Tata Altroz has been spotted undergoing high altitude road tests along with BS6-compliant Tiago Facelift, Tigor Facelift and Nexon test mules. While the launch of the company's Maruti Baleno rival happens next month, the new versions of its existing models should arrive within months
Earlier, the Tata Altroz’s official website has been established and the teaser video for the vehicle has been released. Now, the forthcoming Maruti Baleno’s competitor has been spied testing when travelling at a high altitude. Accompanying it are three other Tata models: the facelifted Tiago, facelifted Tigor and BS6 Nexon.
Expected to become the most premium hatchback of the home-grown auto manufacturer, the Tata Altroz is designed based on the IMPACT 2.0 philosophy and loaded with numerous segment-leading features.
One of the most outstanding features of the Tata Altroz will be the instrument cluster which somewhat resembles that of the Tata Harrier with a similar semi-digital system. Nevertheless, the more squarish dial helps the instrument cluster of the Altroz set itself apart from its elder brother. A tachometer will be in the LCD section; there is also an analogue speedometer.
The Tata Altroz will keep under its hood a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine which can generate a maximum power of 102 hp and a peak torque of 140 Nm. It will be coupled with both MT and AT gearboxes. Rumours have gone that an upgraded version of the 1.5-litre diesel motor which also powers the Tata Nexon will also serve as the power source of the new Altroz. This motor, if used on the Altroz must be updated to comply with the BS-VI emission standards and be detuned to be more appropriate for a hatchback.
Recently, the Tata Altroz, the facelifted Tiago and Tigor as well as the BS6 Nexon has been spotted testing at high altitude.
Besides the Altroz, the domestic automaker also tested the facelifted Tiago and Tigor as well as the Nexon. The new Tiago and the new Tigor are expected to come with a restyled design package. Both of the two vehicles will be equipped with BSVI-compliant motors right at launch.
The Tata Nexon is also undergoing an update process. The recently launched Hyundai Venue, the first truly connected SUV in India and the Mahindra XUV300 with numerous segment-leading features have posed a considerable threat to the Tata compact SUV. This requires Tata to give the Nexon a facelift soon with some updated features and an upgraded set of engines which comply with the upcoming BS-VI norms.