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LIVE – Tata Altroz & Altroz EV premium hatchback revealed, Looks Smashing!

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The next most awaited car launch from the house of Tata Motors, the Altroz has been officially revealed at the ongoing 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Tata Altroz was showcased in 2 variants, the standard fuel models along with an Altroz EV. The blue colour car which you see in the images below is the Altroz EV, the other pictures are of the Altroz premium hatchback which will be launched in India in 2019.

The Altroz which launched will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 & the Honda Jazz. The Tata Altroz will surely give competitors a run for their money just because of its smashing looks. Features aside, the car does look like a proper premium hatchback, and the Impact Design 2.0 styling language is surely working in the brands favour.

The Altroz will be a car built on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. This chassis will also be used on other new range of Tata cars, the H2X to name one in particular. The Tata Altroz premium hatchback will be launched in petrol and diesel engine options, which could be shared with the Nexon compact-SUV. So expect the Revotron petrol and Revotorq diesel engines to be available, producing at least 100 HP of power along with Eco, City & Sport driving modes. We expect both the petrol and diesel engines of the Altroz to come with an AMT / Automatic gearbox.

The Altroz EV is a battery operated premium hatchback. If Tata Motors manages to pull this off, and offer the Altroz EV right from the day of launch, this could completely change the market dynamics. There is no premium hatchback from a homegrown manufacturer at the moment, and the Altroz EV looks like a good proposition.

Altroz & Altroz EV images reveal the following:

  • Smoked headlamps with dual barrel layout
  • Dark chrome / black applique for the grille
  • Flat honeycomb mesh front grille
  • LED DRL around the fog lamp
  • Fog lamp placed higher, close to the headlamp, ORVMs with turn indicators, B pillar blacked out
  • 16″ alloy wheels
  • Rear door handle on C pillar
  • Smoked tail lamp
  • Smoked effect for number plate garnish
  • Rear wash & wipe
  • LED tail lamp
  • Altroz badging on the centre, on the tail gate
  • Contrast paint option below the window sill
  • Keyless entry
  • Rear fog lamp
  • Parking sensors
  • Integrated spoiler
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Digial + Analogue speedometer
  • Contrast body paint inside the cabin
  • Fabric seats
  • Centre arm rest
  • Climate control
  • Flat bottom steering wheel

Expect JTP high performance variants of the Altroz to make it to the market in due course of time. The Altroz JTP will make it a true hot hatch for the Indian mass market.

Pricing of the Tata Altroz is expected to range from INR 6 – 9 lakh ex-showroom.

Dubbed as premium urban cars by Tata Motors based on the ALFA platform, Tata Motors could spawn a range of petrol, diesel, hybrid or full EV models in the future.