Auto Expo 2023: Tata Motors has showcased a full glimpse of the highly speculated Altroz Racer in India at the ongoing Auto Show. The Tata Altroz Racer will reportedly be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that produces a power output of 118bhp and 170Nm. It will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The four-wheeler boasts to be the powerful version of the Altroz, which will compete with the Hyundai i20 N-Line in India. In terms of appearance, the Tata Altroz Racer resembles the standard model but with its blacked-out roof and alloy wheels, the model has obtained a slightly distinctive sporty outlook. The interior of the four-wheeler is all black with several red accents on the console and seats. A sunroof and a larger infotainment system are included in the new model, both currently absent from the outgoing version.
There are engine options are available for the Tata Altroz - 1.2-litre normally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine, and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Due to the RDE requirements taking effect in April 2023, the diesel engine will be phased out of all three powertrain options. This new Altroz model, which is said to be the premium hatchback from Tata Motors, may also replace the Altroz i-Turbo.
Tata Motors has also pulled covers from the Curvv concept SUV, which is primarily a midsize concept coupe SUV that previews the company's 2nd-Gen EV architecture. It gets a coupe-like roofline, connected DRL setup, and triangular-shaped headlamps. The Curvv electric SUV has a high-mounted stop lamp that wraps around the rear windscreen. At the car's side, wheel arch cladding is present, emphasizing the SUV appearance of the model. There are grooves on the front and rear bumpers, side skirtings, and alloy wheels. Tata claims that the Curvv EV's form improves its aerodynamics and visual appeal.
On the inside, the electric Curv SUV is fairly plain. The flat bottom of the steering wheel and the dashboard both feature the same groove design. There is an illuminated line across the dashboard. The Curvv's entire design is comprised of lines and curves, as suggested by its name. There is also a sizable panoramic sunroof that practically matches the rear spoiler.
Besides the Altroz Racer Edition and Curv Concept SUV, Tata Motors is also expected to unveil the Punch EV. If unveiled, it will be the company's fourth passenger electric vehicle following the Nexon EV, the Tigor EV, and the Tiago EV. It also speculated that the company will display the revised models of the Tata Harrier and the Safari at the Auto Expo. A 360-degree camera and an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), among other improvements, are anticipated to be added to both SUV facelifts.