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Hyundai cars to get AMT by 2018

Hyundai cars to get AMT by 2018
Ninad Ambre Ninad Ambre Wednesday 11 May 2016, 17:47 PM

Automated manual transmission (AMT) will be introduced in Hyundai's line-up of cars by 2018. Young Key Koo, MD, Hyundai Motor India Limited, didn't name which cars will get this technology, but its surely good news for Hyundai loyalists who would love to see this new technology in Hyundai cars.

The AMT gearbox basically helps a driver in shifting gears in a fully automatic mode or manually shift as and when needed. It is cheaper than a conventional automatic gearbox, but still adds to the ease and convenience of a driver with the help of clutch-less gear shifts.

Maruti Suzuki was the first manufacturer in India to bring in the AMT gearbox. They launched the AMT Celerio at the start of 2014, making it the first car to be equipped with AMT. It was followed by the Tata Zest and facelifted Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. From then, many manufacturers came up with AMT variants of these cars and now many more vehicles are in the pipeline.

So the AMT technology has definitely become very popular among Indian customers. And no wonder the demand for AMT cars has gone up considerably. Most of the manufacturers in India are sourcing these AMT kits from Magneti Marelli. However, ZF Sachs supplies AMT to Renault for the new Duster. Though there is no official word yet, it is rumoured that this German automotive component manufacturer will also supply the AMT gearboxes to Hyundai. Let's see how things shape up with time.

Source: ET


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