- Tata Motors could be testing BS-VI powertrains.
- The Altroz is expected to be launched towards the end of this year.
- It will be powered by turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.
A heavily camouflaged test mule of the Tata Altroz was spied testing on the outskirts of Pune. The prototype seems to be a mid-spec model as it misses out on features like alloy wheels, engine start-stop button and a rear wiper.
Although the Tata Altroz was initially scheduled to be launched in India in August 2019, the launch has been postponed indefinitely. Tata Motors may be testing BS-VI engines in the Altroz. We can expect the Altroz to be launched in India towards the end of this year.
The Altroz will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor. The petrol mill will reportedly make 100bhp and 140Nm. On the other hand, the oil burner is likely to produce 90bhp and 200Nm. A five-speed manual gearbox will be standard across both the powertrains.
The Altroz will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo. It is expected to be priced between Rs 5.50 lakhs to Rs 9 lakhs (ex-showroom).