Tata entered the premium hatchback segment last year with the Altroz. They also launched the iTurbo variant in January’21. Now, the manufacturer is preparing for the launch of the Dark Edition of the Altroz. The changes just like other Dark Editions will remain cosmetic only. The launch date of the Altroz Dark Edition is not yet revealed but the manufacture has released teasers regarding the launch. The new variant has already been spotted at the dealership yard. The images are clicked by Vishnu Nair.
The Altroz is finished in Atlas Black. This colour will be used for all the upcoming Dark Edition vehicles. The humanity line is finished in dark chrome. On the regular Altroz, the humanity line is finished in chrome. The alloy wheels have the same design but, finished in a darker shade. There is also a “#DARK” badge on the front fender.
The cabin has also some blacked-out elements. The dashboard and the multi-function steering wheel get a piano-black insert. The AC vents also come with a dark chrome surround. The central console also has a piano black surround and there is also Altroz badging just below the AC vents.
The headliner and sun visors are also finished in black. There is also #DARK text embossed in the headrests. The black cabin might feel a bit claustrophobic to some people but it does give a very sporty appeal to the cabin. The same is true for the exterior too. The Altroz Dark Edition looks aggressive, stealthy and has a great stance.
No mechanical changes
There are no mechanical changes to the Dark Editon of the Altroz. There are three engine options to choose from. There is a 1.5-litre diesel engine, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. As of now, it is not known which engine option Tata Motors will offer with the Dark Edition.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 90 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 86 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. Then there is the turbocharged engine that produces 110 PS of max power and 140 Nm of peak torque. All the engines are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. According to the rumours, Tata is working on introducing a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the Altroz.
Price and competitors
The Altroz starts at Rs. 5.79 lakhs ex-showroom and the top-end version costs Rs. 9.55 lakhs ex-showroom. The iTurbo variant starts at Rs. 7.93 lakhs ex-showroom. The Dark Edition of the Altroz is expected to cost Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000 higher. The Altroz has to compete against the Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Honda Jazz.
More Dark Editions coming soon
Tata Motors is working on more Dark Editions of their vehicles. There will be a Dark Edition of the Nexon EV and Nexon also. The Harrier already has a Dark Edition but Tata will update it with more dark elements on the exterior as well as interior.