AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) is an innovative way to bring the easy of an automatic transmission to a vehicle that has already a manual gearbox. Car manufacturers offer their city-focused vehicles with this system to keep the cost under a bar along with meeting the goal of offering ease of driving. The AMT is a boon and a bane. The major problem with this is its lack of smoothness. This gearbox also drops the efficiency of the vehicle over the manual variant by 2-3 kms. This all is compromised for the convenience and cost-effectiveness it offers. There a number of vehicles which offer AMT on their vehicles. So we have listed top 5 vehicles which are under 7 lakhs (ex-showroom) price and given why one should buy that specific vehicle
Renault Kwid (Climber Edition)
Price: Rs. 4.85 lakhs (ex-showroom)
The Renault Kwid is a vehicle with 1.0 litre 3 cylinder engine. This vehicle has a decently powered engine for its size. The style and design of the vehicle are modern, stylish and has an SUV like stance. Its black coloured body cladding has helped in the design while cutting cost. Overall the car looks modern and has a good road feel. The AMT gearbox on this car is good and lets you get the maximum potential out of the vehicle. The Climber Edition of the Kwid is a really good option as it is the cheapest of the lot. This car also gets a dual-tone paint scheme which is not seen on any other car in this segment, The car also gets an 8-inch touch screen system with maps. The warranty on this car is of 2 years or 50,000 km whichever comes first. Take a look at the image gallery below. Over all the car is a well packed deal for the price it is offered at.
Price: Rs 4.79 Lakhs
Tata offers the Tiago in a large number of variants and engine combinations. The car overall looks like a big vehicle and definitely has a Tata specific vibe in its design language. The vehicle in its XZA variant is the optimum buy under 7 lakhs. The Engine on this vehicle is a 1.2 Litre 3 cylinder engine. The gearbox is an AMT and does its job pretty well in normal driving conditions. In addition to that, it also gets a sports mode which improves the gearshift timings so as to give a sporty feel to the driving experience. The mileage of this car is 22km/L. Overall the drivability of the vehicle is better than the other cars. The Tiago is better at soaking up the bumps on bad roads. The vehicle is very stable on the highway and feels planted. The safety of this vehicle is nowhere at a compromise. The vehicle has a good comfort for this price range. To conclude, the overall package is a good deal. It gets a warranty of 2 years and 75,000 Kms.
Price: Rs 5.5 Lakhs
Hyundai Santro gets a 1.1 Litre 4 cylinder engine. The top Sports variant is a good choice here. It becomes an overall good package in terms of technology as well as the latest features. This a comparatively new launch and the vehicle is packaged neatly removing all the old odd bits and adding the necessary touched. The infotainment system gets a 7-inch touch screen as well as it gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The vehicle continues to have a tall boy design. Along with that it is spacious and feels modern too. This car gets rear AC vents which is good touch in this segment. The handling of the vehicle is an issue as it gets smaller tires and the overall tall boy design affects the handling. The vehicle has a mileage of 21 km/L.
Price: Rs 5.9 Lakhs
The Maruti WagonR 1.2 AMT ZXi variant is the most recommended variant in the whole WagonR lineup. This variant is fully loaded and will be a great choice of basic AMT customers. The biggest key point why we include this car is because of the engine. It is 1.2 litre K12 engine which is BS6. So this is the only car in this line up which currently has a BS6 engine ready. The car gives a mileage of 18km/l. Overall the car is spacious. The car is based on a HEARTECH platform. HEARTECT is a new generation platform designed for passenger protection; delivering enhanced collision safety, rigidity and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance. It is achieved by using ultra high tensile steel and a smooth, continuous frame that uniformly disperses impact energy, thereby mitigating damage to the car and its occupants. This platform also elevates fundamental automotive functions and helps inefficient fuel consumption. This car has on big drawback that it still does not get a reverse parking camera even though it is the topmost variant. The boot space on this car is class-leading and even beats a class above.
Price: Rs 6.37 Lakhs
This vehicle gets a 1.2 litre engine. We recommend the Zeta variant AMT which is the optimum package in the lineup. The Maruti Ignis is a car which looks sporty, drives sporty and feels youthful. In doing all this it compromises on space. There are a lot of storage spaces in the car but the car feels to lack in terms of seating space. The Maruti Ignis has a lot of futuristic features like Day-time running lights, keyless entry, Push-button Start Stop and reverse parking camera. The ride of the vehicle is really good. In terms of driving pleasure, this car has a peppy engine and feels fun to drive. The car gives a mileage of 21km/l. Overall this has good sporty feel and appeals to the youth.