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Tata Altroz enters India Book of Records: Here’s why

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Tata Altroz entered the Indian Book of Records today. The Altroz covered a distance of 1,603 km in 24 hours, which has become a new record and has earned the premium hatchback a place in the record book. Mr Devjeet Saha, who is a Tata Altroz owner did the record run in his car.

Mr Saha, who stays in Pune completed the 24-hour round trip between Satara and Bengaluru and then back to Pune. He started the journey on 15th December and finished it on 16th, the next day. We are not sure if it is a petrol or diesel variant. It cannot be the turbo-petrol as Tata launched it earlier this year.

Devjeet Saha, who did the drive said,

“I am humbled to have been given the opportunity to embark on this landmark journey and am honored to have been inducted into the India Book of Records. This feat would not have been possible without the trustworthy Tata Altroz and the very helpful team at Tata Motors. The Altroz proved to be the very class-defining product that we all have known it to be, by way of its exceptional performance on this long journey. The ride and handling of the car made the voyage not only comfortable but also an exhilarating one. I would like to extend my compliments to Tata Motors for continuing to provide its customers with extraordinary products such as the Altroz.”

The India Book of Records keeps a track of all the records in the country since 2006. It is the only book with Chief Editors from seven countries – Vietnam, Malaysia, USA, Nepal, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand as its board members. The process of verification is also not known.

Commenting on this achievement, Mr Vivek Srivatsa – Head, Marketing, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors said,

I would like to congratulate Mr. Devjeet Saha on accomplishing this feat. Since its inception, the Altroz has created new benchmarks in its segment through the medium of its appealing design, top notch safety and thrilling performance. We are delighted that Mr. Saha chose the Altroz as his companion in embarking on the long journey to achieve this rare milestone. With this accomplishment, the Altroz has created yet another benchmark in the passenger vehicles segment and we hope that through achievements like these, we continue to build trust within our customers.

Tata Altroz is a premium hatchback that takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20. The Altroz offers three engine options – 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel. Tata is yet to offer an automatic transmission with the Altroz. However, they are working on a DCT version of the Altroz and that is likely to be launched in the coming months.

Tata will soon launch the all-new Safari in the Indian market and their next big launch will be the production version of the HBX. The manufacturer is also likely to launch an electric version of the Altroz later this year.