Tata will soon reveal the price of the Altroz iTURBO. The Indian automaker had made performance oriented model with the Tigor and Tiago JTPs, and this render imagines what an Altroz JTP will look like.
Tata just revealed the Altroz iTURBO a few days ago and prices will be revealed on the 22nd of January. Tata had previously tied up with Jayem Automobiles a few years ago to launch more powerful variants of its Tiago and Tigor models, known as the JTP variants. However, lack of sales and other reasons meant this partnership folded and there aren’t any JTP models in the pipeline currently. But one wonders, what if the JTP models were still around and if we would have got an Altroz iTURBO JTP. Today we have this render that what a JTP Altroz iTURBO would have looked like.
The render of this Tata Altroz is made by Yash Upadhyay, and it is pretty bonkers. Chances of this ever going to production is probably zero, but it looks great still the same. As you will see from the pictures, the render is clearly inspired by racing cars, the first giveaway being that giant rear spoiler. Spoilers like these are usually not road legal, and if so are only found in the limited edition super/hypercars like the Mclaren Senna. The vehicle also gets a body kit with extended wheel arches to fit the much wider five-spoke alloys draped in low-profile tyres.
The front of the Tata Altroz gets a new bumper with a front splitter. You’ll notice the bonnet has been carved to make way for air intakes, with the number of intakes suggesting its a V8 engine. Though how it will fit in that engine bay is a question best left unanswered. The render also sees a sleeker front grille being fitted with integrated DRLs running the full width of it.
Over to the rear, there are some extensive changes to this Altroz render as well. It gets an all-new shorter bumper to make way for the rear diffuser and the extra-long exhausts jutting out from either side. The tail lamps retain a similar shape but have given way for all LED units spanning the full width of the boot lid. Overall this is a very high-concept render whose chances of being real are nil, but that shouldn’t stop you from appreciating it.
The Tata Altroz iTURBO will be powered by the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that is found in the updated Tata Nexon. The engine, however, will be in a detuned spec and should make around 110 PS/150 Nm of max power and torque figures. It will be paired to a 5-speed manual upon launch though a DCT automatic will be available as an option later. It already had a very well-balanced ride and handling setup but the current engines were never able to exploit the chassis’ limits. With the new engine and its extra grunt paired with the slick DCT gearbox, the Altroz could well be in the conversation for the best driver’s premium hatchback.