The most popular gear transmissions in India

Manual transmission (MT)

Manual Gear

The simplest and oldest type of transmission still in use is the trusty manual. This gearbox uses a friction clutch modulated by the driver’s foot to connect the engine’s rotational energy to the transmission’s input shaft. This gear comes with three, four, five, or six speed. Still the majority of Indians use and believe in manual transmission, so most of the manufactures introduce manual transmission in india

Customers : Those who like to maintain a solver speed and expecting higher fual efficiency.

Popular Models : Still Most of the vehicles in premium segment comes with Manual Transmissions

Automated Manual transmission (AMT)


Automated Manual Transmission, or AMT, is the most commonly used version of automatic transmission in India.

all the driver has to do is select from the familiar P-R-N-D-L choices on the gear selector. It has the similar mechanism which having in manual transmission The advantage is, of course, a simplified driving experience Some model cars are equipped with transmissions boasting eight or even nine forward gears.

Customers: Those who need effortless driving in an affordable price

Popular Models : Nexon, Swift, Wagon R, Triber

Continuously variable transmission (CVT)


It is a single speed automatic gearbox. The CVT does not have gears at all.

 — instead, it uses a system of belts and pulleys to produce an infinite range of ratios. The car’s computer decides how to adjust the pulleys to create the optimal ratio for the different driving situations. This creates the CVT’s primary advantage: fuel economy.

Customer: Those who love driving and need minimal maintenance costs.

Popular Models : Honda City, Amaze, Baleno,

Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)


Hyundai is the company that introduced the IMT transmission., The iMT is a clutchless manual, where the driver has to manually operate the gear lever in the event of an upshift or downshift while the clutch is operated automatically. For city traffic and highway cruising the iMT still serves as a better pick over a manual variant, as the absence of a clutch pedal allows you to think about one less thing while driving and even helps you achieve similar fuel-efficiency figures as the manual variant.

Customer: Those Who still like to shift gear or beware of automatic

Popular vehcles : Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet etc

Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT)


Intelligent Variable Transmission, or IVT, is similar in mechanism to CVT. However, instead of having fixed gear shifts, the IVT picks up virtual gear shifts as per the driver’s input and driving conditions. IVT provides better fuel efficiency in comparison to other automatic transmissions.

Customer: Those who need standard performance with average fuel efficiency

Popular Vehicles : Creta, Seltos Etc

Semi-Automatic and dual clutch transmission (DCT)


Its as a hybrid between a fully automatic and manual transmission. In a Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT), there are separate clutches for both odd and even gears, which allows for incredibly fast shifts. Mostly this type of transmission comes with Paddle Shifters to operate manually. DCT is quite expensive due to the mechanism and also maintenance cost is bit higher.

Customer: Those who never bother about fuel efficiency and maintenance.

Popular Vehicles : VW Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, I20 Etc.

Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)


This famous shifter is introduced by Volkswagen . its commonly called as DSG Gear box which is an electronically-controlled, dual-clutch, multiple shaft automatic gearbox. The DSG transmission is licensed under the name of Volkswagen Group and used by vehicles under the group. Its provide immense performance as well as outstanding experience. Fuel efficiency is comparatively lower than other transmissions

Customer: Those who never bother about fuel efficiency but performance  

Popular Vehicles : Old Polo GT, Jeep Compas, VW Tiguan Etc.

Share Now