Tata Motors unveiled the all-new Tata Altroz in the Geneva Motor Show recently. The all-new premium hatchback will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20 in the Indian market. Tata joined hands with Jayem Automobiles to form the Jayem Tata Performance (JTP) and last year they launched the performance version of the Tata Tiago and the Tata Tigor. The next JTP model is expected to be the Nexon but in the future, a high-performance JTP version of the vehicle might be launched in the Indian market. Here is a rendered image that shows what the all-new performance model will look like.
The rendered image by MotorBeam shows the Tata Altroz fully suited up in JTP clothes. To add the sporty touch, the Altroz JTP has been given a de-chrome package that replaces the shiny parts of the vehicle with high gloss black panels. There is a body too that includes a front underbody bumper spoiler and side skirts. The all-black grille gets the JTP badge on it while the alloy wheels have been replaced with all-black ones. The mirror gets a red finish that adds to the sporty touch. The JTP version of the Altroz gets an all-black roof and smoked headlamps too.
Tata officially revealed that the all-new Altroz will get powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Nexon. In the Altroz, it will generate a maximum power of 100 Bhp and 140 Nm of peak power. However, the same engine produces a maximum power of 108 Bhp and 170 Nm in the Nexon and a massive 112 Bhp and 150 Nm in the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP. It is quite possible that Tata will re-tune the engine for the Altroz JTP when it launches and will increase the overall power of the vehicle.
Officially, Tata has not said anything about the launch of the high-performance version of the Altroz yet. However, there are good chances that Tata will introduce the high-performance version of the premium hatchback in the future. The JTP models are low-volume and are focussed purely on the enthusiasts. The maximum sales volume of the model come from the regular models.
The Altroz is also expected to get a diesel engine, which will be the same as the 1.5-litre unit powering the Tata Nexon. It generates a maximum of 108 Bhp and 260 Nm in the Tata Nexon but it is expected to be re-tuned for the Altroz. The Altroz will have an overall weight lower than 1000 kg, which will make it quite fun to drive, especially with the powerful engines.
The ALFA Arc platform that underpins the Tata Altroz will also underpin the upcoming H2X and another mid-size SUV that will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. The Altroz JTP may get launched sometime next year in the Indian market.