The landscape of automatic cars in India has been reshaped in recent years thanks to the introduction of Auto Gear Shift by Maruti Suzuki. The AGS technology offers both power and performance and a high level of utility that makes it highly practical for every day driving.
The AGS set-up consists of an Intelligent Shift Control Actuator which is operated by the Transmission Electronic Controller Unit. This automatic gearbox intelligently assesses the dynamic driving conditions to optimize gear shifts.
To know what makes the AGS such a preferred choice in India, let’s get acquainted with the features it has on offer: -
1. Dual Driving Mode
One of the biggest advantages of AGS which makes it one of the most popular automatic transmissions in cars in India is that it comes with a dual driving mode. This gives you the flexibility to drive in automatic mode for the ease of driving and switch to manual when needed with a simple shift of the gear lever.
2. Creep Function
When an AGS-equipped car is put in D (Drive) mode at a standstill, the Creep function comes into play. It enables the car to move forward simply by releasing the brake pedal and without having to press the accelerator; a boon when you are driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
3. Kick-Down function
When the driver presses the accelerator in automatic mode, the Kick-Down function in AGS assesses it and automatically lowers the gear to deliver better acceleration.
Offering the convenience of an automatic and the fuel efficiency of a manual, AGS is geared up to provide the perfect balance that you have come to expect from a car with automatic gears .