New Delhi, June 1, 2018: Maruti Suzuki launched what it calls Auto Gear Shift (AGS), which is nothing but an automated manual transmission (AMT), with the Celerio in 2014. Now, the carmaker has announced that it has sold over 3 lakh cars equipped with AGS in the Indian market. Cars equipped with AGS include the Alto K10, Wagon R, Celerio, Swift, Ignis, Dzire and the Vitara Brezza. In fact, Maruti launched the AMT variant of the Vitara Brezza in May 2018. Currently, it is the only vehicle in Maruti’s lineup to feature an AMT mated to the 90PS version of the 1.3-litre diesel engine sourced from Fiat. Maruti also stated that 43 per cent of all Celerios sold in the country are equipped with AGS. The AGS variants of the Ignis and the Dzire, on the other hand, account for 28 per cent and 17 per cent of retail sales, respectively.
- Maruti Suzuki’s acclaimed Auto Gear Shift tech achieves new milestone, crosses 3-lakh sales
- AGS offer convenience of an automatic transmission with no compromise in fuel efficiency
- AGS variant contribution to total sales of Maruti Suzuki has tripled since 2014-15
- Targets to sell over 2-lakh cars with AGS technology in 2018-19
According to report published in zigwheels.com Maruti Suzuki India has crossed the mark of 3-lakh cumulative sale of cars with the acclaimed Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology. With the AGS becoming popular among the customers, Maruti Suzuki aims to achieve the feat of over 2-lakh sales in the current fiscal year. The contribution of cars with AGS variant to the company’s total sales has tripled since its introduction in 2014.
At present, Maruti Suzuki offers AGS in seven models in its range, including bestsellers like Alto K10, WagonR, Celerio, Swift, IGNIS and Dzire. In May 2018, Vitara Brezza became the latest offering with AGS technology from Maruti Suzuki.
Commenting on the success of the Auto Gear Shift technology from Maruti Suzuki, Mr R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “At Maruti Suzuki, we believe in providing our customers with the best of technology and convenience. The revolutionary Auto Gear Shift technology is one such innovation that offers comfort and ease of driving to the customers with no compromise on fuel efficiency. It has achieved wide acceptance among customers. Crossing 3-lakh retail sales mark within five years of its introduction is a reflection of the success and consent of the customers for the two-pedal technology. With enhanced awareness and deeper penetration, we aim to sell over 200,000 cars with AGS in 2018-19.”
Acclaimed Auto Gear Shift (AGS) has found a sweet spot among customers
As a pioneer brand in automotive innovation, Maruti Suzuki has worked to democratize the two-pedal technology in India. The AGS technology finds high relevance for Indian car buyers due to its affordability, efficiency and easy maintenance. Thus, Maruti Suzuki has progressively introduced this two-pedal technology on cars in its product range.