Maruti Suzuki Could Reintroduce Its 1.5-Litre Diesel Engine In 2022: Report
Reportedly, Maruti Suzuki India plans to launch the BS6 model of its 1.5-litre diesel engine by early subsequent yr. The XL6 is predicted to be the primary mannequin to get the up to date engine, and will probably be launched in January 2022.
- Maruti Suzuki will introduce the BS6 model of the 1.5 DDIS 225 engine
- The engine was earlier supplied with the Ciaz and Ertiga
- The brand new diesel XL6 is predicted to be launched in January 2022
Maruti Suzuki India will reportedly reintroduce diesel engine to its portfolio in 2022. In line with a current report on The Hindu Enterprise Line, the Indo-Japanese automaker plans to launch a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is prone to be launched first with the Maruti Suzuki XL6. Following this, the corporate is predicted to introduce it for the Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, and the Ciaz. The corporate is claimed to have been engaged on the brand new diesel engine for over a yr now at its powertrain manufacturing unit in Manesar, Haryana.
The report says that first the XL6 is predicted to get the engine, put up which the corporate plans so as to add it to the Vitara Brezza’s line-up. The truth is, the diesel Vitara Brezza is prone to be launched in February 2022, on the Auto Expo. Subsequently, the Ertiga MPV and the Ciaz sedan are additionally prone to get it. Once we reached out to Maruti Suzuki India to verify this report, an organization spokesperson stated, “We don’t give any forward-looking steering on merchandise”.
Now, this isn’t a brand new engine. Again in 2018, the corporate launched a 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine for the Ciaz and Ertiga, which was developed in-house by Suzuki. However later, the corporate phased out diesel engines in April 2020 stating that the funding concerned to transform a BS4 engine to BS6 is way larger than for petrol and never a viable choice for the corporate, particularly for smaller automobiles. Nevertheless again then the corporate’s Chairman, R C Bhargava has stated that relying available on the market scenario the corporate would possibly contemplate changing the bigger 1.5-lite unit sooner or later. Nevertheless, we don’t anticipate smaller automobiles just like the Baleno, Dzire or something under them to get a diesel choice.
Not like Maruti Suzuki India, rivals Hyundai, Mahindra, Tata Motors, and new entrant Kia continued to promote diesel autos in India and have reported unwavering demand. The truth is, not too long ago Hyundai stated that the break up between bookings petrol and diesel fashions of the new Alcazar is almost similar. So, it is attainable, this continued demand for diesel autos could have prompted Maruti Suzuki to reintroduce the engine in India.