The Tata Altroz XM+ trim-level has just joined the premium hatchback’s range. The new trim-level is positioned above the mid-spec XM trim in the Altroz’s line-up. In terms of feature, the XM+ gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, steering mounted controls, voice alerts, and voice command recognition. It also comes with 16-inch steel wheels with stylised wheel cover. Tata is set to launch Altroz XM+ in Nepal in upcoming days. There are addition to all the features available on the mid-spec XM trim, such as ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, drive modes and many more.
All these added features in the XM+ trim will cost more than the new one that is currently available in the Nepalese market. Although, when put in context of the Style and Rhythm packages Tata offers on the XM trim, the new XM+ trim makes sense.It also adds 16-inch steel wheels, contrast black roof, body coloured ORVMs, front and rear fog lamps and LED DRLs to the XM variant. Of these features, only the larger wheels are also available on the XM+. In the XM trim, this package adds a 7.0-inch infotainment system and a reverse park assist camera. While the latter isn’t offered on the XM+.
Under the hood, the Altroz can be had with either a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated petrol that produces 86hp and 113Nm of torque or a 1.5-litre, turbo-diesel that puts out 90hp and 200Nm of torque. Both engine options are currently only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is also worth mentioning that the Altroz XM+ trim is currently only available with the petrol engine option. Being a premium hatchback, the Tata Altroz takes on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and the recently launched all-new Hyundai i20 in Nepal.
Tata is working on a variety of new variants and new powertrain options for the Altroz which could be available in Nepal by next year. We’ve previously reported that a Tata Altroz Dark Edition is in development, while the carmaker is also working on a dual-clutch automatic for the Altroz petrol as well as a turbo-petrol powered Altroz, which is set to launch in the coming months. Stay tune for more information about auto news in Nepal.