Finally! Tata Altroz DCA launched. But there’s a catch!

Tata Altroz DCA is available with 1.2 L NA Petrol and priced between Rs 8.1 L and Rs 9.9 L.

After two years of launch, Tata Motors have finally introduced automatic in their Altroz hatchback. DCA (Dual Clutch Automatic) comes in 4 variants, gets new colour option and incorporates number of segment first technologies.

Tata Altroz DCA – Exterior & Interior

The exterior of Altroz DCA are exactly similar to the outgoing variant. Opera blue is the new colour option here. It will be available even in Dark range while other paint schemes are Downtown Red, Arcade Grey, Avenue White and Harbour Blue.

tata altroz new colour

Like the exterior, the cabin theme and equipments are also carry forwarded except for the obvious automatic transmission in place of manual counterpart.

Feature list is also same as before with top equipments inlacing rear ac vents. Connected car technology, semi digital instrument cluster, ambient light, 7” touchscreen setup and more. 

Tata Altroz DCA – Engine Specs

NA PetrolTurbo PetrolDiesel
Engine1.2 L 3 Cylinder Revotron1.2 L 3 Cylinder Revotron1.5 L 4 cylinder Revotorq
Displacement1199 cc1199 cc1497 cc
Power85 BHP108 BHP89 BHP
Torque113 NM140 NM200 NM
Transmission5 Speed MT / 6 Speed DCT5 Speed MT5 Speed MT 
Fuel efficiency 19.05 kmpl / 18.18 kmpl18.13 kmpl25.11 kmpl

DCA is available with NA petrol unit while the i-Turbo and diesel engine have choice of only manual transmission. Claimed mileage of Altroz DCA is 18.18 kmpl which is 0.87 kmpl less than manual counterpart.

tata Altroz dca
Altroz gets 6 Speed DCA gearbox

Altroz DCA packs in some additional equipment like wet clutch with active cooling technology, best suited for hot weather conditions and in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

It also boasts machine learning which compares performance of car with the ideal parameters and simultaneously adjusts the transmission.

To ensure jerk free and quick gear shifts, it also features segment first shift by wire technology, which means completely electronic without the use of any shifter cables.

Self healing mechanism is another interesting feature of this gearbox which has a self healing setup apart from standard filtration to clear out dust which could otherwise affect the performance of transmission.

altroz dca auto park
Auto Park Lock function

Last feature on the list is Auto Park Lock which is meant to automatically engage the parking mode in case the driver forgets to do so and comes out of the car. It does this by detecting the absence of the driver (no seatbelt, no pedal active, engine on and door open).

Tata Altroz DCA – Variants & pricing 

Tata Motors offers DCA in Altroz in XM+, XT, XZ, XZ(O), XZ+ model. Here is the 1.2 L petrol manual and automatic variant wise pricing:

Automatic VariantPrice (Ex Showroom)Corresponding MT variantPrice (Ex Showroom)
XM+ DCARs 8.10 lakhXM+Rs 7.03 lakh
XT DCARs 8.60 lakhXTRs 7.53 lakh
XT Dark DCARs 9.06 lakhXT DarkRs 7.99 lakh
XZ DCARs 9.10 lakhXZRs 8.03 lakh
XZ (O) DCARs 9.22 lakhXZ (O)Rs 8.15 lakh
XZ+ DCARs 9.60 lakhXZ+Rs 8.53 lakh
XZA+ Dark DCARs 9.90 lakhXZ+ DarkRs 8.83 lakh

Price difference between MT and DCA is Rs 1.07 L (Ex Showroom). The direct rival to Altroz DCA is Hyundai i20 DCT. Other competitors are Baleno & Glanza AMT, Jazz CVT and Polo AT. 

altroz dca price

You can wait for our detailed drive review of Altroz DCA which will go live on March 30.

What’s next for Tata Motors?

After the launch of Tata Altroz DCA, the carmakers plans to bring petrol iteration of Harrier and Safari, long range Nexon EV in the coming months.

Tata Altroz – Drive Review Video

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