We’ve told you very recently how a market research firm’s latest study showed how consumer preferences are changing. In fact, people are starting to make sense of automatic cars and the demand for these follows the traffic snarls that customers have to handle day in and day out. Even the industry responded, giving consumers a cheaper solution in the form of automated manual transmissions. Maruti Suzuki jumped upon it and almost all its cars are now equipped with AMT. Renault and Tata Motors too joined this bandwagon and soon even Hyundai brought one on its latest car. So, there are a whole bunch of options for people out there to choose from and we’ve already told about the affordable automatic cars in India already. Well, here is a list of the most fuel efficient AMTs in the country.
Here Are The Top 7 Most Fuel Efficient Cars With AMT
Maruti Suzuki Dzire: 28.4 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki launched the new generation of the Dzire in India in 2017 and since then it has already been a best seller for the company. Based on the completely new HEARTECT platform, the company has invested about ₹ 1,000 crore in the development of the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine puts out 82 bhp at 6000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4200 rpm and is available with both five-speed manual and AMT gearbox. While the manual transmission delivers a fuel economy of 23.36 kmpl, the AMT variant at 24.12 kmpl is comparatively more frugal.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso – 21.07 kmpl
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is the latest entry-level hatchback that is being offered with an AMT gearbox. It is one of the most popular cars sold in India and with its peppy engine and tiny proportions, we aren’t surprised. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine making 67 bhp of peak power and 90 Nm of peak torque is mated to a five-speed manual and AMT gearbox. While the manual variants deliver a fuel economy of 21.04 kmpl, same for the AMT variants is rated at 21.7 kmpl. The S-Presso is one of the most spacious hatchbacks in its class and offers a decent features list as well with features like power adjustable wing mirrors, front power windows and a 7.0-inch smartplay studio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Renault Kwid – 24.04 kmpl
The Kwid is a volume driver for the company and in a short span of time, it has managed to make an impression on customers. With the addition of the AMT Renault made the automatic more accessible to its customers.
The 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission or Easy-R, as Renault calls it, makes it easier to drive in traffic conditions. We’ve driven it extensively and have told you all about it. While there are certain limitations that it brings with it, the AMT is quite refined and adds to the ‘convenience’ aspect of the car. The AMT will only be offered on the top-end RXT variant. Under the hood is a 1.0-litre petrol engine which churns out 67 bhp and 91 Nm of torque. The claimed fuel efficiency for the AMT is 24.04 Kmpl.
Tata Tiago: 23.84 kmpl
Tata Motors launched the Tiago AMT and made it available only on the XZA trim. The gearbox has been sourced Magneti Marelli. In fact, it is the same AMT unit that does duty on the Tata Zest.
The AMT unit comes paired to the 1.2 litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol motor tuned to produce 84 bhp at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The Tiago AMT also comes with an in-built creep feature, which allows the car to crawl as soon as the foot has been eased off the brake pedal, without having to press the accelerator. The function comes in handy on hill climbs when it starts from an inclined position.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT : 23.1 kmpl
The Celerio was the first car from Maruti Suzuki to come with an AMT
This one is the third Maruti Suzuki car in this list and that speaks volumes about the company’s technology. The Celerio was a car that came in 2014 and was Maruti Suzuki’s first car to come with an AMT. The Celerio AMT is available in all its variants and this made it more accessible to the consumers. The Celerio with the AMT is only available in the petrol variant and returns a fuel efficiency figure of 23.10 kmpl.
Hyundai Santro: 20.3 kmpl
The new Hyundai Santro slots is positioned above the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and takes the fight to the likes of the Celerio and the Tiago. The Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine, which makes 69 bhp of peak power and 99 Nm of peak torque when powered by petrol.
The AMT gearbox on the Santro has been developed in-house by Hyundai
The petrol engine is mated to a five-speed manual or a new five-speed AMT gearbox that has been developed by Hyundai in-house. The petrol engine, in both manual and AMT guise are fuel efficient and the Hyundai Santro Mileage is 20.3 kmpl.