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Scoop! Maruti's BS6 1.5L Diesel engine is almost ready

Maruti Suzuki coming up with a BS6 diesel engine was a no-brainer.

Ever since Maruti Suzuki discontinued the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine, there have been reports indicating that a BS6-compliant diesel engine is in the works. We now have more information on Maruti's BS6 1.5-litre diesel engine.

We have been told that the 1.5-litre diesel unit is almost ready and will be first launched in the Ertiga and Ciaz. The same engine will also be offered in the next generation Vitara Brezza (codenamed: YXA) and possibly in the D22, which is a new crossover that is being developed in collaboration with Toyota.

Maruti Suzuki coming up with a BS6 diesel engine was a no-brainer. The share of diesel variants in the overall sales may have dropped but diesel models still constitute a very high percentage of the industry's total sales. In FY2018-19, Maruti sold about 5 lakh diesel vehicles. It is believed that the re-introduction of the 1.5-litre diesel could help Maruti regain its market share in the segment.

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