Tata’s premium hatchback will take on the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 when it goes on sale in January 2020

  • Tata Motors has unveiled the Altroz ahead of its launch in January 2020.
  • Tata has revealed details of the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines as well.
  • The Altroz hatchback could get the Nexon’s 1.2-litre turbo-petrol at a later date.
  • It is the first Tata product to be based on the new ALFA ARC platform.
  • Feature list includes cruise control, semi-digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, etc.
  • Altroz bookings to open tomorrow for a deposit of Rs 21,000.

The Tata Altroz premium hatchback has finally been unveiled in its production-spec avatar. While the launch is scheduled for January 2020, we now have all the details of the Altroz. Pre-orders for the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 rival will begin tomorrow for a deposit of Rs 21,000.

The Altroz is the first Tata model to be built on the ALFA ARC modular platform. Here are the exact dimensions of the 2020 Altroz:

Dimensions Tata Altroz Maruti Baleno Hyundai Elite i20
Length 3990mm 3995mm 3985mm
Width 1755mm 1745mm 1734mm
Height 1523mm 1510mm 1505mm
Wheelbase 2501mm 2520mm 2570mm
Boot space 345 litres 339 litres 285 litres
Ground Clearance (unladen) 165mm 170mm 170mm

Tata has styled the Altroz to follow the brand’s Impact 2.0 design. The projector headlamps are connected by a honeycomb mesh grille. Meanwhile, the LED DRLs are integrated into the front fog lamps positioned on the front bumper. Around the rear, the Altroz sports split LED taillamps linked by a black section on the bootlid. The rear door handles are integrated into the top corner of the rear doors. It gets a blacked-out roof too.

The Altroz is expected to launch with three BS6 engines. However, Tata has only revealed details of the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine so far.

Altroz Petrol Diesel
Engine 1199cc 1497cc
Power 86PS 90PS
Torque 113Nm 200Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT

Tata will be offering the Altroz with 16-inch diamond-cut alloys while the spare wheel will be a 14-inch unit. It gets disc brakes up front and drum brakes at the rear. Safety equipment includes dual front airbags, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder, front and rear fog lamps, and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The middle passenger in the rear seat only gets a lap belt.

The Altroz’ instrument cluster features a 7-inch TFT colour multi info display and an analogue speedometer. It has a dual-tone black and grey dashboard with a 7-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system. The dash also gets silver inserts around the vents and some on the flat-bottom steering wheel, which houses media controls as well.

Other notable features of the Altroz include cruise control, auto AC, multi-drive modes (Eco & City), push-button stop-start and auto headlamps. The hatchback also gets ambient lighting, front sliding armrest with storage, rear central armrest, rear AC vents, tilt adjustable steering and a height-adjustable driver seat. The infotainment system gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay while the 100W Harman audio system uses 4 speakers and 2 tweeters.

The Tata Altroz is expected to be priced between Rs 5.5 lakh and Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom), while bookings will begin tomorrow for a deposit of Rs 21,000. It will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Toyota Glanza, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz.

Source :- CarDekho.com