Tata is going strong in 2020 as their sales numbers are increasing. They have registered 108 percent growth in 2020 when compared yearly sales of 2019. The highest sales number was scored by the Tata Altroz which was launched this year only. It is surprising to see that the Altroz was able to overtake even the Tata Nexon which is a compact-SUV.
Tata sold 6,260 units of Altroz in November 2020. When compared Tata managed to sell 6,021 units of Nexon in November 2020. That is a substantial increase over 3,437 units of Nexon that were sold in November 2019. That is a 75 percent growth for the Nexon. The reason behind this is the facelift of the Nexon, which is a lot more attractive than the previous generation of Nexon. The other SUV from the manufacturer, the 2020 Harrier also saw an increase of over 190 percent over the previous year. Tata Harrier clocked just 765 units in Nov’19 whereas in Nov’20 it was able to clock 2,210 units.
When we compare month on month analysis. Tata Altroz does sell a bit less when we compare the sales number of Nov’20 to Oct’20. In November the sales number was 6,260 whereas in October it was 6,730. So, that is 470 units less than the previous month’s units. Tata Altroz is offered in two engine options. There is a 1.2-litre petrol engine which produces 86 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 113 Nm. Then there is the 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 90 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Tata will be launching an EV variant of the Altroz sometime next year. It will be powered by the same powertrain that is found on the Nexon EV. The Altroz EV was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It is expected to be powered by a 30 kWh battery pack that will provide a range of around 315 km on a single charge. There will be regenerative braking and drive modes on offer that will help to extend the range.
Tata will also be launching the Altroz with a turbocharged petrol engine which will be producing 110 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 140 Nm. Yes, the output might be less than what the competitors like Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20 offer but the Altroz also weighs just 980 kg. The turbo petrol engine has been derived from Nexon’s unit. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Altroz Turbo will also get a 6-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic transmission, which is currently under development.
In terms of equipment list, Tata offers projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, semi-digital instrument cluster, cruise control, steering mounted controls and much more. Tata Altroz costs just Rs. 5.44 lakhs ex-showroom for the base variant which makes it the least expensive premium hatchback that you can get. Whereas the top-end variant costs Rs. 8.95 lakhs ex-showroom.