Maruti Suzuki DZire has finally received the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission. It gets a price tag of ₹ 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is offered only on the top-end ZDi variant of the sub-compact sedan. One must note, it is the fourth Maruti Suzuki car, after Celerio, Alto K10, and WagonR, to receive the AGS transmission.
Mr R S Kalsi, Executive Director Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, "Auto Gear Shift, a two-pedal technology, enables customers to drive with comfort and convenience, especially in congested city conditions. This convenience is available to them at an attractive price, without any compromise on fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki introduced the AGS technology in India with Celerio and we currently offer it in Alto K10 and WagonR also. It has been very well accepted by customers. We are delighted to now offer Auto Gear Shift technology in DZire diesel as well."
The new Maruti Suzuki DZire variant will continue to be powered by the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that develops 74bhp along with 190Nm of torque. Interestingly, the DZire's AGS variant delivers a mileage of 26.59 Km/l, which is the same as that of the variant with manual transmission.
Till date, the country's largest carmaker has sold over 11.5 lakh units of the DZire, thus making it the only sedan in India to have sold over a million units.