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Tata Tiago AMT delayed until next year

Tata Tiago AMT delayed until next year

The Tiago has been successful in bringing Tata Motors back into the numbers after it crossed 6,000 sales in the last month. Knowing the demand for automatics, we expected Tata to bring the AMT version of the Tiago soon after its launch. But, it seems that you will have to wait further for the AMT.

The Tiago AMT will be delayed until next year, with a probable launch around March. The automatic Tiago was previously expected to be launched in the festive season, but Tata was focusing on meeting the increased demand by ramping up the production of the hatch. At present, the company is also focussing on the upcoming premium SUV, the Hexa. After Hexa, Tata would be working on the already delayed Kite 5 sedan. The Tiago-based sedan shelved due to the overwhelming success of the Tiago and is now almost production ready.

The Tiago AMT has been spotted testing multiple times. When launched in India, the AMT Tiago will only be available in the petrol variant. It’ll make use of F-Tronic AMT, which is sourced from Italy-based Magneti Marelli and will be mated to 1.2-litre Revotron engine producing 83bhp and 114Nm of torque. The Tiago will be the third automatic car in the line-up after the Nano GenX and the Zest to get the Magneti Marelli AMT. There will be no cosmetic or mechanical changes in the automatic Tiago.

Since Maruti Suzuki’s Celerio AMT and Alto K10 AMT are already in the market, with Renault introducing the Kwid AMT, Tata needs to come up with the Tiago AMT as soon as possible. It will bring a valuable proposition in the company’s line-up if the manufacturer manages to price it right as it did with the standard Tiago.

[source;carwale]