Zigwheels Home

Maruti Celerio's AMT transmission called EZ Drive

by Anand Mohan Posted on 11 Jan 201428,849 Views24 Comments

Maruti has revealed that its pioneering Automated Manual Transmission will be called EZ drive

 

 

Suzuki A:Wind Concept

 

 

 

Maruti will debut an Automated Manual Transmission in its latest small car, rumoured to be called Celerio, in India next month. It will be the first time for such gearboxes to be used in cars in India and being a pioneer in the car industry with this new gearbox, Maruti expects it to change the face of urban motoring calling it a ‘revolution’.

 

The gearbox has been christened ‘EZ Drive’ pronounced as Easy drive. The AMT uses manual shift patterns at the gear lever but without the physical input for the clutch. By automating the clutching mechanism but leaving the gear shifting mechanism to the driver, the gearbox becomes cheaper to manufacture and as a result should find more takers. By relieving the driver from engaging and disengaging the clutch, the stress of driving through stop-start traffic is also reduced considerably.

 

Reports in the media reveal that the gearbox will be imported at first but it will soon be localised. An ET report says - Industry experts familiar with the matter said that YL7 is expected to have the tried and-tested 1.0 litre K-Series engine (also used on the A-Star, WagonR and Alto K10) that delivers a claimed fuel-efficiency of around 20.2 kmpl. "The new technology will allow Maruti to make the drive much more comfortable without any drop in mileage and maintain its tag as the most fuel efficient small carmaker," an analyst tracking the auto industry said. In the technical tests conducted by the company, the AMT for mass-production vehicles delivers a 5 per cent higher fuel economy than automatic transmission for the same models along with some emission gains.   

Post Your Comment

Do you like this story?

Undisguised new Maruti small car spotted

by Anand Mohan

Pictures of Maruti's A-Star replacement have...

Maruti's Manesar facility marks 25 lakh production landmark

by Punam Chavan

The carmaker claims to have achieved this...

Maruti Celerio AMT Review: Gallery

by Anand Mohan Photography: Eshan Shetty

Maruti's Celerio AMT has the potential to...


 
SPECIAL COVERAGE

Maruti Ciaz: Special Coverage

The Maruti Ciaz is an important car in the C-Segment. It comes with Maruti might - network and...

Hyundai Elite i20: Special Coverage

The premium hatchback segment is changing fast, and how? Not too long ago the VW Polo and Fiat...

 

Read Next Story