Tata Motors has been busy dropping teasers on the highly anticipated Altroz hatchback that is yet to debut. However at a time when everyone is waiting for the car to be revealed Motorbeam has managed to snap in what they call a near production version of the Altroz EV model.
The Altroz EV looks much how the Altroz will look like. The car sports a high set bonnet a rising waistline that flows into the rear and C-pillar integrated rear door handle. The rear isn’t visible; however teasers dropped by the company have proved the presence of clear lens taillights and a bumper that bulges out of the wheel arches.
However in EV form, the Altroz comes with a glass panel in place of a front grille, LED headlights in the bumper and a clear air dam and dual tone alloy wheels.
The interior is expected to be boasting of a spacious cabin that will be comfortable for its passengers and the driver as well. Though we haven’t received any clue on what will be on offer on the EV variant, the standard Altroz will come with a free standing touchscreen system that will come loaded with the usual kit on offer.
Just to refresh your memory, the Altroz is the first to be built on Alfa platform that is said to be flexible to spawn other models and Electrification as well. The show up of the EV Altroz at Geneva floor proves the standard Altroz will be joined by the EV version as well.
The company had also announced that the Altroz takes its name inspiration from a seabird known as Albatross’ The Altroz will take on the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and even the Toyota’s upcoming cross badged Baleno, all of which do not offer an EV variant alongside the standard fuel powered variants.
Mechanically we expect the standard Altroz to draw power form 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines under the hood with transmission options being limited to a 5-speed manual upon launch. There’s no word yet on any specifications or figures of either the standard or EV Altroz but we expect the details to be out soon enough.