Tata Altroz breaks cover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show [Update]

06/03/2019 - 09:39 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Update: New high-resolution live images of the Tata Altroz from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show added to the gallery at the end of the story.

Tata Altroz Front Three Quarters Left Side Live Im

5 March 2019 -

The Tata Altroz has made its world debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The B-segment hatchback is the production version of the Tata 45X concept.

Tata Altroz Front Image 2019 Geneva Motor Show
The name Altroz is inspired by the ‘Albatross’ seabird. The new model will portray the agility and poise of the magnificent bird.

Up front, the Tata Altroz features a wide grille, sleek headlamps, a slimmer humanity line, and a beefy bumper that accommodates large fog lamps. Showcased in a metallic golden shade, the new model fairly resembles the 45X concept. On the sides, the Altroz features a rising beltline, stylish dual-tone 5-spoke alloy wheels, black-coloured door-mounted ORVMs, a quarter glass at front and rear, and pillar-mounted door handles. At the rear, it has sleek wrap-around taillights, black trim on the boot lid and a roof-mounted spoiler.

Other visual elements include a bold character line that runs across the length of the new model and a black-painted roof. The Tata Altroz is the company's second production model to be designed as per its Impact Design 2.0 philosophy. Its interior has a little bit similar to that of the Harrier. The dashboard features a floating-type touchscreen infotainment unit and several golden accents. Like in the Harrier, there's a semi-digital instrument cluster. The design of the steering wheel seems to be an evolution of that of the C-SUV.

The Tata Altroz is based on the in-house developed Agile Light Flexible Advanced (ALFA) architecture. Engine options will likely include an all-new 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged oil burner from the Nexon. The former will be available with mild-hybrid technology and maybe even a dual-clutch automatic transmission - both firsts for a production Tata Motors model.

Tata Altroz Front Three Quarters Image 2019 Geneva
The Tata Altroz will become the first production model to be based on the company's ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture that is also known as the Advanced Modular Platform.

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The Tata Altroz will launch in the middle of the current calendar year, probably in the June-July period. It will replace the slow-selling Bolt and lock horns with the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz. Its prices are expected to start between INR 5-5.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

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