The Altroz iCNG also gets new features including an electric sunroof
Tata Motors has launched their premium hatchback Altroz with a much-awaited iCNG bi-fuel powertrain. In addition to the powertrain, it also gets feature revisions. Prices start at Rs. 7.55 Lakhs (Ex-showroom) for the base XE variant.
- Twin CNG cylinders for better boot space
- Equipment includes sunroof, wireless charger
- Six variants offered
Tata Altroz iCNG Powertrain
The Altroz iCNG remains powered by the same 1.2L 3cyl naturally-aspirated Revotron engine offered on the petrol-only variant. This unit produces 88HP and 115NM of torque when running on petrol. However, the power output drops to 77HP and 103NM when in CNG mode. Tata is currently only offering the Altroz iCNG with a 5 speed manual transmission. Also to note is that it will be the first car in the segment with an ability to start purely in CNG mode while rivals require to be started on petrol before switching to CNG.
In a unique solution, Tata has also given two 30L CNG cylinders which are mounted under the boot floor to free up boot space. This results in a better space management with a boot capacity of 210 litres as compared to rivals with a single cylinder.
Tata Altroz iCNG Features
Talking of features, Tata has given the it a voice-activated electric sunroof for the first time on the Altroz with this variant. Additionally, they have also introduced wireless smartphone charger and an air purifier. Other equipment remains the same with features such as a 7.0 inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, projector auto headlamps, rear ac vents, 16 inch diamond cut alloys and an 8 speaker Harman music system.
On the outside, the Altroz iCNG remains the same as the regular model barring the new iCNG badge at the rear.
Tata Altroz iCNG Price & Rivals
Tata has launched the Altroz iCNG in six variants, namely XE, XM+,XM+(S), XZ, XZ+(S) and XZ+O(S). Prices range from Rs. 7.55 Lakhs to Rs. 10.55 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). Here is a breakup of variant-wise pricing-
The Altroz iCNG rivals the Maruti Baleno CNG and Toyota Glanza S-CNG which is a rebadged version of Baleno itself. Further, it will also be Tata’s third CNG-powered offering in the market after the Tiago and Tigor iCNGs respectively.