Tata Motors has finally unveiled the much awaited Altroz hatchback at the ongoing Geneva motor show. The Altroz is the premium new hatchback from the Tata stable set to take on formidable rivals in the premium hatchback segment.
Sourcing its name from ‘Albatross’ a magnificent seabird, the Altroz is the first product to be built on the Alpha architecture that is lightweight, modular and flexible in its characteristics. The specifications number up at 3988mm in length, 1754 in width and 1505 in height and uses wheelbase measuring 2501mm in length.
The hatchback also boasts of being the second product to get the IMPACT 2.0 design language. Staying identical to the 45X concept in terms of looks, Altroz is handsome and futuristic with its design.
Some interesting details of the hatchback include sculpted bonnet, honeycomb grille, large headlights, bumper mounted high set fog lamps with daytime running lights, large alloy wheels, C-pillar moutned rear door handles, large wraparound taillights and roof spoiler. It also gets a receding waistline which has an interesting kink on the front doors.
The interior is well appointed and the dashboard in particular sports a cockpit like design with the all black theme. Taking pride at the top of the console is the floating 7-inch infotainment system below which the controls for the A/C vents and climate control are placed. It also gets a new chunky steering wheel with buttons on it. A digital instrument cluster with TFT display is also part of the package.
Under the hood the Altroz will draw power from 1198cc 1.2 litre petrol motor that produces 75 Kw @ 5500rpm and 140 Nm of torque spread between 1750-4000rpm. Transmission options haven’t been revealed yet but it should most likely to include the 5-speed unit from the Tiago.
The Altroz is expected to kick up quite a storm with the rivals such as Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and the Honda Jazz when it debuts in the mid of 2019 this year.