India’s Top 10 Affordable Dual Clutch Auto Car You Can Buy Right Away

India's Top 10 Affordable Dual Clutch Auto Car You Can Buy Right Away
India’s Top 10 Affordable Dual Clutch Auto Car You Can Buy Right Away

We know that there are four automatic transmission options-  AMT, a DCT (dual clutch auto), a torque converter, and a CVT. 

Here, we’ll focus on the DCT gearbox which was first made mainstream by Volkswagen and is offered in many mass-market affordable cars.

Here’s 10 of the most affordable cars with DCT. 

Tata Altroz

This is the newest and the most affordable DCT car on sale at present.

What sets it apart from its rivals is that it features a wet clutch box, which is much more reliable for Indian conditions.

It’s also the first DCT in the world to use planetary gears, a tech found in torque converter automatics.

Around Rs 8 lakh onwards

Hyundai i20

Hyundai offers the 7-speed DCT gearbox for the Sportz Turbo variant.

One can opt for the range topping i20 N Line which offers the DCT option with sporty looks.

The i20 Turbo and N Line share the same 120PS turbo-petrol engine.

Rs 10 lakh onwards

Hyundai Venue

It is only the second-to-top SX Plus variant that gets the DCT gearbox option.

The DCT variant is equipped with paddle shifters.

Powertrains include 83PS 1.2-litre petrol (5-speed MT) and 100PS 1.5-litre diesel (6-speed MT) engines. 

Around Rs 12 lakh

Kia Sonet

Mid-spec HTX and top-spec GTX Plus variants are offered with the 7-speed DCT and paddle shifters.

Kia also offers 83PS 1.2-litre petrol (5-speed MT) and 100PS (6-speed MT) / 115PS (6-speed AT) diesel engines with the Sonet. 

From around Rs 11 lakh

Kia Carens

This is the only MPV to be offered with a 7-speed DCT

The DCT variants are offered with six and seven seater configurations, making it one of the most practical purchases in this list.

Around Rs 15 lakh onwards

Hyundai Creta

It gets a 7-speed DCT as standard on its top-spec SX (O) variant.

One can also consider 115PS 1.5-litre petrol or diesel engines paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Both are offered with the option of a CVT and a 6-speed torque converter automatic, respectively.

Around Rs 18 lakh 

Kia Seltos

The DCT option with paddle shifters is offered on the top-spec GTX Plus and the X-Line edition variants.

It shares powertrains with the Creta but the Seltos offers the turbo-manual combination and the petrol-iMT (clutchless manual) combination as well. 

Around Rs 18 lakh 

Skoda Slavia

It gets an optional 7-speed DCT which is exclusive to the top-spec Style variant.

There’s also an optional 6-speed manual.

The 1.5-litre turbo engine gets the Active Cylinder Technology which shuts down two engine cylinders when not required, resulting in better fuel economy.

Around Rs 18 lakh 

Skoda Kushaq

Along with the Taigun, and Slavia, the Kushaq features a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with the 7-speed DSG and a 6-speed manual gearbox same as the slavia

The ACT technology is found here and on the Taigun as well. 

Around Rs 18 lakh 

Volkswagen Taigun

Its 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine gets the 7-speed DSG along with a 6-speed manual.

The SUV shares its 115PS 1-litre turbo-petrol engine with the Slavia and Kushaq, with the same set of transmissions. 

Around Rs 18 lakh.

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