Report – Maruti to fit AMT gearbox in Alto K10, Wagon R

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014 - 2:25pm IST

Maruti is planning to introduce an AMT variant on the Alto K10 and will soon equip more models with the technology.

A report on the Financial Express says that company officials have confirmed the introduction of the AMT technology to the Wagon R and the Alto, apart from the introduction of a CVT gearbox to the upcoming Ciaz.

Maruti Alto K10 front three quarter press shot
The Maruti Alto K10 will soon get its own AMT gearbox.

Interestingly, the report also says that the AMT variant of the recently launched Celerio gets a 6-month waiting period and that the company manufactures 5,000 units a month, primarily due to the fact that the AMT gearbox comes from Magneti Marelli in Italy.

The components manufacturer, however, has three facilities in India to manufacture powertrain components, one of which is inside the suppliers’ park located within the periphery of Maruti’s Manesar plant. However, the company does not manufacture the entire AMT gearbox in India.

Maruti Celerio VXi AMT Drive gear
The Maruti Celerio’s AMT gearbox is sourced from Magneti Marelli in Italy.

An AMT gearbox in the Maruti Alto can give the car a distinction compared to its competitors like the Hyundai Eon and Chevrolet Spark and upcoming competition from the Datsun Go.

The AMT technology essentially allows a driver to drive both in a fully automatic mode or in a partially-automatic mode. Recently, Tata Motors had also announced that the diesel variant of its upcoming compact sedan, the Tata Zest, would get an AMT gearbox.

[Source – Financial Express]

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4 thoughts on “Report – Maruti to fit AMT gearbox in Alto K10, Wagon R

  1. Raghunath Mahale says:

    I am owner of alto k10 since Nov. 2013.after 3 months later from my purchase celerio was introduced with AMT transmission. Their are many customers like me in search to fit AMT in alto and wagon versions
    It would be a great revolution if Maruti Suzuki provide us an option to fit AMT transmission gear box in our existing cars as early as possible.
    Since Maruti Suzuki is well known for its customer satisfaction,will do so.

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  2. Sunil says:

    Hope the AMT kit will be available for the existing Alto K10 Manual Transmission models for retro fitment, if they do, there will be a great demand for the same, some professional company should start , it will be a great business opportunity

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    1. manojk says:

      Retro Fitment idea sounds good. Will help reduce waiting period as wel as affordability. At the same time gr8 business oppurtunity.

      Reply
  3. Dhananjayan says:

    Would be better if AMT is offered even in Diesel Marutis too.

    Reply

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