Tata Altroz will be officially revealed tonight by Tata Motors. Before that, Tata Motors has officially uploaded a glimpse of what the all-new Altroz will look like in production form. The Altroz is the first-ever premium hatchback from the brand that will take on the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the Indian market. Tata has revealed the front-end of the vehicle before officially announcing the specs and other details about the vehicle later this evening.
Tata Motors will officially start accepting the bookings for the all-new Altroz in Indian market tomorrow. However, the car will officially launch in January 2020. It will follow the same launch strategy that the brand followed during the Tata Harrier launch. Since it is a Tata product, the vehicle will be priced quite competitively and it is expected to undercut the price of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the market.
The all-new Tata Altroz is the first vehicle that will utilise the ALFA platform of the brand. The same platform will also underpin a host of Tata products in the future in the upcoming compact SUV, which is currently codenamed as Hornbill.
The video uploaded by Tata Motors is from Jaisalmer, where the official media drive is taking place. The vehicle in red colour in the video is likely to be the top-end variant. It reveals the official alloy wheels that look like 16-inches in size. The dual-tone, precision-cut alloy wheels look quite good on the vehicle. The video also reveals the front-end design of the Altroz that gets sleek headlamps that are integrated into the grille itself.
The headlamps have LED DRLs on the extreme corners that add the uniqueness to the vehicle. Just below the headlamps, large fog lamps are located, which give a sense of split headlamps. The images are shared by Nikhil Bhatia on Twitter.
The Altroz gets a straightforward window line that ensures that the rear passengers get large windows and airy cabin feeling. The rear of the vehicle that cannot be seen in the video, gets a very sleek look and a black stripe that connects both the LED tail lamps.
Talking about the engine options, the Tata Altroz will get two different engines at the start. There will be a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that also powers the Tata Tiago. The engine will be tuned down for the Altroz. The diesel engine powering the Altroz will be the 1.5-litre unit that also powers the Nexon. Initially, only manual transmission options will be available with the Altroz but at a later date, automatic options will be added too.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine generates a maximum power of 86 PS and peak torque of 113 Nm. It gets two engine drive modes – Eco and City and there is a five-speed manual transmission.
The diesel engine powering the Altroz is the 1.5-litre unit that generates a maximum power of 90 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm. It gets a six-speed transmission. The top-end version of the Altroz gets features like 7-inch TFT infotainment system with 4-speakers from Harman, 16-inch alloy wheels, front disc brakes, projector headlamps, 7-inch TFT display on the instrument cluster and more.