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2024 Tata Altroz Racer – Pros and Cons

The Tata Altroz Racer has recently been launched in India, with prices ranging from Rs 9.49 lakh to Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom). So if you are planning to buy this Hyundai i20 N Line rival, let’s explore what makes it a standout in its class, alongside considerations that could impact its appeal in the competitive market of performance hatchbacks.

Things We Like About Tata Altroz Racer (Pros)

  • Exciting features abound, including a Harman sound system, automatic headlamps & wipers, cruise control, air purifier, wireless smartphone charging, ventilated leatherette seats, electric sunroof, ambient lighting, and the segment’s pioneering ventilated front seats.
  • Designed with long-distance journeys in mind, the Altroz Racer offers a smooth and steady ride.
  • The hot hatch offers an outstanding comfortable ride quality.
  • It feels solid on rough terrains.
  • Adequate cabin space and boot storage.

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Tata Altroz Racer review

Things That Could Have Been Better In Altroz Racer (Cons)

  • Performance isn’t very enthusiastic.
  • The exhaust note lacks the robustness needed to evoke a sporty sensation, which lowers the overall driving experience typically associated with high-performance vehicles.
  • There is no option for an automatic gearbox.
  • Only one driving mode (Sport).
  • The turbocharged petrol engine is now only limited to the Racer version.
  • High NVH levels – engine noise, road noise, and vibrations from the vehicle’s mechanical components are more noticeable inside the cabin.
  • Notchy gearbox – shifting gears is not as smooth and seamless as one might expect.
  • Inclusion of wider tyres would have significantly enhanced the vehicle’s performance and overall driving experience.
  • The vehicle offers a restricted palette of colour options, which may not cater to the diverse preferences of potential buyers. Additionally, the inclusion of racing stripes as a design feature may not appeal to all customers.
  • Scheduled maintenance visits are required every 6 months / 7,500 km.
Tata Altroz Racer Drive Impressions | Gagan Choudhary