Tata Altroz Racer: A Competitive Hatchback

Tata knows the importance of both conquering new markets and maintaining its current stronghold. While SUV sales are booming, Tata has launched the new Altroz Racer to strengthen its position in the hatchback segment. We took the Altroz Racer for a spin at the CoASTT Performance Track in Coimbatore to see how it stacks up against the Hyundai i20 N Line.


True to its name, the Altroz Racer sports a bold look with a black bonnet, roof, ORVMs, 16-inch alloy wheels, grille, and pillars. Double white stripes run from the roof to the bonnet, adding to its racecar vibe. The checkered flag design on the roof is a nice touch. The projector headlamps, LED DRLs, and new spoiler add a stylish flair.

The car comes in three dual-tone colours: orange, grey, and white. Its dimensions remain unchanged, with a ground clearance of 165 mm.

Interior Decor

Inside, the sporty theme continues with black seats and a dashboard, accented with orange stitching. The AC vents and gear knob have an orange border. The instrument cluster is now fully digital. The rear seats feature a centre armrest, separate AC vent, and adjustable headrest, and the flat floor allows three passengers to sit comfortably.

The drivers seat has manual height adjustment. The seats are ventilated and covered in leatherette. Cabin space remains generous.

Special Features

The top variants include a 10-inch touchscreen similar to the one in the Nexon, along with a 360-degree camera for enhanced security. The system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features include the iRA-connected car system, voice-assisted sunroof, wireless charger, and air purifier. The rear seats are spacious and comfortable.


Dimensions 3990 mm (L) x 1755 mm (W) x 1523 mm (H)

Wheelbase 2501 mm

Ground Clearance 165 mm

Gearbox 6-speed manual

Seating 5

Fuel Tank 37 litres

Boot Space 345 litres

Engine 1199 cc, 3-cylinder inline

Power 120 bhp @ 5500 rpm

Torque 170 Nm @ 1700-4000 rpm

Drive Front-wheel drive

Brakes Disc (front) / Drum (rear)

Tyres 185/60 R16

Safety Features

The Altroz Racer boasts a GNCAP five-star safety rating. It comes with 6 airbags, electronic stability control, E-Call/B-Call, rear defogger, and rain-sensing wipers. The front wheels have disc brakes, while the rear wheels have drum brakes.


The Altroz Racer is powered by the same 1.2-litre engine found in the standard Altroz turbocharged variant but with an additional 10 bhp and 30 Nm of torque. The 3-cylinder engine now produces 120 bhp and 170 Nm of torque, delivering instant power when you press the accelerator. The exhaust note is sporty, but engine noise can be a bit loud at higher speeds.

The 6-speed gearbox isnt the smoothest, but the car is priced Rs 50,000 lower than its competition. Its excellent ride and handling, coupled with features like a sunroof, ventilated seats, and air purifier, make it a compelling choice.

Driving Experience

The Altroz Racer excels in ride and handling, especially on the 15-turn CoASTT High Performance track. Built on the ALFA (Agile, Light, Flexible & Advanced) platform, the car lives up to its name with agile handling. Its top speed is 165 km/h. In city traffic, the Altroz Racer proves to be just as capable as it is on the racetrack.

The steering is light at low speeds and firm at high speeds, providing confidence during driving. The suspension effectively absorbs bumps, ensuring a smooth ride.

For those seeking a race car feel, the manual gearbox adds to the thrill, despite not being the smoothest. The Altroz petrol model also offers a dual-clutch automatic gearbox option.


The Tata Altroz Racer offers an exciting blend of style, performance, and features at a competitive price. Whether youre navigating city streets or taking on a race track, the Altroz Racer proves to be a versatile and enjoyable hatchback.

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