All About the Tata Altroz

All About the Tata Altroz

The Tata Altroz is likely to get three engine options - a 1.2 l petrol, 1.2 l turbo petrol and a 1.5 l turbo diesel

First showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, Tata’s 45X concept is finally ready to be launched in India. The Tata Altroz, as it is officially now know, is slated to be launched soon with previews for the media taking place early in December. Before we get a chance to sample this latest treat from Tata, we take you through a quick preview of the facts we know about the Altroz.

Tata has outdone themselves when it comes to the design of the Altroz. Moving from strength to strength, Partap Bose, the Design boss at Tata has been rendering some very exclusive looking models. In our opinion, the initial looks of the Tata Altroz are sure to slay the beholder. What makes it interesting to ogle at are funky new looks for the façade, the headlamp cluster, the shoulder line  as well as the rear.

While the Altroz was shown in final production form at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, there is slight possibility of India specific additions. The Altroz is slated to be India’s largest and most premium hatchback. It is expected to launch in India in January 2020. Tata has based the Altroz on their Impact 2.0 design scheme and kept it as identical as possible to the concept variant.

The interior of the new Tata Altroz will reportedly get an all-black finish for  the dashboard with a layering type design scheme. Further as on the Harrier, the new Altroz may get a part digital part analogue instrument cluster. The cabin will get some cool tech as well, including  a 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment unit that will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The Altroz is said to be generously spacious and offers a 341 l luggage capacity.

Tata is likely to plonk in the 1.2 l petrol mill from the Tiago as a base offering. Further, it is also likely that the Altroz may just get the turbo-petrol unit from the Nexon as well as the 1.5 l diesel. While taking on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20 and the Honda Jazz, the Tata Altroz is likely to be priced between Rs 5.5 – 9 lakh

 

Joshua David Luther
Author: Joshua David Luther
Joshua’s passion for cars & bikes brought him into the automotive media industry more than half a decade ago. A grease monkey at heart, he loves understanding how new technologies work and spends his time interacting with engineers and CXOs of companies, learning about these technologies. In his role of a Principal Correspondent, Joshua writes about technology, new vehicles and the automotive industry. He tweets @joshuadavidlut1