We saw it coming ! According to a report by Financial Express, Maruti Suzuki is planning to bring the AMT variants of the Alto K10 and the Wagon R models. After introducing the Celerio with the AMT, Maruti Suzuki wants to go the AMT way with other models too. Even the SX4 replacement from the India’s largest car maker, the Ciaz, will be coming with the AMT in September this year.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio, from its launch on 8th February this year, has clocked more than 26,000 bookings. Out of the total bookings, more than 50% are of the AMT variant. Even Maruti Suzuki, which currently imports the transmission, was not expecting this kind of response. Currently, the waiting period for Celerio has touched 6 months, which can extend more in the coming days.
Maruti Suzuki will be making the AMT in India at a later stage. This same transmission will be used in the Alto K10 and the Wagon R. Currently, the Celerio is the cheapest automatic car available in the country. Upon launch later this year, the Alto K10 will steal this title Celerio.
The Celerio is powered by an updated version of the same engine which powers the Alto K10 and Wagon R. This 1.0 liter motor produces 67 bhp of max power and 90 Nm @ 3500 RPM. For the Celerio, this engine manages an ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 23.1 kmpl, for both, manual and AMT variants.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Wagon R AMT variant launch.