Tata 45X in all likelihood will be named Altroz. This premium hatchback will be displayed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
After the launch of the Tata Harrier earlier this year, Tata Motors is busy with the development of another all-new model which is a premium hatchback. Previously known as Tata 45X, this baby car is now given its birth name. From now on, we can call the Tata 45X the Altroz, as confirmed by the Tata Motors.
What first appeared at the Auto Expo in 2018 as the Tata 45X concept, is now getting ready to rival the Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. Tata Altroz is among the four models that Tata Motors will showcase at Geneva Motor Show which will be held in March. After the important debut at the Geneva show under the production form, the Altroz is scheduled to launch around November later this year, if successfully sticking to the six-month-interval timeline of Tata Motors.
Tata Altroz is more likely to be the official name place of the Tata 45X
Even since its debut at Auto Expo, the guesswork around the official name of this premium hatchback has been done heartily. But only until recently, Tata Motors gave us hints on the name place of their upcoming hatchback. In the recent teaser, it is revealed that the car’s name includes six letters and start with A. Aquila and Altroz has been suspected to be the official name of the Tata 45X. Recently, it appears that Tata has just registered the Altroz as a trademark name, which seems to suggest that they are going to name the 45X Altroz. Another reason that strengthens the possibility of the Altroz becoming the real name for 45X is that the other option of Aquila has already taken by Hyosung to name their bikes.
Tata 45X (Altroz) will get a newly-developed platform while sharing engines with the Tiago
Tata Altroz is underpinned by the Advanced Modular Platform or the Alpha Platform in Tata’s word. This platform is the new component that will be widely adopted on various Tata models in the future.
From the spy images, Tata Altroz will resemble the concept Tata 45X in various ways. On the mechanical side, the Altroz is likely to bring the powertrain setting from Tata Tiago but with some slight updates. The 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre diesel will be offered on the Altroz with a higher output than on the Tiago thanks to the reworking job probably including a new variable geometry turbocharger on the diesel and normal turbocharger on the petrol.
These motors will come with a standard manual gearbox. Apart from that, a twin-clutch automated manual unit is also expected. Tata Altroz will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20 Elite. It is expected to range from Rs 5 to 9 lakh. The EV version of the Tata 45X is also on the go.