The Altroz is the first premium hatchback to be launched by Tata Motors. It was unveiled at Geneva Motor Show last year and was launched here in the beginning of 2020. It competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 Elite in the segment. Tata Motors is known for making safer cars and their recently launched Altroz hatchback is the safest car in the segment. It has a crash test rating of 5 Star at Global NCAP. Here we have a video from Tata Motors itself that highlights of the safety rating of the premium hatchback Altroz.
The video shows small clips from the crash test rating that was conducted by Global NCAP. In this test dummies are kept on all the seats of the car and the car hits an object at a certain speed that mimics an accident. Various data is collected from the body of the car, impact of accident on the dummies and cars and then finally it is given a score.
In this car, Altroz went through the same process and as seen in the video. The front of the car had absorbed all the impact and the cabin of the car remained intact keeping the passengers safe. As soon as the car hit the object, the airbags also deployed which again ensured passenger safety. The A, B and C pillar of the car remained intact and that shows how much Tata has worked to make this a safe car.
The Altroz is based on ALFA architecture that also helps the car by providing an energy absorbing body. Tata Altroz is a well designed and engineered premium hatchback and is quite feature loaded too. 90 degree wide opening doors are one of its key feature. It has a decent looking dashboard with touchscreen infotainment system with Android Assistant support. It even has features like ambient lighting cruise control and so on.
Altroz is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol generates a maximum of 85 PS pf peak power and 114 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version is powered by a turbocharged 1.5 litre unit generating 90 Ps and 200 Nm of torque. It currently does not offer an automatic transmission but, it is likely to be offered in the car at a later stage.