Launched in 2014 in the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Auto Gear Shift (AGS) has changed the landscape of automatic cars in India. Engineered for convenience and built for the masses, AGS is an important automotive technology by Maruti Suzuki that caters to the growing preference for automatic cars.
At the same time, the introduction of this Automated Manual transmission (AMT) also underlines the brand’s commitment to stay ahead of the curve and proactively offer what car buyers are looking for.
What Makes AGS an Ideal Automatic Transmission?
Pioneered for driving convenience and fuel-efficiency that’s at par with manual variants, AGS has led the charge when it comes to the sales of Maruti Suzuki automatic cars in India. AGS cars account for 5 lakh + automatic cars on road.
In AGS, the gear shift and clutch operation are electronically automated without any intervention from your end. What’s more, this automatic transmission can intelligently assess the dynamic driving conditions to optimize gear shifts. In fact, they are so precise and well-calibrated in AGS that it lets you enjoy the convenience of an automatic while delivering fuel efficiency that is at par with manual variants.
Benefits of AGS Technology
Let’s take a look at the key features and benefits of Auto Gear Shift or AGS technology which make it highly preferable: -
⦁ Dual Driving Mode for different driving preferences
A versatile automatic transmission, AGS allows you to switch between Automatic and Manual modes. You can select your drive mode according to your preference - use the automatic mode while driving in peak hour traffic and shift to manual mode whenever you want to.
⦁ Creep Function to tackle peak-hour traffic
The Creep Function in AGS is simple to use – all you have to do is raise your right foot from the brake pedal; the car starts to move automatically at slow speeds. This makes driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic a convenient affair.
⦁ Kick-Down Function For better pickup and performance
The benefits of Auto Gear Shift are also visible when you need to accelerate. Depending on your accelerator input, the Kick-Down Function shifts to a lower gear for delivering better pickup. Because of this, Maruti Suzuki cars with AGS transmission are ideal to drive on the highways as well as inclines like flyovers, ghats and hilly areas.
Offering the convenience of an automatic along with the fuel efficiency of a manual transmission, AGS has made owning an automatic car in India a lot more accessible.