Scoop! Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol spied
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A test mule of the Tata Altroz was spotted on NH 65, near Solapur, Maharashtra. It is believed that the car could be powered by the new turbo petrol engine that the Altroz is expected to get. Bordeaux reports that he had to work his Honda City to keep up with the Altroz.
The Altroz is expected to get a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre engine fitted with a variable geometry turbocharger. The engine is rumoured to produce around 100 BHP and 140 Nm of torque. It could be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
At present, the Altroz is offered with a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 85 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm @ 3,300 rpm. A 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit that puts out 89 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm @ 1,250-3,000 rpm is also offered. Both engines come paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
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