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Maruti Ciaz gets new 1.5L diesel engine option

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The Maruti Ciaz is now available with a new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine. The engine has been developed in-house and replaces the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre unit. Maruti claims that the new engine offers improved performance, fuel efficiency and refinement.

The new 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 94 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 225 Nm of torque @ 1,500-2,500 rpm. It comes equipped with a turbocharger that Maruti claims has been optimized for better low-end torque, dual mass flywheel for reduced NVH and lightweight aluminium cylinder head and block. According to Maruti, the engine has been calibrated for better fuel efficiency.

Paired with the new 1.5-litre diesel engine is a newly designed 6-speed manual transmission. Maruti has relocated the position of the reverse gear next to the first gear.

Maruti no longer offers the Ciaz diesel in Sigma trim. Delta is the base diesel variant and is priced at Rs. 9.97 lakh. The Zeta trim costs Rs. 11.08 lakh, while the Alpha variant is priced at Rs. 11.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 
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