Tata has unveiled the Altroz iTurbo through a virtual conference today. The prices of this version of the Altroz will be announced on January 22. There are plenty of things to talk about. Therefore, we made a list of all the new tech and features that the new variant of the Altroz will come with.
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Tata Altroz New Turbo Petrol Engine with Sport Mode
The talking point of this unveil is the new turbo petrol engine. This engine produces 110PS @ 5500 RPM and 140Nm @ 1500-5000 RPM. The power to weight ratio comes out to be 100PS per ton. This engine will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox to enhance the driver’s experience. People opting for this variant will surely be driving enthusiasts and would appreciate the manual gearbox for full control. Apart from this, there are 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine on offer as well. At the moment, there is no mention of an automatic transmission of any kind.
The other talking point of this engine is the Sport mode. This is again catered to render a spirited driving performance. What that does is that it alters the engine mapping and throttle responses to achieve 25% more torque and power on the tap of the accelerator pedal. This is especially helpful in overtaking scenarios. This, however, will surely take a hit in terms of the mileage. Talking of mileage, Tata claimes a decent mileage of 18.13 kmpl.
Tata Altroz iTurbo – Connected Tech with iRA App
Developed in India for Indian customers, the iRA (Intelligent Real-time Assist) app has a whole host of connected and safety features. This includes over 70 Voice Commands in Hindi, English and Hinglish, keeping the Indian sensibilities and lingo in mind. Apart from that the 3 Word Navigation System also allows navigating any place using just 3 keywords. New and useful features include Xpress Cool for faster cooling of the cabin during those hot summer days, Leatherette Seats, One-touch Power Windows, 2 Additional Tweeters by Harman for an even more engaging Audio Experience, Black and light grey interiors and a new Harbour Bue Colour theme.
Apart from all these new additions, the already 5-star safety rated premium hatchback has received even more safety features with the help of connected tech. For example, Remote lock / Unlock, Intrusion alert, Find my car, Stolen vehicle tracking, Remote immobilization and Emergency SMS. There are plenty of location-based connected features as well like Geo-fencing, Time-fencing mode, Valet mode, roadside assistance, Vehicle Dashboard for diagnostics and critical alerts.
Tata Altroz iTurbo – Prices, Variants and Rivals
However, Tata has announced that the prices will be revealed on January 22, the Altroz iTurbo will be available in the showrooms from tomorrow onwards. You can book your Altroz iTurbo for Rs 11,000 and early buyers will not have to wait for deliveries for too long. The waiting period for the regular Altroz is already around 2 months. The iTubro variants will be available in addition to XT, XZ and XZ+ trims only. The traditional competitors include the Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, VW Polo and Honda Jazz. However, the only rivals with a turbo-petrol engine are the i20 and Polo.
Considering the high prices of the Hyundai i20, will Tata try to undercut the i20 by pricing it a bit aggressively? We will find out soon!