Maruti Baleno Rival Upcoming Tata Altroz Spied Testing in Pune

  • Published On: 12 April 2019
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Tata's upcoming premium hatchback Altroz caught testing in Maharashtra's Pune.

Tata Altroz Front Profile
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Tata Altroz Front Profile
Tata Altroz Rear Profile
Tata Altroz Side Profile

Tata Motors has already showcased the Altroz premium hatchback at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The company had then said that the expected launch timeline for the Altroz was mid-2019, or around the festive season of India. Upon launch in India Tata Altroz will lock horns with Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz. Now there are photos doing rounds on the internet that show the car being tested in Pune, and as an added bonus there is no camouflage on the Tata Altroz that was being tested.

It is not clear whether the company has already started producing the upcoming Altroz in mass volumes, however, the spy shots were taken near the factory of Tata Motors in Maharashtra’s Pune. The company has already stated that the upcoming Altroz will be produced at Tata Motors’ factory in Pimpri near Pune. What is to be noted here is that the same factory also produces the Harrier now and will be responsible for producing upcoming Cassini. More information about Tata’s upcoming premium hatchback will only come to the fore in the days to come, however, as of now let’s take a look as to what the upcoming Altroz will bring with it once launched in India.

Altroz’s interiors are properly equipped and at the center of it sits an infotainment system in a floating style.  As per the company, this unit will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Apart from the usual control, the dashboard carries a pretty clutter free look. As per the norms of the segment, the steering has buttons with the usual array of controls. The instrument cluster in Altroz premium hatchback is a digital-analog unit. In the top model of Altroz, Tata will offer 4 airbags. Keeping in view the upcoming BNVSAP, while the lower models will get 2 airbags only, the top model will have 4 airbags as standard. However, the competitor Hyundai Elite i20 offers 6-airbags on its top model.

The engine details of Altroz have not been disclosed by Tata, but it may carry the same petrol unit that is being offered with Tiago. On the other hand, diesel mill could be the same one that one finds on Nexon. Looking at the rivals in the segment Tata will probably offer manual as well as automatic gearboxes on Altroz.

Tata will debut the ALFA arch platform with Altroz, which in turn will make this upcoming premium hatchback shed a lot of weight. As per the trend witnessed lately in Tata’s new vehicles, Altroz too seems like a car from the future. Based on the IMPACT 2.0 design this new entrant in the premium hatchback segment has long headlamps that flank the sleek grille on both the sides. A sophisticated chrome line runs across the bottom of the grille where as the top of the same has an understated black stripe that adds a subtle character to the front of the vehicle.

Author: Sridhar@cartoq.com

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