Tata Altroz’s ALFA Platform Could Spawn SUV, Sedan and MPV

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Tata’s new ALFA platform is compatible enough to accommodate different body styles.

Tata Motors will officially unveil the much-awaited Altroz premium hatchback, based on the 45X concept, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This model will mark the debut of brand’s new Alfa modular platform or AMP (Advanced Modular Platform). The company has released a new video that reveals important information about the new ALFA platform.

ALFA (Agile, Light, Flexible and Advanced) platform will be used by the company to develop future products that will sit under 4.3 meters in length. The products above 4.3 meters in length will be based on the new OMEGA platform that debuted in the Harrier SUV.

The teaser video reveals that the ALFA platform is compatible enough to accommodate different body styles, starting from mini hatchback to a premium SUV. The body styles shown in the video comprises of a mini hatchback, a premium hatchback, a sedan, MPV and an SUV. It is no secret that the homegrown automaker is working on a 5-seater premium SUV, internally called Tata Blackbird. This SUV will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster.

The video further reveals that the Alfa platform can also accommodate hybrid and full-electric powertrains. It is confirmed that Tata will showcase an all-electric concept based on the new ALFA platform at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Previous media reports claim that Tata has cancelled the production of the mid-sized sedan to prioritize Blackbird SUV’s development. However, the teaser suggests that the sedan is in-fact very much in consideration.

The teaser also reveals that the Tata Altroz hatchback will offer segment-leading boot space. This platform will provide flat floor, which allows Tata to give more legroom for passengers and extra space for in-cabin storage. The Altroz hatchback is likely to be launched in mid-2019, most probably around July-August 2019. The hatchback is expected to come with 2 petrol engine options – a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol from Tiago and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol from Nexon.

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