Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., has recently
announced that it has reached a new milestone crossing over 6 lakh sales mark in
the automatic transmission passenger vehicles. Of these 6 lakh automatics sold,
over 5 lakh vehicles are equipped with popular Auto Gear Shift (AGS)
The automaker reported that the sales
of automatic vehicles accelerated in the last five years after the introduction
of the popular AGS transmission technology in Celerio in 2014. In FY 2018-19,
the company sold over two lakh units of automatic vehicles.
The Company offers automatic options
in its 12 models and a choice of three different automatic transmissions like Auto
Gear Shift (AGS), Automatic Transmission (AT) and Continuous Variable
Transmission (CVT). The AGS is offered in Alto K-10, S-Presso, WagonR, Celerio,
Ignis, Swift, Dzire and Vitara Brezza. The AT transmission is offered in Ertiga,
Ciaz and XL6 while Baleno comes equipped with CVT technology.
Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.,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
“Our automatic technology brings
ease of driving, especially in city stop and go traffic, excellent fuel efficiency
and affordable price,” adds Ayukawa.
Suzuki’s automatic vehicles are popular across the country, particularly in
markets like Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.