Tata Altroz will likely spawn a sedan sibling in near future. The new model will go on to rival the likes of Honda City and Maruti Ciaz
Tata Altroz was launched early this year to take on other premium hatchbacks, like Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. Earlier, we have reported that the carmaker is also developing a sedan – codename Peregrine, which will be based on the Altroz and take on the likes of Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. Recently, an engineering parameter report was also leaked, which confirmed that the car would offer the convenience of an automatic gearbox with an electronic parking brake. Although we were running out of new reveals about the Peregrine, since the world has come to a pause of what looks like indefinite duration, a digital rendering of the car gives us a good idea of how it might look like.
The Altroz-based sedan is expected to be identical to the hatchback sibling until the B-Pillar. It is after that the roof starts sloping down, and the C-pillar gets thicker and a 3rd box can be spotted in its silhouette. It continues with the same glass area and doors as the car it is based on. Talking of the extra visual bulk, it is expected to be well-calibrated. The rear quarter panels of the car will nicely be contoured to give it a proportionate look as in the rendering. The fancy tail lamps are carried over to the new boot lid.
Also, to give it a floating roof-like appearance, a small slat of the black insert is used on the C-pillar. In the rendering, it also gets a different set of alloy wheels in comparison to the hatchback. If this rendering is anything to go by, the Altroz sedan will surely attract a lot of eyeballs.
Tata Altroz based sedan will be loaded to the gills and offer a lot of segment-first features.
Powering the Peregrine will be a set of powerful engine options. It is expected to be offered with 2 engine choices – 1.2L turbo-petrol and 1.5L turbo-diesel. These will be a direct lift from the Nexon. The 1.2L turbocharged petrol motor will belt out a peak power output of 120 PS and a max. torque of 170 Nm. On the other hand, the 1.5L diesel will spool out a max. power and torque output of 110 PS and 260 Nm. The transmission options will include a 6-speed MT as standard on both of these engines. However, the petrol AT variants will come with a DCT, while the oil-burner AT variants could come mated to a 5-speed AMT.