Tata Altroz is all set to make global debut next month at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in production version with huge anticipation
Tata Motors has officially announced the production name of its 45X concept based hatchback waiting to be unveiled at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland that opens for press on March 5. Dubbed the ‘Altroz’ and we were the first to get it right a few days ago, the premium hatchback will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.
Originally codenamed 45X or X451, the upcoming model derives plenty of design influence from the 45 X concept that debuted at the 2018 Auto Expo with a sweeping front fascia, low slung profile with short pillars, coupe-ish roofline and so on. Ever since the concept came into existence just over a year ago, the road-going model has eagerly been anticipated.
The production-spec Altroz will have it’s work cut out when it officially enters the domestic market as it goes up against well established Baleno and Elite i20. More crucially, the Altroz is the second Tata to adorn the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy following the Tata Harrier. Its styling will influence other mass market models as Tata intends to be present in 90 per cent of the addressable volume segments.
Tata Altorz is the first vehicle to be based on the modular Alpha architecture as well and it attributes to all the upcoming models spanning below 4.3 metres in length. The interior of the Altroz will carry an upmarket appeal with dark cabin theme and is expected to have several segment-first features to have a sizeable edge over competitors.
The premium hatchback, as we exclusively revealed earlier, features semi-digital instrument console inspired by the Harrier, bigger-than-Nexon floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, use of premium materials inside the cabin, flat-bottomed steering wheel with mounted controls, etc.
As for the powertrain, the Tata Altroz is expected to use a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine with six-speed manual and six-speed AMT options having multiple drive modes Eco, City and Sport. The Altroz will more likely enter showrooms by the middle of this year in a competitive price range between Rs. 5.5 lakh and Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom).