Celebrating its 21st year at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), Tata Motors has showcased the future line-up of its product portfolio which includes its new premium hatchback the Altroz. The company has also showcased an electric version of the car – the Tata Altroz EV Concept. Along with the hatchbacks, the company also unveiled the Buzzard, Buzzard Sport and the new sub-compact H2X Concept.
The Altroz EV will be the first electric car from Tata Motors to utilize the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. Based on the IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy, the car was earlier showcased in the form of the Tata 45X concept at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The Tata Altroz EV Concept is equipped with a permanent magnet AC motor with single speed gearbox. The company claims that it can charge from 0% to 80% in about 60 minutes and the electric vehicle has a range between 250 km to 300 km.
In terms of looks, the Altroz EV Concept is similar to its fossil fuel powered sibling. The electric version gets dual ultra slim LED headlamps with a digitally inspired lower grill. The car also gets blue highlights in place of chrome finish. The specially designed alloys are very similar to the original 45X Concept. The rear bumper is also redesigned for the electric version and the car gets shark fin antenna as well.
Inside, the Altroz EV gets a nice two-tone finish look in black and beige. Being a concept, the cabin gets some futuristic elements such as the wide floating touchscreen on top of the dashboard and a smaller one in place of the AC controls. The AC vents have also been designed to look very modern. The car also gets a rotary gear selector and an electric parking brake switch can also be seen.
Tata Motors will first launch the Altroz with diesel and petrol motors in India. The Altroz EV will have a launch later in 2020.