- The top-end variant will get features like projector headlights, touchscreen display and much more.
- The modular ALFA architecture underpins Tata Altroz.
The upcoming Tata Altroz premium hatchback was spotted testing on the outskirts of Pune earlier last week. The prototype is a top-end variant of the Altroz that featured the large floating touchscreen multimedia infotainment system and 16-inch alloy wheels. Although not seen here, the test mule was also equipped with a large MID, similar to the one found on the Tata Harrier.
The Altroz test mule features projector headlamps with LED/Xenon lights and LED tail lamps. Showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it will be the first product to be based on the modular ALFA Arc platform and the second product to carry the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy.
This rival to Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 will be the widest (1,754mm) car in its segment. However, it will have the lowest wheelbase of 2,501mm, while the length and height are 3988mm and 1505mm, respectively. Tata Altroz will also compete against Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. The Altroz is expected to be launched in India in the second half (H2) of 2019.
Tata Motors will reportedly offer the Altroz with two petrol engines and a diesel motor. The Geneva-spec Tata Altroz used a 100bhp/140Nm 1.2-litre petrol motor. It will also get a Tata Tiago-sourced three-cylinder 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that puts out 84 bhp and 114 Nm. The Altroz will also get a Nexon-sourced 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor that will be de-tuned to produce a maximum power of 90bhp. The petrol engines will be offered with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the diesel motor will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed AMT will be offered at a later date.