Popular automaker Tata Motors has silently made some changes. It has removed six buttons and two rotary knobs from the infotainment system on Nexon and Altroz.
Tata Motors has decided to remove physical controls from Altroz and Nexon. These physical controls on the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system were used for certain functions.
The Altroz and Nexon have received the touchscreen from XM+ and XZ trims respectively. The six-button which the automaker has decided to remove commanded the home, favorites, previous, next, smartphone, and back functions, while the two rotary knobs helped to control the volume and radio tuner.
All these functions will now be integrated into the touchscreen. A panel will replace these controls on both models. While the removal of the buttons gives a cleaner, clutter-free look to the dashboard, it makes it inconvenient for drivers to make adjustments to the infotainment system while driving. For it, they will have to take their eyes off the road.
2021 Tata Nexon
The Tata Nexon receives is available with two engine options-a 110hp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel, and a 120hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine. Both of these engines come coupled with manual and AMT gearbox options.
The SUV is available in five trims including XE, XM, XZ, XZ+, and XZ+(O). The top-end Nexon XZ+(O) comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and iRA connected car technology.
The vehicle also gets an electrically adjustable sunroof, leather upholstery, a rear parking camera, driving modes, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and a cruise control system.
The price of the Tata Nexon varies between Rs 7.10 and 12.79 lakh. It competes against Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
2021 Tata Altroz
The Tata Altroz is available with three engines options-an 86hp, 1.2—litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, a 90hp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel and a 110hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine.
All the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as a standard fit across the range. The automaker is planning to introduce an automatic gearbox option in the future.
The vehicle comes in seven trims-XE, XM, XM+, XT, XZ, XZ(O), and XZ+. Tata Altroz top-end XZ+ trim comes equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and iRA connected car technology. It also offers leather upholstery, ambient lighting, an auto-climate control system, a rear parking camera, auto headlamps, and auto wipers.
The Tata Altroz with the naturally aspirated petrol and diesel engine costs between Rs 5.69 and 9.45 lakh while with iTurbo, its price stands between Rs 7.73 and 8.85 lakh.