Maruti`s new 1.5-liter diesel engine will make its debut in the Ciaz.
Maruti Suzuki has been using the 1.3-liter Fiat sourced diesel engine in most of its models since a long time. With the new BSVI emission norms set to kick in from April 2020, the 1.3 DDiS engine will be discontinued as it won`t meet the new emission norms. So, Maruti has been quietly working on a new diesel motor which will replace the age old 1.3 diesel unit. This will be the second diesel engine to be produced by Maruti after the 800-cc unit that was plonked under the hood of the Celerio but discontinued later. The new 1.5-liter diesel engine which is being developed by Maruti will first make is debut in the Ciaz sedan this year. Codenamed the E15A, it has a cubic capacity of 1498cc. The four-cylinder oil burner will pump out 94 bhp of power and 225 Nm of twisting force. The new motor will be called DDiS 225 and will meet BSVI emission norms.
The new engine is a lightweight unit and features a dual mass flywheel, but it won`t get hybrid technology. It has a claimed fuel economy of 26.82 km/l which is less than the 1.3-liter DDiS unit which delivers a mileage of 28.09km/l. Though Maruti will introduce the new 1.5-liter diesel in the Ciaz, it will not immediately discontinue the 1.3-liter DDiS motor in the Ciaz until 2020. Hence, the Ciaz will be available with a choice of two diesel engines and one petrol engine. The new 1.5-liter diesel motor will also power other Maruti cars like the Swift, S-Cross, Ertiga, Dzire and Vitara Brezza.
Maruti 1.5 Diesel
– The new 1.5-liter diesel engine developed by Maruti will be introduced in the Ciaz this year.
– The 1.5-liter oil burner replaces the aging 1.3 DDiS unit.
– The Fiat sourced diesel engine will be discontinued from FY 2020.
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