Tata’s upcoming premium hatchback, the Altroz, which is due to be launched in mid-2019, has been spotted recently. The car was being shot for a TV commercial and was not covered in any camouflage.
The upcoming premium hatchback will take on the likes of the Baleno and Elite i20
- Altroz hatchback spied while being filmed.
- Launch expected soon, probably in June 2019 itself.
- Looks just like the Geneva edition reveal model except for different alloys.
- Will get three engine options – two petrol and one diesel
- Likely to be priced between Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 8.5 lakh.
Spied in the same colour as the Geneva model, the Altroz seems to get the same rear end and side profile with the blacked-out elements and tail lamps, but with different alloys. This is the second model based on the IMPACT 2.0 design first seen on the Harrier SUV and similarly styled elements can be seen around the back too. However, it is the first production model Tata based on the brand’s new ALFA arc platform showcased on the 45X concept.
Given that the Altroz was seen here with a film crew for what is most probably an upcoming ad campaign, we expect it to be launched soon, perhaps before July 2019. It will get both petrol and diesel engines, one of which will be the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol 3-cylinder engine from the Geneva edition, which had a performance rating of 102PS and 140Nm. The other expected engines are a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated unit and a 1.5-litre diesel unit, both with manual and AMT options.
The Tata Altroz will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno/Toyota Glanza, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz too. It is expected to be priced between Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 8.5 lakh at the time of launch, with BS4 engines for now.