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Tata Altroz DCT Expected Prices - Comparison With Its Rivals | V3Cars

Tata Motors have announced the bookings for the Altroz dual-clutch DCT. It will be available with the 1.2L normal petrol engine in 3 variants - XT, XZ and XZ Plus. Tata Motors are yet to reveal the prices of the Altroz DCT. Here are our expected prices of the Altroz DCT against its competition.

Tata Altroz

In this article, we’ll examine the price differences between the petrol-manual and automatic variants of other B2-segment hatchbacks like the Maruti Nexa Baleno, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20. This information should help us get an idea about how Tata might price the Altroz petrol-automatic.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Manual vs Automatic - Price Comparison

Maruti Suzuki recently updated the Baleno with a host of new features, including a new automated manual transmission (AMT). Maruti Suzuki offer the Baleno AMT in 3 variants - Delta, Zeta and Alpha.

Here’s a price comparison between Baleno petrol-manual and automatic:

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC | PRICE COMPARISON

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Delta

Rs. 7.19 Lakh

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 7.69 Lakh

Zeta

Rs. 8.09 Lakh

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 8.59 Lakh

Alpha

Rs. 8.99 Lakh

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 9.49 Lakh

Hyundai i20 Petrol Manual vs Automatic - Price Comparison

Hyundai India have recently rejigged the variants of the 2022 i20 and have also added new variants with the automatic transmission options. Hyundai offer the i20 with 2 engine options, each with a different automatic transmission. The 1.2L normal petrol engine gets a CVT while the 1.0L turbo gets a 7-speed DCT automatic.

Here’s a price comparison between i20 petrol-manual and automatic:

HYUNDAI I20

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC | PRICE COMPARISON

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Sportz 1.2L

Rs. 7.88 Lakh

Rs. 1.02 Lakh

Rs. 8.90 Lakh

Asta 1.2L

Rs. 8.76 Lakh

Rs. 1.19 Lakh

Rs. 9.95 Lakh

Asta (O) 1.2L

Rs. 9.50 Lakh

Rs. 1.02 Lakh

Rs. 10.52 Lakh

Sportz 1.0L

Rs. 8.79 Lakh

Rs. 97,000

Rs. 9.76 Lakh

Asta 1.0L

Rs. 10.0 Lakh

Rs. 81,000

Rs. 10.81 Lakh

Asta (O) 1.0L

-

-

Rs. 11.34 Lakh

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Honda Jazz Petrol Manual vs Automatic - Price Comparison

Honda Cars India now offer the Jazz only with a 1.2L normal petrol engine. It comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT option. Honda offer the Jazz in three variants with both manual and CVT options. 

Here’s a price comparison between Jazz petrol-manual and automatic:

HONDA JAZZ

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC | PRICE COMPARISON

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

V

Rs. 7.72 Lakh

Rs. 1.09 Lakh

Rs. 8.81 Lakh

VX

Rs. 8.41 Lakh

Rs. 1.00 Lakh

Rs. 9.41 Lakh

ZX

Rs 9.05 Lakh

Rs. 91,000

Rs. 9.96 Lakh

Volkswagen Polo Petrol Manual vs Automatic - Price Comparison

Volkswagen Polo comes with a torque converter (TC) automatic transmission with the 1.0L turbo petrol engine. Volkswagen offer the Polo automatic in 3 variants - Comfortline, Highline Plus and GT. As per some rumours, Volkswagen India will soon pull the plug on the Polo range in the Indian market.

VOLKSWAGEN POLO

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC | PRICE COMPARISON

Variants

Manual 

Difference

Automatic

Comfortline

Rs. 7.91 Lakh

Rs. 1.12 Lakh

Rs. 9.03 Lakh

Highline Plus

Rs 8.98 Lakh

Rs. 1.02 Lakh

Rs. 10.00 Lakh

GT

-

-

Rs. 10.25 Lakh

2022 Tata Altroz Petrol-Automatic Expected Prices

From the aforementioned tables, we figured out that the cheapest automatic upgrade over the manual is with the Baleno. The Baleno AMT is Rs. 50,000 more expensive than the manual counterparts. The most expensive upgrade to automatic over the manual is in the case of the Polo, at Rs. 1.12 lakh. It is worth noting that Hyundai do not offer a conventional manual transmission with the turbo petrol of the i20. The upgrade of the dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is over the auto-clutch manual transmission (ACMT) of the i20, at up to Rs. 97,000.

If we put everything in perspective, Tata Motors could charge a premium of Rs. 1 Lakh for the DCT variants over the petrol-manual models. Here is the table of the expected prices of the automatic variants over the manual variants.

TATA ALTROZ

PETROL-AUTOMATIC | EXPECTED PRICES

Variants

Manual

Difference

Automatic

XT

Rs. 7.50 Lakh

1.0 Lakh*

Rs. 8.50 Lakh*

XZ

Rs. 8.00 Lakh

1.0 Lakh*

Rs. 9.00 Lakh*

XZ Plus

Rs. 8.50 Lakh

1.0 Lakh*

Rs 9.50 Lakh*

As the Altroz DCT will come with the 1.2L normal petrol engine, it will find its place somewhere in the middle of the affordable Baleno AMT and the i20 DCT. If you have observed by now, the premium hatchback segment leader, the Baleno, tops at Rs. 9.49 lakh ex-showroom. Maruti Suzuki have opted for an AMT and compensated the added premium with the new features like 360-degree parking camera, head-up display and 6 airbags. The Altroz, on the other hand, will get a sophisticated dual-clutch transmission along with the bragging rights of 5-star Global-NCAP rating. However, the Altroz will miss out on features like 360-degree parking camera, 6 airbags and also an electric sunroof.

In conclusion, Tata Motors may price the Altroz in line with the Baleno while charging a premium of Rs. 1.0 lakh for the dual-clutch automatic transmission over the manual variants. The premium may also not cross the 9.50 lakh ex-showroom price that the Baleno holds. Tata Motors will soon announce the pricing of the Altroz automatic whereas the bookings are already open.

Also Read: Tata Altroz Dual-Clutch Automatic Bookings Open - No Turbo DCT On Cards

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.

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