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Like the Grand i10, the Xcent facelift is also coming up. Hyundai will plonk in the new AMT from the Grand i10 in the Xcent as well, thus giving it a better chance to compete against the Swift Dzire, the Aspire, Ameo and Amaze.
Tata’s all-new sub 4-meter SUV is coming our way pretty soon. The vehicle was showcased at the Auto Expo this year in concept form and a lot of test mules have been spotted since. The new Nexon will feature an AMT as well. The vehicle was spied a few months back and is expected to be powered by a 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol unit and an all-new 1.5 liter diesel engine making 108 Bhp and 260 Nm. It will be interesting to see if the AMT is offered in the petrol or the diesel Nexon.
Tata has been testing the Tiago AMT extensively and the same is expected to be launched sometime early next year. When launched, the Tiago AMT will take the fight to both the Wagon R and the Celerio, which both offer AMTs. The Tiago petrol will most likely recieve the AMT treatment, thus making it the third Tata to get an AMT after the Zest and the Nano.
Since the Kite-5 is based on the Tiago, the Kite-5 will also feature an AMT gearbox. The Kite-5 is an interesting product from Tata which has already won a design award. The vehicle will be slotted in below the Zest compact sedan creating a new segment of cool compact sedans. Considering how well the Tiago is doing, we expect the Kite-5 to also do well for the company.
The Kwid recently got the AMT treatment and since both the Kwid and the Redi-Go are based on the same platform, there have been reports that the Redi-Go too will the AMT treatment. Though for that they will have to launch the 1.0 liter engine on the car as currently, only that engine is compatible with the AMT gearbox.