Tata Altroz, named after the resplendent sea bird the Albatross, has already made headlines even prior to launch. It debuted at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month, where it shared space in a production ready format with the Altroz EV, Buzzard, Buzzard Sport and H2X Concept.
The production spec Altroz is based on the ALFA – Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture. It is the first car to be based on this new platform and the second car to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language. It measures 3,988 mm in length, 1,754 mm in width and 1,505mm in height with a 2,501mm long wheelbase. The Altroz boasts of a sporty stance with sharp character lines. It gets a chrome finished signature humanity line, slim headlamps and a stylish front grille along with piano black ORVMs.
Interiors feature cockpit styled cabin and premium material all around. It receives a 7” floating touchscreen infotainment system and a TFT cluster display, cruise control, automatic climate control with a rear AC vent.
It will be a long list of safety features that will be making their way into the Altroz. These include driver and co driver airbags, driver and co driver seat belt reminder, parking assist, rear sensors and camera, day and night IRVMs and speed alert system along with ABS, EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounts which will be offered as standard.
Engine options have not been revealed yet. Altroz is expected to get the same engine options, as are on offer with the existing Nexon. These are 1.2 liter petrol turbo 3 cylinder and a 1.5 liter diesel turbo 3 cylinder. Both these engines deliver 110 PS max power. They come mated with either a 6 speed MT or a 6 speed AMT.
Tata Altroz is expected to be priced between Rs.5.50-8.50 lakhs upon launch. It will compete with the the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz. Apart from petrol and diesel engine options, there will also be an electric / hybrid Altroz, which will launch in 2020.