Tata Altroz Racer vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo Spec Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?

Tata Motors launched the sportier variant of the Altroz in India for Rs 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Let's look at how the new Altroz Racer fares against the Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo.

By Sanorita | on June 16, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Hatchbacks are now more than just an affordable option in the automotive market. They have become more safety-focused, feature-rich, and performance-oriented to suit the different needs of buyers. The Tata Altroz Racer is the most recent vehicle to enter this market. It is one of the few hatchbacks in the class with a high-performance turbo-petrol engine. In its segment, the sportier hatch directly rivals the Hyundai i20 N Line. It also competes with the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, equipped with a turbo-petrol unit. While we've already compared the hatchback to the former, it's now time to see how it stacks up against the latter.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx

Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Fronx Could Get New CNG Technology in India Soon, Officially Teased

Tata Altroz Racer vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo: Design

The Racer edition has several sportier styling elements that differentiate it from the standard Altroz, such as a new grille, two white stripes that stretch from the bonnet to the rear roof, black alloy wheels, a dual-tip exhaust system, an i-Turbo+ logo, and a Racer badge. The hatch comes in three dual-tone colour options: Atomic Orange, Avenue White, and Pure Grey.

Coming to the Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo, the variant resembles its 1.2-litre petrol sibling. Its front is characterized by a big hexagonal grille separated by a chrome bar, slender LED headlights, and daytime running lights. Moreover, there are grey faux skid plates on the front bumper. The SUV has a modern and fresh look with its coupe-like roofline, muscular fenders, 16-inch precision-cut dual-tone alloy wheels, chiselled wheel arches, and side body cladding. It features LED block taillights, an LED strip covering the width, and a roof spoiler at the rear. The Fronx is available in seven monotones and three dual-tone colour options.

Tata Altroz Racer vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo: Engine

The Tata Altroz Racer is powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 118bhp and 170Nm, mated exclusively to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The hatch comes with a sportier exhaust system, but there are no mechanical modifications over the standard version. 

The Fronx Turbo, in contrast, sports a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine with 99bhp and 147.6Nm. It comes with two transmission options: a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

Tata Altroz Racer vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo: Dimensions

The Racer and the Fronx are extremely different in size owing to their unique body types. The latter being an SUV is 5mm longer, 10mm broader, and 27mm taller than the former. It also has a 19mm longer wheelbase.

Dimensions Tata Altroz Racer Maruti Suzuki Fronx
Length 3,990mm 3,995mm
Height 1,523mm 1,550mm
Width 1,755mm 1,765mm
Wheelbase 2,501mm 2,520mm

Tata Altroz Racer vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo: Features

Tata Altroz Racer Interior

The Altroz Racer is equipped with an extensive feature list, including automatic climate control, a seven-inch digital instrument panel, a big 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an air purifier, ambient lighting, a 360-degree surround camera with blind spot monitoring, and ventilated front seats.

In comparison, the Fronx SUV has a 9.0-inch HD Smart Play Pro+ infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, an ARKAMYS sound system, a head-up display, cruise control, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, 6 airbags, and 3-point ELR seatbelts.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx Interior

Also Read: Tata Altroz Racer vs Hyundai i20 N Line Spec Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?

Tata Altroz Racer vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo: Price 

The Altroz Racer undercuts its Maruti Suzuki rival, with prices ranging from Rs 9.49 lakh to Rs 10.99 lakh. The Fronx Turbo starts at Rs 9.73 lakh in India. All prices are ex-showroom. 

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