Tata Altroz To Launch With Manual Gearboxes Only, Automatic Option To Arrive Later

by Harish Kumar | 05/07/2019
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The brand new Tata Altroz will be slotted into the premium hatchback segment and rival the likes of Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20.

The much-anticipated Tata Altroz will be launched in India in the next couple of months. The all-new hatchback was unveiled to the Indian enthusiasts as a concept car at 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, then had its world’s premiere at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Marking the debut of a new platform, fresh engines and transmission choices, the Tata Altroz comes armed to the teeth to rival the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and the recently-launched Toyota Glanza.

tata altroz golden colour front angle

The upcoming Tata Altroz will pose a major threat to the likes of Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 and the newly-launched Toyota Glanza.

According to some recent reports, the all-new Tata Altroz will be initially launched with a manual transmission only, some things that have been speculated for quite some time now. That said, it still causes a bit of surprise for some who are interested in the new Altroz, especially when considering the growing popularity of automatic cars in India in recent times. Moreover, all its contenders are currently available with automatic transmission options, hence Tata’s decision turns out to be a bit confusing. Good news is, various media reports have also suggested that Tata has been working on a 7-speed DCT unit for the new Altroz, which is said to be here at a later time.

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The upcoming Tata Altroz is based on the company’s brand new ALFA platform, which will make its way to the next-generation Tata Nexon, Tigor and Tiago as well. It is also the second Tata car to be underpinned on the IMPACT 2.0 Design Philosophy, which was first introduced in the Tata Harrier. Dimension wise, the Tata Altroz measures 3,988 mm long, 1,745 mm wide and 1,505 mm high along with the wheelbase at 2,501 mm.

tata altroz golden colour side profile

Reports revealed that the Tata Altroz will be offered with a manual gearbox at launch, with a 7-speed DCT lined up for a later date.

Talking about the new Altroz's engines, the exact details still remain to be confirmed, but we expect it to source the power from a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Revotorq oil burner, as seen in the Tata Nexon. This engine will be a de-tuned version, which can pump out a maximum power of 93 PS and 210 Nm of max torque. As said earlier, the transmission choice will be a 5-speed manual transmission at the initial stage.

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