Upcoming Altroz DCT Automatic vs i20 DCT Turbo Spec Compare
Upcoming Tata Altroz DCT Automatic vs Hyundai i20 DCT Turbo Specification Comparison - Preview
Tata launched the Altroz iTurbo earlier in the year and that was a variant which we have been expecting for a long time. There has been a shift towards turbo petrols for its performance and also having good mileage. The fact that Tata has filled that space is good news for buyers but there is still one unfulfilled space for the Altroz iTurbo and that is the automatic. Till now the Altroz has only been available with a manual and that is true for also the turbo petrol. However an automatic version is in the works for a long time which means we can expect the DCT version of the Altroz turbo soon.
That would mean the i20 from Hyundai would have more competition. The new i20 was launched with no less than three engine options while the top-end turbo has both an iMT and the 7-speed DCT. That would mean the Altroz would compete straight with it since the Polo is no longer having a DCT.
The Altroz DCT would use a wet clutch and it would be available on the turbo petrol version only as also the case with the i20. The DCT gearbox would add weight to the Altroz but would also give convenience. However it will not have paddle shifters also like the i20. It will have drive modes though.
In terms of performance and power, the i20 DCT is more powerful with its 1.0 turbo making 120 bhp and 172Nm. In comparison the Altroz turbo makes 110bhp and 140Nm. We expect better driving characteristics and quicker performance with the DCT over the manual Altroz.
In terms of mileage the i20 DCT delivers 20 kmpl plus while we expect the Altroz DCT to be near that figure and more than the manual turbo's 18.13 kmpl. In terms of features, there would be no change over the manual but the DCT would only be available on the fully loaded Altroz.
Let’s talk prices and here the i20 DCT is priced at Rs 11.3 lakh for the top-end DCT while at the moment the Altroz iTurbo manual top-end is Rs 9.5 lakh. We expect the Altroz DCT to be priced at Rs 10.5lakh- still cheaper than the i20 DCT. Hence we expect the Altroz DCT to be a more value for money offering.
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