Tata Altroz Racer likely to get an automatic transmission soon

The automatic variants will cost a small premium.


Key Highlights

  • Tata Altroz was launched in India on 7 June.
  • The automaker is planning to add an option of a 7-speed DCA gearbox on the hatchback.
  • Prices for the Altroz Racer start at Rs 9.49 lakh.

The much-awaited Tata Altroz Racer was launched in India last week. The sporty hatchback was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2023 and later at the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024. Interestingly, the hatchback does not have any automatic variants even though it sits higher than the top-spec variants of the regular Altroz. A week after launch, it has been revealed that an automatic transmission may be on the cars for the Altroz Racer.

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Tata Altroz Racer: Automatic variants soon?

The Tata Altroz Racer is available in three variants – R1, R2, and R3. Powering these three variants is the 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. This engine was also found on the Altroz iTurbo, where it produced 110hp and 140Nm. However, the Altroz Racer produces a maximum power output of 120hp and 170Nm of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Tata Altroz Racer launched at Rs 9.49 lakh

The Tata Altroz Racer will likely receive a 7-speed DCA gearbox as its automatic transmission option. This gearbox is also found on the Nexon SUV which is powered by the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine. This will bring it on par with its closest rival, the Hyundai i20 N Line.

Tata Altroz Racer: Everything you need to know 

Cosmetically, what sets the Tata Altroz Racer apart from the regular hatchback is its dual-tone paint scheme. The roof, bonnet, C pillars, and OVRMs of the Racer are finished in black. The front fenders of the car sport the special ‘Racer’ badging. In line with the ‘Racer’ aesthetic, the hatchback has two racing stripes painted on the bonnet and the roof.

Tata Altroz Racer: Everything you need to know 

Inside, the Tata Altroz Racer is decked with premium features. These include a free-floating 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, a voice-activated electric sunroof, a 360-degree camera, and wireless charging. In terms of safety features, the Altroz Racer gets six airbags and ESC.

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Tata Altroz Racer is available in three colour options – Atomic Orange, Avenue White, and Pure Grey. Prices for the sporty hatchback start at Rs 9.49 lakh and go up to Rs 10.99 lakh. Expect the automatic variants to cost a small premium. The Altroz Racer rivals the likes of Hyundai i20 N Line, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, and Maruti Suzuki Fronx.

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Utkarsh Joshi
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Utkarsh is a seasoned writer who seeks to simplify complex concepts and bring the latest in technology to a broader audience. You can catch his exhaustive 'How to' guides, deep-dive feature articles, cutting-edge news stories, and comprehensive tech reviews on Gadgetbridge.com. Apart from dabbling in all things tech, Utkarsh also enjoys watching club football, adding to his TBR pile of books, and making Spotify playlists. Automobile enthusiasts and motorheads can also catch his articles on Motorbridge.com.

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