In the days of going automatic with every possible gadget with no exception to the cars – at a near future, in the present, the automatic gearbox is like a first step to the upcoming advancements. But as of in automotive industry, are the automatic gearboxes be restricted with the petrol buyers itself? Tata has the answers, and that’s not going to be better than its upcoming ‘Bolt’ hatchback which will be entitled as the India’s cheapest diesel automatic.
In the present scenario of India, the cheapest diesel automatic is the Hyundai Verna, which costs Rs 11 lakh at the least, but a one fallen down the one million INR mark will be sold in numbers and that’s where Tata Motors is going to cash in.
Hopefully to be powered by a 1.3-litre quadrajet diesel engine that has been powering the Tata Vista and Manza, the Tata Bolt will make 75PS of peak power at the initial stage with a more powerful 90PS option expected to follow soon.
The Tata Bolt AMT will deploy a five speed gearbox with a regular ‘D’ mode and a sportier tiptronic mode. The Magneti Marelli developed automatic gearbox on the Tata Bolt is expected to be similar to the one on Maruti Celerio AMT, and then to be followed on Nano AMT as well.
About to sell the old wine in a new bottle, and not working to develop something new like Maruti, AMT is a conventional manual gearbox hooked up to a set of electronic actuators. These actuators are further controlled by hydraulic electro-valves. The motif of gaining fuel-efficiency is also attained with this tech, and it’s for just manufactured at a fraction cost of developing the new CVT or other automatic gearboxes.