Tata Altroz will be powered by three BSVI compliant engines and is the first model based on ALFA platform
Tata Motors has unveiled the production-spec Altroz ahead of its market debut in January 2019 following its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The Altroz will compete against Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo in the hotly contested space.
The Altroz is the first model based on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture and the second model deriving styling influence from the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy. The front end comprises of stretched back sleek headlamps draped in chrome trim.
The blackened angular front grille has Tata badge housed in the middle while the fog lamps are positioned as a separate unit in the front bumper with the lower section boasting a wide air intake assembly finished in black with splitter like elements.
Other visual highlights include muscular wheel arches, rising pillar section and beltline, 16-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels, chrome-trimmed and black finished electrically adjustable mirrors with integrated turn signals and upwardly pillar placed door pullers.
There is also a unique protruding black treated rear end with wraparound LED tail lamps and the license plate is mounted on the rear bumper. The Altro will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel motor.
All of them will be BSVI compliant. The 1.2-litre three-pot turbo petrol makes 102 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque while the regular 1.2-litre petrol develops 86 hp and 113 Nm. The bigger diesel unit derived from Nexon in its detuned configuration pushes out 90 hp and 200 Nm.
The engines will be coupled with a five-speed manual transmission as standard while an automatic unit will be introduced later. The interior is a step above the rest of the range catering to volume space including the Nexon as it gets a floating seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Other key features are a new flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, Eco and City drive modes, powered tailgate, ambient lighting, a seven-inch coloured MID, an idle start-stop system and so on. Bookings for the Altroz are commencing for an initial token of Rs. 21,000 across dealerships tomorrow.