Tata has released the TVC video of upcoming Altroz iTurbo. It derives power from the same engine, which propels Tata Nexon.
Recently, Tata Motors revealed its most powerful premium hatchback, named as Altroz iTurbo. Mechanically, it derives power from a 1.2-litre 3-pot turbo petrol mill. The same power plant does duties in Nexon. The carmaker has started accepting the booking of the new Altroz iTurbo across all the Tata Motors dealership around India. The automaker has also announced the prices of the new model, which are set at just Rs 60,000 more than the regular petrol verion. The Altroz range now gets retailed at a starting price of Rs 5.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base trim and goes all the way up to Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The 1.2-litre turbocharged gasoline mill powering the Tata hatchback is capable of shredding out 110 PS of peak power and 140 Nm of twisting force. The NA mill churns out power and torque outputs of 83 PS and 115 Nm. So, the new Altroz iTurbo is a big step by the carmaker above the regular model of the hatchback. The hatchback will come coupled to a 5-speed MT, but one can expect it to be offered with a DCT gearbox in the near future. The DCT version of the hatchback has been spied several times while getting tested. The regular model of the car is powered by a 1.2-litre NA petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The former develops power and torque outputs of 83PS and 115 Nm, while the latter puts out 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of twisting force. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed MT.
Right now, Tata Altroz and new-gen Hyundai i20 are the only premium hatchback in the country, which are offered with a diesel mill. The diesel version of Tata Altroz is popular for its amazing driveability. The diesel trim of the hatchback is for those who want a fuel-efficient car, which they can use mainly for interstate commutes. Tata Altroz is also the safest car in its segment as it has scored 5-star rating the Global NCAP crash test.