Maruti Suzuki has just launched the Dzire with the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology at Rs 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Dzire becomes the first diesel car and the fourth model in the Maruti line-up to get the AGS technology.
For now the AGS transmission will be available on the top-end ZDi variant of Dzire and costs Rs 49,000 over its manual transmission variant. Also, the company revealed that they have sold over 11.5 lakh units of the Dzire till date. Maruti claims the Dzire with AGS will deliver a fuel efficiency of 26.59kmpl which is similar to that of the manual transmission.
Auto Gear Shift (AGS) also known as Automated Manual Transmission is a revolutionary automobile transmission technology. The clutch-less or two-pedal technology makes driving very comfortable in the heavy city traffic conditions. Customers are free from changing gears and can enjoy the convenience of automatic driving at an affordable cost without compromising on the fuel efficiency.
R S Kalsi, executive director marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Auto Gear Shift, a two-pedal technology, enables customers to drive with comfort and convenience, especially in congested city conditions. This convenience is available to them at an attractive price, without any compromise on fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki introduced the AGS technology in India with the Celerio and we currently offer it on the Alto K10 and WagonR also. It has been accepted very well by customers and we are delighted to now offer AGS technology in Dzire diesel as well. Dzire, one of India’s most successful car, will become even more attractive with the convenience of Auto Gear Shift technology.”