One of the recent launches from Tata Motors was the all-new Altroz hatchback. It is their first shot in the premium hatchback segment and the car competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and others in the segment. Tata Altroz is also India’s only premium hatchback to have a 5-star Global NCAP crash test rating, which makes it the safest car in the segment. One of the major things that we Indians are still obsessed when it comes to four or a two-wheeler is the price and the fuel efficiency. Tata has priced Altroz aggressively but, what about the fuel economy?. Well, here we have a video that does a fuel economy test of the Altroz both on highway and in city traffic conditions.
The video has been uploaded by Ride Star youtube channel. First video from the channel is the mileage or the fuel economy test on the highway. The Altroz used in the video is a petrol version which uses a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated engine. Driver is doing a tankful to tankful method which is the best way to know the exact figure in terms of fuel economy.
The driver fills up the car to the brim and take it for a spin on the highway after resetting trip meter and fuel economy displayed on the meter. In some time, the fuel economy figure as per the display starts to rise and touches 25 kmpl mark. The Altroz is driven for approximately 60 kms to know the exact fuel efficiency. It was driven at a constant speed of 79-80 kmph (thanks to cruise control). The car was driven for 59.7 kms as per the trip meter before refuelling. Tata Altroz took in 2.60 litres of petrol which means the Altroz petrol had returned 22.96 kmpl which is great for a petrol car.
In the second video, he follows the same procedures, fills up from a petrol pump, resets metre and drives it in city conditions where his average is speed is not above 25 kmph. He drives the Altroz for 30.3 kilometres in such condition before re-fuelling the car again. This time the car consumed 1.69 litres to travel 30.3 kms that means the Altroz returned a fuel efficiency of 17.92 kmpl which is again a great number for a car that was driven in city traffic conditions.
1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 85 PS and 114 Nm of torque and a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 90 PS and 200 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a manual transmission. Price of Tata Altroz starts at Rs 5.29 lakh and goes up till Rs 9.29 lakh ex-showroom.