The first unit of the most awaited Tata Altroz hatchback has rolled out of the Pune manufacturing plant. The Tata Altroz is finally its making its way in January 2020 as a premium hatchback. It will be a rival for its competitors like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 and the Volkswagen Polo.
First teased at the 2018 Auto Expo, Tata Motors mentioned that it will be based on an all-new platform. Mainly a second-hand model, this model is based on Tata’s impact design 2.0 language where the platform is known as ALFA architecture. The final production model of the Altroz was showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
President of Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “We are thrilled to roll-out yet another class defining product from the plant today. The ALTROZ is our first product that will be launched on the all-new ALFA platform and we believe that it will raise the bar for vehicles across the premium hatchback segment, come 2020. Since the unveiling of the concept in 2018, the anticipation for ALTROZ has always been high. We hope that customers will appreciate the new futuristic design with a host of smart features, many of which are one segment above.”
Expected to launch in August 2019, Tata Motors delayed the launch of the model to January 2020. The model is going to be launched with a BS6 standard petrol engine. Although Tata Motors is yet to confirm the exact engine that will power the Altro. Tata Motors mentioned earlier that it may discontinue a small capacity diesel engine as they will be upgrading to BS6 emission levels would not be cost-effective. Therefore, it is going to be unlikely that Altroz will be offered with a diesel engine.
Tata is working on introducing its second all-electric model. In association with the Nexon EV scheduled to make its official debut in December 2019.
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