Spy Pics: Tata Tiago With AMT Gearbox

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The Tata Tiago has been spotted testing with an AMT gearbox under some rather heavy camouflage.

The Tiago hatchback with the AMT gearbox is expected to launch in India in September 2016.

Also Read: Tata Tiago Review

While the exterior of the car may be under the usual heavy dose of feature hiding camo, it just acts as a Trojan horse to draw your attention away from the real game changer doing the rounds in the Tiago.

It is only once you look through the glass window panes and peer inside that you find out what makes this Tiago so different.

Instead of the usual 5-speed manual gearbox sitting in front of the dashboard is an Automated Manual Transmission(AMT) shifter that should make the lives of those driving in the city a much easier task.

The new gearbox is expected to be paired with the 84bhp, 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine when it is launched in September. The gearbox is expected to make its way onto the diesel variant of the Tiago at a later date as well which would make it the first vehicle in its class to offer the diesel engine-AMT gearbox combo.

AMT gearboxes are rising in popularity across the country since they were first introduced into the country in the Maruti Suzuki Celerio.

By adding the AMT gearbox option to the Tiago, Tata could be making a brilliant decision as the manual variants of the Tiago has garnered 15,000 bookings since its launch in April, thanks to its aggressive pricing.  If Tata does indeed stick to the price structure we've seen with the manual Tiago, Tata could have a winner on their hands.


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Story first published: Monday, July 4, 2016, 15:18 [IST]
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