Tata has introduced a new XM+ variant in Altroz's line-up, slotted between the XM and XT variants. Initially, it is only available with the petrol engine, its diesel avatar is slated to be launched in next month. Here' how the XM+ variant stand in Altroz's lineup:-
2020 Tata Altroz Prices
Rs 5.44 lakh
Rs 6.99 lakh
Rs 6.30 lakh
Rs 7.50 lakh
Rs 6.60 lakh
Rs 6.99 lakh
Rs 8.19 lakh
Rs 7.59 lakh
Rs 8.79 lakh
Rs 7.75 lakh
Rs 8.95 lakh
*All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.
The newly launched Altroz XM+ trim carries a premium of Rs 30,000 over the XM variant. For this added value, it gets additional features like 16-inch steel wheels with a stylised wheel cover, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, steering mounted controls, and voice command recognition. The other features are identical to the XM trim, which mainly includes power windows, manual AC, electrically adjustable ORVM, drive modes (City and Eco), a foldable key with dual-tone horn, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, high-speed alert system, and front seat belt reminders.
As mentioned above, initially the XM+ trim will only be available with a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox that produces 86PS of peak power and 113Nm of maximum torque. The 1.5-liter diesel engine (90PS/200Nm) will be offered later.
The XM+ is available with the four colour options: Downtown Red, Avenue White, Highstreet Gold, and Midtown Grey. The Skyline Silver colour won’t be offered in this variant.
In other news, Tata is gearing up to introduce a turbocharged petrol engine with the Altroz. It will be powered by Nexon's 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine but in the detuned state. The brand will also bring a Dark Edition of this premium hatch very soon.
In the premium hatchback segment, the Tata Altroz rivals the likes of Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Honda Jazz, VW Polo and Hyundai i20, which has recently got a generation update. With this newly added trim, the Altroz stands out more strongly against its competitors than before.