Tata Altroz Hatchback has the potential to light up the segment with its unique approach just like any other new Tata cars
Tata Motors is on a launch spree and the next big launch schedule for August 2019 is its premium hatchback which is still known by its codename 45X. The 45X will be unveiled at upcoming Geneva Motor Show and Tata Motors is dropping a number of teasers about the possible name of 45X. The first teaser came out with a hint that the model name would be named after a sea bird and consist of 6-letter starting with the letter A.
Many guessed the name to be Aquila which means Eagle in the Italian. However, after the second teaser from the company confirmed that the third letter in the model name is T, the name Aquila is been ruled out. In fact, the 45X would be called Altroz which also relates to a sea bird and the company has already filed a trademark application for the Altroz name.
Based on the new AlfaARC platform, 45X will feature a sleeker Humanity Line grill, swept-back headlamps, sculpted front bumper, and a strong shoulder line. The car is expected to come well equipped with the features like touch screen infotainment system, LCD instrument display, automatic climate control etc. Under the hood, Altroz will receive 1.2-liter petrol engine and 1.5-liter diesel engine from Nexon although Tata has tuned the motors differently to suit the car’s character.
There is no official confirmation about the availability of the automatic at the launch but we expect the AMT to become part of the package at a later point in time. In terms of competition, Tata Altroz will be pitted against the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, and Honda Jazz among others. The prices of the new Tata are expected to undercut the rivals which should make it good value for money for the prospective buyers.