Tata Motors had launched their first ever premium hatchback Altroz in the market earlier this year. It is an all-new product that competes with cars like Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz in the segment. It is currently the safest car in the segment with 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test. Tata has been coming up with several good looking cars in the market. They launched facelifted versions of almost all their models and Altroz is also a car that has a unique design to it. Here we have a render image that shows how Tata Altroz would look like, if it were to get a Harrier inspired front look.
The render image has been shared by Indian Auto on their youtube channel. The artist has minor changes at the front to give it an entirely different look. The front fascia of the Altroz has been replaced with the one seen in Tata Harrier SUV. There are dual function LED DRLs placed on the either side of the front grille and the projector headlamps are placed on the front bumper.
The Altroz normally gets sleek looking projector type headlamps units that actually looks like an extension of the front grille. It gets a LED DRLs integrated inside the fog lamp on the bumper. This new render with Harrier like front fascia is actually giving it a bit more aggressive stance. It looks a bit more bold and the grille does not look odd either. Apart from the headlamps, grille and DRLs, everything else remains the same on the hatchback.
It gets thick gloss black lining on the window, dual tone machine cut alloy wheels, split tail lamps and so on. Tata Altroz is a premium hatchback with decent list of features. It gets automatic headlamps, blue ambient lighting, touchscreen infotainment system, multi function steering wheel, 90 degree wide opening door and so on. Altroz get Impact 2.0 design philosophy which is also seen on many other Tata models.
Altroz is based on ALFA platform which Tata will be utilising more in the future. Tata is currently working on a micro SUV based on HBX concept showcased at the expo earlier this year. This micro SUV will also be using the same platform. ALFA platform is quite flexible and can accommodate different body styles like hatchback, sedan, SUV and MPVs on it.
Tata Altroz is available with two engine options – one petrol and one diesel. The petrol version of Altroz is powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated unit generating 85 Ps and 114 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version is powered by a 1.5 litre engine that generates 90 Ps and 200 Nm of peak torque. Tata Altroz is currently available with a manual transmission only.
Tata is working on a turbocharged version of the 1.2 litre petrol engine and is expected to be launched in the market soon. It is the same engine that is already seen in Tata Nexon. The upcoming turbo petrol engine might be offered with a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission. Tata Nexon petrol generates 120 Ps. Tata is expected to tune this engine in Altroz slightly so that it has ample power and return good fuel efficiency. All new i20 and Polo are the premium hatchbacks that are currently available with a turbo petrol engine.