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Tata Altroz Premium Hatchback Unveiled In India Ahead Of January 2020 Launch


This is Tata Motors' first attempt at the premium hatchback segment

 

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  • Bookings for the Altroz will begin from December 4 for a token amount of Rs 21,000.
  • Noted features in the Altroz include ambient lighting, cruise control as well as a Harman sound system.
  • The Altroz comes with two BS6-compliant powertrain options: one petrol and one diesel.
  • The Tata Altroz is slated for an official launch in January 2020.

After many teasers, spy shots and leaks, Tata Motors has finally taken the wraps off the Altroz hatchback in India. It is Tata’s first attempt in the premium hatchback space that’s dominated by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. The Altroz is based on the ALFA ARC modular platform and comes with two BS6-compliant powertrains. Bookings for the Altroz will begin from December 4 for a token amount of Rs 21,000, while prices will be revealed at the launch event in January 2020. Earlier, Tata Motors revealed the Altroz Geneva Edition, a close-to-production version of the hatchback at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. 

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Visually, the Altroz follows Tata’s Impact 2.0 design language. The front-end comes with a raked honeycomb mesh grille that connects the projector headlamps. Below it are the large fog lamps with integrated DRLs, giving it a split setup. A sharp crease runs through the profile of the hatchback while the rear door handles are placed in the window frame, giving it a 3-door effect. The Altroz sits on 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Highlights at the rear include split-LED tail lamps which are connected by a black plastic trim. 

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The Altroz is underpinned by Tata Motor’s new ALFA Arc platform. ALFA stands for Agile, Light, Flexible and Advanced. In terms of size, the Altroz is 3990mm long, 1755mm wide and 1523mm tall. It has a 2501mm long wheelbase. Here’s how it fares against its rivals:

 

Tata Altroz

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Hyundai Elite i20

Honda Jazz

Length (mm)

3990

3995

3985

3955

Width (mm)

1755

1745

1734

1694

Height (mm)

1523

1510

1505

1544

Wheelbase (mm)

2501

2520

2570

2530

 

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On the inside, the Altroz features a 7-inch floating infotainment system. The top half of the dashboard is finished in black while the lower half is finished in grey. There’s silver trims in the central console and steering wheel too.

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Notable features include ambient lighting, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an 6-speaker Harman sound system, a coloured multi-info display (MID), cruise control, automatic headlamps and wipers, keyless entry with push button start as well as steering-mounted audio controls. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with camera, high-speed alert, as well as driver and co-driver seatbelt warning.

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Under the hood, the Altroz comes with two BS6 compliant powertrain options at the moment. The 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine seen in the Altroz Geneva Edition won’t be offered for now. Instead, the petrol variants of the Altroz will be powered by the Tiago’s 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine. The 1.5-litre diesel engine that powers the Altroz is a detuned version of the Tata Nexon’s powertrain. Have a look at the detailed specifications of each powertrain below:

 

Tata Altroz NA Petrol

Tata Altroz Diesel

Displacement

1.2-litre

1.5-litre

Power (PS)

85PS

90PS

Torque (Nm)

114Nm

200Nm

Transmission Option

5-speed MT

5-speed MT

 

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Primary rivals for the Tata Altroz include the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza. What do you think about the Tata Altroz? Would you pick it over the Maruti Suzuki Baleno? Let us know in the comments below.


Stay tuned to ZigWheels for our first drive review on December 9.

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