Tata Altroz iTurbo premium hatchback production commences at Pimpri, Pune

Tata Motors will officially reveal the Altroz iTurbo on 13th of January. Before that, pictures that show the production of the Altroz iTurbo have surfaced online. The pictures are from the Tata Motors factory and reveal all the changes that the variants will get.

Pictures by Gaadify show the Altroz in the new Harbour Blue colour. It is likely to become the flagship or promotion colour of the Tata Altroz iTurbo when it launches. The pictures show that the new variants look exactly the same as the regular variants of the Altroz. However, there is an additional badge on the vehicle that says “iTURBO”. The Harbour Blue colour will be available exclusively with the iTurbo variants only. There will be other colours available as well.

Since Tata has started the production of the Altroz iTurbo, it is likely that the deliveries will begin soon. Also, the Tata dealerships will soon receive the iTURBO variants for display and test drives.

There are no pictures of the cabin of the vehicle that shows the interior changes. But leaked brochure of the Altroz iTURBO shows that the cabin will get a new dual-tone theme. The standard version of the Altroz gets an all-black dashboard. The iTURBO version gets dual-tone black and light grey theme that adds a premium feel and looks to the vehicle. Other cabin changes include leatherette upholstery, personalized doodle wallpaper setting for the infotainment system, one-touch up power windows. The size of the infotainment system remains the same. However, Tata has added connected features to the iTURBO variants. We are not sure about the exact features that the new addition will offer though. Additionally, the climate control system also gets Xpress Cool feature that allows the owners to bring down the temperature of the cabin in the lowest time. The infotainment system gets additional two tweeters too.

Most powerful Altroz variant

This is the most powerful variant of the Tata Altroz. It gets the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is also available with the Nexon. It generates a maximum power of 110 PS  at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 140 Nm between 1,500 and 5,500 rpm. That is about 28% more power compared to the non-turbocharged petrol variant that generates about 82 PS. The torque output is about 24% more compared to the non-turbocharged version. The Tata Altroz iTurbo is also the most powerful version and is the quickest too. According to the official figures, the Tata Altroz iTurbo can do 0-100 km/h in just 13 seconds. The turbocharged variant also gets additional driving modes. There will be Sport and City modes that will be available exclusively with the iTURBO variants.

Tata Altroz is the first hatchback in India to get a 5-star safety rating by Global NCAP. It gets a long list of safety features including ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, ALFA structure and more. The car also boasts of most wide opening doors in the segment that opens to up to 90 degrees. The price of the new Altroz iTURBO is not known yet. However, it is likely to get a heftier price tag. By how much? That we will get to know tomorrow.