Maruti unveils DZire diesel with auto gear

Maruti unveils DZire diesel with auto gear

The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki (MSI) on Thursday launched the top-end ZDi diesel variant of compact sedan DZire with auto gear shift (AGS) technology, priced at Rs 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The DZire has become the first diesel car (and the fourth model in Maruti’s portfolio) to be offered with AGS technology, MSI said.

Maruti Suzuki India Executive Director (Marketing & Sales) R S Kalsi 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.”

AGS, also known as automated manual transmission (AMT), is equipped with an intelligent shift control actuator that automatically performs clutch and shift operations. The DZire with AGS will deliver a fuel efficiency of 26.59 Km/l, same as that of the manual transmission.
Till date, the MSI has sold over 11.5 lakh units of DZire making it the only sedan in India to cross a million units sales mark.

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