New and Upcoming AMT Cars in India 2016 – 17

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Automated Manual Transmission or AMTs helped bring clutch free driving to the masses. They score high on affordability without compromising on fuel efficiency. The number of pocket-friendly automatics is increasing steadily. Presently, an AMT equipped vehicle can be had for less than 3 lakhs. Maruti Celerio was the car that heralded in the AMT technology and paved the way for multiple models from different manufacturers. In the coming year or so, this list is set to expand and here is the complete list of New and Upcoming AMT Cars in India 2016- 17.

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Upcoming AMT Cars in India 2016-17

Renault Kwid AMT

First on our list of upcoming AMT cars in India is the Renault Kwid AMT. The recently launched Renault Kwid 1.0 will get an AMT by the end of 2016. Kwid has already become a massive success for the French car maker. The introduction of the 1000cc Kwid and the AMT variants will help take the fight to the Alto K10. The Renault Kwid’s USPs include its crossover like appearance, space on offer, features and an attractive price tag.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 999 cc Petrol
Power 67 bhp
Torque 91 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage (Estimated) 23 kpl
Expected Launch End 2016
Price (Estimated) Rs. 4-5 lakhs

Tata Tiago AMT

Next on our list of upcoming AMT cars in India is the Tata Tiago AMT. Tata launched the manual variants of the Tiago in March 2016. It has been doing well in terms of sales thanks to its good looks, a strong set of features and attractive pricing. Initially, we expect the Tiago AMT to be available only with the 1.2 L petrol engine. Diesel variants of Tiago likely to get a 5-speed AMT by early 2017.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol
Power 84 bhp
Torque 114 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage (Estimated) 22-23 kpl
Expected Launch October 2016
Price (Estimated) Rs. 4-5 lakhs

Tata Kite 5 AMT

Tata is yet to launch the sedan derivative of the Tiago hatchback in India. It is still unclear whether the compact sedan will come with an AMT right from the time of launch or if it will be added to the lineup later. A diesel engine mated with an AMT could make the Kite 5 the cheapest and the most frugal diesel automatic sedans on sale and give it an edge over the competition.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol
Power 84 bhp
Torque 114 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage (Estimated) 22-23 kpl
Expected Launch October 2016
Price (Estimated) Rs. 4.5-6 lakhs

Renault Lodgy AMT

Next up on our list of upcoming AMT cars in India is the Renault Lodgy MPV. Following a strong start, the MPV has been struggling in the market. Adding an automatic transmission option could give sales a slight push. Renault already offers the new Duster with a 6-speed AMT and this same gearbox will find its way into the Lodgy as well. It will be available in the RxL and RxZ trims. Expect the Renault Lodgy AMT to cost around Rs. 11-12 lakhs.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel
Power 108 bhp
Torque 245 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-Speed AMT
Mileage (Estimated) 19-20 kpl
Expected Launch End 2016
Price (Estimated) Rs. 11-12 lakhs

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT

It is being reported that Maruti will launch an AMT equipped variant of the popular Vitara Brezza SUV. Currently available with only a 5-speed manual, the Vitara Brezza is likely to get the AMT automatic option in early 2017. It will be available with the current 1.3 L diesel engine and should return a healthy mileage of around 24 kpl. Once launched, it will rival the likes of the Mahindra NuvoSport and Mahindra TUV300 AMT variants.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel
Power 89 bhp
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage (Estimated) 24 kpl
Expected Launch Early 2017
Price (Estimated) Rs. 8-10 lakhs

New AMT Cars in India

Tata Nano GenX

Tata’s move to equip the Nano GenX with an AMT has made it the cheapest automatic in the world. Priced at just under 3 lakhs, the Nano makes for a good buy as a cheap and convenient city runabout. And the recent comprehensive updates made by Tata have only increased its appeal in the market.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 624 cc Petrol
Power 37 bhp
Torque 51 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 21.9 kpl
Price Rs. 2.85-3.05 lakhs

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Mahindra TUV300

Mahindra‘s latest offering comes equipped with a 5-speed AMT. It is aimed at the Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and the likes. The TUV300 is butch looking SUV offering space for 7, a decent list of features and a competitive price. The TUV300 is the first of multiple Mahindra products which will utilise this technology in the future.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 litre mHawk80/mHawk100 diesel
Power 84 bhp/100 bhp
Torque 230 Nm/240 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 18.49 kpl
Price Rs. 9.04-9.74 lakhs

Mahindra NuvoSport

Mahindra launched the facelifted version of the Quanto earlier this year. Christened NuvoSport, Mahindra has thoroughly revised the product. One of the updates made to the Xylo derivative is the addition of an AMT unit similar to the one on the TUV300. Prices start at Rs. 9.12 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the AMT variants.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 litre diesel
Power 100 bhp
Torque 240 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 17.4 kpl
Price Rs. 9.19-9.98 lakhs

Maruti Swift Dzire

India’s most popular compact sedan, the Maruti Dzire, got an AMT equipped version early this year. The Dzire automatic comes with a 5-speed AMT unit, similar to the one doing duty in the Celerio. The only other diesel automatic on offer in the segment is the Tata Zest. Like the Dzire, it also comes with a 5-speed AMT mated to the 1.3-litre multijet diesel shared by Dzire and the Zest. It is available only in the top of the line ZDi trim at Rs. 8.58 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 litre diesel
Power 74 bhp
Torque 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 26.59 kpl
Price Rs. 8.59 lakhs

Maruti Wagon R

After receiving a tremendous response to the Celerio AMT, Maruti decided to equip multiple products in its portfolio with this technology. One of the beneficiaries is the Wagon R AMT which, like the Dzire, gets a 5-speed unit. The Wagon R AMT is a great addition to the Maruti line-up and helps fill the void between the Alto K10 AMT and the Celerio AMT.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 998 cc Petrol
Power 67 bhp
Torque 90 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 20.5 kpl
Price INR 4.83-5.16 lacs

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