Out on the highway, the Kwid will do three digit speeds and let you stay there but it is a process that needs planning to get there and some more if you slow down and need to go back. The AMT is geared shortly and you are more or less in fifth gear for a large part of the journey to the 100kmph mark. There is no manual mode for the AMT and thus you have to rely heavily on the brakes to slow you down whatever be the scenario.
The ride quality is on the softer side which is excellent at lower speeds and for tackling even the most vicious of imperfections/pot holes/bumps but in turn, it has affected the handling. To keep the momentum consistent, it is better to brake early and let the car glide through the turns rather than attacking a corner.
What’s more the steering is numb, offering very little in terms of feedback thus giving even more weight to the idea of planning in advance when tackling corners of any kind. Another oddity of the AMT set up is that the gearbox, with no option for manual intervention, has a tendency to change gears mid-turn upsetting the balance of the car at a crucial point in the driving process. Finally, a fully loaded Kwid AMT needs momentum to climb up a slope though the creep function does manage to provide some holding power if you have to get going on hill/slope.