Well, if you were somehow disappointed with Tata Motors and Jayem Automotives parting ways then this news might give you some hope as recently a test mule of the rumoured Tata Altroz turbo-petrol variant was spotted being tested on Indian roads which could mean that this might be the last product from the JV as Jayem Automotives has been Tata Motors primary supplier of turbochargers and other internal components.
However, there have been some false reports surfacing the internet about the launch of a new SUV crossover based on the Tata Nexon and a B-segment variant of the Tata Altroz. Additionally, it is not new that Tata has been working upon a performance-based Altroz model way before the JV ended but has still not made anything official.
Moreover, some reports also suggest that the engine on the new Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol will not be swapped but will be tuned differently alongside a better version of VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo). Tata has also confirmed previously that the tuned engine on the new Tata altroz turbo petrol might get an all-new optional DCT unit along with its standard 5-speed manual transmission. However, it is still too early to jump to any conclusions as looking at the current situation there is no apparent reason for the brand to test Altroz Turbo petrol.
Although, the Tata Altroz has been a major game-changer for Tata motors as since its launch in January this year it has become one of the best selling cars. Not only that in the first month itself it procured over 4,000 booking which is a major milestone for the brand.
Current the standard Altroz is based on Tata’s ALFA platform and comes in 5 different colours and 5 different variants. It also gets two engine options a 1.2L petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel engine units. Both engines are capable of producing 85bhp and 113Nm of torque and 89bhp and 200Nm of torque respectively while paired to a standard five-speed manual gearbox.