Tata Motors has launched the Altroz DCT in India, with introductory costs ranging between ₹ 8.10 lakh and ₹ 9.90 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Tata has lastly launched an automated gearbox on the Altroz with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol.
The brand new 6-speed twin clutch (moist) gearbox comes with a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine, which produces 86hp and 113Nm of peak torque — equivalent to its handbook counterpart. Nevertheless, it’s round 20kg heavier than the previous model. There are additionally no paddle shifters like on the Hyundai i20 N Line variants, though there’s a handbook mode with the gear lever.
Tata claims the gearbox has been developed particularly for Indian climatic and highway circumstances, for which it will get lively cooling expertise and machine studying. Notably, the DCT gearbox on the Altroz additionally comes with shift-by-wire expertise.
The diesel engine on the Altroz additionally continues to be handbook solely.
The Altroz DCT is being provided on the XM+, XT, XZ, XZ(O) and XZ+ variants, with the tools checklist on every of those variants remaining equivalent to their handbook counterparts.
Normal tools on the top-spec Altroz embrace a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, iRA linked automobile tech, a 7.0-inch part-digital instrument cluster, keyless entry with push-button start-stop, automated local weather management, automated headlights, rain-sensing wipers and leatherette upholstery. The Altroz DCT moreover will get a brand new security characteristic referred to as Auto Park Lock that routinely engages the park mode even when the motive force forgets to take action when exiting the automobile.
In the meantime, the Altroz DCT Darkish Version (out there on XT and XZ+) will get the same old darkish remedy — blacked-out wheels, darkened chrome throughout and an all-black inside theme. Tata has additionally launched a brand new shade, Opera Blue, which might be provided throughout your complete Altroz vary.
The brand new Altroz DCT rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT, Hyundai i20 1.0, Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI automated, Honda Jazz CVT and the upcoming Toyota Glanza AMT. Tata is unquestionably late in bringing an automated gearbox to the Altroz, however the DCT unit is extra refined than the CVTs and AMTs on the Jazz, Baleno and Glanza. The i20 is the one different hatchback on this section with a DCT gearbox.