After keeping us guessing for while, Tata Motors is now all set to launch the Altroz Turbo on 13 January 2021. As the name suggests, it is basically a sportier version of the Altroz hatchback which will come with a turbocharged petrol engine instead of naturally aspirated petrol engine available on the standard hatchback.
The Altroz Turbo will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine. In the Nexon, this engine makes 120PS of power and 170Nm of peak torque. However, as per an RTO document the Altroz Turbo gets a 110PS petrol engine. It remains to be seen which of two versions of the engine makes way to the final car. This engine is expected to be mated to a 5-speed MT as standard with an option of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The standard Altroz, for reference, gets a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine that makes 86PS and 113Nm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
As per the RTO document, the Alltroz Turbo will be offered in four variants: XT, XT(O), XZ and XZ(O), which is 3 variants (XE, XM and XM+) less than what the standard Altroz gets. In terms of features, the Altroz Turbo will be similar to the standard car. It will get dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors, projector headlamps, semi-digital instrument cluster with a 7-inch display, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto AC with rear AC vents, multiple driving modes, height adjustabllle driver’s seat, cruise control and push-button start.
The Altroz Turbo is expected to be priced at a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the standard Altroz. Expect it to be priced from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 8.5 lakh. It will rival likes of the Hyundai i20 Turbo and the Polo TSI.