Tata Motors has begun taking reservations for the automatic version of the Tata Altroz AT, and deliveries will begin soon. The premium hatchback will get an automatic variant for the first time, and here’s what we can anticipate from it.
The production specification The design of the Altroz is similar to that of the 45X Concept, which debuted at the 2018 Auto Show. The hatchback has Tata’s new Impact 2.0 design language, which can be seen in the shark-nosed front end, the sleek black grille, and the wide, swept-back headlamps with a chrome band. The LED DRLs are also housed in the fog light housings, which are located high up on the front bumper. It has a pronounced beltline and a rising window line that is highlighted by a gloss-black strip on the side.
Like the new Swift, the rear door handles are mounted on the C-pillar, and the 16-inch alloy wheels appear sharp. The blacked-out pieces on the tailgate, right below the rear window, that house the tail lamps, are among the fascinating touches on the back. Optionally, the Altroz can be outfitted with a gloss-black roof to add to its athletic appearance.
Aside from a few tweaks to the design and styling, we don’t expect any changes in terms of appearance. This Altroz DCA version, for example, will be available in a brand-new colour known as New Opera Blue. The other colour selections from the palette, such as Downtown Red, Harbour Blue, Avenue White, and Arcade Grey, are expected to remain. We also expect that this transmission will be available in the famous Dark Edition of the vehicle.
The free-standing 7.0-inch touchscreen on the dashboard of the Altroz takes centre stage, with the AC vents beneath it. The dash itself is layered, with textured plastics at the top, a gloss finish in the middle, and light grey materials at the bottom. A new flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel is also available, as is a segment-first part-digital instrument cluster. The Altroz has dedicated AC vents in the back, as well as a 12V charging port and a centre armrest. The hatch’s cabin capacity is pretty big, but not class-leading, according to our review. The material quality is also online with the competition, albeit there are a few panel gaps that are inconsistent.
With the exception of the automatic gear lever replacing the manual one, the layout and equipment will stay unchanged. The top-spec Altroz, on the other hand, comes with a Harman seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, leatherette seats, rear AC vents, iRA linked car technology, auto headlights, and other premium amenities. This feature set is expected to be carried over to the automatic version, allowing it to compete more effectively against its competitors.
Engine and Transmission
The automatic transmission is the most major modification. The transmission will be a dual-clutch automatic with a wet clutch. It will be available in the top three models — XT, XZ, and XZ+ — and will be powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine. This is also the first Tata vehicle to include a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
As previously stated, bookings for this model have already begun for Rs 21,000, with deliveries beginning later this month. The price has yet to be released, and variant-by-variant specs will be divulged during the car’s upcoming introduction. Keep an eye out for updates.