Tata Altroz launch postponed to early 2020 - Report

26/09/2019 - 18:00 | ,   | Prashant Singh

Tata Motors has been readying the premium hatchback Altroz for quite sometime now. The car was seen for the first time as the 45X concept at Auto Expo 2018 and was then displayed at Geneva Motor Show 2019 in near-production form. The company had started its promotional campaign recently to launch it by next month, but according to a new report, it has postponed the launch to early 2020 now.

Tata Altroz Front Live Image
The Tata Altroz will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Hyundai i20 and the Honda Jazz. (Tata Altroz Geneva Edition pictured).

The Tata Altroz was earlier said to be launched with BS-IV compliant engines. Now it seems like it will be launched directly with BS-VI engines.

Like the Tata Harrier, the Altroz has been created using the IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. However, unlike the former, the latter is based on an in-house developed 'Advanced Modular Platform (Alfa-Arc)'. This very same platform will be used to underpin all future sub-4 metre Tata models. It was earlier reported to source power from three engine options – the 85 PS 1.2-litre petrol unit of the Tiago, a 102 PS version of the Nexon's 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit and a 90 PS version of the Nexon's 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel unit.

Tata Motors has already teased the insides of the Altroz in a short promo clip in the past which shows that it will be equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, cruise control, google assistant and a segment-first part-digital instrument cluster.

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Expect the Tata Altroz to retail in the price range of INR 5-9 lakh (ex-showroom).In other updates, Tata Motors recently launched Pro Edition accessory packs for 5 models.

[Source: Autocar India]

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