Driving in cities has become hectic. With increase in number of cars on the road, one would frequently get stuck in traffic snarls and jams. As a result, the delight of driving turns into a tedious and stressful task. It is also one of the largest causes of anxiety amongst drivers, making many stay away from the driving. Hence the automatic gearbox. A marvel of engineering to our rescue which make driving much simpler and comfortable as they eliminate the need to keep changing gears, helping the driver relaxed and calm.
Maruti Suzuki has always been at the forefront of the Indian automotive market and offers advanced automatic transmissions for their range of cars; to match the customer expectations and to empower their driving experiences. AT is the result of our ongoing efforts of empowering our customers in every way possible.
What is AT Technology?
An Automatic Transmission unit is a completely automated gearbox that self-changes vehicle gear ratios, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. It consists of three main components - hydraulic coupling (torque converter), planetary gears system and hydraulic controls.
How AT works?
Torque converter is the hydraulic coupling between the engine and transmission unit that transfers power from engine to transmission. The vehicle speed variation to meet varied driving requirements is achieved by use of Planetary Gear System. Each of the gear ratio is provided with a dedicated wet clutch system. The operation of wet clutches is managed by the hydraulic control system. Automatic Transmission is controlled and operated by Transmission Electronic Controller Unit that operates the hydraulic system of Automatic transmission to operate the combination of torque converter & wet clutches.
Benefits of AT Technology
With this unique technology in place, driving is more comfortable than ever. The technology has evolved over the years and today it stands for ultimate reliability. That apart, you enjoy effortless driving, as gears shift automatically giving you a great ride experience.
Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan has developed this technology to equip its cars which are sold globally. Maruti Suzuki has optimized the transmission and engine performance in line with the Indian driving conditions to offer immense comfort, driving pleasure and performance to the consumers and is currently being offered in Ertiga, Ciaz and XL6.