In such a situation, the question arises whether this DCA i.e. Dual Clutch Automatic gearbox will fit with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine of Tata Altroz, while its power and torque output is much higher than the naturally aspirated engine. But now the company has shared information about it.
Tata Motors Vice President, Mohan Savarkar has confirmed that this gearbox can handle more torque and can be easily paired with Tata Motors’ turbo petrol engine as well. Let us know that there are two models in the lineup of Tata Motors with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine.
Powered by the Tata Altroz iTurbo, this engine produces 110 bhp and 140 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, it is also used in the Tata Nexon, in which it gives 120 bhp power and 170 Nm torque.
This engine is being sold in Tata Nexon with 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT gearbox. Now information is coming out that the Tata Nexon present in the sub-4M SUV segment is the company’s best selling SUV and it is going to be the next car from the company to get Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
This is the second car in its segment, along with the Mahindra XUV300, to get an AMT gearbox, while its rivals such as the Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet get a much better CVT, torque converter and DCT gearbox. This will cement Tata’s position for a more economical DCT option with a turbo-petrol engine.
On the other hand, the Tata Altroz iTurbo also needs an automatic gearbox. The only other DCT option in the segment from the Tata Altroz is the Hyundai i20, which gets a 1-litre turbo-petrol engine and makes 120 bhp.
While the Tata Altroz DCT is more economical with its 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, its 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine could also benefit from a refined automatic transmission option. This could also make the Tata Altroz Turbo a more attractive package.