Tata Altroz Enhances Safety with Standard Electronic Stability Control

Tata Altroz now comes with Electronic Stability Control as standard, enhancing safety without affecting pricing. Tata also plans to launch a sportier Altroz Racer variant with a more powerful engine.

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Tata Altroz Enhances Safety with Standard Electronic Stability Control

Tata Altroz Enhances Safety with Standard Electronic Stability Control

Tata Motors has announced that its premium hatchback, the Altroz, will now come equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as a standard safety feature across all variants. The addition of ESC aims to enhance the vehicle's safety and stability without affecting its pricing, which starts at ₹6.65 lakh and goes up to ₹10.80 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Altroz continues to offer a range of safety features, including dual front airbags, Brake Sway Control, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and impact-activated door release. The hatchback is available with three powertrain options: a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine, and a 1.5-liter diesel engine. All engines come paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, except for the 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, which is also available with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Why this matters: The inclusion of ESC as a standard feature in the Tata Altroz demonstrates Tata Motors' commitment to enhancing vehicle safety. This move sets a positive example in the Indian automotive industry, where safety features are often reserved for higher-end variants or offered as optional extras.

Tata Motors also plans to launch the Altroz Racer, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2023. The sportier variant will feature a more powerful 118 bhp engine and a 6-speed gearbox upgrade. The Altroz Racer shares its engine with the Nexon, boasting 170 Nm of torque.

The Tata Altroz competes with other premium hatchbacks in the Indian market, such as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and Hyundai i20. The addition of ESC as a standard safety feature across all variants highlights Tata Motors' focus on vehicle safety and emphasizes their commitment to safety.

Key Takeaways

  • Tata Altroz now comes with Electronic Stability Control as standard across variants.
  • Altroz offers safety features like airbags, Brake Sway Control, and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
  • Altroz available with 1.2L petrol, 1.2L turbo petrol, and 1.5L diesel engine options.
  • Tata to launch sportier Altroz Racer variant with 118 bhp engine and 6-speed gearbox.
  • Altroz competes with Baleno, Glanza, and i20; ESC addition highlights Tata's safety focus.