Good News: Maruti plans to offer auto gear shift technology in more models

Encouraged by sale of over 1 lakh vehicles in auto gear shift technology, Maruti Suzuki India is mulling over a plan to launch the same in other models in the domestic market.

Last Updated: May 08, 2016, 13:00 PM IST
Good News: Maruti plans to offer auto gear shift technology in more models

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Encouraged by sale of over 1 lakh vehicles in auto gear shift technology, Maruti Suzuki India is mulling over a plan to launch the same in other models in the domestic market.

As per Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Executive Director R&D, C V Raman, the company plans to expand the two-pedal technologies considering their popularity among customers who preffer comfortable driving.

Two-pedal technologies like AGS (auto gear shift), CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and AT (automatic transmission) help in doing away with the need for gear shift manually by the driver via different mechanisms.

In February 2014, MSI introduced AGS with hatchback Celerio, making it the first ever vehicle equipped with the technology in the country. Till date Celerio AMT vehicles contribute over 60 per cent to total Celerio sales.

With PTI inputs