Spied – Maruti Celerio AMT (EZ Drive) gear stalk

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014 - 3:27pm IST

As the Maruti Celerio gets closer to its debut at the Auto Expo 2014, more spy pictures surface everyday. Today, we’re faced with a clear image of the Celerio’s Automated Manual Transmission’s gear stalk.

Maruti Celerio AMT gear stalk spyshot
The Maruti Celerio gets an Automated Manual Transmission and will debut at the Auto Expo 2014.

The Celerio’s AMT has been a talking point ever since it was teased a few weeks ago. The AMT is not too dissimilar to an automatic transmission in that it still allows for the driver to choose the gears. It is more like a clutchless manual gearbox in that sense.

See our Maruti Celerio archive for more images

As seen from the image above, the Celerio’s gearbox does not provide for the standard ‘P’ or park option that is traditionally used to lock the gear cogs in place to prevent the car from moving.

Maruti Celerio teaser image side view
Maruti is terming its AMT as ‘EZ Drive’.

The Celerio is based on the Suzuki A:Wind concept that made its debut at the Thailand International Motor Expo last December. The Celerio is expected to replace the A-Star and compete with the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10.

The Celerio will be powered by a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, K-Series unit that’s seen in the Alto K10, A-Star and Wagon R. It will produce 68 hp at 6,200 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm.

[Source – Team-BHP]

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7 thoughts on “Spied – Maruti Celerio AMT (EZ Drive) gear stalk

  1. Gourav Goyal Agarwal says:

    I booked Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT Top Model From Patiala City Hira Automobiles delivery after 7-8 months……….

  2. jibin john says:

    i like it……………

  3. Pradeep says:

    Who said A-Star competing with Eon and Spark?
    Alto 800 is the direct competitor of EON and Spark.
    Alto K10 is the next level. A-Star is next level to Alto K10 and celerio will be replacing A-Star.
    You seems to be a Hyundai fanboy.

    1. Aravind says:

      A-Star is a replacement of Alto globally but in India, both models are sold. So considering the dimension of A-Star, it is no match to Grand i10 which is far bigger car. Wagon R (Stingray) itself is in same segment in i10.

      Alto 800/K10/A-Star -> Eon, Spark
      Wagon R -> i10, Beat
      Swift/Ritz -> Grand i10/i20, Figo, UVA, Punto etc

      I believe that just engine size (cc) does not define a segment. In that case most models across segments use Fiat diesel engine might be considered in same segment. Hatch like Ritz and MUVs share the same engine..

  4. Aravind says:

    I am not sure why wrong information is keep coming out from media. A-Star is in different segment from Grand i10. How a replacement car of A-Star will compete with Grand i10.

    Grand i10 is competing with Swift..

    And A-Star segment contains Eon, Spark etc

    1. Hi Aravind, this car is a replacement to the Alto (A-Star) globally, and is a step up (in dimension) compared to the A-Star. Therefore it would compete with the Grand i10.

      1. sri says:

        It should sit between Grand i10 and wagon R ! does this have a 1.2 ltr petrol or a diesel unit ? if not i.e. if its has only 1 ltr engine then its not a competitor with Grand or any other 1.2 ltr series cars just an upgrade of A-Star with bits and parts borrowed from swift and other models thats it

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