Tata Altroz is all set to launch by mid-2019. Recently, it was spied without camouflage in Tata's plan in Pune. The new model will rival the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20
After the launch of the Tata Harrier earlier this year, Tata Motors has rolled up its sleeves for their next big launch of this year. Yes, we are talking about the Tata Altroz. The new hatchback is the production version of the Tata 45X concept model that was first displayed at the 2018 Auto Expo. Next, the near-production version of the Altroz was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The production Altroz is expected to go on sale in India in mid-2019. The upcming small car was recently seen without any sort of camouflage in Pune, thereby revealing that the launch plans of the new model are well on track.
Tata Altroz was seen near Tata's Pune-based plan without camouflage
While the Tata Altroz was seen at Tata Motor’s plan in Pune, it is not sure if the mass production of the Altroz has already started. As far as we know, the manufacturing of the Atltroz will be carried out at Tata’s Pimpri plant, just like the Harrier and Buzzard. In the coming days, we should have a better picture of the company's launch plans for the new model. In the latest spy pictures, the Altroz appears to wear a bright bronze paint colour similar to one seen on the Tata 45X concept. Mostly, the Altroz retains the essence of the Tata 45X concept's design. The front fascia gets the same setting with ta similar grille, sleek headlight, and a wide lower air dams. However, the sporty dual tone paint scheme of the concept does not make it to the production version.
Tata Altroz will come with spacious interior and a long list of features
Tata Altroz will come with a spacious and a fully-loaded interior. Also, Tata Motors also promises to bring in a high-quality fit and finish. The Altroz also gets several premium touches as well. In terms of powertrain, the Altroz will receive power from both petrol and diesel engines which are carried forward from the Nexon. But when adopted for the Altroz, the 1.2-litre 3 cylinder turbo petrol and 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines will offer less power than what they produce for the Nexon. Also, these engines will come with a 5-speed manual transmission each. Possibly, there will be a twin-clutch AMT on offer.
Tata Altroz is the first car to be underpinned by ALFA platform. Following the Altroz, Tata will introduce this platform in other future models. Tata Motors is also planning to launch the EV version of the Altroz.