Tata Motors which is one of India’s leading car manufacturer had announced earlier this month that they will be honouring Olympians who narrowly missed the podium at the Tokyo Olympics. Today, Tata Motors honoured and handed over the keys of Altroz premium hatchback to Olympians as an appreciation for their commendable performances. Tata Motors honored 24 Olympians across categories such as Hockey, Wrestling, Golf, Boxing and Discus throw. Each athlete will be handed over a Tata Altroz in High Street Gold colour to mark his or her gold standard efforts.
Commenting at the occasion, Mr. Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business, Tata Motors, “We are extremely proud of our athletes for the sheer commitment and the indomitable spirit they showed at the recently held Tokyo Olympics and it is my honour to share the same platform with them today. Resonating their spirit and acknowledging their hard work, we are ecstatic to present to them the Tata Altroz, the gold standard in premium hatchbacks. As they continue to inspire each one of us, we wish them all the very best for their future and are confident that in years to come, they will bring to our country success galore.”
Tata honoured Indian national women hockey team players Neha Goyal, Rani Rampal, Navneet Kaur, Udita Duhan, Vandana Katariya, Nisha Warsi, Savita Punia, Monika Malik, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Lalremsiami, Sushila Chanu, Salima Tete, Nikki Pradhan, Rajani Etimarpu, Reena Khokhar and Namita Toppo. Other athletes who were gifted with Tata Altroz include Aditi Ashok (Golf), Deepak Punia (Wrestling), Kamalpreet Kaur (Discus throw), Satish Kumar and Pooja Rani for Boxing.
Tata is known for the build quality of their passenger vehicles. The Altroz is Tata’s first ever product in the premium hatchback segment and was introduced in the market last year. Altroz competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo in the segment. What makes Altroz different from all the rivals is its build quality.
Tata Altroz is the only premium hatchback in the segment to get a 5 star safety rating at Global NCAP crash test. Tata Altroz is offered with decent list of features like a touchscreen infotainment screen, iRA connected car technology, multi-function steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, cruise control, semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic headlamps, rear AC vents and many more.
It is not known whether the athletes were gifted with petrol or diesel engine version of the premium hatchback. Tata Altroz is available with a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 86 Ps and 113 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version of the hatchback is powered by a 1.5 litre diesel engine. This engine generates 90 Ps and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options are only available with a manual gearbox.
Earlier this year, Tata also introduced a turbocharged petrol engine with the Altroz. This version is known as iTurbo. It is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 110 Ps and 140 Nm of peak torque. Tata is yet to launch an automatic transmission with any of these variants.