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Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol Spotted Testing In New Blue Shade

The Tata Altroz turbo petrol is expected to get the Nexon's 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine in a different state of tune, and possibly the option of a DCT automatic as well.

The test mule reveals the turbo badge on the boot and the new blue shade as well expand View Photos
The test mule reveals the turbo badge on the boot and the new blue shade as well

Highlights

  • The new blue shade could be exclusive to the Altroz turbo variants
  • The Tata Altroz turbo petrol is likely to get a DCT automatic gearbox
  • The 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine could develop about 99 bhp and 140 Nm

Tata Motors is readying a turbocharged petrol version of the Altroz hatchback that could arrive in the coming months. The automaker's first premium hatchback was launched earlier this year and left us quite impressed as a package. While the diesel version certainly felt better in terms of driving dynamics, the petrol did feel lacking when it came to power delivery. The Tata Altroz turbo petrol will be a model for those enthusiasts, who had a bone to pick in this regard. The spy shot of the test mule not only shows the turbo badge on the boot but also the new blue colour that will debut with the new version. Do remember, Tata Motors did showcase the Altroz Geneva Edition at the annual motor show last year with the turbocharged mill under the hood.

Also Read: Tata Altroz Review: How Good Is Tata's First Premium Hatchback?

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The Tata Altroz turbo is expected to get a detuned version of the 1.2-litre motor from the Tata Nexon

The Tata Altroz Turbo petrol is expected to draw power from the 1.2-litre turbocharged, three-cylinder engine shared with the Nexon. Reports suggest that the engine will be tuned to develop 99 bhp and about 140 Nm of peak torque. In comparison, the Nexon petrol with the same engine offers 118 bhp and 170 Nm. That's a difference 19 bhp and 30 Nm between the two models. The Tata Altroz though is lighter in comparison and possibly the reason why Tata would opt for a detuned version in favour of enhanced fuel efficiency.

The Tata Altroz Turbo could also pull another surprise with the option of a dual-clutch transmission (DCT), as recent reports suggest. Given the growing affinity towards automatics in this space, the Altroz will certainly benefit from one. The 5-speed manual is also likely unless decides to plonk the 6-speed unit to truly differentiate the turbo from the naturally aspirated variant.

Also Read: Tata Altroz XT Variant Now Gets Auto Climate Control Feature

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The feature-list will remain identical on the Altroz turbo with the possible addition of the DCT automatic

The Tata Altroz Turbo petrol is likely to be offered in the mid and top-spec trims, which will make the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated motor from the Tiago available on the more affordable versions. The engine produces 85 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Other cycle parts and features will remain the same including the brakes, suspension, alloy wheels and more. Expect the Altroz turbo to come with the factory personalisation options as well.

Also Read: BS6 Tata Tiago, Tigor, Altroz & Nexon Prices Revised

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The upcoming Tata Altroz Turbo petrol will compete against the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI in the segment that uses a 1.0-litre three-cylinder motor. There would have also been the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS that would've joined this three-cylinder turbo club, but sadly, the carmaker discontinued the variant with the transition to BS6 norms. The automatic variants will also take on the upcoming Honda Jazz facelift. Prices for the Tata Altroz start at ₹ 5.44 lakh, going up to ₹ 7.89 lakh and we could see the turbocharged version extending the range up to ₹ 9 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).

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Tata Altroz
Ex-Showroom Price
₹ 5.8 - 9.56 Lakh
EMI Starts
12,0389% / 5 yrs
Premium Hatchback
Petrol , Diesel
Manual
19.1 - 25.1 Km/l
  • Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Infotainment System
    Infotainment System
  • Manual Transmission
    Manual Transmission
  • Sound System
    Sound System
  • Rear Ac Vent
    Rear Ac Vent
  • Cooled Glove Box
    Cooled Glove Box
  • Topview
    Topview
  • Headlight
    Headlight
  • Orvms
    Orvms
  • Tail Light
    Tail Light
  • Front Foglamp
    Front Foglamp
  • Alloy Wheels
    Alloy Wheels
  • Rear Wiper
    Rear Wiper
  • Frontview
    Frontview
  • Rearview
    Rearview
  • Airbag
    Airbag
  • Rear Parking Camera
    Rear Parking Camera
  • Anti Lock Braking System
    Anti Lock Braking System
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
    Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Strong Body
    Strong Body
  • Seating Space
    Seating Space
  • Steering Mounted Audio
    Steering Mounted Audio
  • Push Start Stop Button
    Push Start Stop Button
  • Front Armrest
    Front Armrest
  • Rear Armrest
    Rear Armrest
  • Drive Mode Control
    Drive Mode Control
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