Maruti Ciaz, Ertiga to get 1.5L diesel unit in February 2019


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According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki is likely to introduce its 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Ciaz and Ertiga in February 2019. The new engine, which has been developed in-house, will initially be offered on the Ciaz and then on the Ertiga.

The new 1,498cc, 4-cylinder DDiS 225 diesel engine will replace the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre unit. It is rumoured to produce 94 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 225 Nm of torque @ 1,500-2,500 rpm. It reportedly comes with a dual mass flywheel and is lighter than the outgoing powerplant. While the engine will be BS-VI ready, it could be launched in BS-IV form. It is claimed to deliver 26.82 km/l.

Maruti might offer the new 1.5-litre diesel engine on other models in the future, as the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine is expected to be phased out by 2020 before the BS-VI emission regulations kick in. 

Source: Autocar India

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