Even though the stars of Tata’s Automobile Expo showcase ended up without the need of a doubt the current Sierra EV, Curvv and Avinya concepts, the carmaker also showcased some sportier editions of its hatchbacks at its stall. The carmaker showcased a sportier iteration of the Tiago EV and the Altroz premium hatchback.

The Tiago EV been given somewhat refined modifications with tweaks to the bumpers, revised facet skirts, black concluded alloy wheels and a roof-mounted spoiler. The standout element having said that was the flared wheel arches that had been finished in a contrasting black.

The cabin in the meantime has been left untouched so you nevertheless get the similar light-coloured upholstery as the conventional model. The carmaker did not expose the extent of mechanical variations apart from expressing that the EV options “specialised increased-general performance tech”.

The Altroz in the meantime got extra apparent sporting touches with the black completed roof, bonnet and pillar, racing stripes and a popular spoiler atop the bootlid. The cabin also got a number of tweaks together with new upholstery fabric with stripes and ‘RACER’ stitching in the headrest and pink highlights on the dashboard and centre console. There are also a host of new features, like a sunroof, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen, ventilated entrance seats and 6 airbags.

The Altroz Racer also develops more electricity than the normal Altroz with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine creating 118 bhp and 170 Nm – the same spec as the petrol Nexon and 10 bhp and 30 Nm far more than the Altroz turbo-petrol.

Tata has not mentioned if these sportier models could make output although we could hope the upgraded attributes from the Altroz to make their way into the output hatchback going forward.