Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has sold over 3 lakh units of cars equipped with “Auto Gear Shift” or AMT. The contribution of AGS variants to the company’s total sales has tripled since its introduction in 2014.
At present, MSIL 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.
The company also said that currently, AGS variants account for 28% of Ignis, 17% of Dzire and 43% of Celerio.
R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), MSIL, 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.”