If emerging reports on the internet are to be believed, auto makers like Hyundai and Renault will soon be joining the league of AMT (automated manual transmission) offerings in the country.
A new report of Auto Car India reveals that French auto maker Renault and South Korean car maker Hyundai is gearing up to roll out AMT for its models. Unlike Maruti and Tata, which get AMT box from the purveyor Magneti Marelli, Renault and Hyundai will be getting the supply from German-based ZF Sachs.
Going by the report, Hyundai's small car Grand i10 is likely to be the first model of the company to get AMT, while Renault's soon-to-be-launched model codenamed XBA could also come with AMT.
Originally launched in petrol and diesel variants, Hyundai Grand i10 petrol variant packs a 1.2-litre Kappa engine, which can churn out a higher power of 83 PS and 116 Nm torque. The diesel model of the vehicle houses a 1.1-litre three cylinder U2 VGT motor engine that delivers 71 PS power and 163 Nm of torque. It is not sure which of these variants will come equipped with AMT.
On the other hand, Renault's XBA supposedly named 'Kayou' is expected to pack 800cc petrol engine. The model will be making its India debut on 20 May.
In India, currently, Maruti's Celerio and Alto K10 are offered with AMT in the hatchback segment and Tata's Zest in the sedan market.