Tata Motors is finally coming out with the Altroz automatic, two years after the launch of the model. After continuing rumours of Tata Altroz automatic in the market, Tata has officially started accepting bookings for the new Altroz automatic. Tata calls it Altroz DCA, which is the short-form for Dual-Clutch Automatic.
The new teaser video released by Tata Motors indicates that there will not be many changes in the car. The exterior gets a new paint scheme, which was leaked a few days ago. Apart from the darker shade of blue, which will be called the Opera Blue paint, there are no changes in the exterior. Tata will also offer the new Altroz DCA with other colour options as well including an all-black Dark Edition.
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Tata will offer the new automatic Altroz with different variants. Even the mid-level XT variant will offer the new dual-clutch gearbox apart from the top-end XZ and XZ+. There will be a separate line-up for the Dark Edition variants.
Tata Altroz DCA to get 1.2-litre engine
Surprisingly Tata will not offer the dual-clutch transmission with the more powerful Tata Altroz iTurbo variant. Only the 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 86 PS will get the new transmission. We are not sure why Tata Motors is not offering it with the more powerful variant.
The upcoming Tata Altroz DCA will take on the likes of newly-arrived Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT, Hyundai i20 DCT, Volkswagen Polo automatic and the Honda Jazz CVT. It is the second car after the i20 to offer a DCT in this segment. VW stopped offering the DSG dual-clutch transmission with the Polo a long time ago.
Tata Altroz became the safest hatchback in India
Soon after the launch of the Altroz, the Global NCAP ratings of five stars and the highest score ever by a made-in-India car. However, soon the Mahindra XUV300 took away the top spot from the Altroz to become the safest car in India by scoring higher points. The all-new Altroz remains a five-star rated vehicle and is currently the third safest car in the market.
The tests were done at a speed of 64 km/h. For adult safety, the Altroz scored 16.13 points out of 17. In child safety, the car scored 29 out of 49. All the Tata Altroz models will get 2 airbags as standard. The report says that the bodyshell integrity of the Altroz is stable.
Global NCAP report further adds that the upcoming Altroz will provide good protection for the driver and co-driver;s head, neck and knees while the chest region has adequate protection. There were several tests done including the frontal off-set crash and a side-impact crash test.
The Tata Altroz offers features like ABS, EBD and Corner Stability Control, front seatbelt reminder, speed alert system and ISOFIX anchorage for child seat as standard across all the variants.
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