Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the new 1.5 litre DDiS 225 diesel engine. This 1.5 litre DDiS 225 diesel engine is developed in house by the manufacturer. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be the first car to get the 1.5 litre DDiS 225 diesel engine. The company says that the Ciaz with the new diesel engine assures a fuel efficiency figure of 26.82 kmpl. With the introduction of the new diesel engine, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel variant will now be priced at Rs 9.97 lakhs [for Delta], Rs 11.08 lakhs [for Zeta] and Rs 11.37 lakhs [for Alpha]. Therefore, now on the Ciaz will be available in 1.5 litre K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine and 1.5 litre DDiS 225 diesel engine.
The all-aluminium 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine churns out a power of 94 bhp or 70 KW at 4000 rpm and produces a peak torque of 225 Nm from 1500-2500 rpm. According to the official statement by MSIL, the salient features of the new engine include great low-end torque and driveability, refinement and fantastic fuel efficiency. According to the official release we received today, the “engine offers improved performance, best in class fuel efficiency, enhanced torque and power with refined NVH performance to thrill customers seeking higher performance cars from Maruti Suzuki.”
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Diesel variant will come mated to a revised six speed transmission, which is said to provide a smooth drive and light gear shift feel. Together with it, the new diesel engine on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel variant comes with a high efficiency turbo charger which generates higher low-end torque making city driving completely effortless. The position of the reverse gear is relocated next to the 1st gear to reduce hand motion during tight parking conditions.
Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki said “Maruti Suzuki has always re-defined the Indian auto industry with its revolutionary offerings. The all -new aluminium 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine is yet another testament of the same. This new engine offers an optimum balance of enhanced performance with best in class fuel efficiency. The new engine showcases our commitment to provide products that capture performance aspirations of our young customers. We are confident that introduction of this new engine will further strengthen our portfolio and help in popularity of our cars.”