Just a week before its launch on 22nd January, Tata Motor's premimum hatchback Altroz has secured a perfect 5-star rating at the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) crash tests. Tata Altroz is country's second Made-in-India car to have secured a perfect five after the Tata Nexon.
Also, this is the first for the Global NCAP issuing safety rating results for a car that's is yet to be commercially launched. Altroz scored spectacular 16.13 points out of 17 in adult occupant protection.
Altroz’s body shell as 'stable'
Global NCAP subjected Tata Altroz to a front offset crash test as well as a side-impact test. GNCAP noted that the Altroz’s body shell was stable and the car as capable of withstanding further loadings. The car provided good protection to front occupants head, neck and knees, while also providing adequate protection for the chest.
Altroz child occupant safety
In child occupant safety, the Altroz secured three stars, scoring 29 points out of a potential 49. The report stated that the protection for the 1.5-year-old child dummy was good. The backrest of the child seat for the 3-year-old child dummy unlatched during the crash and the dummy’s head hit the interiors.
Complete safety features
The Global NCAP used the chose the entry-level model of the Tata Altroz. Tata claims that safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control, seatbelt reminder, speed alert system and Isofix anchorages are standard across all the variants.
The Altroz will be offered with two BS6-compliant engine options, a 1.2-litre petrol motor which produces 86hp and 113Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel engine which makes 90hp and 200Nm of torque. Both the versions will be available with a five-speed manual transmission. The company is also working on dual clutch automatic gearbox, which will up for sale in the second half of 2020.
Tata Altroz is expected to be priced in the range of ₹5-8 lakh (ex-showroom), which will rival popular cars like – the Hyundai i20 and Maruti's Baleno,