- Expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2020.
- It will be available with two petrol engines and a diesel motor.
- It is based on the modular ALFA platform.
Last week, a production-spec version of the Tata Altroz was spotted testing in Pune. The continuous sightings of such test mules made us believe that the launch of the premium hatchback is around the corner. However, we can now confirm that Tata Motors has postponed the launch of the Altroz to early 2020.
Tata Motors is working on a fleet of BS-VI compliant engines for the Altroz. The company had initially thought of introducing the BS-IV version first and then update it to BS-VI compliance, once the new norms come into effect. However, this would have required a lot of inventory management, and hence, the company decided otherwise.
The Tata Altroz will be available with two petrol engines and a diesel motor. There will be an 84bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol motor and a 102bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit from the Nexon. In addition, it will also get a 90bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. Transmission options will include a five-speed manual gearbox for the petrol engines and a six-speed manual for the oil burner.
One of the biggest highlights of the Tata Altroz is its design, which was previewed by the 45X concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. On the features front, it will come packed with a floating touchscreen infotainment system, a Harrier-like large MID, climate control system, multiple driving modes, reverse camera and much more. It will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and the Honda Jazz.