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INDIA: Tata Motors to introduce AMT in commercial vehicles

By Dave Leggett | 24 November 2014

Tata Motors plans to introduce automated manual transmission (AMT) in commercial vehicles, PTI reported.

Tata Motors executive director commercial vehicles Ravi Pisharody said, "We are looking to provide AMT technology in products like the Prima trucks, Xenon XT pick up truck and light commercial vehicle Ultra. These are expected to hit the market in the next financial year."

Tata Motors head of engineering commercial vehicles AK Jindal said, "We could have done it with imported aggregates but we are developing the technology with our suppliers so that we can provide it at an affordable cost."

On the benefits of AMT technology in commercial vehicles, Jindal said: "It gives better fuel efficiency than a manual transmission and clutch life also increases, which leads to more savings for the consumer. Also it is great for drivers."