-The Tata Altroz is based on the modular ALFA architecture.
-It will be available with two petrol engines and a diesel motor.
-The ALFA platform will also spawn an Altroz EV.
Tata Motors showcased the Altroz hatchback at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Although the car is yet to be launched in India, the production-spec Tata Altroz was spotted testing with 16-inch alloy wheels. In comparison, the Altroz that debuted at Geneva wore 17-inch dual-tone alloys.
Based on the Tata 45X concept, the Altroz is expected to hit the showrooms in the latter half of the year. The Altroz is based on the modular Alfa Arc platform, which is scalable to accommodate cars between 3.7 meters to 4.3 meters. The car measures 3988mm in length, 1754mm in width and 1505mm in height. It is the widest car in its segment but has the lowest wheelbase of 2501mm. Once launched, the Tata Altroz premium hatchback will go up against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo.
According to reports, the Altroz will be available with three engine options – two petrol and one diesel. The Geneva-spec Altroz featured a 1.2-litre petrol motor producing 100bhp and 140Nm. The car will also get a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine from the Tata Tiago that is good for 84 bhp and 114 Nm. The 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor will be sourced from the Nexon. However, on the Altroz, the oil burner will produce 90 bhp of maximum power. On the Nexon, it churns out 108bhp and 260Nm.