Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), leading car manufacturers in India, introduced the auto gear shift (AGS) technology (AMT) back in February 2014 when the launched the Celerio. Following this, AGS was added to the Alto K10. Today, it is this technology on board these two models that has seen resounding success for the company, with sales crossing the 50,000 mark.
Characteristics of Auto Gear Shift technology are distinct. It allows for better driving conveniences in stop/go traffic situations seen so often in the country, while affordability is another notable factor. The AGS technology also results in better fuel efficiency (as compared to conventional AT).
It is for all these factors that this technology is so popular today. AGS technology on board MSIL cars is especially popular in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi.
As on date, the two AGS variants together, account for 25% of overall sales of Celerio and Alto K10. The company, with a target of selling 2 million vehicles annually by 2020 will focus more on this customer friendly technology considering its demand. The company has even stepped up production of AGS technology to reduce waiting period.
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AGS technology combines actuator and controller, mounting them onto transmission so as to unify all working components. The technology consists of Intelligent Shift Control Actuator, electric hydraulic actuator automatically performing clutch and shift operations.