The Tata Altroz is expected to launch soon in the Indian market and is aiming to shake the premium hatchback segment and this is a quick read about everything we know about the Tata Altroz so far. The premium hatchback from Tata will rival the likes of the Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Glanza and the Hyundai Elite i20. In typical Tata style, the Altroz is likely to get aggressive pricing, possibly undercutting the likes of the Baleno and Elite i20.
The Altroz will be the first premium hatchback from Tata Motors, and is likely to get plush interiors, a long list of features and plenty of space on the inside. Safety features such as twin airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, speed alerts, seat belt reminders, and ISOFIX child seat mounting points are likely to be offered on the car.
Tata’s new Impact Design 2.0 philosophy is featured in the Altroz, most prominently seen in the shark nose and sharp lines across the bodywork. Underpinning the premium hatchback is the Alpha ARC platform, which aims to be a balance between versatility and agility. The Altroz is based on Tata’s ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) modular architecture and is expected to spawn other body styles in the years to come.
The feature list could include a keyless entry, climate control, a 7.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering-mounted controls and rear AC vents. The exterior could see projector headlamps – all-LED tail lamps. Higher variants could possibly get six airbags, a reverse parking camera, and a few other safety features. Also, higher variants could see 16-inch alloy wheels on offer.
(Official teasers from Tata Altroz’s official website)
The engines on offer could be two BS6 petrol and one diesel unit can be expected in the Altroz. Higher-end variants are likely to get a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor that churns out 100Bhp and 140Nm of torque, while the lower variant is expected to come with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine from the Tiago. This engine produces 85 BHP and 114 NM. Tata might borrow the 1.5-litre diesel engine from the Nexon which makes 110 BHP and 260 NM of torque. The petrol engines are expected to be offered with a choice of a 5-speed manual and AMT option, while the diesel is likely to be paired with a manual gearbox. Also, an optional automatic transmission could be on offer.
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