Tata Altroz To Get New XM+ Variant Soon
The new mid-spec variant will make touchscreen infotainment system more affordable
Altroz XM+ is based on the one above base XM trim.
The XM+ adds features such as 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 16-inch wheels.
Tata is expected to price the XM+ between the XM and XT trims at a premium of around Rs 40,000 over the XM.
The Altroz also offers factory-fitted accessory packages on the XM trim and other variants.
The Tata Altroz hatchback is about to get a new XM+ mid-spec variant ahead of Diwali. It will add a few extra features over the one above base XM variant. The new XM+ trim should help attract a few undecided buyers to the premium hatchback segment, especially with the launch of the new Hyundai i20 around the corner.
The key feature addition to the XM+ trim is the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay over a basic audio system. It also gets steering-mounted controls and a remote foldable key. In terms of visuals, the XM+ gets 16-inch wheels, instead of the 14-inch wheels offered on the XM. They’re still steelies but the larger wheels are a better look for the Altroz.
The rest of the feature list is the same as the XM with ambient lighting in the footwell and electrically adjustable and folding outside rearview mirrors. Compared to the XT, the XM+ misses out on a rearview camera, two tweeters, LED daytime running lights, engine-idle stop-start, cruise control and auto AC. So, the XM+ trim isn’t an affordable XT but instead, makes the Altroz a more tempting option when upgrading to the premium hatchback segment.
The Altroz is also the only one in its segment to offer factory-assembled accessory packages. Its XM variant gets the choice of two custom packs: Style and Rhythm. The former adds 16-inch wheels, front fog lamps with DRLs and contrast black roof while the Rhythm pack includes the touchscreen infotainment system, two tweeters, and a rear camera. If you opt for both, you would have to pay a premium of Rs 64,000 over the XM which is priced at Rs 6.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Since the XM+ offers a few bits from both, it will likely be more affordable with a premium of around Rs 40,000.
Tata will be launching the XM+ variant with the 1.2-litre petrol engine only. The 1.5-litre diesel engine option is scheduled to go on sale in December. It is currently priced from Rs 5.44 lakh to Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Altroz rivals the likes of the Maruti Baleno/Toyota Glanza, new Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.
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