With the headlines being taken by the likes of the Avinya, Curvv, Harrier EV, and Sierra concepts, you may not notice that Tata Motors also introduced a sportier version of its popular Altroz hatchback. Dubbed the ‘Racer Edition’, the new variant gets cosmetic changes outside and inside, a new infotainment system, and a different powertrain. We take a look at all the changes that differentiate the Altroz Racer Edition from the regular model.
Tata Altroz Racer Edition: Exterior Design and Interior Features
The new Racer Edition gets some small visual differences compared to the regular Altroz. There’s a new dual-tone Red and Black colour scheme, redesigned front bumper, new black alloy wheels, body decals, an updated spoiler and ‘Racer’ badging.
Inside, it gets a sporty all-black interior with new upholstery and ‘Racer’ badging. The biggest change you’ll notice is the new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech that will replace the 7-inch unit Tata currently uses. Other notable features include a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, an adjustable driver’s seat, ambient lighting, a sunroof, auto climate control, push-button start, and more.
Tata Altroz Racer Edition: Powertrain
The biggest difference between the Altroz Racer Edition compared to the Altroz i-Turbo is the new powertrain. The former gets a 1.2-litre three-pot turbo-petrol motor that makes 118 bhp with 170 Nm of peak torque. In fact, it is the same unit that is used by the Nexon petrol. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT.
Tata Altroz Racer Edition: Pricing and Rivals
The automaker is expected to launch the Altroz Racer Edition during the 2023 festive period, with a starting price of around Rs 10 lakh. Tata’s hatchback will compete directly against the Hyundai i20 N-Line which makes similar peak power figures.