These upcoming Maruti cars are likely to be powered by in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch a range of new cars in the country in the next 2 years. Besides launching new products, MSIL is also working on an all-new diesel powertrain for its existence and upcoming cars. Currently, Maruti is sourcing the diesel powertrains, mainly 1.3-litre MJD from Fiat. However, this engine will be phased out once BSVI fuel comes into existence in India.
In a bid to continue sales of its diesel cars, Maruti has started working on all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine. In fact, media reports claim that the testing of this engine has already been commenced in India. It is expected that new generation Maruti Ertiga could be the brand’s first car to feature this engine. Here is the list of probable cars that could feature this powertrain in near future. Read – Five big changes you can expect in the New Maruti Ertiga
India’s largest carmaker will launch the new generation Ertiga MPV this year. Reports claim that the company will also launch a sportier crossover variant of this model. Both models are expected to feature this engine.
Maruti Ciaz will soon receive a major makeover in the market. While the current model is powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine with SHVS mild hybrid technology, the facelift is likely to be powered by a more powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine. The more powerful model will give a tough fight to the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
Maruti Suzuki will also launch the facelift version of the Baleno premium hatchback in the first quarter of 2019. This model will be more powerful than the existing model, and is likely to be powered by 1.5-litre diesel engine. This will make it a more desirable product against its direct rival Hyundai Elite i20.
Maruti’s premium crossover is currently equipped with a 1.3-litre MJD diesel engine and it feels underpowered compared to the rivals. The previous model was equipped with 1.6-litre diesel engine. It is expected that S-CROSS could get a more powerful 1.6-litre diesel engine.