Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car-maker, has rolled out the new AMT variants of its tall-boy WagonR and Stingray in India with a price tag pegged at Rs 4.76 lakh and Rs 4.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively.
According to Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) Executive Director (Marketing & Sales) R S Kalsi, the introduction of AGS to WagonR aims to democratise the technology so more customers can enjoy the convenience of automatic gear shift without compromising on fuel efficiency and at an attractive price. "WagonR is one of the strongest brands in the Indian car market, and remains one of the top five selling cars in the country," he adds.
In both Maruti WagonR and Stingray, the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission will be available in Vxi variants. WagonR is the third in Maruti's AMT line-up to get AGS, after Maruti Celerio and Alto K10.
On the styling and design, Maruti WagonR continues to get the same body kit except for the 'Auto Gear Shift' badging at the rear. Maruti has also added safety features like driver and co-driver airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) across all variants, including base versions of WagonR and Stingray.
Besides, in the AMT avatar of WagonR, under the hood it will continue to draw power from the same 1.0L K-Series petrol engine, which churns out a power of 67bhp and 90Nm torque. The transmission will be handled by Magneti Marelli's five-speed transmission and claims a mileage of 20.51 kmpl, same as manual transmission.