Posted On : 29 Mar, 2019
India, March 29, 2019 : The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Thursday has launched its 1.5-litre diesel engine in its premium sedan Ciaz. The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the first vehicle to get its in-house 1.5-litre diesel engine. The prices for the new Ciaz start from Rs 9.97 lakh and go on till Rs 11.37 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Earlier, Maruti Suzuki had introduced 1.5-litre petrol engines in its new Ciaz and Ertiga.
The new 1.5-litre DDiS diesel motor is capable of producing up to 94 bhp of power at 4000 rpm and 225Nm of peak torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm. The company claims that the motor can deliver a mileage of 26.82 kmpl, which is 1.27 kmpl lower than the 1.3-litre diesel engine, Ciaz still remains the most efficient mid-size diesel sedan.
According to the company, the new DDiS engine features low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. The motor is an all-aluminium unit which features optimised compression ratios and dual-mass flywheel for smooth drives. The new engine gets the new six-speed manual gearbox by Suzuki. MSI has been utilising Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel powertrains with varied power outputs across its current model range. The Maruti Ciaz rivals the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Toyota Yaris in the Indian market.