Tata Motors is at it again! The brand has received a five star crash test rating for its Altroz hatchback. In as many tests conducted, both the Altroz and, the Nexon before it have now scored perfect five stars in crash tests. The Altroz is yet to be launched in the country, with the launch slated for January 22.
Tata will launch the Altroz with BS-VI compliant petrol as well as diesel engines. These engines are familiar units from the Nexon but have a detuned configuration for use here. The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol produces 86PS/113Nm. As for the 1.5-litre turbo diesel, it makes 90PS/200Nm. One can order these engines only with a 5-speed manual while a CVT is in the works too. Tata hasn’t released efficiency numbers but we expect them to be around 20kmpl and 24kmpl respectively.
That’s nice to know! Did the Tata Altroz score well in child safety?
The Tata Altroz scored five stars for grown-up and three for child protection. Global NCAP chose the base model for this test. As part of the regulations mandated in India, Tata Motors has fitted dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cornering ABS as well as ISOFIX child seat anchorage tethers. Both the footwell as the body structure of the Altroz was rated as being stable. This is very important as post crash most car structured become unstable. So a second crash right after the first one will definitely be fatal. Nonetheless, the chest protection was recorded as adequate. Even the head as well as neck protection was recorded as good. The child protection system showed as good for an 18-month old dummy with a rearward facing seat. When the three year old CRS was installed forward facing, the seat backrest got unlatched in the crash. This led to the score reduction and plus the lack of a 3-point belt at the rear points towards the 3-star eating for child occupant protection.
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