On the occasion of the hatchback’s second anniversary, Tata Motors has expanded the Dark edition range of the Altroz. The Altroz Dark edition is now available in the mid-level XT trim, prices for which start at Rs 7.96 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, Delhi). The carmaker has also updated the top-spec Dark XZ+ with more features and a new engine option.
- Altroz Dark XT gets leatherette upholstery and more
- Dark XZ+ gains a tyre pressure monitoring system
- Altroz Dark available with three engine options
Tata Altroz XT Dark edition: what’s new?
The Tata Altroz XT Dark costs Rs 46,000 more than the standard Altroz XT it's based on. For the additional cash, the Dark edition gains Cosmo Dark exterior paint, dark tinted “Hyperstyle” wheels (not alloys), “#Dark” exterior badging, an all-black interior theme, perforated leatherette seats, height adjustable driver’s seat, front seatbelts and rear headrests, and leather-wrapped steering and gear lever.
The new Altroz XT Dark is available with an 86hp, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit, the more powerful 110hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine or a 90hp, 1.5-litre diesel mill – all of which get only a 5-speed manual gearbox. Given below are prices for the new Tata Altroz XT Dark.
|Altroz XT Dark price comparison (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Dark edition price||Standard price||Difference|
|Altroz 1.2 petrol||Rs 7.96 lakh||Rs 7.50 lakh||Rs 46,000|
|Altroz iTurbo||Rs 8.56 lakh||Rs 8.10 lakh||Rs 46,000|
|Altroz 1.5 diesel||Rs 9.16 lakh||Rs 8.70 lakh||Rs 46,000|
Tata Altroz XZ+ Dark edition: what’s new?
With this update, Tata has also added the 90hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine option to the Altroz XZ+ Dark. For reference, the Altroz Dark XZ+ was earlier only available with the two petrol engines. The Altroz XZ+ Dark diesel is priced at Rs 10.00 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is Rs 30,000 more than the standard Altroz XZ+ diesel.
Furthermore, the manufacturer has also taken the opportunity to add certain features to the XZ+ Dark trim. All Altroz XZ+ Dark models will now get additional safety features like a Brake Sway Control and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Tata Altroz: competition check
The Altroz’s range expansion comes just ahead of the launch of one of its biggest competitors, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, in its facelifted avatar. Apart from the Baleno, the Altroz also competes with other premium hatchbacks like the Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, Toyota Glanza (which is also due for a facelift soon) and the Volkswagen Polo.
With the Tata Altroz Dark editions now more accessible and better equipped, would you opt for one? Let us know in the comments.