This new 1.5 liter diesel engine, called DDiS 225, was developed in-house and replaces the existing 1.3 liter MultiJet engine. Maruti Suzuki finally launched with the Ciaz the much-awaited 1,5-liter diesel engine. So far, all Maruti Suzuki diesel cars have been powered by Fiat’s 1.3-liter diesel engine.
The 1.5-liter all-aluminum diesel engine produces 94 bhp and delivers a 225Nm peak torque from as low as 1500-2500 rpm. In fact, the company says that the Ciaz with the new diesel engine ensures a fuel efficiency figure of 26.82 kmpl.
It makes the 2019 Ciaz diesel powerful than ever, but it still remains the segment’s least powerful car. A newly designed 6-speed transmission, coupled to the DDiS 225 engine, completes the powertrain package.
However, the all – new 1.5-liter diesel engine available with the car does not offer the SHVS mild hybrid system.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz takes on in the Indian market the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Toyota Yaris.
New Maruti Ciaz diesel prices range from Rs 10 to 11.4 lakhs.