There were various reports floating last year that Tata was planning to launch the Altroz automatic. This news is soon going to become reality as Tata Motors has officially teased the Altroz automatic.
The new teaser video shows the new Opera Blue exterior paint scheme and the exhaust note of the upcoming Tata Altroz DCA. The company has also recently opened the bookings for the Altroz DCA.
Tata Altroz DCA is the much awaited automatic variant of the Altroz premium hatchback and “DCA” stands for Dual Clutch Automatic.
As per reports the Tata Altroz DCA variant will be more expensive than the equivalent manual version. We expect the Altroz automatic to carry a premium of Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000 over the manual variant. Moreover, this would be the first car from Tata Motos to be offered with a Dual-Clutch automatic gearbox and the second vehicle in its segment to be equipped with a DCA transmission.
Moreover, the company has confirmed that the new Tata Altroz automatic will be available in the #Dark range and will also be offered in various colour options such as Harbour Blue colour, Downtown Red, Avenue White, and Arcade Grey.
Tata Motors, on the other hand, has announced that the Tata Altroz DCA would only be available in the top three trim levels – XT, XZ, and XZ+. As a result, the Tata Altroz automatic’s starting price may be slightly on the higher side. The automatic variant of the Tata Altroz is also estimated to be roughly 20kg heavier than the manual variant, thanks to the more modern DCT unit in the automatic variant.
Because of the hatchback’s ALFA-ARC platform, the Tata Altroz is the safest hatchback in the country, having a 5-star safety rating for adult occupant protection.
Apart from that, despite the lack of an automatic gearbox, the Tata Altorz is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in the country.
Moreover, the Tata Altroz DCA is a well-equipped premium hatchback with features like iRA connected car technology, a touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch TFT digital instrument cluster, automatic headlamps, leather upholstery, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, push-button start-stop, and much more.
Other features include cruise control, rear AC vents, ventilated front seats, auto-dimming IRVMs, automatic climate control, air purifier, and more.
The Tata Altroz automatic employs the same naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine as the manual variant, which is surprising. This engine is a 3-cylinder unit with a peak output of 85bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 113Nm at 3,300rpm.
Tata Motors may, however, introduce a more powerful 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine to match with this transmission, as many enthusiasts expect. In the larger Tata Nexon SUV, the 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine generates 108bhp peak power at 5,500rpm and 140Nm peak torque at 1,500 rpm.
The diesel engine in the Tata Altroz is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder unit with 90bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,250rpm, however it does not come with an automatic transmission. Tata Motors may employ a torque convertor gearbox or a 6-speed AMT gearbox with this engine in the future.
Once launched the Tata Altroz DCA will rival the likes of the Hyundai i20 Turbo DCT.
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