With promises to redefine the urban car, Altroz is slated to be launched in January 2020. But ahead of that, it will make its global debut today, at 8-30 PM in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. And even ahead of that, details about the car have been leaked.
It may be recalled that Altroz had first made an appearance at 2018 Auto Expo as 45X concept. Earlier this year, Altroz was showcased in near-production form at 2019 Geneva Motor Show. While official bookings will commence from December 4 (tomorrow), unofficial booking for Altroz is currently open at select dealerships.
One of the key differentiators for Altroz is that it gets and entirely new platform called ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. ALFA is lightweight, yet strong and designed to improve driving dynamics and performance. Safety is another factor that gets a boost with ALFA. Watch the LIVE webcast of the global debut event below.
The new platform is versatile and flexible and Tata Motors has plans to use it for developing several new cars in the future. ALFA can be used to create various body styles such as sedan, compact SUV, etc. It supports multiple powertrains, hybridisation and electrification. Altroz also offers best-in-class boot space of 345 litres. This can be increased to 665 liters by folding rear seats.
Targeted at professionals and the young generation, Altroz has a sassy profile that’s designed to turn heads on the streets. The hatchback offers a smart blend of smooth curves and laser-cut creases on body panels, which give the car its unique character. Other key features that stand out include split headlamps, sleek bumpers, laser-cut alloy wheels, dual-tone roof and piano-black ORVMs.
User experience on the inside is just as exciting with dual-tone interiors, premium upholstery, ambient lighting, 7-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system and steering mounted controls.
Altroz measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,523 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,501 mm. At 1,755 mm width, Altroz is the widest hatchback in its class. That means more space and shoulder room for rear passengers. Ground clearance stands at 165 mm. Turning radius is 5 meters. Kerb wt for petrol is 1036 kgs, for diesel is 1150 kgs.
Another great thing about Altroz is that it will have BS-VI compliant petrol and diesel engines from day one. There will be one petrol and one diesel engine option, taken from Tiago and Nexon. The 1.2-litre petrol engine on-board Tiago delivers 86 PS / 113 Nm, whereas Nexon’s 1.5 litre diesel motor delivers 90 PS / 200 Nm on board the Altroz. Transmission option for both is a 5 speed MT. No auto or AMT is on offer.
Both engine options get drive modes of Eco and City. Standard safety features are 2 airbags in front, ABS with EBD. Front gets disc brakes, rear gets drum brakes. Tata Altroz is expected to retail in the range of Rs 5.5 to Rs 8.5 lakh. It will take on other premium hatchbacks such as Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz.