Tata Altroz EV looks handsome, but check it out in a shooting brake avatar here. Doesn't it look wonderful?
Tata Altroz is a good-looking premium hatchback. Its design was sketched over the baselines of the Impact 2.0 design philosophy. At the 2020 Auto Expo, the carmaker also showcased an electrified version of the Altroz with an EV suffix. It is likely to go on sale by the beginning of next year. While the Altroz EV looks good for sure, the short rear-overhang looks a little out of place. To give it a fix, in our in-house design specialist – Shoeb R. Kalania, gave it a much more appealing shooting brake body style. Thus, it can now be a successor to the old Indigo Marina as well. It can be seen in the rendering here that Altroz’s wheelbase has not been changed to accommodate some extra inches of length.
The rear-overhang has been stretched a bit, and it now gets a rear quarter glass too. Also, it now looks more proportionate than Altroz. The rear bumper has also been tweaked. It gets black cladding with teal blue inserts to preserve the harmony of the design. The teal blue inserts can be seen at various parts, like the front bumper, rocker panels, ORVM caps, and on the radiator grille. In general, shooting brakes are faster than their hatchback or sedan counterparts. Therefore, we chose to render the Altroz EV as one, but not the regular IC-engined Altroz, as the Altroz EV will certainly be a faster car.
Tata Motors has not revealed the specifications of the battery pack or the DC motor of the Altroz EV, but the powertrain is likely to be borrowed from the Nexon EV. The Nexon EV gets a 30.2 kWh battery pack that powers a DC motor, which belts out 129 PS and 245 Nm right at a prod on the accelerator pedal. Hence, it propels itself to the speeds of 100 kmph from a standstill in just 9.9 seconds. The top-speed, however, is capped at 120 kmph to preserve the driving range. The Altroz EV being a lighter vehicle will be faster than the Nexon EV. It can be assumed that it will ve faster to the 100 kmph mark than the Nexon EV. Therefore, a shooting brake makes sense in Altroz’s electrified avatar.