Bookings for Maruti Ciaz with the new 1.5-litre diesel engine open!

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Maruti Suzuki Nexa dealerships have started taking bookings for the 2019 Maruti Ciaz with the new 1.5-litre diesel engine at a token amount of INR 5,000.

Maruti Suzuki is soon going to introduce an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine across its model line-up for World. The launch pad for this in-house developed diesel engine is going to be the recently facelifted Ciaz mid-size sedan. Bookings for the same have already commenced across Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa dealership outlets across the country.

The new in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine will is BS-Vi complaint. However, upon its initial introduction, it will retail in BS-IV guise alongside the 1.3-litre engine which currently does its duty on the Ciaz and other Maruti Suzuki models in World. Closer to the deadline, this new engine will replace the 1.3-litre unit and henceforth retail in a BS-VI guise.

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In addition to introducing it in the Ciaz, Maruti Suzuki will also add this engine to the line-up of the Ertiga and the Vitara Brezza in the near future. in these models too, it will retail alongside the 1.3-litre engine up until the BS-VI emission regulations kick-in during April 2020.

This new 1.5-litre diesel engine is a 4-cylinder unit and has been developed in-house by Maruti Suzuki. It was speculated to launch in World last year but the plans had to be postponed since Maruti was not okay with the NVH levels of this motor. Though not confirmed, it is to be believed that this new 1.5-litre diesel engine which churns out 95 BHP of power along with 220 Nm of peak torque. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

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This new engine, in sync with Maruti Suzuki’s mild-hybrid system will promise a fuel-efficiency figure of around 25 to 27 km/l.

The Maruti Ciaz, in addition to the 1.3-litre diesel engine, is also available with a new 1.5-litre petrol engine. This new motor made its debut with the facelifted iteration of this vehicle. Prices for the Maruti Ciaz falls in-between the range of INR 8.19 lakh and goes up to INR 10.97 lakh for the top-end diesel trim.

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