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Old 7th August 2022, 13:57   #436
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A friend recently picked up the Altroz XT (P) and I got my hands on it for a short drive. The streets outside my gated community is either wet and slushy or dry with a myriad undulations of various sizes (mud roads) due to underground drainage work for a good half km.

I was expecting a noisy engine given the fact that Tata has done little do improve on NVH but was pleasantly surprised. The gearshifts were fairly smooth and the clutch, light. The car didn't bottom out or scrape the underside anywhere, thanks to the stiff suspension. It also rode on 195/R16s. Out on the main road, I wanted to see how underpowered it felt, but it picked up to 70kmph in no time. What also surprised me was how stiff the steering felt in comparison to the lightness it had on the slow stretch. Took a U-turn and tried accelerating again to 80 kmph. Found a mild weak spot where the car hesitated a split second around 3200-3500 rpm and that was the only chink I could find in the relatively brief drive.

The seats are larger than my Vista and the car is wider too. Didn't have a look at the boot though. I didn't like the silver dashboard applique although my friend loves it. Had cruise control, voice activated ACC and other features. The 90⁰ door opening is a bit of a stretch (4 stop) compared to the 3 stop in mine. The car cost him a shade under 9L on road with extended warranty, B2B insurance with engine protect, RSA, RTI etc.

This was infact my first Petrol Tata drive in over two decades, the previous being the lethargic Tata Indica. As a city runaround, the non-turbo version makes a strong case for itself.
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Old 16th August 2022, 13:10   #437
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After the Tiago & the Tigor, Tata Motors is now prepping iCNG variants of the Altroz.

Expected to be introduced from the XM variant onwards, with fairly decent kit on offer. Pricing should start from near the 7.50L ex-showroom mark.
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After the Tiago & the Tigor, Tata Motors is now prepping iCNG variants of the Altroz.
Expected to be introduced from the XM variant onwards, with fairly decent kit on offer. Pricing should start from near the 7.50L ex-showroom mark.
TaMo waited too long while Suzuki made gold selling CNG variants of any car they wished.

Finally Tata is bringing CNG versions of the workhorse cars in PV - when CNG prices are nearing that of diesel! Of course diesel cars are fewer now and quite costly, I am not sure if Tata will win big in this bet. The reduced boot, costly CNG and less filling network outside of towns coupled together with sticker price higher than the petrol variant of the same car - might be a bit of a deterrent for buyers.

Nonetheness - having a variant is definitely better than not having one. A simple point that TaMo forgot when launching the Safari - without AWD/4x4 .
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Heard some Altrozians are going for engine tuning/ remapping. Any bhpians with experience?

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