Tata Altroz will be the next big launch from the Indian manufacturer. The all-new Altroz has been spotted multiple times under heavy camouflage on the Indian roads. It will be the first car from the manufacturer that will be launched in the premium hatchback segment in India. But before that, Tata has officially released a teaser video that shows the side of the Tata Altroz.
The Tata Altroz was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. However, the production version of the premium hatchback will be different from the pre-production version. However, both the vehicles look almost identical except for a few small details. The all-new Tata Altroz will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz in the segment. It will be launched by the end of this year or in January 2020.
It is the first car that will utilise the new Agile Light Flexible Architecture (ALFA) platform from Tata Motors. Just like all the new Tata vehicles in the Indian market, the Altroz will also follow the new IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. It gets a sleek set of headlamps. The headlamps are integrated into the grille with a humanity line flowing through the width of the vehicle.
The vehicle’s wheel arches are flared and it gets deep creases on the side that adds a very masculine theme to the vehicle. The window line of the Tata Altroz gets a black insert that adds a very sophisticated look to the premium hatchback. In the teaser, we can see the diamond-cut alloy wheels that are likely to be around 16-inches. At the rear, the Tata Altroz gets an interesting design. It gets a black insert that connects both the tail lamps. The tail lamps are all LED and look very sleek.
The cabin of the Tata Altroz will be similar to the Nexon but it looks quite premium. It gets a floating-type infotainment screen that will get the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system. The steering wheel gets all the controls to control the infotainment system. The vehicle’s AC vents also get accents that match the body colour. The contrasting colour on the all-black dashboard looks very interesting.
The console of the Tata Altroz will be similar to the Tata Harrier. However, it will get a different overall shape. To start with, the shape of the console will be more on the squarer side rather than the rounded shape of the Harrier. The hybrid digital-analogue system will be carried over from the Harrier.
The engine options of the all-new Altroz are not known yet. However, it is likely to get the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine that powers the Tata Nexon too. The diesel engine option will the same 1.5-litre block. However, the power and torque figures are expected to be different from the Nexon.