India’s largest car manufacturer is working on a new range of diesel engine which also includes a smaller 800cc engine. This engine will power the company’s recently introduced Maruti Celerio small car. The Celerio is the country’s cheapest automatic car in the country which features the automatic manual transmission (AMT) gearbox. The vehicle has receieved an overwhelming response from car buyers across the nation. Now, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the diesel powered Celerio hatchback in India this fiscal. [Also Read: Maruti Celerio CNG launched in India]
If media reports to believe, the Maruti Celerio will get the 800cc twin-cylinder diesel engine which will be developed internally by the company in India. The new engine will get a turbocharger and is expected to return 35PS of top power. It is likely to deliver an impressive fuel economy of around 25kmpl.
The petrol version of the Celerio is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 67PS and 90Nm of torque. The oil burner is likely to feature the five-speed manual transmission gearbox; however, reports suggest that the company might also introduce AMT variant. The new oil burner is also expected to power its Eeco, which is likely to be launched by 2015-16.