The Tata Altroz, which is set to launch in India in the coming months, has been spied time and again, and this time around, the car’s latest spy shots reveal its interior design.
On the inside, the Altroz gets a dual-tone dashboard and a floating-type touchscreen display infotainment system, which might be a 7-inch unit. It is likely that this infotainment system will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and voice commands. An off-switch can also be seen on the infotainment unit, which indicates that the screen can be turned off or set in a dimly-lit setting with only time being displayed.
The steering wheel mounted controls can also be seen in the spy pics, which include cruise control, among other buttons. There’s a digital driver display and apart from the speedometer, which is analog, the rest of the information on the instrument console will be delivered digitally. The Altroz’ outside door handle features a button for keyless entry and inside, there’s push-button start/stop functionality too.
On the whole, the Tata Altroz looks similar to that of its prototype that was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The new spy images do not reveal any feature that can distinguish the show model from Geneva from the production-ready version in India. Even the black sash that runs along the window-line and the rear windshield, that was seen on showcased car at Geneva, is also present on the India-spec model. The only noteworthy difference between the India-spec production model and the previously showcased car is the alloy wheel design.
Under the hood, the upcoming Altroz is likely to pack in a 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.2L turbocharged petrol unit and a 1.5L diesel engine; the latter two units will be shared with Nexon. The turbo petrol mill is likely to offer 102PS and 140 Nm output, while diesel motor that delivers 110PS and 260Nm in the Nexon is expected to be detuned for the Altroz. Both manual and AMT gearbox options are expected to be on offer.
The Altroz was slated to hit the Indian car market in the middle of 2019, but now the launch has been postponed. Post its launch in India, the Tata Altroz will be fighting against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 5.5 lakhs - 8.5 lakh.