Tata Motors has officially announced that the Altroz premium hatchback will be launched on the 22nd of January, 2020. The automaker has just released a new teaser for the Altroz, announcing the launch date, and also showing the car in multiple angles.
The Tata Altroz will be the Indian automaker’s first stab at the premium hatchback segment. The car will rival the likes of the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20 Elite and the Honda Jazz. We’ve already driven the car, and Tata Motors has revealed everything there is to know about the car apart from pricing, which will be announced on the 22nd of January. Jump right into our first drive review to understand what the Altroz drives like.
The car will be offered with two engine options: a 1.2 liter naturally aspirated triple cylinder petrol with 86 Bhp-113 Nm, and a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel with 89 Bhp-200 Nm. Both engines get 5 speed manual gearboxes as standard, and Tata Motors could offer a twin clutch automatic gearbox sometime next year. An electric variant of the Altroz is also in the works. The Altroz Electric could be launched by the end of 2020 or early 2021.
The car is based on the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP), which will underpin a range of upcoming Tata cars, crossovers, MPVs and compact SUVs. The car comes with a bunch of segment leading features including doors that open a full 90 degrees, a 7 inch digital instrument cluster, drive modes, wearable key and rain sensing wipers. The car is quite spacious and comes with a solid build quality that all buyers will appreciate.
It’s by far Tata Motors’ best effort in the hatchback market, and a cracker of the price tag is what the market is eagerly expecting. We expect the Altroz to significantly undercut rivals such as the Baleno and i20 Elite to drive home the value-for-money point, much like what previous hit Tata cars such as the Tiago and Nexon managed.
The Altroz will be Tata Motors’ first big launch for 2020, a year that will see a slew of new cars from the Indian automaker. The next launch will be the 7 seat version of the Harrier, which will be known as the Gravitas. The Gravitas is likely to be unveiled at the 2020 Indian Auto Expo, scheduled for February this year. The electric variant of the Nexon, showcased recently, will also be launched in India this year. It’ll be Tata Motors’ most ambitious launch in the electric vehicle space.