– The Tata Altroz will come with two petrol engines and a diesel motor.
– It is based on the ‘scalable’ ALFA architecture.
New Delhi, April 11, 2019: The production-spec Tata Altroz premium hatchback was spied sans camouflage at the company’s factory in Pune earlier today. While the Altroz will be manufactured at TataMotors’ Pimpri facility alongside Tata Harrier and Buzzard (name unconfirmed for Indian market), it isn’t clear whether the company has commenced series production of the hatchback.
Last month, the production-ready Tata Altroz was spotted testing with 16-inch alloy wheels. The Altroz made its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March and is underpinned by the modular ALFA architecture, which will also spawn a mini SUV (Tata H2X) that will sit below the Nexon.
According to reports published in carwale.com Tata Altroz will be the latest entrant into the premium hatchback segment and will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz. The Altroz comes with some quirky exterior styling elements and upmarket cabin design. Adding a premium touch to the interiors, the hatchback will feature a flat-bottom steering wheel and a free-standing infotainment display that will interact with the large MID.
The Tata Altroz will reportedly get three powertrain choices, two petrol and one diesel. While the Geneva-spec car featured a 100bhp/140Nm producing 1.2-litre petrol motor, the other gasoline engine on offer will be a Tiago-sourced 1.2-litre Revotron motor that puts out 84 bhp and 114 Nm. The Altroz will also get a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel mill from the Tata Nexon, which will be tuned to produce 90 bhp power.