Originally Posted by Akash1886
Official Press Release: Tata TIGOR portfolio expands with trendy, stylish AMT variants Attachment 234433 Key Highlights:
Available in XZA and XTA variants with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)
First in class ‘Sports’ mode for a peppy drive experience
Manual Mode to shift gears at a flick of a gear stick for an engaging experience
Creep Feature for heavy traffic maneuverability and parking ease
Great news, an Automatic variant has become like a norm for cars these days as most of the urban population prefers an automatic. AMT, though not the best option, still makes it a good option for a layman who does not mind the slight jerk or the slower gear shifts. The convenience of not having a clutch and good fuel efficiency takes precedence.
I agree its a first in class, if you consider the small compact sedan as a new class. As far as I remember all Tata AMTs came with sports mode. The Tiago, Zest, and Nano AMT , all had the sports mode. Here, when they are comparing the car with the Swift Dzire, wouldn't the Zest come in the same segment?