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Tata Altroz iTURBO launched in India: Cheaper than VW Polo and Hyundai i20

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Tata Motors has announced the price of the most powerful variant of the Altroz, which is known as the iTURBO. The Altroz iTURBO is priced at Rs 7.74 lakhs, which is more affordable than the Volkswagen Polo TSI and the Hyundai i20. The Polo TSI starts at Rs 8.34 lakh, ex-showroom and the Hyundai i20 Turbo starts at Rs 8.8 lakh, ex-showroom. The Altroz iTURBO is available in three variants. Here is the detailed price list:

XT iTurbo: Rs 7.74 lakh

XZ iTurbo: Rs 8.46 lakh

XZ+ iTURBO: Rs 8.86 lakh

The new Altroz iTURBO is powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged-petrol engine that also powers the Nexon petrol. In the Altroz, the same engine produces a maximum power of 110 PS and peak torque of 140 Nm. Tata offers only a 5-speed manual transmission with the Altroz iTURBO whereas, Hyundai offers iMT and DCT with the i20 Turbo and Volkswagen offers manual and automatic with the Polo TSI. The Altroz iTURBO is now the most powerful variant of the model.

Tata Altroz iTURBO changes

On the outside, Tata has not made any changes to the appearance of the car. It remains exactly the same and even gets the same alloy wheels. There are no other changes in the car except for a new colour. The Altroz iTURBO gets a new exclusive Harbour Blue colour that will not be available with any other version of the model. Tata has also added a new iTURBO badge on the rear of the car to help onlookers differentiate from the other versions.

The cabin gets a few changes though. First of all, the dashboard theme of the Altroz is now dual-tone and there are shades of grey and black making the cabin feel much more premium. The infotainment system is of the same 7.0-inch size but Tata has updated it with the voice commands and it can now understand Hindi and Hinglish commands that will allow a bigger number of customers to interact with the vehicle. Tata has also added iRA to the iTURBO version that allows the customers to remotely lock/unlock, locate, disable the ignition, set-up geo fence and more such features. However, there is no option to start the engine and remotely set the cabin temperature of the vehicle.

For the immersive music, Tata now offers two extra tweeters with the iTURBO variant. The Harman sound system is similar to the standard variant of the car. The top-end version of the Altroz iTURBO gets leatherette seats, personalised wallpaper on the infotainment system, cruise control and more such features. All the variants of the vehicle come with standard 2 airbags set-up.

Tata has also added the Xpress Cool feature to the Altroz iTURBO. When you press the button, it opens the driver-side window automatically, sets the temperature to the minimum and the fan speed to the maximum to bring down the cabin temperature quickly. Also, all the windows get one-touch power-up feature.

Tata Altroz

Tata also offers a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine option with the Altroz. It is the first premium hatchback from the company in the Indian market and takes on the highly successful Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswgen Polo and the Hyundai i20.