Tata Altroz Dual-Clutch Automatic (DCA) launched: Prices start from Rs. 8.1 lakh

Tata Motors has finally launched its first dual-clutch transmission product in India. The new Tata Altroz DCA will be available only with the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine. Here is a detailed price list of the new Tata Altroz DCA.

The car will be available in four variants. Two of the variants will be available with the Dark theme as well. Here is a detailed price list.

Tata Altroz Dual-Clutch Automatic (DCA) launched: Prices start from Rs. 8.1 lakh

Only the Hyundai i20 offers a Dual-Clutch transmission in the segment. The price of the Hyundai i20 DCT starts at Rs 9.76 lakh. However, Hyundai also offers other automatic transmission options that are much more affordable.

Most advanced dual-clutch transmission

Tata Altroz Dual-Clutch Automatic (DCA) launched: Prices start from Rs. 8.1 lakh

Tata claims that the new dual-clutch automatic transmission is the most advanced transmission. It is also the first dual-clutch transmission with planetary gears. The transmission also uses artificial intelligence to learn the behaviour of shifts. Tata says that the all-new transmission gets in-house developed software that ensures flawless shifts.

It is a wet clutch technology with shift-by-wire. The system also self diagnoses itself using the proprietory software. Tata also claims that the new Altroz DCA has been tested in various parts of the country and it works perfectly everywhere. The new Altroz DCA is tested in Khardung La, Rajasthan, Cherapunji and every other corner of the country to test thoroughly.

The transmission can engage the park mode in the car if it senses the driver is not present and the engine is on. It also gets a number of other safety features.

No other changes in the car

Tata Altroz Dual-Clutch Automatic (DCA) launched: Prices start from Rs. 8.1 lakh

There are no other changes in the car. It continues to get the same features and same looks. However, Tata has introduced a new colour in the Altroz DCA that is likely to be available with the manual variants as well.

The Altroz is powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants are powered by a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine while the diesel variants get the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine.

The petrol variants of the Altroz produce a maximum power of 86 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm. The diesel variants generate a maximum of 90 PS and a peak torque of 200 Nm.

The Tata Altroz is one of the consistent selling models in the hatchback category and is offered with three engine options, all of which are mentioned above. In the range-topping XZ Plus variants available with all the three powertrain options, the Altroz comes with features like projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, LED tail lamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, cruise control, 7-inch TFT MID in instrument console, rear AC vents and push the start-stop button. The Altroz is one of the few cars in India to score a 5-star rating in Global NCAP crash tests.