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Old 21st March 2019, 22:31   #526
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In terms of dimensions, leg space and boot space, would this is comparable to the i20?
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In terms of dimensions, leg space and boot space, would this is comparable to the i20?
It will be more or less the same because it will compete with i20 and Baleno.

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On the Occasion of Holi,

Rushlane has Rendered Upcoming Tata Altroz in various color options.
Black looks smashing. Never thought I would like black.
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Personally, Iím a little disappointed with the looks of the final production version. The sportiness that was exhuded by the concept seems to be lost in this update. The front doesnít seem to gel well with the SX4ish kink in the front door.

Interesting anecdote on the naming process. Just hope that it doesnít become the proverbial albatross around Tataís neck!
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Never thought I would like black.
Why?

Black is perhaps the only colour everyone will like, as it covers the rear which many find to be overdone.

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Old 22nd March 2019, 09:45   #530
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Will its boot space be as big as a Baleno? Also any info on the automatic variants? the read leg room seems marginally bigger than my Ritz basis the various videos i saw. The only space that I could not get an idea is the bootspace as the videos don't give any reference unless they keep some bags in it for perspective.
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Interesting anecdote on the naming process. Just hope that it doesn’t become the proverbial albatross around Tata’s neck!
Killing an Albatross is supposed to be bad luck, according to the legend/myth.

A dead Albatross is placed on the killers neck as punishment. So it would be a punishment to others.

But these birds have no relevance in India - which makes you wonder why they chose a couple of Europeans to name their cars.

Interestingly the name Albatross is allegedly derived from the Arabic for Pelican. And Pelican is one of the code names TML uses.

Whatever, this naming business of theirs isn’t really resonating with their market. Cassini, Albatross - all alien names to India.

EDIT: Still, it’s better than finding random names that end with an ‘O’ or adding an ‘O’ at the end of all names, just because TiagO was a success. Have to give them credit there.

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Whatever, this naming business of theirs isnít really resonating with their market. Cassini, Albatross - all alien names to India.
Indians obviously care more about the virtues of a vehicle or product than about its name. Creta, Laura, Ciaz, Ertiga all have no relevance to any Indian.

On the contrary they now probably have the advantage of being associated specifically with the product. If the product does well, it can build a reputation to span generations - case in point the Santro.

Altroz will be a good name or bad solely based on how the product performs. From what I can see this will compete favourably in the i20 and Baleno segment, probably running a close third depending on prices, features, and perceived value.
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Whatever, this naming business of theirs isnít really resonating with their market. Cassini, Albatross - all alien names to India.

EDIT: Still, itís better than finding random names that end with an ĎOí or adding an ĎOí at the end of all names, just because TiagO was a success. Have to give them credit there.

Personally, I think these efforts by Tata are better than lame sounding names in the past: i10, i20, XUV5OO, TUV3OO, BRV, CRV, SX4 etc. How does anyone (Indians or not) related to these?
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Indians obviously care more about the virtues of a vehicle or product than about its name. Creta, Laura, Ciaz, Ertiga all have no relevance to any Indian.
Debatable. As long as it has a Maruti sticker for the lower segments or a Toyota for the higher ones, nobody looks at the second name. Hyundai too, extending the same logic.

Tata vehicles need a good second name. So does Mahindra, so they’ve created an XUV sub-brand. Its another matter that the K and T variants fell flat on their face - but that has to do with the product as well. Basically even if the indigenous products are good, they still need to have a powerful sub-brand.

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Why?

Black is perhaps the only colour everyone will like, as it covers the rear which many find to be overdone.
So, I am one of the few who likes the rear. It looks futuristic and in a European way of cool.

I concede that I have a bad record, I liked the Ignis also until I saw it for real. It's about the execution - the quality of materials, the paint finish and the proportion which does (or undoes) the intended design.

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Why?
I meant black in general. With Altroz, there may be more number of takers especially because it comes with a thick black strip on the back.
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I kinda hope the rumours of a dual clutch auto coming to the Altroz is false. It simply isn't necessary to be honest, and has a higher chance of failure than a ordinary torque converter.


They can reserve a DCT for a future JTP version of the Altroz, but not the normal version. The perception of Tata cars being low on reliability is slowly but steadily changing, owing to the performance of the Tiago and Nexon in the market, a complex transmission like this will dump their image into the ground.


In this price bracket ( <12 lacs ), I'd anyday take a TC over a dual clutch, also it's not like they are slow either. Hyundai TCs are smooth and reasonably fast as well.
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Any updates about launch dates? Features? Gearbox engine options?
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Any concrete news on the kind of automatic transmission this one will carry? Hope not an AMT again

DCT I doubt Tata will get as that would push the price further and they might loose the VFM edge which works for both Tiago and Nexon currently. A TC box or CVT would be perfect considering the segment it's being placed in. Any timelines yet?
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