Auto Gear Shift (AGS) technology is an easy-to-use automatic transmission technology that enables clutch and gear free driving, thus providing greater driving comfort and superior drivability. It is one of the three automatic transmission technologies offered by Maruti Suzuki, including AGS, AT and CVT automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki has always been at the forefront of practical innovations and is the first carmaker in India to offer automatic transmission in its entry-level cars. It was first introduced in 2014 in Celerio and it has since made its way into 5 other models within the Maruti Suzuki line-up – Celerio, Dzire, Ignis, S-Presso, Swift and WagonR.
Here are the top 5 reasons that make AGS such a popular automatic transmission:
1. Makes Driving Convenient and Safer
The AGS automatic gearbox system enables stress-free driving by taking away the hassle of manual gear shifts. Without the need to depress the clutch pedal every time a gear needs to be changed, drivers are able to concentrate more on the road ahead.
2. Dual Driving Modes
AGS technology offers a synchronized control over the clutch, shifting, and engine for smoother gear changes. At the same time, it also brings together the advantages of both manual and automatic transmissions; it offers dual driving modes with the flexibility to switch between automatic and manual modes with a simple shift of the gear lever.
3. Creep Function for Driving in Traffic
The Creep function in Maruti Suzuki AGS is a boon for driving comfortably in slow-moving bumper-to-bumper traffic. This function allows the car to move at speeds as low as 5 km/h simply by taking your foot off the brake pedal, that too without pressing the accelerator.
4. Acceleration When You Need It
The Kick-Down function in AGS automatically lowers the gear to provide better acceleration or match the increasing rpm based on the driver’s inputs. The combination of precise gear shifts and highly responsive engine improves the overall driving experience in different driving conditions.
5. More Fuel-Efficient
Maruti Suzuki cars with AGS technology have been engineered to deliver the best-in-class fuel efficiency which is at par with their manual counterparts. Also, the gear shifts are electronically automated, which means the change in load is gradual and accurate. This, in turn, results in low maintenance and higher durability in the long run.
With the AGS technology, Maruti Suzuki has successfully made automatic cars accessible to more car buyers and has made driving a convenient affair.