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Tata Altroz base variant spotted testing in India ahead of launch

May 07, 2019, 06:21 PM IST by Ajinkya Lad
Tata Altroz base variant spotted testing in India ahead of launch

- The base variant will come devoid of features like multimedia display, TFT MID, LED taillights and much more.

- Tata Altroz is likely to be launched in June.

- It will rival Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Toyota Glanza and others.

As the launch of Tata Altroz nears, spotting a test mule is a common sight. One such pre-production prototype was sighted today, while on its final rounds of testing on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The test mule seems to be a lower-spec variant of the Altroz that is equipped with steel rims and narrow tyres (165mm probably) with tall sidewalls.

The Altroz test prototype is also devoid of LED tail lamps, touchscreen display and the colour TFT MID unit inside the instrument cluster. That said, the top-spec Tata Altroz will get these features, and then some more like LED/xenon headlights and 16-inch alloys. The top-of-the-line model was spotted testing last week in Pune.

The premium hatchback will be the first Tata vehicle to be based on the ALFA architecture and the second car from the home-grown carmaker to feature the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy after the Tata Harrier. The premium hatchback will compete against the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz.

Powering the Altroz will be a set of three engine options. An 84bhp and 114Nm 1.2L three-cylinder Revotron petrol motor will be available on the base variants, while top-spec models will get a powerful gasoline engine that will spew 100bhp of maximum power and 140Nm of peak torque. The lone oil burner will be a Tata Nexon sourced 1.5L Revotorq diesel that will churn out 90bhp of peak power. The gasoline engines will be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox while the oil burner will get a 6-speed manual transmission.

The company is expected to launch the Altroz in India in June 2019. Tata Motors is reportedly also developing a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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