The new Suzuki Connect is an advanced telematics solution system that offers features like vehicle tracking, emergency alerts, live vehicle status. Right now it’s available as an accessory on Nexa cars only, but will be introduced for other Maruti cars by year-end.
The company claims that Suzuki Connect is a telematics control unit a.k.a. TCU based solution which has been designed to offers customers improved safety, security and user-friendly connected car experience. Suzuki Connect has been launched in India for Rs. 9,999 and it will be available as an option with all Nexa cars to start with, like – Ciaz, Baleno, S-Cross, and Ignis. The system can also be retrofitted to existing Nexa car as well.
In the survey carried out by Maruti Suzuki, the carmaker found that the main concerns among consumers who are already connected and savvy were Safety, Security, and Performance. The carmaker says that the number one consideration is safety/ security and the new Suzuki Connect addresses these with its Vehicle Tracking System, which offers features like – live vehicle tracking, Geo-Fence, navigate to the car, tow-away alert and location sharing. The system can also be configured to send information to 5 selected users in case of an emergency. The second concern was the performance parameters of the vehicle, which are addressed by the Live Vehicle Status function that offers information like – low fuel alert, service reminders, over speeding warnings, last trip summary and more.