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Old 2nd December 2022, 17:29   #451
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Heard some Altrozians are going for engine tuning/ remapping. Any bhpians with experience?
This is something I have been waiting to see for a long time. The limitation seems to be the gearbox. So a full blown remap may not be possible.
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Hi Buddy, Did you take the delivery of the Altroz? Please share some pictures, would love to see them!

I have a Ciaz and I want to get a PPF coating done, but as you said, the cost is prohibitive!
Hey MadhavNarayanan , here are some picks of my #Dark!
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Finally I settled for Graphene coating and did not go for PPF for reasons listed below:
1. PPF is too costly : to buy and to maintain (in case of replacement)
2. PPF will also have scratches down the line (after 3-4 years)
3. Not sure about how genuine are the products being offered by the installers.
4. I got Graphene coating done for 16.5 k with 5 year warranty and 3 maintenance / (if needed) complete re-coat in between. I found this a VFM deal.

Btw none of these is going to save your car from dust
It'll just make it little easier for you clean it off, though.
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Hey MadhavNarayanan , here are some picks of my #Dark!
Wow! Beautiful! Congratulations again for the Altroz! I am tempted to give away my Ciaz and get the Altroz. I dont drive much these days. And after having driven a Punto for about 8 years, driving a Ciaz is a little boring. Bangalore traffic makes it worse.

I need to make some enquiries about graphene coating here in Bangalore. My Ciaz has loads of scratches on the bonnet, mostly due to people crossing over from one part of my apartment to the other, and my parking is right next to the cross-over path unfortunately. Also some kids to blame I am not sure if a graphene coat will get rid of these scratches, or if I will have to get it treated before getting the coat.

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I am not sure if a graphene coat will get rid of these scratches, or if I will have to get it treated before getting the coat.
Graphene coat won't take away the scratches.
If the scratches are not too deep then they will rubbing polishing and paint correction before applying the coat. Otherwise repaint is the only option.
Also, graphene or any such coating won't save your car from future scratches like what you have mentioned.
I did it for shine + 2 additional coats which I can avail in 5 years which will help me rejuvenating the color back periodically.
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I have had the opportunity to drive the Petrol (naturally aspirated) Altroz for quite some distance over the past couple of months. The primary car is my good friends', and another being one of another aquaitance in which we recently travelled through a set of very horrible roads+4 laned roads to places like Tada waterfalls and other parts around it. Wanted to share a few points which stood out for me:

1) Engine isn't a strong point but it absolutely isn't bad. 5 people + Luggage + AC - it easily climbs slippery slopes super easy. In very low revs esp in 1st & 2nd gear, there is a cabin shake/ judder as the clutch pedal is released - noticed this in both the examples of the Altroz (P). Didn't get a very positive feeling about the gearshift quality - there's something very unrefined about it in layman terms. But overall, the drivetrain does a very decent job.

2) Suspension is brilliant! It is a bit stiff in lower speeds but overall, it's superbly tuned and it tackled bad roads in decent speeds easily without rattling the occupants. Also, the ground clearance wasn't an issue on the worst of roads. Not once did it bottom out with 5 passengers on board. The stability is solid, steering is very precise & the brakes do a great job as well.

3) Seating and comfort - I loved the front seats but not the rear. The rear seats are too upright to relax and under-thigh support was a little lacking. Otherwise, legroom is great, Air-con is good and handrests are very useful too. For the driver, the dashboard is set a little high so I always preferred raising the seat height.

4) Infotainment has been really good. Apple Car Play and Android Auto worked seamlessly every single time and audio quality was really good even in the XT trim. For the very first time, I tried using Cruise control in a manual vehicle and it was interesting. I'm okay with the screen size.

5) Car no. 1 has run 6k kms - zero rattles + one or two tiny niggles.
Car no. 2 has run 17.7 k kms and has been handled quite rougly - zero rattles.

Absolutely loved the car as I drive it more and more. I would have loved if the engine were smoother and the cabin shake in low revs never existed. It doesn't fit in a 9L car or rather, any car in 2022. Along with it, a slightly more inclined rear seat would make such a huge difference to the rear seat comfort. Can't wait to drive the Diesel sometime soon!

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Hi!

Anybody tried installing some aftermarket wireless charger in their Altroz?
The space below the 12v socket/ USB port is perfect for keeping the phone and looks like it can accommodate the wireless charger.
Just need to find the right product.
Appreciate if someone can help.


Also, is there any Whatsapp group for Altroz owners?
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I have a 2020 Altroz XT and i was about to write a ownership review. But you covered most of the technicalities. Thank you for that
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Tata Altroz wearable key to be discontinued from Jan 2023.
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Tata Altroz wearable key to be discontinued from Jan 2023.
Have a mid 2021 model (XZ) and didnít get this key.
My friend having start of 2021 XZ got it, so I think it was discontinued long back.

Prasanna/others can confirm though.
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Have a mid 2021 model (XZ) and didnít get this key.
My friend having start of 2021 XZ got it, so I think it was discontinued long back.

Prasanna/others can confirm though.
I got a smart key and a wearable band.

I would rather have 2 smart keys instead of that useless band.

Mine is October 2021 manufactured.
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I took delivery of my Altroz i-Turbo XZ+ on 30th October 2022, car manufactured September 2022 and received 1 Smart Key and 1 wearable band. Contrary to popular opinion I really like the band and use it everyday - in the past nearly 47 days have had limited use of the Smart key and have reserved it for when I have to hand it to a valet at a hotel/restaurant or going to the service centre.

Was told during car delivery that second key won't come through and at first was a bit peeved, but after using the band over time have grown to like it's usage - more so because it works flawlessly and hasn't failed me, yet!
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Did anyone notice a smoke like smell that comes in every now and then randomly? It goes away on its own after a while though. 2019 XE Petrol.
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Re: Tata Altroz : Official Review

Hello fellow owners,

How would you rate ride quality of Altroz soft - medium - firm?
I am into first month of ownership of my Altroz and getting used to it.

At city speeds, even on minor undulation I feel body-roll much more than what I expected.
For reference, it felt lesser in Nexon despite of higher ground clearance.
I maintain tyre pressure of 32 psi all around.

Should I report it to SC during first service or it is normal behaviour?
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Hello fellow owners,

How would you rate ride quality of Altroz soft - medium - firm?
I am into first month of ownership of my Altroz and getting used to it.

At city speeds, even on minor undulation I feel body-roll much more than what I expected.
For reference, it felt lesser in Nexon despite of higher ground clearance.
I maintain tyre pressure of 32 psi all around.

Should I report it to SC during first service or it is normal behaviour?
Congrats on the purchase. Do you mean body roll while turning into corners or harshness that enters the cabin over potholes and bad roads?

If it's the latter, the Altroz certainly has it in slow speeds, I'd say anything below 60-70 kmph. The car is much stiffer than the competition and it shows in the slow-speed ride quality. But, the upside is that it's stable at high speeds and is unfazed going over rumble strips in triple digit speeds. I think the Nexon's higher ground clearance and thicker tyres helps its ride quality.

There's not much the service center can do about it. Which variant do you have? The top-spec variants have a lower profile of tyre which hurts the ride quality a little bit more.

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