Tata Motors has been launching new and updated models in the market since the beginning of this year. One such new product that was introduced in their line up was the Altroz premium hatchback. This is Tata Motors first premium hatchback and competes with cars like Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz in the segment. Tata Altroz has a distinct overall design and is the safest car in the segment. It has scored 5 star ratings at Global NCAP crash test and that speaks for the build quality of this homegrown premium hatchback. Here we have a render image that shows what an MPV based on the Altroz hatchback would look like. The Altroz MPV could be Tata Motors’ answer to the best selling Maruti Ertiga.
Tata Altroz as we all know is based on Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture. It is widely known as ALFA platform in the market. What makes this particular special is that it is quite flexible and can accommodate different body types on it. For example, the HBX concept based mini SUV that was showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year is based on the same ALFA platform. This platform is suitable for building a sedan, hatchback, SUV or even an MPV.
That is what exactly, the artist BINNY ZACHARIA, has done here. He has created an MPV that is heavily inspired from the Altroz premium hatchback. In terms of design the MPV is looks the same as the hatchback. It gets the swept back, sleek headlamps and a premium looking front profile. The side profile of the car gets a new set of all black alloy wheels. It feels like the MPV is sitting close to the ground in comparison to the hatchback.
The overall length of the car has been increased to accommodate third row seats however, the wheelbase of the Altroz based MPV remains the same. The tail light gets the same design as regular hatchback with LED lights in them. This MPV version of Altroz gets disc brakes for the rear as well. In terms of design, this looks more like a station wagon than an MPV.
Altroz is currently available with a 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine. Both petrol and diesel variants are available with a manual gearbox only. Tata will soon be introducing a much powerful 1.2 litre turbo petrol version and it will also be getting a twin clutch automatic gearbox option in the future.