After a long wait, Tata finally decided to launch their popular and only premium hatchback Altroz with an automatic transmission. Altroz was the only premium hatchback in the segment which was missing on an automatic transmission. Tata has launched the Altroz with a DCA transmission which is Tata’s version of a dual-clutch transmission. The price for the Tata Altroz DCA starts at Rs 8.1 lakh, ex-showroom. Tata Altroz competes with cars like Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno and Honda Jazz in the segment. Tata has now released a TVC for the newly introduced DCA variant.
The video has been uploaded by Tata Motors on their official YouTube channel. The new TVC is all about the new Dual-Clutch Automatic transmission. The car gets wet clutch technology with shift-by-wire. It is the first dual clutch transmission that uses planetary gears. The TVC mentions that Tata Motors has tested this new transmission is various parts of the country where the weather and the terrain is different. Tata has tested the Altroz DCA in Khardung La, Thar desert, Cherrapunji and many other parts of the country.
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The new transmission uses artificial intelligence to learn about gear shifts. Tata Motors claims that this is the most advanced transmission. It uses an in-house developed software that would ensure flawless gear shifts. Another good feature that Tata is offering with this DCA version is the auto park lock. In this feature, the transmission would automatically engage into park mode if it senses that the driver is not present in the car when the car is on.
Tata Motors is offering the DCA or Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission only with the 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine version. Tata is not offering this transmission with the i-Turbo and the 1.5 litre diesel engine version. It looks like Tata did not offer the automatic transmission in these two engine options to keep the price competitive. Tata is offerin the DCA transmission in XMA+, XTA, XTA #Dark, XZA, XZA(O), XZA+ and XZA+ #Dark variants. The price for Altroz DCA starts at Rs 8.1 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 9.89 lakh, ex-showroom.
Tata had already started accepting booking for the Altroz DCA and the deliveries for the same will also starts soon. The 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine of Tata Altroz generates 86 Ps and 113 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine on Altroz generates 90 Ps and 200 Nm of peak torque. The most powerful i-Turbo variant of the Altroz that uses a 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine generates 110 Ps and 140 Nm of peak torque.
Tata Altroz is a popular premium hatchback in the Indian market. It is known as the safest premium hatchback in the segment after it achieved a 5 Star rating at Global NCAP crash test. The higher variant of Tata Altroz comes with features like floating type touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, projector headlamps with LED DRLs integrated with fog lamps, 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels, automatic climate control, semi-digital instrument cluster, push button Start/Stop, automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers, cruise control and many more features.
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