DCT or Dual Clutch transmission is one of the most demanded Automatic transmission systems globally. With its high fuel efficiency over other AMTs and smoother performance DCT gearboxes are taking the roads of India. Since the gear shifts are smooth enough and are performance concerned DCT equipped vehicles are an open market for performance enthusiasts.
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Five affordable DCT vehicles are mentioned as under:
- Hyundai Venue
Venue’s SX Plus variant is equipped with a DCT gearbox along with paddle shifters. In powertrain options, the DCT gearbox is only available with a 1.0L Turbo GDi petrol engine which produces 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque.
- Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20’s Sportz turbo variant is also equipped with DCT transmission, the engine which is equipped with it is again the 1.0L Turbo GDi unit which produces 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque.
- Tata Altroz
The newly launched Tata Altroz DCT variant is also an affordable option that is equipped with DCT transmission. Tata Altroz geats a wet DCT unit which is much more reliable than the normal one, especially for Indian road conditions. The DCT unit is mated with a 1.2L naturally aspirated engine, the 5-speed manual transmission comes standard in which.
- Kia Sonet
Kia Sonet’s HTX and GTX plus variants are offered with a DCT gearbox. The same engine which is seen in the Hyundai i20 and Venue is carried by the Kia Sonet (1.0L Turbo GDi). The engine is also mated with an IVT system, unlike the Hyundai Venue which comes with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard.
- Kia Carens
The newly launched MPV by Kia also features DCT transmission in its top-spec variant (Luxury Plus) but still, the MPV comes in the most affordable DCT vehicles list. The transmission is mated with the 1.4L Turbo petrol engine which produces 140PS of power, the same engine is also available with Kia Seltos.
Well, the list continues further but the most affordable 5 vehicles that are equipped with a DCT gearbox in India are limited to the above-mentioned vehicles.
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