Maruti Suzuki launched the AGS tech or AMT (automated manual transmission) in India with the Celerio in 2014. Four years later, the carmaker says that it has managed to sell 3 lakh cars equipped with the affordable automatic transmission in the country. Presently, seven Maruti Suzuki car models in India are available with the option of the AMT: the Alto K10, WagonR, Celerio, Swift, Ignis, Dzire and Brezza. The AMT is available with both diesel and petrol engines in the Swift, Dzire and the Ignis. The Brezza, on the other hand, is the only car that gets an AMT with the 90PS version of the 1.3-litre diesel engine. In fact, it recently got the AMT; in May 2018 to be specific.
- Currently, 43 per cent of the Celerio’s sales are of the AGS variant
- AGS variants account for 28 per cent of the Ignis’ sales
- AGS variants account for 17 per cent of the Dzire’s sales
Check out Maruti Suzuki’s official press release for more information.
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
New Delhi, May 31, 2018: 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.”
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.
Source: Car Dekho
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