Tata Altroz Review
Car Tested: Tata Altroz; Road Test No. 1149; Test Location: Jaisalmer
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 6.50 – 10 lakhs (est.)
The Altroz gets a new perspective to the premium hatch segment
Since the Tiago, Tata Motors have consistently launched new products, covering key segments. However, there was a vacancy in Tata’s portfolio for a premium and upmarket hatch. Now though, Tata is all geared up to launch the Altroz – the company’s answer to the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz. It packs in great style and promises some substance. We have got the roads of Rajasthan to find out if Altroz has what it takes to be a truly capable hatchback.
Exteriors – Tata Motors has churned out some smart-looking products in the recent years and the Altroz follows that suit. It has an edgy, futuristic and handsome design that looks less conventional than all its rivals. The front looks sleek and is characterised by the handsome looking end-to-end chrome strip. The traditional smiling grille looks prominent as a result. The flat and tapering bonnet makes the stance of the Altroz quite sporty.
The Altroz’s modern & futuristic design helps it stand out among its competition
The numerous cuts and creases along the side gel well with the design and the strong shoulder line make a statement. The thick slab of black below the window line may not be to everyone’s tastes but it makes the Altroz look poised, particularly when paired with the red shade. The alloys look smartly done too. At the rear, there is a prominent black element with the ‘Altroz’ badging atop. The edgy boot and the 3D effect tail light look the part too.
Overall, this is one of the best looking Tatas on sale currently. There is a level of fineness and maturity to the design, normally reserved only for more expensive cars. Customers can also choose between Luxe, Rhythm, Style and Urban custom packages for exterior and interior accessories.