Tata Altroz Turbo has become one of the most anticipated launches of 2021. Recently, the feature list of the Altroz Turbo has been leaked. It reveals a lot of stuff to us. For instance, the Altroz with the turbo petrol engine will be called the Altroz iTurbo. It will only be available with top three variants namely XT, XZ and XZ+. Tata Motors has also discontinued the Silver colour and now they will be offering a new Blue exterior colour from XM+ variant onwards. The interior will be finished in a light grey colour for all the variants.
The Altroz is the best selling car in Tata’s portfolio. This is pretty impressive considering that the Altroz was launched in January 2020. Tata has also taken this opportunity to re-shuffle some of the features in the variants.
The XE is the base variant of the Altroz. It gets features like front power windows, adjustable front headrests, drive modes named as Eco and City, outside rearview mirror finished in piano black, a power outlet in front, tilt-adjustable steering and 14-inch steel wheels. In terms of safety, it gets rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, central locking and ISOFIX mounts.
XM sits above the base XE variant. It adds rear power windows, ambient lighting for the footwell, rear parcel shelf, 14-inch half caps for the steel wheels, and electric adjustable and folding outside rearview mirrors. The biggest addition is the 8.89 cm floating infotainment system that is connected to two speakers.
The XM+ variant adds a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman which comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and is connected to two speakers, steering mounted controls, 16-inch wheels with full wheel covers and a remote foldable key fob.
The XT variant is the cheapest variant which will be offered with a turbo petrol engine. It also adds equipment such as a rear parking camera, two tweeters, push button to start/stop, idle start-stop functionality, cruise control, LED Daytime Running Lamps, cooled glove box, fast USB charger and fully automatic climate control. Safety equipment includes the addition of perimetric alarm system, front fog lamps and follows me home lamps. If you opt for the turbo petrol engine then you get 14-inch half cap wheels and driving modes named as City and Sport.
The XZ variant sits just below the top-end variant. It adds a load of equipment to the Altroz. It gets you 16-inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps, ambient lighting on the dashboard, automatic headlamps and wipers, rear AC vents, height-adjustable driver seat, height-adjustable rear headrests and front seat belts, rear armrest, rear defogger and sunglass holder. Moreover, it also gets you a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, one-shot power window down, front sliding armrest and an optional black contrast roof. If you opt for the Turbo variant, then it adds the Turbo specific driving modes, two tweeters and a black contrast roof.
The top-end variant gets leatherette seats, one shot up power window, Xpress cool feature for AC, rear fog lamp, roof finished in black, wearable key, what 3 words voice commands and iRA connected car features. The turbo variants add Turbo specific driving modes and two tweeters.
The Altroz Turbo will be powered by the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that we have seen on the Nexon. However, it will be in a detuned state. So, it will be producing 110 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 140 Nm. The engine will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox with a Dual Clutch Automatic gearbox joining later on. Altroz Turbo will be launching on January 13th. The prices of the new variants are yet to be released.