The demand for automatic transmission cars in the country has increased in recent years in the wake of increased traffic. This is largely due to the availability of cost effective AMT units and even CVT units which have encouraged people to switch to automatic cars. However, the AMT unit is not the appropriate gearbox option for drivers looking for engaging performance and quick shifting. This is where the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) comes in. With smooth gear changes and a smooth ride, dual-clutch automatic transmissions are well suited for spirited drivers. Until a few years ago DCT gearboxes were not available with mass oriented vehicles (apart from a few options like VW Polo, Skoda Rapid etc.) but that has changed now with options like
The Hyundai i20 DCT, on the other hand, has a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 119 hp and 172 Nm on tap. This powertrain comes with a seven-speed DCT unit. Prices for i20 DCT start from ₹9.76 lakh and range up to ₹11.49 lakh. And if you are interested in purchasing the i20 N line, you will have to spend between ₹9.91 lakh to ₹11.97 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
|Price (outside showroom)|
|Tata Altroz DCA||₹8.1 lakh – ₹9.9 lakh|
|Hyundai i20 DCT||₹9.76 lakh – ₹11.97 lakh|
These figures reveal that the base Tata Altroz DCA variant is ₹1.66 lakh cheaper than the base model Hyundai i20 DCT. And when it comes to the premium trim, the top-end Tata Altroz DCA model is ₹1.59 lakh cheaper than the top-end i20 DCT variant.