Tata Motors created history last year when the Nexon received a perfect 5 Star rating. The Global NCAP has now awarded 5 Star rating to the upcoming Tata Altroz, which will be launched by the end of this month in the Indian market. This makes the Altroz the safest car in the segment.
This is the first time that a car has received crash test ratings before its launch. The Altroz will officially go on sale in the market on 22nd January. The tests were done at a speed of 64 km/h. For adult safety, the Altroz scored 16.13 points out of 17. In child safety, the car scored 29 out of 49. All the Tata Altroz models will get 2 airbags as standard. The report says that the bodyshell integrity of the Altroz is stable.
Global NCAP report further adds that the upcoming Altroz will provide good protection for the driver and co-driver;s head, neck and knees while the chest region has adequate protection. There were several tests done including the frontal off-set crash and a side-impact crash test.
The Tata Altroz will offer features like ABS, EBD and Corner Stability Control, front seatbelt reminder, speed alert system and ISOFIX anchorage for child seat as standard across all the variants. This is the first product on the ALFA architecture and it has received a perfect five-star rating.
The all-new Tata Altroz will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo in the Indian market. The expected price of the car is around Rs 5 lakhs for the base petrol model.
Tata will offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the Altroz. There will be a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 86 PS and peak torque of 113 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel variants get powered by the 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 90 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm. Even the diesel variants get a 5-speed manual transmission. Tata will not offer any automatic transmission at the time of the launch. However, in the future, the brand will launch automatic variants of the car. Tata will also launch a high-performance JTP variant of the Altroz, that will get powered by the Nexon’s 110 PS generation diesel engine. The JTP is expected to be launched by the end of this year.
In terms of features, the Altroz offers a decent list. The top-end variant gets floating-type infotainment with high-end speaker system, cruise control system, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, rear AC vents and much more. This will be Tata’s first-ever premium hatchback in the Indian market.