Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched a new diesel engine for the Ciaz. This new 1.5 liter diesel engine called DDiS 225, has been developed in-house, and replaces the existing 1.3 liter MultiJet engine
The new 1.5 liter diesel engine is BS IV compliant, but as of now it is offered as a BS4 engine. Once the BS6 norms are implemented next year, it will be upgraded to meet BS6 norms. This engine will power Ciaz from today onwards. It will soon be seen on other Maruti cars like Dzire, Swift, Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross.
Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki said “Maruti Suzuki has always re-defined the Indian auto industry with its revolutionary offerings. The all -new aluminium 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine is yet another testament of the same. This new engine offers an optimum balance of enhanced performance with best in class fuel efficiency. The new engine showcases our commitment to provide products that capture performance aspirations of our young customers. We are confident that introduction of this new engine will further strengthen our portfolio and help in popularity of our cars.”
Price of 2019 Maruti Ciaz 1.5L diesel
Delta – Rs 9.97 lakhs
Zeta – Rs 11.08 lakhs
Alpha – Rs 11.37 lakhs
All prices are ex-sh Delhi.
New Maruti Ciaz diesel is priced in the range of Rs 10 – 11.4 lakhs. Honda City is priced in the range of Rs 11.22 – 14.29 lakhs, Hyundai Verna is priced in the range of Rs 9.33 – 12.98 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh, Delhi.
The new 1.5-litre engine is capable of 95.17 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 225 Nm torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. It makes the 2019 Ciaz diesel more powerful than before, but still it remains the least powerful car in the segment. Ciaz continues to claim best in class mileage of 26.82 kmpl. Highlights of the new engine are as mentioned below;
Improved Engine performance: The new powertrain is developed to deliver enhanced performance, with a peak torque of 225Nm @ 1500-2500rpm and maximum power of 70kW (95 PS) @ 4000rpm.
Improved Low end torque: The 1.5 litre DDiS 225 Diesel engine comes with a high efficiency turbo charger which generates higher low-end torque through optimization, which makes city driving completely effortless.
Refined NVH characteristics: The use of a Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) along with optimized compression ratio reduces engine fluctuations & contributes to superior NVH performance, thereby giving a comfortable driving experience.
Best-in-class Fuel efficiency: Use of light-weight aluminium casted cylinder head and block along with optimized engine calibration contributes to improved fuel efficiency.
Newly Designed 6-speed Transmission: A newly designed 6-speed transmission, mated to the DDiS 225 engine completes the powertrain package. This new transmission ensures a smooth drive and light gear shift feel. For the ease of driving and maneuverability, position of reverse gear is relocated next to 1st gear to reduce hand motion during tight parking conditions.