Tata Motors just unveiled the Altroz premium hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show but the automaker showcased the car only in a single, gold colour. Team-BHP member CrazyDriver has just rendered the Altroz in multiple colours – Blue, White and Red – to give us an idea on what the car will look like in different colours. Check it out.
The Tata Altroz will rival the likes of the Maruti Baleno, the Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20 in the premium hatchback segment. It’s slated to launch in the second half of this year, bang in the festive season. Now that Tata Motors has showcased what the car will look like, expect more details and pictures of the car to surface in the coming weeks.
For now, we know that the car will get 2 petrol engines – a 1.2 liter RevoTron unit carried over from the Tiago. This motor will be available in two states of tune – 84 Bhp-115 Nm naturally aspirated, and 100 Bhp-140 Nm turbocharged. Both engines are likely to pack in 5 speed manual gearboxes as standard even as there’s talk about Tata offering a dual clutch AMT option on the Altroz. While Tata is yet to officially confirm a diesel engine for the Altroz, word on the street suggests that the Nexon’s 1.5 liter turbo diesel motor will be offered on the premium hatchback, in detuned form.
We expect Tata Motors to price the Altroz very competitively – a-la-Tiago. The car is likely to undercut two top selling hatchbacks in the segment – the Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. Considering the fact that the Baleno and i20 Elite start from Rs. 5.5 lakhs on an average, the starting price of the Tata Altroz could be nearer to the Rs. 5 lakh mark. This will give the car a value-for-money positioning, considering that it’s actually larger than the Baleno. The Altroz will also be a feature-rich car, and Tata is unlikely to skimp on creature comforts given the segment the hatchback will be operating in.
What this means is, automatic headlamps, cruise control, a touchscreen infotainment interface with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, reverse parking camera, airbags, ABS, multiple driving modes, 60:40 split for the rear seat, push button start with keyless entry and LED headlamps, will all be features offered on the top-end trims of the Altroz. Tata is also readying up an all-electric version of the Altroz, for launch sometime in late 2020-early 2021.
The Altroz EV will be the flagship model in the car’s line-up, with a price tag in excess of Rs. 10 lakhs. All other variants of the car will sit well below the Rs. 10 lakh mark. The Altroz EV is likely to offer a real world range of 250-300 kilometers per charge, making it quite a practical car for everyday use. Moreover, the battery stack will offer a quick charge option, allowing 80 % recharges in just an hour.