Tata is likely to launch the Altroz in July this year. The upcoming premium hatchback has already been spied testing a number of times on the Indian roads. The latest reports on the 2019 Altroz suggest that the Altroz was spotted while filming for an ad recently. Based on the 2018 45X concept, the production-spec version made its world debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Under the hood, the Geneva model was powered by the Nexon’s 1.2- liter turbo-petrol engine with a power rating of 100 bhp and 140 Nm while mated to a 5- speed manual. However, the production-spec will come fitted with two petrol and one diesel engine options. The base petrol engine will be the Tiago's 85 bhp, 1.2-liter, normally suctioned motor, while higher variations will get an adaptation of the Nexon's 1.2 turbo- oil and, as on the Nexon, there will be a 1.5-liter diesel motor also, yet with lower power and torque yields. In terms of transmission, an AMT is also expected to be on offer for both the Nexon- sourced engines. Tata hasn't formally affirmed a 1.5-liter diesel engine for the Altroz yet, still, it will be offered, with organization sources reveal that it will be a detuned adaptation of the Nexon's engine that will create 90 bhp.
In terms of design and features, the 2019 Tata Altroz is likely to get a two-part boot lid replete with the complex three-dimensional detailing of the taillights along with a translucent black appliqué running across the width of the tailgate and connecting the lighting elements. Apart from these, the rear diffuser element with a centrally mounted brake lamp is another design highlight. Based on Tata’s Impact Design Philosophy and Tata's ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) modular architecture, the upcoming Altroz carries traits of earlier Tata hatchbacks with large lighting elements in the front bumper and complexity of the design on the side profile showing off its multi-layered layout. The split roof spoiler, turn blinkers mounted along the edge of the front door, pillar mounted rear door handles and a unique shape for the glasshouse are the other design elements to be seen on the car.
At the inside, the new Tata Altroz premium hatchback will offer the dashboard with a multi-layered design too featuring instrumentation similar to the Harrier, such as an analog speedometer and a large multi-info-display for displaying other vehicular data. The infotainment from the Tata Harrier will also make its way to the Altroz a similar user interface and smaller size. Keyless entry and go, 16-inch rims, a flat-bottom steering wheel, automatic climate control and body-colored bezels around the A/C vents are the other features to be offered.
Looking at how aggressively the manufacturer has priced the Nexon and Harrier, we expect Altroz to be priced in a similar way. The premium hatchback is likely to be priced between Rs 5.5 lakh and 8.5 lakh ex-showroom. When launched, the 2019 Altroz will take against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, upcoming Toyota Glanza, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming Tata Altroz.