Altroz Racer vs i20 N Line vs Fronx Turbo: Face-off

Altroz Racer vs i20 N Line vs Fronx Turbo: Face-off

Tata Altroz Racer, unveiled at last year's Auto Expo and later at this year's Bharat Mobility Expo, is gearing up for its launch in India in the upcoming weeks. Upon its release, this sportier variant will assume the top position in the Altroz lineup, directly competing with the Hyundai i20 N Line and facing competition from the turbo-petrol variants of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. Let's delve into a comparison of these three cars in terms of dimensions, powertrain, and price.


  • Tata Altroz Racer: Length 3990mm, Width 1755mm, Height 1523mm, Wheelbase 2501mm
  • Hyundai i20 N Line: Length 3995mm, Width 1775mm, Height 1505mm, Wheelbase 2580mm
  • Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo: Length 3995mm, Width 1765mm, Height 1550mm, Wheelbase 2520mm
Altroz Racer vs i20 N Line vs Fronx Turbo: Face-off - macro
Altroz Racer Front 3-Quarter View

The Tata Altroz Racer measures 3990mm in length, and 1755mm in width, stands 1523mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2501mm. This places it slightly shorter and narrower compared to the i20 N Line and Fronx Turbo, which are marginally longer and wider. The Fronx Turbo stands tallest at 1550mm, while the i20 N Line boasts the longest wheelbase at 2580mm. All three cars are equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels.

Engine and Gearbox

The Tata Altroz Racer is powered by a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine producing 120hp and 170Nm of torque. It is expected to come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The Hyundai i20 N Line features a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 120hp and 172Nm, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo houses a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine generating 100hp and 148Nm, coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed torque converter automatic.

Altroz Racer vs i20 N Line vs Fronx Turbo: Face-off - landscape
Hyundai i20 N Line Front 3-Quarter View

Visual Changes

The Tata Altroz Racer showcases a dual-tone paint scheme with a blacked-out bonnet, roof, and wing mirrors, complemented by white racing stripes on the bonnet and roof, and a new rear spoiler. The i20 N Line boasts restyled bumpers, a new grille, red accents throughout, a twin-tip exhaust, a new spoiler, and new alloys. On the other hand, the turbo-petrol variants of the Maruti Fronx exhibit no distinct visual elements and feature a dual-tone black and brown interior theme.

Altroz Racer vs i20 N Line vs Fronx Turbo: Face-off - view
Maruti Fronx Front 3-Quarter View


  • Tata Altroz Racer: Manual Transmission (MT) - To Be Announced (TBA)
  • Hyundai i20 N Line: MT - Rs 9.99-11.42 lakh, AT - Rs 11.15-12.52 lakh
  • Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo: MT - Rs 9.72-11.63 lakh, AT - Rs 11.96-13.04 lakh

Manual variants of the Hyundai i20 N Line are priced from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 11.42 lakh, while automatic variants range from Rs 11.15 lakh to Rs 12.52 lakh. The Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo, which is positioned in a premium market, costs somewhat more, ranging from Rs 9.72 lakh to Rs 13.04 lakh for turbo variants.

Considering the absence of an automatic version at launch, the Tata Altroz Racer is expected to be priced competitively lower than both the Hyundai i20 N Line and the Maruti Suzuki Fronx turbo-petrol variants.