One of the most anticipated car launching early next year from Tata Motors is the Altroz premium hatchback. It will be officially launched in the market in January 2020. Altroz will compete with the cars like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai elite i20, Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza in the segment. Prior to the launch Tata Motors has officially started taking bookings for the upcoming premium hatchback. Tata Motors have also released a video teaser announcing that pre-booking for Altroz has started.
The video shows an Altroz on the move which highlights some of the key features of the car like push button start, part digital and part analog instrument cluster, uniquely styled diamond cut alloy wheels, tail lights, headlights and so on. The pre-booking has already started and one can book Altroz by making an advance payment of Rs 21,000. Deliveries for the Altroz premium hatchback will start in January after launch.
Tata Altroz is based on the concept 45X showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi. It was first showcased at Geneva Motor show along with other models. Altroz has a very striking design with upswept headlamps, kinked window line, blacked out boot, uniquely designed tail lamps and dual tone alloy wheels. On the inside, it gets a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, speakers from Harman, rain sensing wipers, keyless entry, push button start and so on.
Altroz when launched will come in five different colours – Avenue white, Downtown Red, High-Street Gold, Midtown Grey and Skyline Silver. The Altroz will available in five different variants namely, XE, XM, XT, XZ and XZ(O). All the variants will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is a 1.2L Revotron, naturally aspirated unit whereas the diesel Altroz uses 1.5L Revotorq engine.
The petrol engine produces a maximum of 86 Ps of power and 113 Nm of torque. Whereas the diesel version produces 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are mated to a manual transmission and no automatic gearbox is offered as of now. Tata Motors has revealed that a twin clutch automatic gearbox is under development for the Altroz. The Altroz Automatic is likely to make an appearance by the end of 2020. Both the engines are BS6 compliant. Tata is known to price their models very competitively and we expect the case to remain same with Altroz also. The gearbox could be a 7 speed unit.