Tata Motors introduced the Tiago Automated Manual Transmission in the top XZ (XZA) variant in March 2017. The company is now likely to launch the AMT transmission in the XT trim. The company may also discontinue XZA variant on introducing the XTA variant.
According to TeamBHP, the Tiago AMT in XT variant (XTA) is expected to be launched in the second or third week of September. The company plans to makes 300 units for the month of August and the production will be increased to 500 units in the coming months.
With the introduction of XTA, Tata Motors is looking to bring down the entry price for its sole AT version in the Tiago range.
The Tiago AMT comes equipped with four gear positions – Automatic, Neutral, Reverse and Manual. In addition, it boasts of 2 drive modes– Sports & City a first-in-class. One can also drive the car in manual mode for quicker gear shifts. The Creep Feature is useful in heavy traffic maneuverability and parking ease.
The Tiago XT misses out on steering mounted audio & phone controls, ABS with EBD & corner stability control, front fog lamps, rear wiper and defogger, ORVMs with LED turn signals and alloy wheels.
Priced at a premium of Rs. 35,000 over the XZ trim we can expect the Tiago XTA to be priced at Rs. 500,000.
Maruti Suzuki on the other had has introduced the AMT gear box on all variants of the Celerio and Ignis (Petrol & Diesel). Tata Motors is also planning to launch a limited edition Tiago which could also be launched in September 2017.
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