Tata Motors has officially updated the website of Altroz with new pictures, which partially reveals the production-ready car. The all-new Altroz will be launched in the Indian market in July or August this year and before the launch, the car has already been spotted without any cover on the Indian roads. However, this the first time that the teaser images of the production version of the Altroz have been revealed officially by Tata Motors.
The Tata Altroz will be the first-ever premium hatchback from the brand in the Indian market. It was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and since then it has been spotted testing on the Indian roads multiple times. The all-new Altroz will be the first product that will be based on the all-new ALFA-ARC platform. The same platform will also underpin the upcoming vehicles like H2X.
The Altroz will get the latest design philosophy of Tata Motors. The premium hatchback will get the regular set-up of main headlamps and fog lamps positioned differently. It will not be like the Hyundai Venue or the Tata Harrier, that get sleek lamps beside the grille. Nonetheless, the Altroz gets huge fog lamps that add an aggressive design to the front-end of the car. Moreover, the Altroz also gets a contrasting beltline, similar to the design of the Tata Nexon. From the rear, the Altroz looks extremely good with a black enclosure around the tail lamps that connect both the LED tail lamps. Overall, the Altroz looks modern and gets a head-turning design.
On the inside, the Tata Altroz will get a floating-type infotainment screen similar to the Tata Nexon. The instrument console is a hybrid of digital and analogue, which is inspired by the Tata Harrier but the edges of the instrument cluster are squarer. It will get a similar 7-inch MID, which will also work as the tachometer while the speedometer will be connected to the analogue needle. The premium hatchback from Tata will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and also the rebadged Toyota Glanza.
The engine details of the all-new Altroz are not known yet. However, it is likely to be powered by BS6 engine option. Initially, only the BS6 compliant diesel engine option will be available with the Altroz. The engine will be the upgraded version of the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that powers the Tata Nexon. In the Nexon, the same engine produces a maximum power of 108 Bhp and peak torque of 260 Nm. In the Altroz, the power output is expected to be de-tuned. Also, at a later date, the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine can also be offered with the Tata Altroz.