The Honda City and Hyundai Verna challenger to get more powerful BSVI compliant engines in early 2020, expected to deliver 110 PS and 270 NM of torque
Maruti’s popular sedan Ciaz will most likely get a powerful newly developed 1.5 Litre diesel motor which will replace the existing 1.3 Litre diesel unit sourced from Fiat. This is definitely good news for the Maruti fans who are planning to get their hands on the Ciaz sedan but are not happy because they feel that the current set of powertrains fails to do justice to the sedan and its performance.
The new diesel engine which will likely power the new Ciaz has been developed in-house by Suzuki and will feature a mild hybrid technology (SHVS) and are BSVI compliant unit. Some reports also state that Maruti has even tested the new Ciaz with this newly developed engine and are happy with the overall result.
Now the introduction of this new 1.5L Diesel engine also means that the Ciaz will be an equally interesting car to drive and will help bring its performance level on par with its rivals the Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
Although the power figures of the upcoming 1.5L drivetrain are not out yet officially, however, we expect it to generate at least 20 horses more than the current 1.3-L DDis diesel engine and torque figure likely to be in 270 NM to 300 NM band, 70-100 NM more than the current 200 NM figure and expected to deliver over 25 kmpl mileage.
Besides the new 1.5-L diesel Motors, Suzuki has also developed a new 6-speed manual transmission as well which will be paired with the new diesel engine. The current set of engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission while there is also a 4-speed automatic transmission on offer with the petrol variant only.
AMT version is also expected in the new diesel engine. In petrol, Ciaz recently gets all-new 1.5-L motor that delivers 104 PS and 138 NM of torque taking this petrol version at par with Honda City petrol in performance and in cubic capacity.