The luxury Tata Altroz hatchback will soon have a turbocharged petrol option. Sources tell us that pricing for the Tata Altroz Turbo is expected this month. We tell you more about the next hot hatch.
• The turbo gearbox will get a 1.2-litre engine generating about 110 hp
• It is expected to come with a manual gearbox initially
• The new Hyundai i20 will be launched directly on Friday.
Tata Altroz Turbo engine, power output, gearbox details
As previously mentioned, Altroz’s 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be slightly less powerful, with 110 hp and 140 Nm of torque, compared to the unit that powers the Nexon. After receiving a power upgrade with a facelift, the compact Nexon SUV now has 120 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque.
The Turbo Altroz will have a single 5-speed manual gearbox, which is the same TA65 unit seen on other Tata models like the Tiago and Tigor. Work on the automatic DCT is underway and it is expected to be included soon afterwards.
What we can also confirm from our sources is that the Altroz Turbo weighs around 980kg, which means that the performance will be lean.
Tata Altroz Turbo launch, competition and changing details
Tata Motors has been rigorously testing its Tata Altroz Turbo petrol engine for some time. Sources tell us that the Altroz Turbo will directly target the new Hyundai i20 (which will be launched on November 5, 2020), which will also come, for the first time, with a petrol turbo engine option. The new 1.0-litre i20 is expected to produce 120 hp and has class-first gearbox options such as iMT (manual without clutch) and automatic dual-clutch.
When it comes to various details, like the new i20 Turbo, the Altroz Turbo is only expected to be available in the top two or three options.
The Tata Altroz Turbo and Hyundai i20 Turbo will both compete with the popular Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI which comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110 hp paired with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. With a 6-speed torque converter.
The luxury Tata Altroz hatchback will soon have a turbocharged petrol option. Sources tell us that pricing for the Altroz Turbo is expected this month.
|Summary||Tata Altroz||Hyundai i20||Volkswagen Polo|
|Price||SOON||₹ 6.5 Lakh||₹ 5.98 Lakh|
|Mileage||18.00 Kmpl||18.60 Kmpl||17.75 Kmpl|
|Power||86 bhp||82 bhp||75 bhp|
|Engine||1199 CC||1197 CC||999 CC|