Tata Altroz iTurbo India Unveil Highlights: Engine, features, expected price of fastest Tata hatchback

Tata Altroz iTurbo Unveil Highlights | Tata Motors' new Altroz iTurbo will be launched later this month. It will be a more powerful version of the Altroz hatchback, rivalling other turbo models from Hyundai and Volkswagen.

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Tata Altroz iTurbo India Unveil Highlights: Tata Motors had announced a while back that the Altroz would be updated with something new and now as 13th January has arrived, the manufacturer has kept its promise by unveiling the iTurbo variant. The Altroz iTurbo will retail alongside the standard naturally-aspirated petrol and diesel variants and will be the fastest Tata hatchback yet. Not to overwhelm the market with high pricing, Tata Motors will be launching the Altroz iTurbo with a manual transmission, to begin with. The car also boasts new features like Xpress Cooling and ‘Hinglish’ voice commands. Keep scrolling for more details.

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    13:25 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz iTurbo overview

    Tata Motors today unveiled the new Altroz iTurbo in India with a promise to launch it on 22nd January, however, the pre-bookings have been opened at Rs 11,000 starting today. The iTurbo variant of the Altroz is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol turbocharged engine that makes 110 hp and 140 Nm of torque and is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. 

    The hatchback also boasts new features like Xpress Cool which promises 70 percent faster cooling and connected car features including geo-fencing. The iRA will be able to understand up to 70 commands in 'Hinglish', including those for map usage.

    Prices for the Tata Altroz iTurbo petrol are expected to start at Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom).

    13:06 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    iTurbo pre-bookings

    Pre-bookings for the Tata Altroz iTurbo have been opened at Rs 11,000.

    13:01 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz iTurbo price

    The prices of the Tata Altroz iTurbo will be announced on 22nd January when Tata Motors will be opening sales and bookings have been opened.

    12:56 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    The i stands for..


    In terms of features, the Altroz iTurbo offers automatic headlamps along with rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a wearable key, and a push start-stop button among many.

    12:54 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Only a manual transmission for now

    The Tata Altroz iTurbo right now is available only with a manual transmission. It gets three variants. An automatic though is being planned. 

    12:50 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Xpress Cool is a new function and no, it isn't developed by us

    The Altroz turbo gets an Xpress cool function that chills the cabin 70 percent faster. Cool, indeed!

    12:48 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    iRA can understand 70 commands in Hinglish

    Yes, just like the new MG Hector, even the iRA understands 70 Hinglish commands. There are also the three words functionality that helps you with even the map functions. 

    12:46 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    One can geo-fence the Tata Altroz iTurbo

    Yes, through the IRA app one can activate geo-fencing, break-in attempt as well as other features in the Altroz iTurbo

    12:44 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Power and torque numbers of Altroz iTurbo are out

    So, the new Tata Altroz iTurbo gets a 1.2-litre petrol turbocharged motor that makes 110hp of power and 140Nm. There is a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 0-100kmph time is 11.9s. 

    12:41 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    The AV is on

    This being a virtual press conference, Tata Motors wants to showcase to the world what the Altroz brand is all about. The hosts have a video made in Goa and are talking about the Altroz in general. 

    12:40 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    The press conference has started

    The much awaited launch event has started. Stay tuned!

    12:21 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz iTurbo features

    The Altroz iTurbo is expected to come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, along with climate control, a 7-inch colour multi-info display, and cruise control. The audiophiles won’t be disappointed as the turbo trim should also get a Harman sound system, along with other features like ambient lighting, keyless entry with push-button start, and more.

    12:05 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz Review

    In the meantime, here's what we thought of the Tata Altroz. Click here for full review: Tata Altroz Review: One Blunder away from greatness!

    11:43 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz iTurbo rivals

    The Altroz iTurbo would rival the likes of the Hyundai i20 Turbo and the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI. Some dealerships have started the pre-launch booking process for the Tata Altroz iTurbo for an amount of Rs 5,000. Although, Tata Motors is yet to officially announce the bookings to open.

    11:16 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz safety

    Tata Altroz is currently one of the safest cars on sale in India. The premium hatchback scored an impressive 5 stars in the Global NCAP crash tests. The car also demonstrated the safety it offers in a recent crash in which all occupants walked out safe. Read here: Tata Altroz falls into a deep ravine: Occupants’ condition reaffirm the importance of safer cars

    10:57 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    A little drum roll for the iTurbo
    10:52 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz iTurbo variants

    Tata Altroz iTurbo is likely to be offered in the higher trim levels. We expect the Altroz iTurbo to be offered between the XM to the XZ (O) variants with a slight premium pricing over the current petrol model. Thus, features offered on the Altroz iTurbo would be similar to the current line up.

    10:36 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Altroz iTurbo transmission options

    It may share the powertrain with the Nexon but the Altroz is lighter and aimed towards offering efficiency. The engine would be paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Furthermore, a seven-speed DCT automatic option can be expected soon.

    10:18 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    Tata Altroz iTurbo engine

    At its heart, the Altroz Turbo would feature the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine from the Nexon. The engine develops 120 hp and 170 Nm of torque in the sub-compact SUV. Although, this engine is likely to be tuned down to around 110 hp for the hatchback. 

    10:10 (IST)13 Jan 2021
    New year's greeting from Tata Motors involved a turbocharger!

    The Altroz iTurbo will be the fastest hatchback in Tata Motors' product lineup. The launch is set to take place at 12.30 today. Stay tuned with us as we bring you all we know about the new variant.