We hear Maruti will shock us with the pricing of the Celerio which is expected to be launched in a few days. Maruti is pushing the autonatic variant of the Celerio and we hear it might be cheaper than the manual variant! The Celerio has an Automated Manual Transmission which basically means a gearbox that is a manual but does not have a clutch. Yet you use like any AT gearbox.
This is no torque convertor and clutchless driving is what Maruti is aggressively promoting. This gearbox brings in cost benefits which Maruti will pass on to the customers. The Maruti Celerio with this gearbox delivers 23.1 kmpl efficiency which is again a benefit of this transmission. The Celerio is expected to be available in three variant options.