Check out all the info we have about the upcoming Tata Peregrine (Altroz-based sedan), including design, specs, etc.
Earlier this year, Tata Motors launched its first-ever premium hatchback, the Tata Altroz. Now, the home-grown carmaker is reportedly working on a new sedan. This car will borrow its platform and styling from the Altroz. Here, we shall go through all the details that we know about the upcoming Tata Peregrine.
What We Know About The Upcoming Tata Altroz Sedan (Hindi)
In terms of exterior design, Tata Peregrine will have the same face as the Altroz, with sharp headlamps, small front grille, and a wide air dam on the front bumper. The A- and B-pillars will be identical to the Altroz as well, with the same low-shoulder-line and sleek-looking ORVMs. Beyond that, however, we’ll see changes in the design. For reference, take a look at the digital rendering provided below.
Tata Peregrine (digital rendering)
In the Altroz, the rear door handles are integrated into the C-pillar. This won’t be the case in Peregrine, which will have conventional door handles. The roofline is also sloping, neatly flowing into the thick C-pillars. The tail-section will be stretched out, obviously, for the extended sedan-boot. The taillamp design will be similar to the Altroz and Harrier, with LED strips and a single-piece look. Overall, the car will surely look handsome, as do all the other cars in Tata’s current arsenal, provided that the designers manage to keep the sedan as proportionate as our rendering here!
Nothing can be confirmed about the mechanicals of the car. Tata will probably offer the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines that power the Altroz. The petrol mill is good for 85 PS and 113 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively, while the diesel motor generates 90 PS and 200 Nm. That said, the Peregrine will be heavier and more expensive than the Altroz, so it would make more sense to provide more powerful engines in it, like the ones used in Nexon. The 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine of the Nexon is good for 120 PS and 170 Nm, while the 1.5-litre diesel unit pushes out 110 PS and 260 Nm.
The pricing can only be confirmed once the Tata Peregrine is launched in the Indian market, but we expect it to undercut its rivals, which include Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, VW Vento, and Toyota Yaris. The launch is expected somewhere between late this year or early next year.