Last year, the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki decided to remove diesel engines from the domestic market. Now the company’s strong 1.5 liter diesel engine is ready to return once again. This new DDiS diesel engine has been designed as per the new BS6 standard, it is being told that the company will use this engine in its upcoming two models.
The BS6 emission standard was implemented nationwide from 1 April last year. After which the automakers introduced their vehicles in the market by updating their vehicles according to the new standard. At the same time, Maruti Suzuki removed the diesel engine from its vehicle line-up. The company had argued at the time that the cost price of vehicles was increasing by updating the diesel engine to the new standard.
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These two cars will get new engine: However, once again the company is going to use its 1.5 liter diesel engine. According to media reports, the company will use this engine in Ciaz sedan and Ertiga MPV. At the time of BS4, this engine was also used in the Vitara Brezza. At that time, this engine generated 94bhp power and 225Nm torque.
According to reports, the company can also use this engine in the new Vitara Brezza, as it was only available with a diesel engine when the company launched the SUV in the market. Later, the company discontinued its diesel variant and introduced it with a petrol engine. It can now be launched with the new 1.5 liter diesel engine.
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After the introduction of the new BS6 emission standard in the country last year, it was believed that the demand for diesel engine vehicles would be reduced. But this did not happen and there was no decrease in the demand for diesel cars. Perhaps this is why Maruti Suzuki is gearing up once again with the new diesel engine. Currently, companies like Kia and Hyundai are selling a lot of diesel variants of some of their famous models like Seltos, Creta and Venue.
In such a situation, it is becoming necessary for the country’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, to also offer a diesel engine option in its vehicles. Because of the non-availability of diesel engine variants, its impact is also seen on the company’s sales. Currently, the company’s famous cars Ertiga and Ciaz are using a 1.5-liter petrol engine that generates 104bhp power and 138Nm torque.