Maruti Suzuki India has achieved a significant milestone by selling over 1 million units of automatic cars. As the country’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki offers a variety of automatic transmission systems across its lineup of 16 models.
Among these systems are the popular auto gear shift (AGS), 4-speed automatic transmission (AT), 6-speed automatic transmission with steering-mounted paddle shifters, and the electronic-continuous variable transmission (e-CVT).
The 5-speed AGS is available in several models including Alto K10, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Ignis, Swift, Dzire, Baleno, and Fronx. The 4-speed AT is offered in the Jimny and Ciaz, while the 6-speed AT with paddle shifters can be found in the Fronx, Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, and Grand Vitara. The advanced e-CVT technology is exclusively available in the intelligent electric hybrid models of the Grand Vitara and Invicto.
Maruti Suzuki first introduced AGS technology in 2014, and since then, it has become incredibly popular. Currently, 65% of the automatic vehicles sold by Maruti Suzuki are equipped with AGS technology. Meanwhile, the AT models account for 27% of the total automatic car sales, and the e-CVT models make up about 8%.
Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “At Maruti Suzuki, we are passionate about providing our customers with the best driving experience. We have made it our mission to spread the ‘Joy of Mobility’ to all! This spirit has enabled us to democratise automatic transmission technology with numerous types of options. And we are truly humbled by the customer response we have received. MSIL’s automatic car sales have been on the rise constantly. We are already close to touching the one lakh automatic vehicle sales mark for FY23- 24, as we stand in the middle of the financial year. This is truly a tremendous feat for us.”
“Further examining the behaviour of consumers, it is worth noting that NEXA customers tend to prefer high-end automatic variants. Arena customers meanwhile prefer mid-variants when making a purchase decision. As things stand today, NEXA accounts for about 58% of automatic car sales at MSIL, while Arena contributes about 42%.”
Most of the sales of Maruti Suzuki’s automatic cars came from cities like the Delhi & NCR region, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, and Kerala. The user-friendly 5-speed AGS gearbox is seamlessly integrated into a variety of models, such as the Alto K-10, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Ignis, Swift, Dzire, Baleno, and the stylish Fronx. Moreover, the 4-speed Automatic transmission finds its place in the Jimny and Ciaz, enhancing their driving experience
Maruti Suzuki currently offers the 6-speed Automatic transmission complete with Paddle Shifters. This sophisticated technology is readily available in select models like the Fronx, Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, and the esteemed Grand Vitara. Furthermore, the exclusive e-CVT technology is a hallmark of the Intelligent Electric Hybrid models within the Grand Vitara and Invicto series, underlining Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to innovation and sustainable mobility.