Maruti Wagon R AMT, Stingray AMT caught on test - Spied

10/05/2015 - 19:34 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Could also get a stop-start system.

Maruti will soon introduce its AMT (automated manual transmission) technology on the Wagon R and Wagon R Stingray models, as this spyshot from GaadiWaadi shows.

Maruti Wagon R AMT spied
The Wagon R will continue to be powered by the 1L K-Series engine.

The Wagon R with an AMT was launched in the Indonesian market last week with a modest price increase of INR 39,000 over the manual variant. Like the Celerio and the Alto K10, the AMT for the Wagon R is a 5-speed unit supplied by Italy's Magneti Marelli.

It will be paired to the 1.0-liter three-cylinder K-Series engine which makes 68 PS and 90 Nm of torque. As the spyshot shows, even the base LXi variant of the Wagon R will come with an AMT option. The Wagon R with a manual transmission is rated at 20.51 km/l and the AMT should match this figure.

2015 Maruti Alto K10 gear AMT press shot
The 5-speed AMT is made by Magneti Marelli.

In addition to the list of features on the Wagon R, the Stingray gets projector headlights, multi-spoke alloy wheels, clear-lens taillight enclosures and steering-mounted audio controls. Thanks to its pricing though (the base Stingray is INR 19,000 more than the Wagon R LXi), the Stingray has been unable to catch the fancy of the hatchback buyer in a similar manner as the Wagon R.

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Maruti is also reportedly working on introducing its Idling Stop system (start-stop system) on the Wagon R.

[Source - GaadiWaadi]

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