The Altroz XT’s new feature comes at no added cost, compared to the previous version.

  • The updated Tata Altroz XT petrol costs Rs 6.84 lakh, while the diesel costs Rs 8.44 lakh.
  • Auto climate control was previously reserved for the XZ and XZ (O) trims.

The Tata Altroz is the Indian carmaker’s first ever offering in the premium hatchback segment and was launched back in January, 2020. Likely based on customer feedback, to make its mid-range XT variant a bit more attractive, Tata Motors has introduced one small equipment update.

What’s new with the Tata Altroz XT?

With this update Tata has added automatic climate control to the mid-spec XT variant of the Altroz. Prior to the update, the Altroz XT was only available with a manual AC and this feature was reserved only for the XZ and XZ(O) trims.

Besides this, the XT trim is still pretty well loaded up, with features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a part-digital instrument cluster with a 7.0-inch colour screen, keyless entry and go, cruise control, a rear-view camera, electrically adjustable and folding wing mirrors, LED daytime running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels, to name a few.

2020 Tata Altroz XT engines, price and competitors

Tata offers the Altroz with an 86hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 90hp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine – both of which are paired to 5-speed manual gearboxes; there is no automatic option yet. The XT trim is priced at Rs 6.84 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 8.44 lakh for the diesel version (ex-showroom, India), which interestingly, is identical to the pre-update model.

In terms of competition, the Tata Altroz competes in premium hatchback segment and takes on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Hyundai i20.