Tata Altroz creates new record, covers 1,603 km in 24 hours

Written by Nizam Shaikh
The Record

The Tata Altroz hot hatchback made its landmark entry into the India Book of Records by covering a distance of 1,603 km in 24 hours setting a new record in India. The new long-distance driving record set by Mr Devjeet Saha, who is an MBA by profession and an automobile enthusiast. The Pune based car enthusiast started the journey from Satara on 15th December 2020, turning around at Bengaluru and finishing the 1603 km journey in Pune on 16th December 2020.

The Car

The Tata Altroz hot hatchback gave the testament of comfort on long journeys during the record. The Tata Altroz made its debut last year and in January 2021 the car celebrated its first anniversary with the launch of the Tata Altroz iTurbo, a turbo-petrol variant of the Altroz. Along with the new engine, Tata Altroz also came with a new colour on the iTurbo variant called Harbour Blue.

Powertrain Options

Powering the Tata Altroz is the BS6 emission-compliant 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 86 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. A new BS6 emission-compliant 1.2-litre  three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that makes 110 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque and a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. All three engines on the Tata Altroz come with a 5-speed manual transmission and currently, there is no automatic option on offer.

Sales & Price

Tata Motors retail close to 4,000 units of the Altroz hatchback per month and close to 90% of the Altroz sold is in its petrol-powered avatar. The Tata Altroz also crossed the 50,000 sales milestone just under a year. The Altroz starts at INR 5.69 lakh ex-showroom with the iTurbo variant starting at INR 7.73 lakh ex-showroom.


The Tata Altroz competes with the turbo-petrol hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen Polo, the Hyundai i20, as well as naturally-aspirated petrol hatchbacks the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza.