Maruti Suzuki India Limited will introduce a brand new 1.5 litre K15B four cylinder engine on its new 2019 Ciaz and it will be available from the next month. Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the facelifted version of the Ciaz in August, 2018 with a host of updates. The 1.5 litre K15B four cylinder makes a power of 104.7 PS at 6,000 rpm and produces a peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will get the existing 1.3 litre DDiS 200 unit replaced by the new 1,498 cc four cylinder diesel engine. The second generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will also be powered by this 1.5 litre diesel engine.
The 1.5 litre K15B four cylinder diesel engine powering the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is more powerful and torquier. The engine is tuned to deliver a power of 95 PS at 4,000 rpm and produce a peak torque of 225 Nm between 1,500 rpm to 2,500 rpm. A six speed manual gearbox will come matted to the engine. The new 1,498 cc four cylinder diesel engine is claimed to return a fuel efficiency of 26.82 kmpl. This all new engine will offer smoother driving experience along with the increased performance because of its light and robust construction. Besides that, the 1,498 cc four cylinder diesel engine will enable quieter cabin courtesy of the lowered noise, vibration and harshness levels along with dual mass flywheel and smoother gear shifting.
The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will come with no other updates in terms of exterior and interior features except the powertrain. However, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 litre diesel powered variant will be priced slightly higher than the existing 1.3 litre diesel powered variant. The company had stated that the price hike will be different for different models, they chose not to disclose the exact increase in pricing. Maruti Suzuki said in a press statement that the cost of company’s vehicles has been affected adversely and the reason behind that is the increase in commodity prices and foreign exchange rates.
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