Maruti Suzuki’s dual-pedal technologies include AGS and CVT alongside AT; production capacity of automatic cars to be increased
India’s biggest auto manufacturer Maruti Suzuki aiming to sell 3 lakh cars with dual-pedal technology per annum by 2020. The company is in process to increase the production capacity of its dual-pedal technology enabled cars. Currently, it offers various clutch less transmission options like automatic, Auto Gear Shift (AGS) and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
AGS is what Maruti Suzuki calls the AMT technology. This transmission technology is offered in models like Alto K10, Celerio, Wagon R, Ignis and the newly launched Dzire compact sedan. Premium hatchback Baleno gets the CVT, while the Ciaz, Ertiga come equipped with automatic transmission. Currently, the Indo-Japanese automaker is planning to introduce AGS to models positioned above the Dzire, while AT and CVT too could be introduced in various other models.
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In the financial year 2013-14, Maruti sold only 900 cars with dual-pedal technology and the number has increased to around 94,000 units per annum. By the end of current financial year, Maruti Suzuki aims to take the number up to 1.5 lakh units and by the end of this decade to 3 lakh units.
Maruti Suzuki currently holds more than 47% share in the Indian car market and it aims to sell a total of 20 lakh units per annum by 2020. In an attempt to achieve this target, dual-pedal technology enabled cars are expected to play a greater role. Interestingly, Maruti’s closest rival Hyundai also announced that it will emphasise on dual-pedal technology.
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The South Korean auto major announced that it will introduce dual-pedal technology to its entire portfolio by the end of this decade. With both these major automakers in the country attempting to take the dual-pedal technology to next level, expect the other brands to follow the same path in near future. This will certainly make the AMT, CVT or AT equipped cars more affordable to the customers.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Gallery