Dear Shashi ji,
Hi . Greetings !!
1. Altroz DCA
is too early to tell as its yet to be launched and we cant comment on how this DCT gearbox will perform in turbo
Been calibration is most important thing as when Ecosport Automatic was launched with DCT in earlier batches - the biggest issue was that this DCT was not well calibrated and felt too early to change gear and jerkier response was to it. Thats the reason Ford later on changed transmission from DCT to Torque converter.
If its Altroz Dual Clutch - i suggest to wait and
> check out online media reviews as and when available
> do have test drive of yours and not once but have twice
> If possible dont be first mover but wait for few ownership reviews before finalizing
2. Honda Amaze CVT
- This CVT gearbox is ideal when maximum usage going to be in city condition
Suspension is soft, Steering is light and smooth CVT response makes it ideal for buyers who like relaxed drive and have maximum use in city conditions. Adding on paddle shifters which can be used in sports mode for slight fun experience for manual over ride.
However - care to experience car on
> Hill drive
You will be slight disappointed. Tyre grip is lesser due to not as wide tyres
Steering although light for city but dont offer much feedback on higher speed
Soft suspension, handling dynamics - i wont recommend much for highways
3. Coming to Baleno AMT and Hyundai I20 CVT
both are good buy for need
a) Wider Tyres with 16 Inch in R16 195/55 Tyres offers superior grip in Baleno and I20
c) Both cars offer light steering and suspension is tuned towards comfort
and Baleno comes with added advantage of Hill Hold Assist in AMT but but my recommendation would be to check out Hyundai I20 Sportz IVT or seek more fun response then I20 IMT Turbo with reasons
> IVT at any given day will feel more smooth as against AMT as when comparing a proper Automatic transmission against Automated Manual Transmission you bound to experience difference in gear shift smoothness.
> Also, when you compare IMT Turbo of I20 - although you manually have to change gear but with 1 Litre GDI Turbo Petrol Engine can find more fun to drive character in responsive Turbo Petrol
> Feels more upmarket and stylish as against Baleno
Somehow for an experienced driver - Hill Hold Assist wont make a difference but for novice yes it can be slight deal breaker.
> Choose I20 Sportz IVT or IMT Turbo as better package in refinement, styling and more responsive performance
> If slight novice driver then Maruti Baleno AMT can turn out to be slight better basis hill hold assist, mileage and higher features in lesser price.
May check out details
> I20 Sportz IVT Automatic
> I20 Sportz IMT Turbo
> Baleno Zeta AMT
Hope should help !!