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Maruti Suzuki Developing Two New Diesel Engines

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  1. [h=1]Source Maruti Suzuki Developing Two New Diesel Engines
    Maruti Suzuki Developing Two New Diesel Engines[/h]




    on April 23, 2013
    in Maruti Suzuki


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    In order to gain momentum with the increasing demand of diesel powered cars in India, Maruti Suzuki is planning to introduce two new diesel powered models by late 2014 and this time you won’t see the tried and tested Fiat sourced 1.3-litre Multijet turbo diesel engine powering them. The Japanese automaker, Suzuki is said to be developing two new diesel engines for the Indian market. India’s largest passenger carmaker will be introducing 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre diesel engines, getting rid of the Italian carmaker’s 1.3-litre Multijet diesel mill.
    This move can result in reducing manufacturing costs and can help the carmaker to price the products aggressively. Maruti Suzuki has tasted tremendous success in the Indian market with the Fiat sourced Multijet diesel engine powering the Ritz, Swift, DZire, Ertiga and SX4. The Italian carmaker’s technology has helped Maruti Suzuki find itself amongst the top selling cars in the Indian car market consistently every month. The diesel engines under development by the Japanese automaker can help the company to target a range of segments.
    The small 1.0-litre diesel engine can power compact hatchbacks like the WagonR and A-Star, while the bigger 1.4-litre diesel motor can be used in the Swift, DZire, Ertiga as well as the upcoming compact SUV based on the XA-Alpha concept. Maruti is readying up a diesel engine plant in Gurgaon with an investment of around Rs. 1700 crores and an annual production capacity of three lakh units. The agreement with Fiat says supply of one lakh diesel engines to Maruti for three years starting from 2012, which means beyond 2015, Maruti Suzuki might not get diesel engines from Fiat.



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  2. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Hope Maruti Suzuki learn from the mistakes done in past with Zen D and Esteem D..:evilsmile:evilsmile:evilsmile
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  3. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    This is good move by Maruti, if true (Motorbeam news can't be trusted always). :)

    With Diesel prices going the unsubsidized way, demand for Diesel cars may come down in the future. Having own Diesel engines will be beneficial for Maruti instead of developing under license from Fiat.
  4. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Varoon paji those engines were sourced from Peugeot.

    If Maruti do develop a diesel of their own, I bet it would have a plastic oil sump for sure. :) Take that Honda Amaze !
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  5. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Yep,the TUD5 1.5L 57bhp motor,the engines were a tad too heavy for flimsy Maruti's.
    The engine's outlasted the rest of the car :D
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  6. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Gurjinder 22ji & Akshay 22ji, i was in impression that MS manufactured those engines.How come Peugeot engines lasted for certain 1000 kms only???
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
  7. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

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    After reading this news a day before i was a bit worried about future of FIAT engines outshining in india. FIAT should come up with more more innovation on these engines and stand top!
  8. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Who says,those engines lasted for a certain 1000kms only?
    Come to Punjab,and some people still swear by Zen Diesel's
  9. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    22ji those engines lasted really well. It must be an exception that in some cases there were premature failures.

    Even today a Zen Di commands a lot of premium. Due to the engine. Even the "legendary" Mahindra MM540/550 etc engines - X3DP- were Peugeot engines.

    Cheers.
  10. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    One of my neighbor in Chandigarh had this ZEN -D and run 60k only and his car engine was overhauled,god knows then for what.MS did not sell huge units for the diesel cars at that point in time.

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