Maruti Ciaz to get a new 1.5-litre diesel engine soon!

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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.

However, a fresh set to report published on Team BHP suggests that the project for the development of the new 1.5-litre diesel engine is well on track. And that it will soon be introduced in the Maruti Ciaz. Not only this, but the report also reveals the power and torque output of this new oil-burner. Maruti Suzuki’s in-house developed diesel engine is capable of churning out 94 BHP of power along with 225 NM of peak torque.

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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.

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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.

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