Tata Altroz, the first-ever premium hatchback offering from the automaker, will be launched in India in January 2020. However, the bookings for Tata Altroz has officially begun from Wednesday onwards. It is to be noted that after the official launch, Tata Altroz will compete against Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, and Hyundai i20 in the Indian market.
Tata Altoz petrol version is powered by a Revotron 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated engine. The 1199 cc motor churns out 85 bhp at 6000 rpm and develops a peak torque of 113 Nm at 3300 rpm. On the other hand, the diesel model of Tata Altoz is powered by a Revotorq, 1.5-litre Common Rail Turbo Intercooled oil burner. The 1497 cc, four-cylinder motor belts out 89 bhp at 4000 rpm and develops 200 Nm of peak torque at 1250-3000 rpm. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. There is no automatic transmission on offer.
As far as the dimensions of Tata Altroz are concerned, the premium hatchback measures 3990 mm long, 1755 mm wide and 1523 mm height. It comes with a 2501 mm long wheelbase and an unladen ground clearance of 165 mm. While the petrol version of the car weighs 1036 kg, the diesel model weighs 1150 kg. The top-end model comes with a set of 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, while the lower variants come with a set of 15 inches.
Braking duties are performed by disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. Whereas, the suspension duties are managed by Independent MacPherson dual path strut with coil spring at the front and rear Twist beam with coil spring and shock absorber.
Coming to the features, the top-end variant of Tata Altroz comes equipped with projector headlamps, LED DRLs, fog lamps (front and rear), and rear defogger. The cabin includes a 4-way adjustable driver seat and 2-way adjustable front passenger seat. It further gets a 7-inch TFT colour display with media & navigation from Harman. The system boasts of an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, video playback and more.
Other features Tata Altroz include power windows, engine push-button start/stop, fast charging, smart key, rear AC vents, electric tailgate, cruise control, rain-sensing wiper, Ideal Start Stop, auto headlamps and many more. On the safety features front, the vehicle includes dual airbags, seatbelt reminder, speed sensing auto door lock, engine immobiliser, ISOFIX child seat mounts, cornering foglamps.
The production of Tata Altroz has already commenced and the automaker recently rolled off the first unit of premium hatchback from its assembly line at the Chakan plant.
Though there is no official word from Tata Motors regarding the Altroz price, it is expected that the premium hatchback will cost in the range of Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom).