South Korean auto major Hyundai is shifting focus to capitalise on the growing demand for automated manual transmission (AMT) cars in India. According to a report, Hyundai's Grand i10, one of its bestselling models, may soon get an AMT variant in the country.
The report states the Grand i10 AMT will be launched in India in September this year. The AMT version of the Grand i10 will come with the facelift of the model with some major cosmetic upgrades.
Originally launched in petrol and diesel variants, the Hyundai Grand i10 petrol variant packs a 1.2-litre Kappa engine that can churn out power of 82bhp and 116 Nm torque. The diesel model of the vehicle houses a 1.1-litre three cylinder U2 VGT motor engine that delivers 70bhp power and 163 Nm of torque. It is still unclear as to which of these variants will come equipped with AMT.
Unlike Maruti and Tata, which get an AMT box from the purveyor Magneti Marelli, Hyundai will be getting its supply from Germany-based ZF Sachs. Currently, Maruti Suzuki, Tata and Mahindra are selling AMT models in India, with Renault's Kwid AMT also expected to join the line-up soon.