In our market, the Altroz DCT will be a direct competitor to the Hyundai i20 DCT.
Tata Motors will finally offer an automatic gearbox on the Altroz hatchback, which has been on sale for over two years. Bookings for the Altroz DCT, which is set to launch on March 21, are currently open for a token amount of Rs 21,000 each. The 86hp, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in the Altroz will be available with a DCT gearbox.
- Altroz DCT to be available on XT, XZ, XZ+ and Dark Edition variants
- DCT gearbox will be a 7-speed unit, mated to 86hp, 1.2 NA petrol engine
- Price announcement expected to take place on March 21
What’s New in The Tata Altroz DCT Automatic?
The 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine on the Altroz will come with a new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. With the manual gearbox, this engine produces 86 horsepower and 113 Nm of peak torque, though specific output with the DCT gearbox has yet to be revealed.
Tata first tried out the DCT gearbox on the Altroz, which has a more powerful 110hp 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine. In fact, the first spy photos of the Altroz DCT were released in December 2020. That engine-gearbox combination, on the other hand, proved to be too expensive for our market, where it would have likely been priced higher than its direct competitor, the Hyundai i20 DCT.
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As a result, both the turbo-petrol and diesel engines will continue to be manual-only.
Expected Features of The Tata Altroz DCT Automatic
Tata is also expected to offer a larger touchscreen on the Altroz DCT’s higher variants, thanks to the current 7.0-inch screen’s reduced bezel. As previously stated, the Altroz DCT will be available in the XT, XZ, XZ+, and Dark Edition variants, with the exception of the larger touchscreen, the equipment list remaining unchanged. Meanwhile, the Dark Edition variant will maintain its all-black exterior and interior design. Tata Motors will also add a new shade of blue to the entire Altroz range with this update.
Competition Check for Tata Altroz DCT Automatic
The Altroz DCT will compete with the Hyundai i20 DCT, Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT, Toyota Glanza AMT, Honda Jazz CVT, and Volkswagen Polo AT when it launches. It’s worth noting that the Altroz’s DCT unit is far more sophisticated than the Jazz, Baleno, and Glanza’s CVTs and AMTs. The only other hatchback in this segment with a DCT transmission is the Hyundai i20.