The Indian auto industry is a fast maturing space. In the recent times, the car market of the country not only showed increasing preference for the more loaded costlier cars moving from the bare basics, but has also warmed up to the automatic versions, which were previously not even considered as mass market things. The automatic car models however, became popular overnight with the introduction of the Automated Manual Transmission or AMT technology that was first brought in by the country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki.
The AMT is not less than a revolution in the Indian car industry, and became instantly popular with the modern Indian city car buyers. Starting with the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, there are many cars now in India with the AMT gearbox option.
Here is the list of 5 upcoming car models that will launch with AMT in the brand new 2016.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
Buoyed by the great demands of all its AMT cars, Maruti Suzuki is going to launch the AMT version of its highly popular Swift DZire compact sedan. The AMT empowered Swift DZire’s diesel model is expected to launch at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.
2) Mahindra Quanto Facelift
Mahindra & Mahindra is working on a new refreshed Quanto model that is slated to launch this year. First unveiled at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, the new facelift Mahindra Quanto would feature design makeover as well as mechanical changes. The introduction of the AMT technology will be one of the remarkable changes in the new Quanto. The refreshed Mahindra Quanto will be also get powered by Mahindra’s new mHawk80 engine that debuted with the Mahindra TUV300.
3) Renault Kwid AMT
The brand new Renault Kwid small hatch is certainly one of the most remarkable new cars, and has created a wave in the Indian entry-level hatchback segment. Now, Renault India is planning to go a step higher and make this already feature-rich budget car even more attractive with some added new features among which will be the AMT unit. The updated new Renault Kwid will be also showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
4) Tata Zica
2016’s first most important launch from Tata Motors will come in the form of the Zica hatchback that will replace the highly popular Indica. The brand new Tata Zica will launch on 20th of January, and will be followed by a sub-compact sedan sibling. The Zica has been highly praised for its great new design and array of features. Although initially the car will come with only a 5 speed manual transmission, later it will also include an AMT option.
5) DC Avanti 310
DC Avanti is the first sports car to be built from scratch by an Indian design firm; first India made sports car and also the cheapest of the lot. Now, a more powerful version named as the DC Avanti 310 is going to come which will also get an AMT gearbox replacing the 6 speed manual transmission of the standard DC Avanti.