Just-Launched Tata Altroz Racer In A First Drive Review Video

tata altroz racer first drive review

Tata recently launched the all-new Altroz Racer in the market. It is, in fact, the most powerful iteration of the Altroz. The hatchback has started reaching dealerships, but deliveries have not yet started. Tata has tried their luck with performance hatchbacks in the past and, like any other manufacturer, they have also not always succeeded. We have seen several walkaround and TVC videos of the Altroz Racer on the internet. Here we have a detailed first-drive review that shares whether the Altroz Racer feels any different from the regular hatchback.

The video has been shared by Auto Trend Tamil on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger takes the Altroz Racer in White shade for a spin to see if the car feels any different. The vlogger quickly gives a glimpse of the engine, and then we listen to the exhaust note. The Altroz Racer does get a twin-tip exhaust, and the car generates a slightly sportier note than the regular version.

The vlogger then gets into the car and takes it for a spin. He immediately notices a difference and tells the dealership staff that the engine feels a lot more peppy. It felt like the car wanted to be driven in a spirited manner. The vlogger pushes the accelerator and is left with a smile on his face.

He soon joins a highway, and the car picks up speed. He mentions that the car feels sporty, and Tata has probably made minor changes to the steering, making it precise while changing lanes and overtaking. The suspensions are tuned to match the personality of the car. The vlogger mentions that at lower revs, he could hear the exhaust note of the car.

The car picks up speed pretty well, and it didn’t feel like the engine was being stressed a lot. He even picks up the car from lower speeds in higher gear, and there was no lag or knocking sound from the engine. The Altroz Racer can do a 0-100 km/h sprint in a claimed time of 11.3 seconds.

While the engine used in the Altroz Racer is actually the same unit as the Nexon, this engine behaves differently in the Altroz. It may have to do with the aerodynamic design and the difference in weight of both models. There is no body roll in the Altroz Racer while changing lanes or making sharp turns, as per the video.

Just-Launched Tata Altroz Racer In A First Drive Review Video
Altroz Racer review

The Altroz Racer’s lane change assist camera can be seen working in the video. The clarity of the camera is good, and it gives a clear idea of the obstacles around, especially while driving through city roads. The vlogger is extremely happy with the Altroz, and we don’t hear him giving out any suggestions in the video. We feel Tata could have offered an automatic or DCA transmission with the Altroz Racer.

Tata has also added features like a wireless phone charger, leatherette black upholstery with racing stripes, a 10.25-inch new touchscreen infotainment system, orange accents around the AC vents and center console, an all-digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, dual-tone exterior paint, and so on. Tata is offering the Altroz Racer in three shades: Atomic Orange, Avenue White, and Pure Grey.

The car seen here is finished in Avenue White shade. Tata is offering the Altroz Racer in R1, R2, and R3 variants. The price for the Altroz Racer starts at Rs 9.49 lakh, ex-showroom, and goes up to Rs 10.99 lakh, ex-showroom.