Tata Motors announced on Wednesday that the Altroz will be launched on January 22 of 2020. The company has bet big on the car that will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki's Baleno and Hyundai's Elite i20.
Altroz is being positioned by Tata Motors as a premium hatchback and will be offered in two engine options - a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine (84 hp and 114 Nm) and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel motor (89 hp and 200 Nm - peak power and torque). Both engines will meet the BS 6 emission norms that will kick in from April 1.
While the Altroz will feature a five-speed manual transmission with both engine options, an automatic is also being reportedly considered for a later stage.
Based on Tata Motors' ALFA (Agile, Light, Flexible and Advanced) platform, the designers have gone the extra mile to add style to the visual appeal of the Altroz. It has an arrow-head like front grille and sweeping head lights with DRLs. The rear gets a black strip under the back window in a design that is quite unique to the Altroz.
On the inside, the Altroz has a number of segment firsts. From ambient lighting to a seven-inch infotainment system, cruise control, six-speaker Harman sound unit and a brand new steering, there is much happening inside the hatchback that could excite even the most ardent of Tata fans. The car sits on 16-inch alloys and while its dimensions are not the biggest vis a vis its rivals, the Altroz could fit in four very comfortably on long rides.