Tata Altroz premium hatchback was recently spotted once more in Europe. Reportedly, it was in the process of shooting a promotional video of the car ahead of the launch.
The interiors spy shots also surfaced a few weeks earlier reveal most of what's there to see in the car. Here's the list of features we can safely assume that the Tata Altroz premium hatchback will get:
Cruise control (clearly visible in the spy pics as the right side steering-mounted controls)
Analogue speedometer with full-colour multi-information display. The full-colour display will show a tachometer along with real-time power and torque being generated by the engine (similar to what we've seen in the Maruti Baleno)
Average fuel efficiency
Digital fuel gauge
Flat-bottom steering wheel
Multiple driving modes
Popup style touchscreen infotainment system with physical playback and volume controls
Android Auto/Apple Carplay
Automatic AC / climate control
Tata Altroz Feature 1: Cruise Control
Tata Altroz is only the third car in its segment to get cruise control. The other cars that come with cruise control in the premium hatchback space are Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. The Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20 Elite don't have this feature yet.
Tata Altroz Feature 2: Full-Colour Screen Console
Another distinguishing feature for the Tata Altroz is the large colour MID in the console. While it doesn't appear to offer any significantly crucial information based on the spy pics, it has the potential to be a game-changer. Because Tata could just release a software update and the Tata Altroz console screen can gain a new feature or layout or both. Having Google Maps GPS navigation on the console will be a great feature. While the driver can focus on the navigation, the rest of the occupants can use the infotainment system for something else.
Tata Altroz Launch
The Tata Altroz launch should have happened before the 2019 festive season (September 2019). But it doesn't look like it's going to launch around the festivities. After the festive season, it doesn't make sense to launch a new car as the demand generally tapers off in the last quarter of a calendar year. Because the buyers prefer waiting for next year's model for purchase. So, we're expecting to see the Tata Altroz launch in the first quarter of 2020. Therefore, it'll also launch with the BS6 engine from day one.