Tata Motors recently released a video, hinting at the release of the Altroz automatic version, two years after the launch of the current Altroz. The Tata Altroz will be the second hatchback to don a DCT automatic option after the Hyundai i20. The Altroz hatchback is currently priced between Rs.5.99 lakh and Rs.9.69 lakh. The DCT automatic version is expected to be priced a little more than its MT version.

Engine and transmission

The Altroz is paired with a 1.2-litre Revotron engine that has a power of 86ps and torque of 113 Nm. The DCT gearbox is the first automatic transmission to be offered with Tata Altroz. The powertrain of the model may be changed to deliver instant torque at any gear, which reduces acceleration time.

Tata AltrozSince the new model has two additional gears besides the manual, the DCT variant will definitely return better fuel economy on highways. The price for these models may be a little expensive due to the varied features. The DCT variant is expected to have an increase in the rate of around Rs.70,000 to Rs.1 lakh in comparison to the current model.

Tata Altroz Specs

Tata is expected to offer the DCT gearbox only on the fully loaded XZ+ trim. The features for this variant include a 7.0-inch infotainment system along with Apple Carplay and Android Auto support, a digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, automatic headlights, climate control and rain-sensing wipers. It will also have leather upholstery and an air purifier. The Altroz DCT variant will also consist of new specs such as iRA car tech and ventilated front seats. Tata will also offer the hatchback in a new shade of blue.

After its launch, the Altroz is expected to receive competition from other hatchbacks including the Hyundai i20, the Maruti Baleno, Volkswagen Polo, and the Honda Jazz. Liked the new Tata model? Share your thoughts or queries below.

FAQs

1. Does Altroz have rear-wheel drive?

The rear-wheel-drive option is comparatively a little costly, hence most cars choose the front-wheel-drive option. Famous brands including Maruti Suzuki, Tata, Hyundai, and more have the Front Wheel Drive configuration. The Altroz does too.   

2. Is RWD or FWD better?

In comparison to RWD, the FWD gets a better mileage because the weight is significantly lower. Although the RWD has more power and control and does not lose traction when turning fast as well. 

3. Is the Altroz a good family car?

The Tata Altroz is a very practical family car with an interior cabin that offers plenty of space and luxuries. It comes equipped with a lot of features for ease and comfort for the passenger and driver.

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