- The Altroz is likely to be launched in India in July or August.
- It will be offered with two petrol engines and a diesel motor.
- Tata Altroz will be the first car to be based on the ALFA platform.
The upcoming Tata Altroz was spotted in Mumbai ahead of its launch in India in the months to come. Reportedly, the premium hatchback was at a TVC shoot, in the run up to its launch, expected to be sometime in July or August. That said, Tata Motors is yet to announce the inaugural date of the Altroz in India.
The Tata Altroz made its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March and it is the production version of the Tata 45X, which debuted at last year's Auto Expo. The Altroz will be Tata Motors' first premium hatchback in the domestic market, and will lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 and the upcoming Toyota Glanza.
The Altroz will be the second car from Tata Motors to be based on the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. It will be underpinned by a modular ALFA architecture, which according to the company, is designed for five star safety rating. Tata Altroz will be available with three engines - one diesel and two petrol motors. However, reports suggest that the hatchback will initially be offered only with a 1.5L diesel motor that will make 90bhp.
The car that debuted at Geneva used a 1.2L petrol motor putting out 100bhp and 150Nm. The other gasoline powertrain will be the 1.2L Revotron unit from Tata Tiago, which churns out 84bhp and 114Nm. While the diesel will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the petrol counterparts will use a five-speed gearbox. Tata Motors is also reportedly working on a dual-clutch automatic transmission for the Altroz.