The Tata Altroz-iTurbo will most likely cost Rs 7.5 lakh ex-showroom. It could be the missing piece in this premium hatchback’s armour.
It is a face that can elicit a thousand sighs.
The Tata Altroz luxury hatchback was launched in January 2020. It lacked some features, such as the underpowered petrol engine and no automatic gearbox; however, Tata Motors addressed the issue by equipping its 1199cc three-cylinder petrol engine with a turbocharger. It is also known as the Altroz iTurbo, and it’s a “connected automobile”. It is driven in and around Delhi.
What is its distinctive style?
Design is often cited as the top consideration by car buyers in India. The Altroz iTurbo is futuristic. A new shade of blue is available in the XM+ and higher variants, and a contrast black roof option is available in the XZ+ and XZ+ versions.
The cabin’s colour palette has been altered to include black and grey tones.
The cockpit is very well made, and the steering wheel is especially enjoyable to hold and look at.
The doors open wide at a 90-degree angle, so it’s easy to get in. Three adults can comfortably sit on the back seat, which has flat ground. There is, however, no sunroof.
An interesting design detail that looks suspiciously similar to the BMW i3 electric vehicle is the line that runs between the front fender (and the A-pillar) and the floor.
How does the new engine perform?
The engine now produces 110 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque, up from 86 PS (naturally-aspirated) and 113Nm (naturally-aspirated). The engine produces a lot of noise, but very little gets into the cabin. Good acceleration–the Altroz iTurbo did a 0-100 km/h sprint just under 10 seconds according to my calculations (in Sport mode; there is one).
For example, accelerating through the gears, 30-70 km/h at third gear, doesn’t seem very exciting. The reason could be the power supply, which can cause linear acceleration. The fuel economy is 18.13 km/l.
However, the Altroz still doesn’t have an automatic transmission.
What is the iRA exactly?
Altroz iTurbo connects automobiles with iRA (Intelligent Real-Time Assist) technology. This allows you to send remote commands to the car and monitor its location using the iRA app. It’s only available in the XZ+ model. The car’s voice-command system seems to be capable of understanding Indian accents.
What is the price?
The Altroz iTurbo is expected to be Rs 50,000 less expensive than the Altroz petrol. This is due to a new engine, improved colours, a revamped interior, and connected car features. Only the XT and XZ models will be available. Expect a starting price slightly higher than Rs 7.5 lakh.
Engine: 1199cc i-Turbo petrol
Power: 110 PS (108 BHP)
Torque: 140 Nm
Fuel efficiency: 18.13 km/l
Manual 5-speed gearbox
Fuel tank: 37 litres
In 2021, amidst the pandemic, Tata is clearly driving the market and their cars are making people crazy. Adding to the pool of luxurious look-a-alike and yet pocket friendly four-wheel vehicles, TATA Altroz iTurbo is become the first choice who are adventurous and expecting luxurious features.