The upcoming Tata Altroz might be introduced with a detuned version of Nexon’s 1.5-litre Revotorq engine. The launch is expected to happen in July 2019.
While the looming introduction of BSVI emission norms is pushing many car manufacturers in India to mull over the discontinuation of their small diesel cars in their lineups, Tata Motors seems to be going against the tide with a plan to offer a diesel engine in the upcoming Tata Altroz. It is highly likely that the home-grown automotive giant will launch the Altroz with a BSVI-compliant diesel-sipping motor option at launch. But it’s also worth noting that in the current sub-four-metre car segment, most the prospective buyers are choosing to equip their cars with a petrol engine options rather than diesel
The 2019 Tata Altoz will be launched with a BSVI diesel engine option right from the start.
Allegedly, the engine that the Altroz is likely to get is a detuned version of the 1.5-litre Revotorq four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that can also be found in its Tata Nexon sibling. The detuned motor is expected to make 110bhp and 260Nm and will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox instead of the 6-speed unit in the Nexon.
It will employ a 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel engine that hcan also be found under the Nexon's bonnet.
For the enthusiastic petrolheads, the Tata Altroz will come with a petrol engine right from the start. Speculations suggest that the unit will be the 1.2-litre Revotron three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit also from the Tata Nexon. If so, this engine will also be detuned to deliver around 102bhp of power at 5,500rpm along with 140 Nm of torque at 1,750-4,000rpm and come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, there are rumours that a newly-developed 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated gasoline engine combined with a mild-hybrid system will be introduced to the based variant of the Altroz after launch. However, there is no official statement from the carmaker to confirm this.
The Tata Altroz has been spotted testing multiple time ahead of its launch in July 2019.
As reported earlier, the Tata Altroz will be pinned on the in-house developed ALFA Arc platform and is the second model in the lineup after the Tata Harrier to be showcase the company's new IMPACT 2.0 design language. Recently, a batch of spy images has surfaced online showing the Tata Altroz readying itself to enter the domestic market. The Tata Altroz is set to go on sale in July 2019 against direct rivals like the Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20.