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Old 28th February 2022, 11:13   #301
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Altroz Automatic launch coming soon! This might just help stave off the Baleno onslaught and keep numbers where they are now for Altroz (not sure if this will be enough to bump up volumes more than the current levels).

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Altroz Automatic launch coming soon! This might just help stave off the Baleno onslaught and keep numbers where they are now for Altroz (not sure if this will be enough to bump up volumes more than the current levels).

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What if Tata launches an AMT and calls it the Gold Standard of automatics?

I remember this was a Schaeffler sourced 7 speed wet clutch DCT. Not sure about this as I read about it months ago.
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Old 28th February 2022, 17:46   #303
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Altroz Automatic launch coming soon! This might just help stave off the Baleno onslaught and keep numbers where they are now for Altroz (not sure if this will be enough to bump up volumes more than the current levels).

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I wish this is a Diesel torque converter. None of the competitors have one and this would completely change the game for TaMo.

But, I can only wish!
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Old 28th February 2022, 18:04   #304
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What if Tata launches an AMT and calls it the Gold Standard of automatics?
The image shows a regular P-R-N-D-M config. So the chance of it being an AMT seems slim. Most AMTs don't have the 'P' config.
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Old 28th February 2022, 18:07   #305
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So silly of TATA to showcase Kaziranga edition in IPL when they have their biggest release of the last few years coming up in the same time? Does Kaziranga trump the DCT for Altroz?
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Better late than never. They should have done it at launch and would have gained quite a lead by now but we know how Tata neglects AT and AWD. With this, the Altroz is a near perfect product.
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According to ACI : The gearbox in question is the DCT unit, will come with 1.2-litre petrol Naturally-Aspirated only.

Expected to be offered in the top-spec XZ+ trim.

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While Tata Motors had tested the Altroz DCT with 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine earlier, this engine-gearbox combination is proving to be too expensive for our market, which would make the car priced much higher than its direct rival, the Hyundai i20 DCT. This is what has led Tata Motors to introduce the DCT automatic gearbox with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine instead.
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The DCT equipped Altroz is expected to be around 20kgs heavier than its manual counterpart.
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Old 28th February 2022, 19:31   #308
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According to ACI : The gearbox in question is the DCT unit, will come with 1.2-litre petrol Naturally-Aspirated only.
If that's true, it's a pretty poor combo IMHO. The NA petrol engine is best suited for urban commute - which is the most challenging environment for a DCT. If that's their target audience, Tata could have gone for a simpler AMT/CVT.
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According to ACI : The gearbox in question is the DCT unit, will come with 1.2-litre petrol Naturally-Aspirated only.
I could feel my temper rising as I read this article on AutoCar India. What an absolutely asinine move!

That the iTurbo + DCT was going to be an expensive combo was an easy guess, and yet they took more than a year to draw that conclusion. It's like someone at Tata is hell bent on sabotaging the Altroz in order to protect its cash cow - the Nexon. Addition of new variants to the Nexon line with features like ventilated seats and air purifier while doling out a complete step-motherly treatment to the Altroz is proof of the same. What good is the DCT going to do to the anemic NA 1.2 engine, except for adding a dimension of complexity to the package and compounding its woes in the stop-go environment? I'm livid to the core with this news, and I hope it turns out wrong!

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A dual clutch transmission on a naturally aspirated petrol engine? Thatís a strange combination. DCT makes sense for a sportier engine where fast shifts are required. I hope itís a TC unit which will offer a well balanced package.
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May be this DCT has a low power and torque limit and it may not be able to handle 110PS and 140NM
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There goes my plans for upgrade!
I was waiting for an Altroz automatic (iturbo / diesel) to replace my Eon.
iturbo with a TC would've been ideal fory requirements.
Fingers crossed.
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According to ACI : The gearbox in question is the DCT unit, will come with 1.2-litre petrol Naturally-Aspirated only.

Expected to be offered in the top-spec XZ+ trim.
This is infuriating.

Customers: Give us a proper AT please!
Tata: Sure*

* We will only give it on weak 1.2 NA engine, no turbo DCT sorry lol
* Of course diesel is out of question
* Will only provide it on top end trim, lower and mid range peasants stick to MT

Take it or leave it.


P.S. Just checked. The Altroz iTurbo range starts at 8.10 L. i20 DCT starts at 10.90 L. How much exactly Tata is going to charge for DCT that it will cost more than freaking i20 DCT... more than 3L?? This is ridiculous.

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Old 1st March 2022, 12:08   #314
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If Tata is going to pair the NA Petrol engine with DCT, it will result in a poor driving experience. In this case, Gear box will shift faster than the laggy 3 pot engine.

It will be like towing a rabbit with a tortoise.

Having said that, more variants attracts more buyers. Hope this will give baleno a good fight.
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May be this DCT has a low power and torque limit and it may not be able to handle 110PS and 140NM
LOL.. Tata has found the TA65 of DCT boxes. They just cant do drivetrains right.
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