Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, has achieved a new milestone by selling over 6,00,000 automatic passenger vehicles, of which 5 lakh cars were equipped with Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology.
The carmaker states that demand for Maruti Suzuki automatic vehicles has accelerated in the past five years after it introduced its popular AGS transmission technology in Celerio in 2014. In FY2018-19 alone, the company sold over 2,00,000 units of automatic vehicles.
Maruti Suzuki presently offers automatic options in 12 models and a choice of three different transmissions – Auto Gear Shift (AGS), Torque Converter automatic, and Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT).
AGS is available in the Alto K-10, S-Presso, WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Dzire and Vitara Brezza. The Torque Converter automatic gearbox is offered in Ertiga, Ciaz and XL6, while Baleno comes equipped with CVT technology.
Commenting on the milestone, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, “Maruti Suzuki is committed to bring the best of automotive technology to the Indian market. This major milestone reflects the growing customer acceptance of new technologies that brings comfort and ease of driving. By offering multiple automatic options we are able to cater to diverse customers across segments.”
Maruti Suzuki says that the demand for its automatic vehicles are popular across the country, particularly in markets like Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.