This new in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine will be available on the top-spec trims of the Maruti Ciaz alongside the existing 1.3-litre oil-burner.
Maruti Suzuki updated the Ciaz sedan with a mild aesthetic makeover last year. The mid-life update for this c-segment sedan also saw it ditching its 1.4-litre K14 B petrol engine for a brand new 1.5-litre K15 B unit. Ahead of the launch of the Maruti Ciaz facelift in 2018, there were speculations that Maruti might introduce this vehicle will a brand new, in-house developed diesel engine as well. However, that was not the case as the Ciaz continued to retail with the same Fiat sourced 1.3-litre oil-burner.
Similarly, speculations were high ahead of the launch of the 2018 Maruti Ertiga regarding the introduction of the in-house 1.5-litre diesel engine which were once again met with disappointment. This even started the rumours of Maruti Suzuki possible scraping the idea of developing the 1.5-litre diesel engine altogether considering the cost implications and subsequent shrinking of demand for diesel vehicle in India.
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It is speculated that the Maruti Ciaz is going to get this engine in addition to the existing 1.3-litre DDiS 200 motor. And that it will be introduced only on the top-spec iterations of the vehicle. Furthermore, this new DDiS 225 motor will not retail with Maruti’s SHVS mild-hybrid tech. The old 1.3-litre engine will continue to be available in the Ciaz up until the implementation of BS-VI emission regulations in April 2020.
The interesting thing to note here is that this new 1.5-litre, DDiS 225 diesel engine will currently retail in BS-IV guise and will be updated close to the deadline. The Maruti Ciaz, in its petrol guise comes with a 1.5-litre, VVT engine which is capable of churning out 103 BHP of power. The new 1.5-litre diesel engine will be introduced in other Maruti cars as well which currently use the 1.3-litre unit.