Tata Motors had a good start earlier this year with the launch of two new products – the first one was the premium hatchback Altroz, and the second was the Nexon EV. The Altroz is Tata’s first premium hatchback has become popular because of its unique design among buyers in a short span of time. It is also one of the safest premium hatchback in the segment and the only one to get a 5-star crash test rating in Global NCAP. As per Team-Bhp, Tata Motors is planning to launch a turbocharged petrol version of the Altroz hatchback to make it more appealing to buyers. According to the thread, Tata Motors is expected to start the production of turbo petrol Altroz once the lockdown is lifted and aim at launching it during the festive season later this year.
The Tata Altroz will be getting a 1.2 litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine that is already seen in Tata Nexon compact SUV. Currently the car is available with a petrol and a diesel engine, and according to the new report, Tata will launch the Altroz with a turbo petrol engine in the market.
The engine is Altroz is not likely to be as powerful as the one seen in Nexon and will be generating 102 Ps and 141 Nm of peak torque. The engine will get de-tuned to achieve a perfect balance of fuel economy and power. In comparison to the naturally aspirated petrol engine, the turbo petrol engine generates 17 Ps more power and 27 Nm more torque.
The Altroz is a good looking, feature loaded hatchback. On the outside, it has sleek looking projector type headlamps, with LED DRL, split LED tail lights, dual tone alloy wheels, 90 degree wide opening doors and so on. The car gets standard safety features like dual airbags, ABS, EBD and rear parking sensors.
On the inside, Altroz gets a spacious cabin with features like ambient lighting on dashboard, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is not known whether the 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine will get the DCT twin clutch automatic gearbox or not. Such a gearbox is also under development for the Altroz.
The naturally aspirated petrol engine in Altroz currently generates 85 Ps and 114 Nm of torque and the 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine generates 90 Ps and 200 Nm of peak torque and is available with manual transmission only. As of now price for Altroz starts at Rs 5.29 lakh ex-showroom and this likely to go up once the turbo petrol version is launched.