Tata Motors has launched the Tata Altroz DCA, the dual-clutch automatic version of the hatchback, in India with prices starting from Rs 8.10 lakh for the XMA Plus variant. Bookings for the Atroz DCT have already begun with deliveries set to commence soon.
2022 Tata Altroz DCT specifications
Unlike previously rumoured, the Tata Altroz DCT with its six-speed gearbox is being offered with the base 1.2-litre Revotron three-cylinder petrol engine only. This motor makes 86PS and 113Nm. The wet-clutch DCT used in the Altroz uses switch-by-wire technology and uses a planetary gearset that uses fewer components to improve reliability. The gearbox also has a India-specific cooling system while the shift program has been specifically developed by Tata Motors for this gearbox. The DCT also incorporates a self-healing technology that will flush the system with oil and reset valves to increase transmission life. Other engine options on offer are the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol with 110PS and 140 Nm. A diesel version is also available with a 1.5-litre motor that makes 90PS and 200 Nm. All engines can be paired with a five-speed manual.
2022 Tata Altroz DCT features, variants
The Tata Altroz DCT is being offered with the higher XMA Plus, XTA, XZA and XZA Plus variants, along with two Dark variants. Notable features include projector headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, semi-digital instrument cluster, cruise control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, eight-speaker Harman sound system and keyless entry with push start.The Altroz DCT will get a new Opera Blue paint shade and will also be available in the Dark styling package. The Altroz has a 5-star GlobalNCAP safety rating with safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a parking camera.©
2022 Tata Altroz DCT prices, rivals
The top-spec Tata Altroz DCA XZA Plus Dark is priced at Rs 9.89 lakh while the mid-spec Altroz DCA XZA costs Rs 9.10 lakh. The Tata hatchback competes with the likes of the Hyundai i20 1.2-litre CVT, the Honda Jazz CVT as well as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Toyota Glanza AMT twins.