OverdriveMar 28, 2019 13:59:33 IST
Ending much speculation, Maruti Suzuki has launched its new, in-house developed 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor in the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan. Prices for the diesel Ciaz powered by this new motor start at Rs 9.97 lakh, an increase of Rs 78,000.
The new motor is called the DDis 225 and makes 95 PS at 4000 rpm and 225 Nm between 1500 and 2500 rpm. The company claims that this motor is more responsive, by way of better low-end torque. It is also claimed to be more refined, given that it uses a dual mass flywheel (DMF) alongside an optimized compression ratio. The new motor is also more efficient, its aluminium casted cylinder head and block and calibration help it achieve a 26.82 kmpl figure. Also debuting with this engine is a new six-speed manual transmission.
This motor replaces the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced Multijet motor that Maruti Suzuki had been using so far. That motor put out 90 PS at a similar 4,000 rpm but was not quite as responsive, with the 200 Nm torque coming in at a higher 1750 rpm. The MultiJet motor in this DDis 200 guise does duty in the Ertiga and Vitara Brezza too, so expect those to get the new unit in the coming months. Eventually, we also expect the brands smaller offering, the Swift and Baleno to also move to this engine. Also expected is the BSVI version of this engine. That is expected sometime closer to the government mandated deadline next year and will come with a more significant price bump.
Variant-wise pricing for the Ciaz 1.5 DDiS 225:
Delta - Rs 9.97 Lakh
Zeta - Rs 11.08 Lakh
Alpha - 11.37 Lakh
(All prices ex-showroom Delhi)