Tata Altroz Overview
Tata Motors is working on a new premium hatchback to rival the likes of the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo in the B+ segment. Codenamed Project Altroz, the hatchback is a part of Tata’s new strategy to become a more modern marque. We expect the premium hatchback to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo at least in the concept guise.
The all-new hatchback will be the first car to be built on the Advanced Modular Platform (AMP) that has been developed by Tata Motors. Looking at the images that we have at our disposal, it is evident that the Altroz will be styled quite similar to the Tiago, but we hope it gets some brawn from the Hexa as well. In terms of size, the Altroz is visually longer than the Tiago but Tata will certainly not go over four metres in length to benefit from the tax regulations.
There is no information regards to the cabin and powertrain available at the moment. However, we expect the premium hatchback to pack in the modern interior that could be seen in the new Nexon. The floating screen, with smartphone connectivity, airbags with ABS, and climate control will be a part of the long equipment list as well.
Under the hood might be the same 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron Petrol engine along with the 1.5-litre diesel engine that debuted with the Nexon earlier this year. Transmission could be a five-speed manual at first which will be joined by an AMT version later.