Tata Altroz iTurbo is slated to launch on January 22. Ahead of the launch, Tata Motors has revealed the upcoming Altroz iTurbo. Bookings for this new vehicle are now open at a token amount of Rs 11,000.
Tata Motors has a few models tucked under its sleeves for 2021. It is expected to roll out the much-expected Tata Safari (Gravitas) and Tata HBX soon. However, prior to the launch of these key products, Tata will start off the year with the launch of the Tata Altroz iTurbo, which is the turbo-petrol variant of the Altroz. Ahead of the official launch on January 22, Tata has revealed the details of Altroz iTurbo. The bookings for the new iTurbo variant have also commenced. Interested buyers can book the new Tata Altroz iTurbo at the token amount of Rs 11,000. Official prices will be revealed at the launch.
Tata Altroz iTurbo is about to go on sale this January 22
The major highlight of the Tata Altroz iTurbo is the 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine which puts out 110 BHP and 140 Nm. This engine can also be found on the Tata Nexon. However, in the Altroz, this engine is detuned to produce lower power and torque outputs. On the Nexon, this engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This combination, however, will not be offered on the Altroz, as it gets a 5-speed stick shift unit like other variants of the hatchback. With this powertrain, it is claimed that the Tata Altroz iTurbo is capable of sprinting from 0-100 kmph in 11.9 seconds. The fuel efficiency is rated at 18.13 kmpl.
In terms of styling, Tata Altroz will not come with any styling update other than the new “iTurbo badge” mounted on the boot lid. However, the buyers will get an addition of Harbor Blue colour option. Other colour options including High Street Gold, Midtown Grey, Downtown Red and Avenue White will continue to be available on the Altroz.
Tata Altroz i-Turbo's petrol engine is capable of making 110BHP and 140 Nm
On the inside, the Tata Altroz iTurbo gets a new light-grey colour scheme with new leatherette seats. In terms of features, the Altroz receives a new Xpress Cool features, two additional tweeters for the existing Harman audio system. Moreover, the Altroz iTurbo is now available in two drive modes, City and Sport. Tata Altroz is available with iRA system that offers 27 connected car features.
Besides the launch of the turbo-petrol engine, Tata is also working on the 7-speed DCT transmission option for Altroz. It is expected that the new DCT automatic gearbox option will be offered on the Altroz iTurbo at a later stage.
The turbo-petrol engine option will be available on three variants, XT, XZ, and XZ+. Currently, the Tata Altroz is priced from Rs 5.44 lakh to Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The turbo variant is expected to command a premium over its regular petrol counterparts. It is likely to be priced from Rs 8 lakh.