Tata Altroz looked a little different when it was still in its early stage of development. Take a look at this image of Tata Altroz's clay model to spot the changes that production version boasts of.
Ever since Tata Motors has moved on to the Impact 2.0 design language, the indigenous carmaker’s products look very appealing. However, Tata Altroz and Tata Harrier are the only products that are designed on the baselines of the new design language, and both of these cars look gorgeous from every angle. While we earlier showcased a picture of the Harrier’s clay model, this time around, we came across the clay model of the Tata Altroz. The picture of the clay model was shared on a social media platform by Mr Pratap Bose, Vice President Global Design, Tata Motors.
He shared the picture with the caption, “One of the very early clays of what went on to become the Stunning ALTROZ! Amazing how the life of a car starts :) It’s great we not only managed to keep the design themes intact through the process, but in fact strengthened them as we developed the car. Stick to the basics, design process is important!”
A quick glance at the image of this early-stage clay model of the Tata Altroz can let you spot a few differences in comparison to the production-spec model. While the Altroz gets sharp lines and creases, the clay model looks a little beefed-up. Also, it does miss out on the squat stance of the production-spec car. Another difference that you can take note of is the design of the alloy wheels. Also, the rear bumper of this clay model gets an indent, which is absent on the production-spec Altroz.
Talking of the mechanicals, Tata Altroz is offered with two powertrain options – 1.2L Revotron petrol and 1.5L Revotorq diesel. The 3-pot naturally-aspirated petrol motor is good at pushing out 86 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of max torque. The 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, on the other hand, can push out 90 PS and 200 Nm. As of now, the Altroz is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox only. Although, a dual-clutch automatic is in the pipeline, which is expected to be offered with a turbo-petrol motor by early next year.