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2024 Tata Altroz Racer Review : 9 Pros & 9 Cons

The Altroz Racer is a fast and effortless long-distance cruiser. The engine does 100 km/h in 6th gear at ~2,000 rpm and 120 km/h at ~2,500 rpm.

Tata Altroz Racer Pros:

  • 1.2L Turbo-Petrol offers good driveability & satisfactory performance
  • We love the Altroz's overall design. Has a solid build too
  • Well-priced for what it offers
  • Nice interior with good quality parts & adequate space
  • Accommodating 345-litre boot is among the biggest of the segment
  • Mature on-road behaviour, including at highway speeds
  • 5-star NCAP safety rating! Safety package includes six airbags, 360-degree camera, blind view monitor etc.
  • Enjoyable Harman 8-speaker ICE. One of the better audio systems in this segment
  • Impressive kit (auto headlamps & wipers, cruise control, air purifier, wireless charging, ventilated leatherette seats, sunroof, ambient lighting...)
  • Tata Altroz Racer Cons:

  • Not really a hot hatch. Performance is fair, but not explosive. 0-100 in 11.3 seconds
  • Turbo-petrol is only offered in the Altroz Racer. Limited colour choices and those racing stripes won't be to everyone's liking
  • No automatic gearbox option in a market that loves its ATs
  • Notchy gearshift takes away some of the fun of driving
  • Only one drive mode - Sport. A city mode would have provided a smoother drive in traffic (it is jerky at low speeds)
  • Suspension has a firm edge at low speeds
  • Service visit every 6 months / 7,500 km (1 year / 10,000 km is the norm today)
  • Some missing features (auto-dimming IRVM, full size spare tyre, split-folding rear seat...)
  • Tata's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble

Read Team-BHP's detailed 2024 Tata Altroz Racer Review.

 
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