Tata Motors has finally released that a much Altroz DCT in India, at introductory prices starting at Rs 8.10 lakh and peaking to Rs 9.90 lakh for Dark Edition model, ex-showroom. For more over two years, the Altroz has only been available with a manual transmission for its three engines. Tata has finally offered an automatic transmission here on Altroz with 1.2-litre normally aspirated petrol engine, but after a lengthy delay.
A 1.2-liter petrol engine is paired with an automatic transmission.
DCT versions get a new Auto Parking lock option, but everything else stays the same.
Tata Altroz also is offered in 1.2-litre turbo-petrol & 1.5-litre diesel engines, as well as a 5-speed manual transmission as standard.
The Altroz has a price range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
Here are the variant prices:
|Variant||Price (Introductory ex-showroom pan-India)|
|XMA+||Rs 8.10 lakh|
|XTA||Rs 8.60 lakh|
|XTA Dark||Rs 9.06 lakh|
|XZA||Rs 9.10 lakh|
|XZA (O)||Rs 9.22 lakh|
|XZA+||Rs 9.60 lakh|
|XZA+ Dark||Rs 9.90 lakh|
The DCT versions cost Rs 1.07 lakh more than the similar MT models. This gearbox is also available in the hatchback’s Dark versions.
Keep in mind that the new 6-speed DCT is only available with the 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine (86PS/113Nm) (with segment-first shift-by-wire technology). It has an ARAI-claimed fuel economy of 18.18kmpl. The other two – 1.2-litre turbo-petrol (110PS/140Nm) & 1.5-litre diesel (90PS/200Nm) – continue to be available solely with the conventional 5-speed manual transmission.
Apart from the addition of the DCT, there are two major changes. First, the Altroz is now available in a new Opera Blue colorway (adding on to the existing palette: High Street Gold, Downtown Red, Arcade Grey, Avenue White, and Harbour Blue). Second, Tata has included an ‘Auto Park’ lock function that is specific to the DCT models.
The new Altroz DCT competes with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT, the Hyundai i20 1.0 DCT, the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI automatic, the Honda Jazz CVT, and the impending Toyota Glanza AMT. Tata is certainly late in introducing an automatic transmission to the Altroz, but the DCT unit is more advanced than the CVTs and AMTs saw on the Jazz, Baleno, and Glanza. The only other hatchback in this class with a DCT transmission is the i20.