The new 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox is likely to be borrowed from the Suzuki Vitara Brezza sold in other countries, which will replace the 4 speed automatic gearbox used in these cars. This 4 speed torque converter gearbox is being used in the larger petrol engine vehicles of Maruti, it has been in use since 2003 Grand Vitara XL7.
Along with this, it is going to come with better ratio and modern technology, so it is going to perform and respond quickly. However, its price is also going to be higher, due to which the price of these models has to be increased in future. But along with this, mileage and emissions are also going to be better. In the future, CAFE is going to be implemented from 2 April 2022, due to which companies will have to reduce CO2 consumption from all models.
At present it is 130g/km which will have to be reduced to 113g/km and the gearbox is also going to help in this. Currently, the company offers three auto gearboxes, which include the CVT used in the Baleno, the 5 speed AMT used in the Dzire and the 4 speed automatic gearbox used on many models after that.
The facelift of the Ertiga is due to be introduced in March and it will be the first model to get this new automatic gearbox. It is to be offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine, with this automatic variant likely to be offered with a mild hybrid system as well. But along with this a 5-speed manual gearbox has to be given. At the same time, XL6 can be brought in June, many changes have to be made in it. At the same time, Brezza has to be brought along with it.
Maruti Suzuki is currently working on several CNG models and the company is going to bring them this year. This also includes the company’s new Brezza which will be brought with CNG option, which is going to be the company’s first CNG SUV. The company is going to bring the new Brezza in April this year, its CNG version can also be brought along. At present, Maruti is the largest CNG model seller in the country.
The company currently sells CNG versions of most hatchback models, so for the first time, it is going to bring a CNG model of an SUV. The company said that it is going to bring CNG version of every model. Keeping in mind the rising fuel prices in the country and in such a situation, CNG provides better ownership, due to which Maruti is looking at CNG models as an alternative fuel.
Maruti Suzuki may lag behind its March 2022 production target by 10 – 15% due to lack of chips. Maruti Suzuki had achieved 90% of the normal production at the beginning of the year and in March it is going to be less, due to which the production is going to be less than 20,000 – 30,000 units. Maruti Suzuki may have 140,000 units in March.