Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will get an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to six-speed manual transmission from next month, to deliver fuel efficiency of 26.82 kmpl with 95 PS power
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) launched the facelifted version of Ciaz in August 2018 with exterior updates and addition of a brand new 1.5-litre K15B four-cylinder petrol engine making 104.7 PS at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The newly developed powertrain also made its way into the second generation Ertiga that entered India three months later.
In another exclusive report, we can reveal that the Ciaz C-segment sedan is receiving a new 1,498 cc four-cylinder diesel engine that will stand in place of the existing 1.3-litre DDiS 200 unit. The new 1.5-litre powertrain is more powerful and torquier by developing as much as 95 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 225 Nm of peak torque delivered between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm.
|Maruti Ciaz 1.5L Diesel||Specifications|
|Engine||1,498 cc four-cylinder DDiS 225 diesel|
|Power||95 PS at 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||225 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm|
Moreover, the engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission with the claimed fuel economy of 26.82 kmpl. The all-new motor has a lighter yet robust construction and it will offer smoother driving experience complementing the increased performance. It will also enable quieter cabin courtesy of the lowered NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels.
Along with the inclusion of dual mass flywheel, the gear shifting will be smoother than the current five-speed MT in the 1.3-litre engine and the reverse gear positioning has been relocated with lift lock. Maruti Suzuki won’t implement the smart hybrid system currently as previously expected and it will indeed be introduced at a later time with a probable dual battery setup.
The all-new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine won’t be offered in the entry-level Sigma variant as well. No cosmetic and feature additions will be made despite the arrival of the new engine as the mid-cycle facelift has just been around for a few months. The Ciaz has continued to dominate its segment since the debut of the updated version with 6,246 units being the highest monthly tally in September 2018.
Ciaz 1.5 Diesel Variants:
Ciaz 1.3 Diesel Variants:
Ciaz 1.5 Petrol Variants:
Sigma 1.5 SHVS
Delta 1.5 SHVS
Zeta 1.5 SHVS
Alpha 1.5 SHVS
The existing tried-and-tested 1.3-litre diesel will likely continue in the entry-level variants with no change in performance to offer different buying choices for customers. We can also reveal that the new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 will launch next month in India. Maruti Suzuki will update its entire range for BSVI compliance on the months leading up to the deadline on April 1, 2020.