Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT
Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the first model from the Indo-Japanese auto manufacturer that received the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology. Since then the automaker has introduced this technology to several other models. While the other models have been well received among the buyers with the AGS, the Celerio’s popularity also shot up thanks to this tech. Not only in India, this hatchback has been one of the bestselling models from Suzuki in several other global markets.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes as a perfect car for commuting in and around city. This hatchback is practical, compact and value for money. Priced between Rs. 4.49 lakh and Rs. 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the AMT version of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio has helped in enhancing the car’s popularity here. The Celerio draws energy from a 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine coupled with the AMT gearbox. This engine is capable of churning out 67 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT delivers a fuel efficiency of 23.10 kmpl. The AMT gearbox in this car helps the Celerio’s driver by releasing him from constantly pressing clutch and shifting gears what becomes a tiring exercise in the dense city traffic. Apart from that, the AMT gearbox what Maruti Suzuki fondly calls as AGS doesn’t make a hole in the owners pocket for the fuel bill, as it delivers same fuel efficiency as the manual gearbox. Another good thing is if the driver wants to drive in manual mode, he can easily do that with the AGS.
Speaking about Maruti Suzuki Celerio’s design, it appears as a practical car. But if you are looking sporty style, it will disappoint you. There is nothing to grab your attention at the very first place, but the practicality, compactness will surely impress you. Up front, it gets plenty of chrome garnishing flanked by large headlamps and there is a large air intake with neatly positioned fog lamps at both sides of it. The side profile appears plain looking and there is nothing to boast about at the rear of this hatchback.
The five seater car comes with a three-spoke steering wheel, but there is no control buttons mounted on it. The instrument cluster incorporates analog and digital combo display. At the centre console, the Celerio features a basic music system with a LCD display and some knobs are there. In terms of space and comfort, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio offers ample space to the occupants.
Price: Rs. 4.49 lakh – Rs. 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Renault Kwid AMT
French auto giant Renault truly started a revolution with its Kwid compact hatchback in the Indian market. Within a very short span after launch, the Renault Kwid became immensely popular in the domestic market. This car alone has helped Renault to become a major auto manufacturer in the country’s PV market. Also, India became one of the top five global markets for the brand thanks to overwhelming popularity of the Kwid. Initially launched in 0.8-litre variant, the Kwid later received a 1.0-litre petrol engine and an AMT as well that certainly enhanced its appeal further.
The Renault Kwid AMT is available only with the 1.0-litre engine and it is available priced between Rs. 3.79 lakh and Rs. 4.53 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Apart from the RXL and RXT, the Kwid Climber too comes with AMT gearbox. The Renault Kwid AMT gets power from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder SCe petrol engine and it is capable of churning out 67 bhp of peak power at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. This car delivers a fuel efficiency of 24.04 kmpl.
While the power output and torque output along with the fuel efficiency are really impressive, Kwid’s popularity has been driven by its design and the class leading features as well. The Renault Kwid carries a SUV like stance blended well with the compact hatchback’s characteristics. Dimensionally, this car is compact, and design wise the muscular style grabs attention at the very first glimpse. Overall, it appears like a micro SUV and this design language created a burning trend in the country.
Speaking about its style, the car gets large headlamps, an aggressive looking front grille with the diamond pattern logo at the centre. The front bumper gets a chunky black cladding and a faux skid plate. At the side profile, Renault Kwid sports black cladding giving it a crossover like stance. Moving to the rear fascia, the wraparound taillights, muscular bumper and a lifted back look conclude the car’s overall attractive appearance.
Inside the cabin, Renault Kwid comes offering some class leading features like a fully digital display at the instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console. These certainly enhance the car’s appeal further. The top variant gets a driver airbag, while the space on offer is pretty good. Despite being a small car, it offers generous headroom and leg space to the occupants and the boot storage capacity is also pretty attractive.
Price: Rs. 3.79 lakh – Rs. 4.53 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT
Maruti Suzuki Alto is one of the most popular cars of all time in the Indian market. The K10 is the 1.0-litre variant of the Alto series and this hatchback boasts a large number of customers in the country. Alongside the manual gearbox, the Alto K10 is available with Maruti Suzuki’s Auto Gear Shift technology as well that is nothing but the AMT with a different name. Thanks to the AMT, this entry level hatchback has seen many takers across the country. The AMT versions of the Alto K10 come priced between Rs. 4.06 lakh and Rs. 4.12 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT is one of the most affordable AMT cars here. The AMT or AGS, as the Indo-Japanese automaker calls it offers the convenience and comfort of automatic gearbox by relieving the driver from constant process of pressing clutch and shifting gears in the highly congested city traffic. But it is not as fuel consuming as the fully automatic gearboxes. Therefore, the AMT gearbox makes the driving experience pretty comfortable and keeps the fuel bill low too. This is the reason the AMT variant of the Alto K10 has become so popular here.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT is powered by a 1.0-litre K10B DOHC petrol engine. The engine is paired with the AMT gearbox and it kicks out 67 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque 3,500 rpm. It delivers an impressive 24.07 kmpl of fuel efficiency even despite being a petrol car.
This small hatchback is a perfect car for the buyers who want a vehicle for regular commuting in and around the city. This car is practical in terms of design and dimension. In congested city traffic the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is a perfect car to commute. But, if you are looking a car with loads of features, this would disappoint you. Maruti Suzuki being known for producing budget friendly vehicles, the Alto K10 appears very spartan in terms of tech and features.
Inside the cabin, you will find a simple steering wheel sans any control button. The instrument cluster too doesn’t appear anything impressive as it carries all analog dials, but no digital display. The centre console boasts a very basic music system. Apart from that, the seat and upholstery materials too are not that impressive. In terms of space and comfort, it comes blending the compactness and bare necessity along with practicality in one package. However, if you consider the overall package, the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is certainly a value for money car at a very affordable pricing.
Price: Rs. 4.06 lakh – Rs. 4.12 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R AMT
Another very popular offering from the Maruti Suzuki is the Wagon-R. Not only in India, the Wagon-R has earned positive response from several global markets including a large number of South East Asian countries. This hatchback comes with a tallboy appearance that gives it a stylish look. The boxy design of this car grabs attention easily and thanks to the AMT gearbox, the car has managed to fetch impressive amount of sales figure in the country.
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R AMT is powered by a 1.0-litre K10B three-cylinder inline petrol engine coupled with the AGS. This same engine does duty under the hood of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Maruti Suzuki Celerio as well. The engine is capable of churning out 67 bhp of peak power at 6,200 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. This car also generates 20.5 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
The AMT variants of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R are priced between Rs. 4.83 lakh and Rs. 5.31 lakh. This affordable pricing is one of the reasons behind the car’s popularity alongside its AMT gearbox that helps the driver by taking the stress out in the congested city roads. Maruti Suzuki is known for making affordable value for money cars, and this model is certainly a very important among them.
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R comes with a boxy appearance. It gets a compact and stylish look. The hatchback has been present in the country for quite long time it has received several updates in its lifetime here, with each makeover increasing the style further. Up front, it gets large headlamps, large front grille, a muscular front bumper and blackened fog lamp housing. At the side profile, the hatchback gets door cladding, roof rails, while the rear profile sports a flat look with vertically positioned taillights and a chunky bumper as well.
The Interior of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R is practical, but not stylish. It gets a three-spoke steering wheel, an analog and digital combo display consisting instrument cluster. The centre console sports a LCD display and a music system. Apart from these, there are no other features to boast about. The Wagon-R comes with ample space inside the cabin and being a tallboy hatchback, it offers generous headroom to the occupants.
Price: Rs. 4.83 lakh – Rs. 5.31 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Tata Tiago AMT
Tata Motors has been known for making practical cars, but its models lacked visual aesthetics. With the arrival of the Tata Tiago, the company has managed to leave that trend behind. The Tiago comes incorporating Tata’s latest Impact design language that is being applied in other contemporary Tata models too. The Tiago not only grabbed attention with its design and features, but the AMT gearbox too helped it in becoming very much attractive for the buyers.
Initially, the Tata Tiago was launched with manual gearbox option only. Later in March 2017, the auto manufacturer introduced the AMT gearbox to the petrol variant of the hatchback and the XZA trim comes bearing this transmission option. It was initially launched at Rs. 5.39 lakh and thanks to GST, the price has been lowered. Currently, priced at Rs. 5.26 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), this AMT equipped model appears as a very interesting car.
The car gets power from a 1.2-litre Revotron MPFi petrol engine with multi-drive function. Coupled with the AMT gearbox, this engine churns out 84 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. Also, the car returns a very impressive 23.84 kmpl of fuel efficiency. Thanks to the convenience of AMT gearbox, generous power and torque output along with the impressive fuel efficiency, the hatchback has been able to grab attention of the buyers.
In terms of design, the Tata Tiago gets a fluid look. Up front, it gets larger and sharp headlamps with a smiling pattern grille connecting them. The sleek chrome trim at the bottom of the front grille, chunky front bumper with a wide air intake bearing a horizontal centre slat and the chrome finished fog lamps at the black housing have been able to increase the style further. At the side profile, it gets sleek character lines, a curved roofline and blackened glass area. The turn indicator integrated ORVMs and sporty wheel design also enhance the style. The rear profile of this hatchback gets wraparound taillights.
Inside the cabin, Tata Tiago boasts a very stylish and upmarket look with the design and features. It gets a multifunction steering wheel, dual-pod instrument cluster featuring analog dials and a digital MID at centre. The centre console boasts a Harman developed ConnectNext infotainment system with a digital display flanked by several control buttons. The seat and upholstery materials too come with high-quality materials. In terms of space and comfort too, the Tata Tiago hatchback impresses us.
Price: Rs. 5.26 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Ignis AMT
Maruti Suzuki Ignis is one of the most attractive cars from the Indo-Japanese automaker. Sold through the automaker’s premium dealership network Nexa, this car has been designed focusing the millennial buyers. The Ignis comes with an unique boxy and SUV like stance that gives it a micro SUV like appearance. Priced between Rs. 5.72 lakh and Rs. 7.30 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has grabbed attention within a very short period with its premium features.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis AMT arrives with both petrol and diesel engine options. On the petrol front, the car gets a 1.2-litre DOHC petrol engine that is capable of churning out 82 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. Also, it delivers 20.89 kmpl of fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the diesel model is powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that is capable of kicking out 74 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of peak torque at 2,000 rpm. The Ignis diesel AMT generates ARAI certified 26.80 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
The AMT gearbox is offered on Delta and Zeta trims of both the petrol and diesel powered Ignis. This increases the car’s appeal further. During the launch of this car, Maruti Suzuki cleared that the young buyers seek for more comfort during driving and they also seek a value for money premium product. The Ignis comes catering all those needs.
Speaking about its exterior, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is the first car in its segment to receive LED projector lamps along with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front grille gets plenty of sleek chrome trims and the entire design makes the headlamps and front grille look like a single unit. The front bumper appears chunky and it sports blackened fog lamp housing with chrome bezel around the fog lamps. The side profile of the Ignis gets flared wheel arches, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area and sporty alloy wheels. The rear of the car gets a flat look with compact taillamps and black insert at the rear bumper.
Interior of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is very attractive with the design and the features on offer. It gets a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, a large instrument cluster with analog and digital combo display. The centre console boasts a tab like touchscreen infotainment system with various connectivity options. It dons a dual-tone interior theme that enhances the appeal further. In terms of space and comfort too, the Ignis is pretty impressive indeed.
Price: Rs. 5.72 lakh – Rs. 7.30 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT
Maruti Suzuki launched the all-new Dzire with a completely revised appearance. The bestselling compact sedan if the country has become more attractive wearing a completely new design and all those upmarket features. While the design and feature updates have been the talk of town, it also received AMT gearbox replacing the previous automatic transmission that was available in diesel model only. Currently, both the petrol and diesel models come equipped with this AMT gearbox.
Combined, the AMT gearbox is available in a total of six trim options and the AMT models come priced between Rs. 6.73 lakh and Rs. 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). This certainly makes the Maruti Suzuki Dzire one of the best AMT cars in sub-10 lakh price slab. The Dzire petrol gets power from a 1.2-litre K-Series VVT petrol engine that is capable of kicking out 82 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. It delivers 22 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
The diesel powered Maruti Suzuki Dzire compact sedan gets a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine sourced from Fiat. Paired with the AMT gearbox, this engine is capable of pumping out 74 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of peak torque at 2,000 rpm. Also, this compact sedan generates ARAI certified 28.40 kmpl of fuel efficiency. Overall, thanks to the AMT gearbox, appeal of this already vehemently popular compact sedan has grown further.
Speaking about the design, Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets a large hexagonal front grille with chrome garnishing and horizontal slats. The sharp headlamps come with swept back appearance and they sport projector units along with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper gets blackened fog lamp housing with chrome trim highlighting the fog lights. The side profile looks fluid and gets turn indicator integrated ORVMs, sporty alloy wheels, blackened glass area. Rear too comes with LED taillights, wide chrome bar connecting the taillamps and a chunky bumper.
Interior of the car is truly very attractive. It gets a sporty multifunction three-spoke flat bottom steering wheel with faux wood trim. The dual-pod instrument cluster gets analog dials and a digital MID at the centre. Centre console comes with a touchscreen infotainment system carrying Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Apart from that, dashboard gets a faux wooden trim and the dual-tone interior theme enhances its appeal further. In terms of space, Maruti Suzuki Dzire comes offering the occupants a very comfortable journey experience.
Price: Rs. 6.73 – Rs. 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Tata Zest AMT
Tata Zest was launched in India with lot of expectation, but this compact sedan couldn’t fetch desired sales result compared to the rivals. The Zest comes with a design that has been evolved into the Impact design language that has been applied in the newer Tata models like Tiago hatchback and Tigor compact sedan.
Apart from the design, what makes the Tata Zest attractive is an AMT gearbox available with the diesel model. The car comes with two trims equipped with the AMT gearbox that are the XMA and XTA. The diesel powered Tata Zest compact sedan comes drawing energy from a 1.3-litre Quadrajet turbocharged engine. This motor is capable of churning out 89 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm.
The Tata Zest delivers 21.58 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The AMT gearbox ensures the driver doesn’t need to press clutch and shift gears constantly in the bumper to bumper city traffic. This makes the driving experience comfortable and the AMT unit doesn’t drink fuel like the full automatic gearbox, therefore saving owner’s money.
Speaking about design, the Tata Zest comes with sharp headlamps incorporating LED units. The front grille features a smiling pattern and it also boasts sleek chrome trims. The front bumper gets wide and large air intake flanked by blackened fog lamps with chrome detailing around them. Hood of the car gets crisp lines running towards the nose section. At the side profile, the Tata Zest sports sharp character lines, sleek chrome trim at the bottom of the blackened glass area. Apart from that, the sporty wheels, turn indicator integrated ORVMs and curved roofline enhance the visual appeal further.
The rear profile of Tata Zest gets wraparound taillights that are connected with a thick chrome bar above the registration enclosure. The rear bumper too appears chunky. Inside the cabin, Tata Zest comes with three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with silver accent, dual-pod instrument cluster with analog dials and digital display. The centre console comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with large display that is flanked with the control buttons and knobs. Space and comfort on offer inside the cabin of Tata Zest is pretty good for the occupants.
Price: Rs. 7.65 lakh – 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Mahindra TUV300 AMT
Mahindra is known for being the manufacturer of a wide range of tough utility vehicles. One of the unique products from the homegrown auto major is the TUV300. This SUV has been designed with inspiration from battle tank’s design. It appears rugged and tough looking from every angle. Another attractive feature of the car is the AMT gearbox that is available alongside the manual transmission. It is available in three different trims that are T6 Plus, T8 and the T8 mHawk 100.
The Mahindra TUV300 gets power from a mHawk 80 turbocharged diesel engine and there is a mHawk 100 diesel engine as well. The mHawk 80 unit churns out 81 bhp of peak power at 3,750 rpm and 230 Nm of peak torque at 1,500 rpm. It delivers ARAI certified 18.49 kmpl of fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the mHawk 100 diesel motor is capable of kicking out 100 bhp of peak power at 3,750 rpm and 240 Nm of peak torque at 1,600 rpm. This engine is also able to deliver 18.49 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
The Mahindra TUV300 has been designed to cater the demands of the customers who like to hit the rugged terrains. Being priced between Rs. 9.25 lakh and Rs. 9.94 lakh, the Mahindra TUV300 AMT comes as a perfect option for the adventure lovers, who also use their car in city roads for regular commuting.
Speaking about the design, the Mahindra TUV300 sports a vertically slated aggressive front grille that grabs attention at the very first place. The grille is flanked by sharp and large headlamps. The chunky bumper dons a rectangular and wide air intake with black mesh. The rectangular fog lamps come wearing chrome detailing around them. At the side profile, this SUV gets squarish unique looking wheel arches with sporty alloy wheels. The sharp character lines, slated pillars, roof rails and the boxy shape altogether make the car pretty attractive.
Rear of the SUV dons a blackened appearance and that gives it a pillarless look. It gets a flat rear profile with vertically positioned taillights and a spare wheel mounted at the tailgate. The rear bumper looks chunky. Inside the cabin, Mahindra TUV300 gets a multifunction steering wheel, dual-pod instrument cluster with analog dials and a digital display. The centre console sports a hexagonal shape and there is a touchscreen infotainment system there. Mahindra TUV300 SUV offers ample space for the occupants ensuring a comfortable journey experience.
Price: Rs. 9.25 lakh – Rs. 9.94 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Tata GenX Nano
Tata Nano has been a revolutionary small hatchback from the homegrown auto manufacturer. The car was launched as a people’s car and it arrived as the first car in the world to be priced at Rs. 1 lakh only. At later stage, the pricing has gone up, but Nano remain one of the cheapest offering in the world automobile market. Despite being an interesting model, it couldn’t see the success in the Indian market. But, that doesn’t reduces its uniqueness.
Tata GenX Nano is currently the most affordable AMT car in the Indian market as the small hatchback’s XMA and XTA trims come priced at Rs. 3.06 lakh and Rs. 3.26 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), respectively. Power source for this hatchback is a 624 cc twin-cylinder MPFI petrol engine coupled with an AMT gearbox. The engine is well capable of churning out 37 bhp of peak power at 5,500 rpm and 51 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Tata GenX Nano offers ARAI certified 21.9 kmpl of mileage. So far, the small hatchback appears to be a perfect car if you are looking for a cheap medium of personal transportation for daily commuting in and around the city. It produces enough power and torque make you steer through the city traffic. The fuel efficiency produced by the car is not bad at all and the pricing too is very much affordable.
In terms of design, the Tata GenX Nano is nothing compare to the other cars in this list. But, the practicality of this small hatchback is undeniable. It can afford four persons without any trouble. The very short front overhang gives a good view of the road ahead. The front fascia comes with a slanted appearance with laid back headlamps, a smiling pattern air intake at the bumper with neatly positioned fog lamps. Rear gets vertically positioned sleek taillights. Overall, there is actually nothing much to boast about the design of this car.
Interior of the Tata GenX Nano is compact and designed keeping the proper utilisation of the small space in mind. Instead of conventional instrument cluster, it gets the dials and display positioned at the top of the centre console. There are two circular AC vents below that and a music system is also there. The steering wheel doesn’t get any control buttons on it. In terms of space, the car offers compact but sufficient space to the occupants, but a taller person might feel bit uncomfortable inside the car.
Price: Rs. 3.06 lakh – Rs. 3.26 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)