Tata Altroz Turbo-Petrol Review : 9 Pros & 9 Cons

Tata Altroz Pros:

  • Turbo-petrol is vastly superior to the n/a petrol. Altroz finally gets the petrol engine it deserves
  • 1.2T offers good driveability & satisfactory performance
  • Looks absolutely stunning! Solid build too
  • Nice interior with good quality parts & adequate space
  • Accommodating 345-litre boot is among the biggest of the segment
  • Mature on-road behaviour, including at highway speeds
  • 5-star NCAP safety rating! Safety package includes dual airbags, CSC, break reminder etc.
  • Enjoyable Harman 8-speaker ICE. One of the better audio systems in this segment
  • Impressive kit (auto headlamps & wipers, cruise control, leatherette seats, adjustable armrest...)

Tata Altroz Cons:

  • Not a hot hatch! Performance is fair, but not explosive like the Polo TSI. 0-100 in 11.9 seconds
  • Max revs of merely 5,500 rpm! That's way too low for a petrol
  • The Altroz turbo-petrol inexplicably makes 9 BHP & 30 Nm lesser than the Nexon!!!
  • No automatic gearbox option in a market that loves its ATs
  • Suspension has a firm edge at low speeds (16" rim variants). Bad roads will bother you
  • Service visit every 6 months / 7,500 km (1 year / 10,000 km is the norm today)
  • Some missing features (auto-dimming IRVM, thinner spare tyre on top trims, split-folding rear seat...)
  • Tata's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble
  • Concerns over niggles in a freshly-baked Tata product

Read Team-BHP's detailed Tata Altroz 1.2L Turbo-Petrol Review


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