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    2020 Tata Altroz - Expected Engine, Transmission, Specifications, Features, Price

    by V3Cars Team on Thursday, Nov 28 2019

    Tata is positioning the Altroz as the new gold standard of the premium hatchbacks. Needless to say, Tata Altroz must have some tricks up its sleeve. Here’s a detailed rundown of what we know so far.

    2020 Tata Altroz

    2020 Tata Altroz Engine Specs

    Tata Altroz Engine Specs (Expected)

     

    Petrol

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.2-litre Turbo

    1.5-litre Turbo

    Power

    105PS

    105PS

    Torque

    150Nm

    240Nm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed Manual

    6-speed Manual

    Automatic Transmission

    5-speed AMT

    6-speed AMT

     

    2020 Tata Altroz Petrol Specifications

    Since Tata is advertizing the Altroz as the new gold standard of premium hatchbacks, we can expect it to have some class-leading specs to go with the claim. Tata offers a powerful 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine with the Nexon, Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP. With the Nexon, this engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed AMT automatic. However, the JTP twins come with a 5-speed manual transmission. So, we know that this engine is available with a 5-speed as well as 6-speed manual transmission option.

    Based on the spy shots, we already know that the Altroz has a 5-speed manual transmission. So, we can say that the engine-transmission combo for the petrol Altroz will come from the Tiago/Tigor JTP. The two JTP models make 114PS of power and 150Nm of torque. To maintain the ‘performance hatchback’ status of the JTP cars, they’ll probably retain a higher power output, but the Altroz could match the torque figure. So, a 110PS/150Nm sounds like a reasonable compromise. This way, the Nexon could justify a higher price tag as it has even higher torque output of 170Nm and a 6-speed transmission.

    This engine is also available with an AMT automatic option in the Nexon, but that’s a 6-speed automatic. For the Altroz, we expect Tata to launch the car with just the manual transmission to gauge the demand before adding an automatic to the range. The Altroz’ automatic transmission could be a 6-speed unit straight out of the Nexon.

    2020 Tata Altroz Diesel Specifications

    The demand for diesel engines is dying down, especially because these would become even more expensive to own and maintain in the BS6 era. We’re not holding our breath to see the Altroz diesel right away, but it could join the lineup later. Tata is not likely to discontinue the 1.5-litre diesel engine after BS6 norms kick in. In this segment, the Hyundai Elite i20 will continue to be available with a diesel engine after March 2020 as well. Hyundai has stated that it would continue to offer diesel engines on all existing diesel cars in the BS6 era as well.

    In such circumstances, we can’t expect Tata to give up diesel engines so easily. So, if the Tata Altroz has to get a diesel engine, we’d expect it to borrow the 1.5-litre turbo diesel mill from the Nexon. For the Altroz, it could be slightly detuned as this lighter hatchback doesn’t need as much power as the Nexon. Just like the petrol Altroz, we expect a 105PS power output for the diesel Altroz and a 240Nm torque output. Diesel engines with 6-speed transmissions are already very common in the premium hatchback space. The Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz, both have it. So, we expect the Altroz diesel to have nothing less than a 6-speed manual transmission.

    2020 Tata Altroz Confirmed Features

    2020 Tata Altroz Features (Expected)

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    2 Front airbags

    7-inch touchscreen infotainment system

    Front armrest

    Colour-changing LED ambient mood lighting

    ABS

    Harman-tuned 8 speaker music system

    Rear armrest

    Full-colour LCD instrument console with analogue speedometer

    Reverse parking camera

    Android Auto

    Front and rear power windows

    New flat-bottom steering wheel

    Rear defogger

    Apple Carplay

    Rear AC vents

    Black dual-tone roof

    LED Projector headlamps

    Steering-mounted controls

    Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

    New gold colour option

    Seatbelt pretensioners

    What3Words navigation technology

    Automatic AC

    15-inch machined alloy wheels

    ISOFIX child seat anchors

    In-built Google Assistant for voice commands

    Multiple driving modes (City/Sport/Eco)

    LED DRLs

    Reverse parking sensors

     

    Electrically-adjustable outside mirrors

     

    Rear washer and wiper

     

    Electrically-folding outside mirrors

     
       

    Cruise control

     
       

    Automatic front wipers

     
       

    Wireless phone charging

     

     

    The following 2020 Tata Altroz features are confirmed based on the spy shots and teasers:

    • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Cruise control (only available in Jazz and Polo)
    • * What3Words navigation technology
    • * Multiple driving modes (City and Eco)
    • * Full-colour LCD instrument console
    • New gold colour option
    • Black dual-tone roof
    • * Colour-changing LED ambient mood lighting
    • Automatic AC
    • Front armrest
    • Automatic front wipers
    • LED Projector headlamps
    • LED DRLs
    • New flat-bottom steering wheel
    • Apple Carplay
    • Android Auto
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
    • * In-built Google Assistant for voice commands
    • Rear washer and wiper
    • Rear view camera
    • Reverse parking sensors
    • * Easy-to-reach horn at 9 and 3’o clock

     *Exclusive features for premium hatchback segment.

    2020 Tata Altroz Price

    The Tata Altroz is expected to have a price range starting at Rs. 5.5 lakh and going up to Rs. 7.5 lakh for the petrol variants. The Altroz diesel may not launch alongside the petrol model, but if it does, expect to pay a Rs. 1.0 lakh premium for the diesel variants over the petrol counterparts.

    2020 Tata Altroz Launch Date

    The 2020 Altroz will be officially revealed in a week’s time. The car will go on sale sometime in January of 2020.

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