Tata Motors has published a teaser for the new hatchback AltrozFebruary 25, 2019
The Indian company Tata Motors has distributed a teaser of the new production hatchback. The world premiere of the model will be held at the Geneva Motor Show.
The hatchback harbinger – a concept with an index of 45X – debuted at the Indian motor show Auto Expo last February, and a month later the prototype was brought to Geneva. The European exhibition was also chosen as the premiere site for the serial version of the model, but this does not mean that the decision to bring the hatch to the “old-world” market has already been made: Tata will participate in the Geneva Motor Show for the 21st time, although the company’s “cars” in Europe today and do not sell. Why participate? Another attempt to “test the ground” and collect feedback from the spoiled European public.
In India, the hatch should appear in the middle of this year. Simultaneously with the announcement of the commodity hatchback the company called its name for the home market – Altroz. As noted in Tata, during the creation of the hatchback in the company they were inspired by the albatross: they say, the car has similar “characteristics”, in particular “dexterity and speed”. In addition to Altroz promised “the best in class space in the cabin.”
The hatchback is built on the new ALFA platform (Agile Light Flexible Advanced, another name is the Advanced Modular Platform, AMP) developed by Tata. Altroz will be the second model of the brand, the appearance of which is made in the new corporate style Impact 2.0. The firstborn, we recall, is the Harrier SUV based on the Omega Arc platform – this is a cheaper version of the D8 platform from Jaguar Land Rover (the Indians own a British firm).
Dimensions Altroz not yet disclosed. The length of the prototype Tata 45X is 4253 mm, the wheelbase is 2630 mm. It is not excluded that the length of the product hatchback will not exceed four meters – such machines in India laid tax benefits. The manufacturer also did not provide data on serial hatch motors, however, and the installation of the concept in Tata has still not been reported. Indian media tipped Altroz gasoline atmospheric 3-cylinder engine 1.2 and the turbo version of this engine, plus diesel 1.5, as well as a completely electric version (there is no information about the stuffing of the “green” version).
In India, Tata Altroz will be positioned as a premium model. Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 are also referred to those there, they will become the main competitors of the novelty. By the way, despite the status of “premium”, the prices for these cars are quite attractive by our standards: Baleno costs from 545,000 rupees, and the Hyundai hatchback – from 550,000 rupees.
As previously reported, in Geneva, Tata will introduce several new models. Among the prime ministers are the already mentioned Harrier, its seven-seater version (for now as a concept) and the minicross, which will compete with Maruti Suzuki Ignis.
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