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Old 19th February 2020, 09:59   #1756
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Hello friends and fellow forum members! This is my first post on Team-bhp forum and I would like to share with you all my user review of the Tata Altroz (delivery date, 03/02/2020).
Thank you for a very well articulated brief initial ownership summary. Could you also give your opinion on how big / usable (for example, in terms of approx. how many duffel or small trolley bags could fit in it) the boot is? Will keep an eye out for more updates from you as the days go by.

Wish you a million miles of safe and happy ownership!
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Hello friends and fellow forum members! This is my first post on Team-bhp forum and I would like to share with you all my user review of the Tata Altroz (delivery date, 03/02/2020). ....
Many congratulations on your new ride!

I know hundreds of pics are present on this thread, but still, always attach some pictures! That too of a dashing car like the Altroz!

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I've mentioned this maybe quite a few times already but I sincerely do hope they get the diesel altroz to the dealerships fast, instead of waiting for full BS6 fuel conversion.
Had been to TASS today and had a chat with the GM of service. He said that Tata won't hand over a single diesel Altroz till April 1. He agreed when I asked if Tata doesn't want to take a chance with complaints rising due to fuel related issues for no fault of their own.

IMO, Tata should have given a disclaimer during lauch to expect diesel variants only from April. Although that disclaimer could have ended up being a double edged sword for them.
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Old 20th February 2020, 16:18   #1758
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Hello BHPians,

I happened to see Altroz when I was driving near my house and I stopped to ask the owner some vital details which I think might be useful. If you feel like itís repetitive information, please ignore.

He was in a hurry and just stopped a few seconds.

Price is 9.11L on road
1.2L engine
Manual transmission

I think itís a little overpriced for its features. Pictures below.

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^^Panel gaps look huge and inconsistent. My initial impression based on this pic.
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Thank you for a very well articulated brief initial ownership summary. Could you also give your opinion on how big / usable (for example, in terms of approx. how many duffel or small trolley bags could fit in it) the boot is? Will keep an eye out for more updates from you as the days go by.

Wish you a million miles of safe and happy ownership!
Hi friends, thanks for your good wishes and I hope the post gave you a fairly clear preliminary idea. Promise to post updates, especially if I face problems or issues. Few more points for your consideration -

1) Boot space - 2 medium size suitcases stacked one above the other, 2 small suitcases vertically stacked will fit comfortably, along with at least 3 full mid-size shopping bags or 3 duffel bags. Will try put up pics in coming days. Also, the most important application of the 90 degree opening passenger doors for me has been to easily load shopping bags in the rear.

2) Used Eco mode for sometime in the last 2 days during work commute - Initial estimates suggest an improvement of 12 - 15% in fuel economy in the same traffic situation and with the same driving style. Though many reviews say the mode is useless especially in the city, for now I disagree. In slow city traffic conditions for sedate drivers like me, this will save some liters of fuel. On an annual basis, this could result in a small, but significant saving. Contrary opinions are welcome.

3) I did mention a satisfactory experience at the KHT Tata dealership. However, the salespersons could have used some technology to display the various possible combinations using the Imaginator. Also, they initially told me that the diesel models would be available within a week of making the payment (clearly they were clueless).

4) Concerns about inconsistent panel gaps - I reiterate that the external and internal fit and finish are impressive, with the glovebox area being an exception.

5) Have not yet explored the digital infotainment system in detail and cruise control properly - will do so after reading the manual.

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Congratulations on new your new purchase. Wish you many safe and fun miles on it.
Thanks very much mate, much appreciated. I quickly flipped through the Altroz manual, but break-in precautions were not mentioned. However, I checked several sites, including TeaM BHP prior to the trip and followed the recommendations. Took it up to 120 kmph just once to test its handling and steering response, otherwise was cruising between 70 and 100.

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Hi friends, thanks for your good wishes and I hope the post gave you a fairly clear preliminary idea.
Beautiful car and beautiful pictures.

Off topic: Does that picture of gopuram ceiling belongs to Chennakesava temple of Belur? Have been there, it's a wonderful place.
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Beautiful car and beautiful pictures.

Off topic: Does that picture of gopuram ceiling belongs to Chennakesava temple of Belur? Have been there, it's a wonderful place.
Oops, sorry, accidental upload. But yes, that's the incredibly ornate ceiling at Belur temple. Two of the car pics I've uploaded are on the way to the temple. I think the pics make it evident that the golden colour changes its hues beautifully through the day and blends well with the colour of the Indian terrain and sunsets. However, my favourite car colour is grey with chrome accents. I consciously chose the gold colour for its safety aspect. While choosing the car colour, I read a study online which demonstrated that black, grey and silver were associated with significantly more accidents compared to white and yellow/ gold.
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Old 20th February 2020, 21:08   #1763
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People have again started talking about the missing features in the Altroz, can anyone please tell me what features baleno or i20 or the polo are having which the Altroz don't, like i seriously want to know.

Tata is giving a car with a very safe body structure, solid build, one of the best riding dynamics and acceptable set of features yet people have found some missing features
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^^Panel gaps look huge and inconsistent. My initial impression based on this pic.
Inconsistency is TML’a forte. They haven’t learned this from their Harrier. Sad.

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People have again started talking about the missing features in the Altroz, can anyone please tell me what features baleno or i20 or the polo are having which the Altroz don't, like i seriously want to know.
The biggest issue & by far the most important one has got to be the boring Petrol engine. That itself is a huge deal breaker for many. This car just doesn’t give the premium feeling with that engine. It definitely needs a better motor.
Also, people who are saying to go for a diesel for better engine; it simply doesn’t make sense to shell out additional 2 lacs for a better motor when TATA could have got the Petrol engine first time right. They have the Nexon’s Petrol engine; why not plonk that in the Altroz from day 1? Haven’t they learnt anything from the messy Harrier launch a year ago? With regards to the Harrier, the damage is already done; and I wonder how much of this mild upgrade will help.
Nevertheless, whatever be the market demand; TATA has their own sweet way of working around things!
Well about the features, the new i20 is just around the corner. It’s better to reserve the comments until the launch of the i20. It will definitely be the segment benchmark; no two ways about that.

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^^Panel gaps look huge and inconsistent. My initial impression based on this pic.
It looks more like pics from a car that is parked - and with the doors not fully closed.
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Inconsistency is TML’a forte. They haven’t learned this from their Harrier. Sad.
Kamath himself has not commented on these gaps on his car which you seem to have picked up.

Having said that. I would like to hear your comments on the inconsistent gaps after personally checking the car.

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Well about the features, the new i20 is just around the corner. Itís better to reserve the comments until the launch of the i20. It will definitely be the segment benchmark; no two ways about that.
We can't talk about a car which has not been launched yet, i'm just comparing the cars which are in the market.
Engine not for enthusiasts I understand, car having taxi image(according to some folks) that i understand, not good after sales service that I understand, servicing network not good that too I understand.

But these things are not considered as features! These are the various aspects of the vehicle, or specifications, or image, but not features. I just want to know what are the missing features in the Altroz! People have mentioned this many times in the thread.

Like i'm genuinely curios now, only ones which i was able to find was steering is not telescopic and the anti glare mirror is not electronic. I am not even gonna mention the features which altroz is having which the competition doesn't, not comparing here.

Whatever TATA does i think people will somehow find some faults with it
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It looks more like pics from a car that is parked - and with the doors not fully closed.
Fuel flap also looks pretty inconsistent. I've not seen one in person but would certainly like to hear about it from those who have.
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Thanks to the deeply ingrained negative impressions, and implicit biases, doesn't matter whatever they do, they are doomed for life.

Addition: Great that Tata is soldiering-on despite the untiring & ceaseless criticism. Trust me, if it's any other OEM other than Tata, they would have simply wound up their operations by now, they wont care to continue, be it Indian or foreign OEM.

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Haven’t they learnt anything from the messy Harrier launch a year ago? With regards to the Harrier, the damage is already done; and I wonder how much of this mild upgrade will help.
Nevertheless, whatever be the market demand; TATA has their own sweet way of working around things!
We need to appreciate that they accepted their mistake and made the requisite changes. Also, I haven't seen any Harrier being pulled by a donkey yet, unlike a 'feature' loaded competitor. So Tata has not left the initial adopters to gaze at the sky for some hope. Unlike Hyundai with most of their cars running on our roads with 'God knows when will it conk off' ABS sensors.

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Well about the features, the new i20 is just around the corner. It’s better to reserve the comments until the launch of the i20. It will definitely be the segment benchmark; no two ways about that.
With the current i20 top end petrol already overpriced by 56k ex showroom than the top end Altroz petrol, yes, the 2020 i20 too will have 'more features'.

As far as being the segment benchmark is concerned, Hyundai already seem to have taken some inspiration from the Altroz's black applique on the tailgate and the styling of the dash. So I guess we know who's really sweating.

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Also, I haven't seen any Harrier being pulled by a donkey yet, unlike a 'feature' loaded competitor.
This guy sure came close to it. There are atleast 3 others on consumer forums but I guess we can pretend they don't exist and keep praising them?





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