he 2019 Tata Altroz is very close to production and is going to be launched in a few weeks. But before that Tata has spoken about the car on its website and has explained it’s design philosophy and the attributes about the Alfa platform on which this car is based. Read below in the design section to know more.
The features and the specs on this car looking existing and it will be interesting to see how this car will shape up to be as a production model. Check out the spy shots of the car below and more in the gallery at the end. What do you think will be the price, specs and features on this premium hatchback? Will you wait for the Altroz and not buy an i20?
2019 Tata Altroz Launch Date in India
|Launch Date||January 2020|
The Tata Altroz will be launched next year, January. It will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. We had earlier reported that the car will be launched around Jaunary. We were pretty close. The car will be shown in its production avatar at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is currently undergoing rigorous tests. The pictures of the testing mule of this car have been spotted and released multiple times. Currently, the company is focusing on Harrier, Nexon, Tiago, and Tigor. The Harrier, Tigor and Tiago have their JTP versions were launched recently. The launch has been postponed because now the car will get BS6 engines directly. Earlier the plan was to introduce a BS6 compliant engine.
2019 Tata Altroz Price in India
|Tata 45X||Price (on-road price)|
The Tata Altroz is likely to be priced between Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs, on-road. Tata will try and undercut the Maruti Baleno in pricing. This will give it a tremendous edge. The car will be manufactured locally. Thus, from the start, this will give it a big edge in competitive pricing. If the pricing of the Nexon is to be considered, then we can safely assume the Tata 45X is going to want a large piece of the segment. The i20, Jazz, Punto, and Baleno are a part of the premium hatchback segment and have shaped the market to their needs.
Tata will have to make sure that they give the features that a customer in this segment is used to. Cars sold in this segment carry certain customer expectations and demands that need to be fulfilled by the manufacturer while being very competitively and closely priced. The Altroz is an exciting package and should be offering some good value for money.
2019 Tata Altroz Design
When it comes to styling, the Altroz follows the Impact 2.0 design language. This design language is what is to be used by Tata Motors on all its future models. This hatchback is based on the Advanced Modular Platform. But the Tata Altroz is a futuristic concept. It has sharp lines and a very aerodynamic design. Shod with a sleek front end, the windshield rakes sharply, to give it a very sporty stance. It looks dynamic even at a standstill. The whole car gives off a very athletic vibe. The spoiler looks like a continuation of the roof of the car.
The overall exterior look is summed up by Tata as – the LASER look. It’s edgy, paired with clean sharp lines and more importantly a commanding/sporty road presence.
The Tata 45X gets a thin grille. It’s fitted with LED headlamps and DRLs. There is going to be a separate grille on the lower part of the front bumper. The front bumper itself looks very big and low. Flared wheel arches make it look muscular. The car is wide enough to rival the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno. The Tata 45X has a long wheelbase. It is low slung and the engine bay is small. This gives us a sense that the cabin shall be very spacious. This is what will be its USP and what customers would like to have in a premium hatchback. The other thing if you notice is the flat bonnet will aid in all-round visibility and make maneuvering this car in traffic a breeze. The result will be the driver having a relaxed drive.
Tata Altroz Interiors
Tata Motors hs given this premium hatchback all-new set of interiors. Of course, this new steering wheel shall be shared with the Tata Nexon facelift too. The Altroz will have all-black interiors and this will make it look sporty. The Tata Altroz will have exterior colour that shall be used for AC vents surrounds. This is the same that is already done on the Tiago and Tigor. The features on offer on the steering wheel shall be audio and cruise control. The instrument cluster will have half digital and half analog system layout. This design will be similar to the Harrier’s cluster.
The touchscreen system will be similar to the Nexon. Its an eight-inch display and it will have Android Auto, Apple Carplay, a reverse camera on offer. There will be climate control as well. Tata Motors is offering the Altroz with leather-wrap on the steering wheel and even the gear knob. The armrest also has storage too. On the inside, features like push start-stop, dual airbags, ABS, EBD with BA. The seats have fabric on them and the front ones have adjustable headrest too. The Altroz even has a lot of space at the back. There is sufficient space for three at the back. To add to it, the boot is about 330 litres.
2019 Tata Altroz Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||6-speed manual|
The Altroz is going to get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. There could even be a non-turbo version, which will be an entry price point version. This shall be the same 84bhp, we have already seen on the Tata Tiago as well. The diesel might be the 1.5-litre, which will be shared with the Nexon. These are the new generation engines from Tata. The engines will churn about 100-110bhp of power and will be offered with a six-speed manual and also AMT options. These will be the first set of premium hatchbacks that shall get AMT.
The engines will be fuel-efficient too. The six-speed gearbox will do wonders for the mileage. They might not be the best when it comes to performance, but they will offer a good package, especially at the price this car is expected to come at. It will also be cheaper and more cost-effective to have an AMT unit in the car rather than a traditional automatic. This could be one of the same units as seen on the Nexon.
However, there is some talk about this car getting a CVT gearbox like the Hyundai i20. The automatics will come in later. This is what most of the Indian car brands have been doing. A bit too annoying habit for all of us.
2019 Tata Altroz Safety
The Tata Altroz will also be a very safe car when it will launch. The car could get 6 airbags, Traction control, ABS, EBD, ESP and other safety features like Corner Control Stability and also Pedestrian safety.
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2019 Tata Altroz Walkaround video
2019 Tata Altroz Spy Shots
The car has been spotted testing multiple times but now there is a teaser that has leaked and it shows the interior of the car. Take a look below. The teaser also showed us the infotainment setup, the park assist logo and ambient lighting. An audio equalizer can be seen here and the car will get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay from launch.
We also earlier came across pictures of the car being tested with 16-inch wheels unlike the 17-inch tyres gracing the car at when it was shown at Geneva. However, we had said that the car will be offered with a size smaller in India but it will be however possible that the car could come with 17-inch alloy wheels as an optional extra. If that happens, this car will have the biggest tyers in its segment. We expect the upcoming facelifted Tata Nexon to also get a size bigger. The leaked teaser also showed that the Altoroz gets an app for connectivity. Is this some kind of a connected car feature we will have to wait and watch.
2019 Tata Altroz Gallery
2019 Tata Altroz Competition
The Tata Altroz will be competing with the Fiat Punto, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno and the Honda Jazz. Tata Motors is looking at enhancing its reach in this segment. What they will have to offer is the best in class, that is when it will work out. This car is expected to bring some more zing into the segment, which is veering towards SUVs. It is interesting that Tata will be making the car available.