Altroz is Tata Motors first ever premium hatchback. It was launched in the market earlier this year and competes with cars like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz in the segment. With 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test, it is one of the safest car in its segment. Tata offers Altroz with both petrol and diesel engine options. There have been hints that Tata will be introducing a turbo petrol version of the premium hatchback in the market. It seems like Tata is all set to launch the turbo petrol petrol version of Altroz in the market as the prices of the same have already leaked online. The launch is likely to happen in a few weeks from now.
The upcoming turbo petrol version of the Altroz premium hatchback will be powered by a 1.2 litre Revotron engine that generates 110 Ps and 140 Nm of peak torque. The current 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine of the Altroz generates 83 Ps and 113 Nm of torque. According to the leaked documents, the price for turbo petrol version will start at Rs 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 8.75 lakh. It will be available in four trim levels – XT, XT(O), XZ and XZ(O).
The turbocharged petrol engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Although, there have been talks about introducing a DCT gearbox in Altroz, it is not known whether the turbo petrol engine will come with an automatic gearbox or not. Currently petrol and diesel engine versions of Altroz is available with a manual gearbox only.
The turbo petrol version is definitely pricier than the naturally aspirated version but, in comparison to other premium hatchbacks like Volkswagen Polo and Baleno petrol, it is still cheaper. Tata Motors had initially showcased the turbo petrol version of Altroz at Geneva Motor Show last year. Apart from the new engine, no changes are expected in the hatchback in terms of design and features.
Altroz is also available with a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine. It generates a maximum of 90 Ps and 200 Nm of peak torque mated to a manual gearbox. If Tata Motors prices the Altroz in this manner, then there are chances that they will pose a threat to other cars in the segment who are expensive than Tata’s premium hatchback.