Maruti Suzuki is a name synonymous with some of the most fuel efficient cars in the country. But, over the past few years, rivals have managed to catch up with Maruti in the mileage game. In order to stay ahead of their rivals in the ‘kitna deti hain’ game, Maruti will soon introduce a new tech in their cars.
This will be in the form of idling-stop feature, a feature which is already on offer with Suzuki models abroad. This new feature is expected to increase the mileage of existing Maruti cars by 2-3 kmpl, depending on the driving conditions.
Idling-stop feature allows the engine to cut off completely when it comes to a stop and restart once again in an instant, when driver presses the clutch. This shut off not only includes the engine but also the air conditioning while the cabin remains cool due to a new feature called Eco Cool.
Eco Cool allows cool air flow throughout the cabin when car is idle using cooling storage device included in the air conditioning unit. While idling-stop feature is being offered on costlier cars, Maruti will be first manufacturer to offer the same on the hatchback segment. Maruti will debut this system first on the WagonR, following which other Maruti cars will be receiving this feature.
Besides the idling-stop feature, Maruti Suzuki is also rumored to be introducing SmartPlay system in its upcoming cars, like the Ertiga facelift, YRA hatchback, YBA SUV and SX4 SCross. SmartPlay system will see a host of features that include 7” TFT touchscreen display, integrated navigation with voice commands, voice recognition, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity.
via Autocar India