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Spec shootout: Maruti Celerio AMT vs Honda Brio AT vs Nissan Micra CVT

Team OD  /
10 Apr 2014 19:04:01 IST

One of the biggest stories of the Auto Expo 2014 has been the introduction of the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) in the Maruti Celerio, a cost effective and fuel efficient alternative to the automatic. The AMT system is being widely accepted and Maruti is being inundated with bookings, most of them for the automatic. AMT basically is a manual transmission with an intelligent bit of technology eliminating the hassle of shifting gears, a painful practice in high traffic city areas. This is system is not only affordable to make but it also happens to match the fuel efficiency of the Celerio with a manual gearbox. Its this mix of affordability and high efficiency that is making the Celerio such a success.

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However the Celerio isn't the only affordable hatchback on offer with an automatic gearbox. It may be the cheapest one on sale today but there are other options with different gearbox technologies. Here's a comparison between the AMT Celerio, the Honda Brio with a torque converter and the Nissan Micra with a CVT transmission

Automatics: Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT vs Honda Brio AT vs Nissan Micra CVT


  
SPECS MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO AMT
Displacement 998cc
Cylinders 3
Valves/cylinder 4
Transmission 5-speed automated manual (AMT)
Max Power (PS@rpm) 68@6000
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 90@3500
Dimensions (mm) 3600x1600x1560
Wheelbase (mm) 2425
Kerb weight 830
Suspension (F/R) Macpherson struts/torsion beam
Brakes (F/R) Disc/drum
Tyres 155/80R13(LXI) 165/70R14(VXI)
Boot space (litres) 235
Fuel tank (litres) 35
0-100kmph NA
Top Speed NA
Fuel Efficiency (kmpl) 23.1 (claimed)
ABS N
Airbags N
Price ex Mumbai Rs 4.6lakh (VXI AMT)
  
SPECS HONDA BRIO AT
Displacement 1198cc
Cylinders 4
Valves/cylinder 4
Transmission 5-speed torque convertor
Max Power (PS@rpm) 88@6000
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 109@4500
Dimensions (mm) 3610x1680x1500
Wheelbase (mm) 2345
Kerb weight 970
Suspension (F/R) Macpherson struts/torsion beam
Brakes (F/R) Disc/drum
Tyres 175/65R14
Boot space (litres) 175
Fuel tank (litres) 35
0-100kmph 16.1s
Top Speed 144kmph
Fuel Efficiency (kmpl) 16.5 (claimed)
ABS 2
Airbags Y
Price ex Mumbai Rs 6.37lakh
  
SPECS NISSAN MICRA CVT
Displacement 1198cc
Cylinders 3
Valves/cylinder 4
Transmission CVT
Max Power (PS@rpm) 77@6000
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 104@4000
Dimensions (mm) 3825x1665x1530
Wheelbase (mm) 2450
Kerb weight 960
Suspension (F/R) Macpherson struts/torsion beam
Brakes (F/R) Disc/drum
Tyres 175/60R15
Boot space (litres) 251
Fuel tank (litres) 41
0-100kmph 15.8s
Top Speed 145kmph
Fuel Efficiency (kmpl) 19.34 (claimed)
ABS 2
Airbags Y
Price ex Mumbai Rs 6.94lakh
  

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