheel which does not get any sort of wheel caps on them. That pretty much affects the overall look of the car from the side. Even the base XE trim gets piano black ORVMs, comet line and body coloured handle bars. At the rear, Altroz gets split tail lights with dual tone finish for the boot. Upper potion of the boot gets a black finish whereas the lower part comes with body colour. It misses out on rear view camera and fog lamp but gets reflectors on the bumper.
Ont he inside, the interiors remain pretty basic with no entertainment system, analog instrument cluster with MID at the centre, manual AC, power windows for front passengers, no steering mounted controls or any badging on it. The basic layout of the dashboard remains unchanged but lacks features like the ambient lighting and so on. Overall, the seating comfort of the car remains unaffected.
Tata Altroz is available in both petrol and diesel engine option. They are both BS6 compliant and is the only premium hatcback in the segment to get a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test. Even though it misses out on a few features, Tata Altroz XE trim feels like a value for money vehicle.