Spec Shootout: Maruti Celerio AMT Vs Honda Brio AT Vs Nissan Micra CVT - Overdrive
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Spec shootout: Maruti Celerio AMT vs Honda Brio AT vs Nissan Micra CVT

11 Apr 2014 / 0

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.

Maruti Celerio AMT

Maruti Celerio AMT

2013 Nissan Micra CVT vs Honda Brio AT

2013 Nissan Micra CVT vs Honda Brio AT

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

 

SPECSMARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO AMTHONDA BRIO ATNISSAN MICRA CVT
Displacement998cc1198cc1198cc
Cylinders343
Valves/cylinder444
Transmission5-speed automated manual (AMT)5-speed torque convertorCVT
Max Power (PS@rpm)68@600088@600077@6000
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)90@3500109@4500104@4000
Dimensions (mm)3600x1600x15603610x1680x15003825x1665x1530
Wheelbase (mm)242523452450
Kerb weight830970960
Suspension (F/R)Macpherson struts/torsion beamMacpherson struts/torsion beamMacpherson struts/torsion beam
Brakes (F/R)Disc/drumDisc/drumDisc/drum
Tyres155/80R13(LXI) 165/70R14(VXI)175/65R14175/60R15
Boot space (litres)235175251
Fuel tank (litres)353541
0-100kmphNA16.1s15.8s
Top SpeedNA144kmph145kmph
Fuel Efficiency (kmpl)23.1 (claimed)16.5 (claimed)19.34 (claimed)
ABSN22
AirbagsNYY
Price ex MumbaiRs 4.6lakh (VXI AMT)Rs 6.37lakhRs 6.94lakh


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