Maruti Wagon R AMT snapped inside and out; launch on the anvil – Spied

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Will be the third Maruti product to benefit from the AMT technology.

Maruti Suzuki is taking its AMT mission onwards, with recent images suggesting that the company is set to launch an AMT variant of its popular hatchback, Wagon-R.

Maruti Wagon-R AMT rear spied
The move to equip the Wagon-R with the AMT gearbox is very likely to improve its already robust sales.

The spied images, seen in Gaadiwaadi, suggest that the hatchback is set to get the AMT gearbox in the VXI variant for now. Prices for the AMT variant is likely to be at a premium of around Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 suggests the report. Maruti’s foray into the clutch-free gearbox began with the Maruti Celerio in 2014. Ever since then, it has also equipped the Alto K10 with this gearbox.

Maruti Wagon-R AMT interior spied
Expect fuel efficiency of the AMT variant to be identical to the MT variant.

The Wagon-R and the Wagon-R Stingray showed a combined sales of around 14,912 units in September 2015. Average montly sales for the period between April and September 2015 lies at 14,100 units, with the company registering sales of 84,660 over this period.

Maruti Wagon-R AMT badge spied
The AMT would be offered on the VXi variant, as per these spyshots.

Maruti’s experiment with the Wagon-R is set to continue, as the company recently imported a 7-seater MPV prototype, codenamed YJC, of the hatchback for R&D purposes. Reports state that the MPV will launch in around a year, the YJC will compete with the Datsun Go+ despite being almost 400 mm shorter than the Go+. While the Go+ measures 3,995 mm, the YJC measures just 3,559 mm.

[Spyshots from GaadiWaadi]

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