The Next Trend: Automatic Gearbox


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Most of the driving enthusiastic prefers manual gear over the automatic one. however, automatic gear is a blessing for those who normally struggles with gear shifting; especially during city drive. Here comes the good news for them: MSIL, VW,Nissan and Honda are planning to introduce automatic gears very soon. MSIL will introduce it in ALTO, VW in POLO, Nissan in Micra and Honda will introduce it in JAZZ. I am sure, Hyundai will surprise all in this segment.

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@ shynish
It is gearbox and not gear.

And Hyundai already has i20 auto, i10 auto, verna auto, santro auto, sonata auto.
So no scope for surprises.
 

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I think the Maruti Suzuki A-Star with Automatic Transmission is on cards, very soon.

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@Shynish:
Yes, the automatic gearbox is the new trend here in India. It will be the A-Star, not the Alto to get the auto box. The gearbox will be a straight lift from the old WagonR AT and will be mated with the existing KB10 engine.
 
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I dont mind a auto box for my daily commute, especially in rush hour traffic. I wish Fiat would also launch their Auto box(kinda a semi box). The one showcased at the Expo. :(
 
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Though I prefer manual gear box, I would like to have an auto for only one reason: my wife can drive the car occasionally and I don't have to worry about my gear box any more [:D] Jokes apart, its really convenient to have an auto gear box for your family ride!
 
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The cheapest AT we have is the i10 Magna.
Unfortunately, the cheaper Santro and the only other choice, the WagonR were discontinued.
 
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Well actually i don prefer AT as it takes all the fun away from driving! Though must be good news for lady drivers and daily city commuters!
 
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