Tata Motors has released a teaser video of the upcoming Altroz turbo variant launching in the country. The performance variant of the premium hatchback will be going on sale on January 13, 2021. The Altroz turbo will be using an all-new engine and transmission setup.
The teaser video released by the company reads “Turbocharge into 2021”. It indicates to the imminent launch of the Altroz turbo variant. The teaser also reveals the new blue paint scheme called the “Marina Blue”, which could be offered exclusively with the turbo variant of the hatchback.
The Altroz turbo will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol three-cylinder unit that is turbocharged. It is expected to produce a maximum of 108bhp and a peak torque of 140Nm. The turbo variant will be offered with a (DCT) Dual-Clutch Transmission. It could also be offered with a manual gearbox catering to enthusiasts.
The automatic on the turbo variant will most likely be a dry-clutch DCT sourced from Punch powertrains. On the other hand, if offered with a manual transmission, it could be the same five-speed manual on the standard variant of the hatchback.
The new turbo-petrol engine will be offered alongside the current naturally-aspirated petrol unit and the diesel unit on the Altroz. The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 85bhp and 113Nm of torque. While the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit puts out 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission as standard. There is no automatic transmission on offer.
Speaking about the visual changes on the Altroz, it seems like the updates are limited to a new paint scheme. However, at the time of launch, the company could reveal some more exterior changes made to the Altroz turbo.
On the inside, it is expected to carry the same layout and equipment from the standard model. However, seats and the dashboard could get a new blacked-out finish with contrasting stitching giving it a sporty feel.