2020 Tata Altroz hatchback: Engines, specifications and features revealed
Tata Motors has revealed details of its new premium hatchback, the Tata Altroz, ahead of its launch next month. Bookings for the new hatchback have begun today, December 4, for a Rs 21,000 deposit. The Altroz started life as the Tata 45X Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo and is based on the brand's new ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) modular architecture. It competes with cars like the Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo.
Dimensions and Specifications
The Altroz is 3,990mm long, 1,755mm wide and 1,523mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,501mm with the front and rear track being 1,510mm. The unladen ground clearance is 165mm, turning radius is 5.0m and has a 37-litre fuel tank. Boot space is 345L. The front suspension is an independent MacPherson dual path strut with coil spring, the one at the back is a twist-beam with coil springs. The steering system is an electrically operated one. The front brakes are discs and the rear drums. The wheel-size on the top XZ trim is
The Tata car will be available with two engine options at launch. Both BSVI compliant. The 1.5-litre Revotorq turbo diesel four-cylinder is a detuned version of the one found in the Nexon and makes 90PS at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,250-3,000 rpm. Bore and stroke are 76 mm x 82.5 mm while the compression ratio is 16(+/- 1):1.
The petrol motor is the 1.2-litre Revotron three-cylinder petrol, as seen on the Tiago, with 86PS at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm at 3300 rpm. Bore and stroke are 77 mm x 85.8 mm while the compression ratio is (11.3 +/- 0.3):1.
Both come with paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. In the diesel, the final drive ratio is 3.73 while in the petrol this increases to 4.64. Both cars also get City and Eco drive modes but only the petrol gets a start/stop system.
The Altroz gets two airbags, seat belt reminder for driver and front passenger, central locking, speed-sensing auto door-lock, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and front fog lamps with a cornering function. All passengers, except for the one in the middle of the second row get three-point seatbelts.
The top-spec XZ trim of the Altroz gets LED DRLs, rear defogger, projector head-lamps with auto headlamps and follow-me-home functionality, there are four-way adjustable driver seats and two-way adjustable passenger seats, there are also utility spaces all around with a cooled glove-box and central armrest storage spaces. Further, there is a seven-inch infotainment screen, another seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, alongside voice commands, SMS readout and USB/Bluetooth connectivity. This unit comes paired with a 100W Harman-sourced audio system with six-speakers. There is also automatic climate control, roof antenna, 12V power outlet and USB ports front and back, power windows with auto-down on driver side, tilt Adjust steering, adjustable head restraints, engine push-button start/stop with smart key electrically adjustable and foldable ORVM, rear AC vent, electric tailgate release, rain-sensing wiper, rear wiper and washer , 90-degree opening doors, flat rear floor and a wearable key for passive entry.
Prices for the Altroz haven't been announced yet but should range between Rs 5 to 8 lakh, ex-showroom
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