At its 21st appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors will unveil 4 new products, which include the Tata Altroz (production 45X), Altroz EV concept, H7X concept, and Hornbill concept. Hours before its world premiere, the Altroz EV has been leaked online.
From the looks of it, the Tata Altroz EV would share its body shell and various styling elements with its conventionally powered sibling. While the all-electric model is currently a concept, it likely mimics the production version to a large extent, with the only anomaly arising out of the large wheels and low-profile rubber.
Visually, the Tata Altroz EV is smaller and less dramatic than the 45X concept, which isn't surprising if you consider the latter's larger-than-life dimensions that showcased its ALFA platform's scalable nature. The front-end of the new model is characterised by a wide closed-off grille, a sleeker humanity line, and a sporty bumper that houses high-set fog lamps. Highlights of the profile include a rising beltline with a bold character line that highlights the steep angle, pillar-mounted rear door handles contribute towards the clean and uncluttered look and large alloy wheels shod with low-profile tyres.
While specifications aren't available at the moment, the company has officially announced that the all-electric premium hatchback would offer a driving range of 220-250 km. In comparison, the Tata Tigor EV can clock just 130 km (MIDC cycle) on a single charge.
The Tata Altroz EV will go on sale in early 2021. The fossil-fuel-burning sibling, however, should launch in the middle of the current year. It will rival the likes of Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. Prices of the new model are likely to start somewhere between INR 5-5.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
[Source - motorbeam.com]