They say fortune favours the brave, and Maruti Suzuki has been brave enough to experiment with the Indian market and brings something new everytime they decide to launch a new product, case-in-point, the revolutionary AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox, which was first introduced to the domestic market in the Celerio - a product that changed the course of automobiles in India. Maruti launched the AMT at the time an automatic gearbox was limited to expensive and luxurious cars.
The rest is history! Like ever, all the other manufacturers followed Maruti and now AMT is a household name in India. The list is never ending, be it the first affordable passenger car in the form of Maruti 800, or the cheapest automatic hatchback in the form of Alto K10 AMT. Sourced from Magneti Marelli, Maruti Suzuki moulded the AMT technology according to Indian conditions, refined it and christened it AGS - Auto Gear Shift!
The latest vehicle to benefit from the AGS technology is the Maruti Suzuki Dzire compact sedan. The highly successful Dzire has already a lot going its way, making its way to the list of most-sold sedans in India and more so, the second largest selling vehicle in India, just behind Maruti Suzuki Alto. So what makes the Dzire such a 'Desirable' product and how will the AGS further push its sales?
Well, for starters, Maruri Suzuki Dzire hits the sweet spot with its body type - a sub-4 metre compact sedan that offers the practicality of a sedan, thanks to the boot even after getting tax advantage. Then, it's the Maruti's no-nonsense and widespread service network. Lastly the acclaimed 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motor that offers a staggering mileage of 26.59 kmpl, making it the segment best.
Now, with the arrival of AGS, Maruti Suzuki Dzire has become invincible, and, we are not exaggerating it, but speaking based on facts. While there are innumerous petrol automatics on offer today, it's hard to get hold of a good diesel automatic, especially in a budget of less than Rs 10 Lac. To be very precise, there are only 2 sedans and a compact SUV with a diesel automatic combination in this range.
So what's so special about this AGS, you may ask. Well, imagine a situation where you are driving during the peak office hours in Delhi-NCR, travelling a distance of more than 50 km both sides. The bumper-to-bumper traffic forces you to use the clutch every now-and-then, creating much trouble for your left leg. Tiring, isn't it? Imagine a second scenario. You are going on a long trip with your family and half of your time is wasted shifting to the right gear to get the maximum performance and efficiency.
Now imagine, you don't have to put your leg on the clutch for a single moment and let the gearbox tackle this tricky situation. Relieving thought, isn't it? 'FAREWELL CLUTCH' - must have seemed so pleasing to your eyes! That's what the new Dzire AGS brings to the table for you - a pure driving pleasure or as the brand itself says - 'Technology has taken the front seat, now your comfort will expand.'
In short, the following points are good enough to prove why the Maruti Suzuki Dzire AGS is all the car you will ever need -
1. Segment best mileage - 26.59 kmpl (ARAI certified)
2. VFM - At Rs 8.39 L, you get a diesel automatic
3. Engine - Acclaimed 1.3L DDiS 74 bhp motor
4. AGS - Refined gearbox offers hassle-free drive
So if you have that traveling bug and you like to spend more time inside the car than your couch, Maruti Suzuki Dzire AGS is the perfect getaway car for you!