Tata Altroz Turbo

The DCT (dual-clutch automatic) will be the first automatic transmission of the Altroz.

It will likely be paired with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine.

Other engine options are a 1.2-litre N.A. petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.

No changes expected in the features department of the Altroz.

Tata retails the hatchback between Rs 5.89 lakh and Rs 6.94 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).

Tata has been working on an automatic gearbox for its premium hatchback, the Altroz. Now, a spy video has surfaced online of a test mule which is likely to be equipped with the said transmission (DCT). The DCT (dual-clutch automatic) will be the first automatic transmission for the hatchback.

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The carmaker will likely offer the DCT gearbox with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine (110PS/140Nm) of the Altroz. Tata has also provided the premium hatchback with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol mill making 86PS/113Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel motor rated at 90PS/200Nm. All the engine options currently come paired only to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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Inside, the cabin of the Altroz is unlikely to come with any changes. We aren’t expecting Tata to tinker with the hatchback’s equipment list either. Tata has equipped it with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, ambient lighting, and connected car tech. Passenger safety is taken care of by dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and rear parking sensors.

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We expect the automatic version of the Altroz to be launched in January 2022 to mark two years of the hatchback being on sale. Expect the DCT variants to command a premium of around a lakh over their MT counterparts. Tata has priced the Altroz in the range of Rs 5.89 lakh to Rs 6.94 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). It takes on the Toyota Glanza, Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Volkswagen Polo, and Honda Jazz.

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