Good to see that Maruti is aiming for the first-mover advantage, by equipping its bestsellers with another plus point, the AMT. Good that they are providing AMT with the top-end variant. It is high time Maruti should make ABS
(and even Driver Airbag) standard on all its cars above the 5 lac price tag.
It still depends on the pricing and although it would be cheaper than the proper AT Dzire, a huge price gap between the top end and AMT would mean that people would end up buying the MT version only. It is because of the disadvantages, rather limitations, of the AMT as compared to super smooth ATs, or the VW's DSG. Expecting a Diwali season launch.
I can easily see a best-seller of the future in this car. Waiting for the Ertiga to get the AMT so that I can try my hands on one!