Japanese Automakers, Suzuki have hit a road-block as far as their new 1.5 liter diesel engine is concerned.
The engine which was to be launched on board its new YBA compact SUV in 2016, is now postponed due to several difficulties being faced at development stage itself. These difficulties are in the refinement and performance levels. The development team currently working on this new engine wants more time and hence launch in markets is pushed ahead to sometime in 2018.
Suzuki 1500 cc diesel engine is a part of the company’s new range of diesel engines being produced in-house. These are being worked upon so as to get rid of Fiat sourced MultiJet diesel engines, which are currently seen on all Maruti Suzuki diesel cars.
The new diesel engines being developed are of varying capacities, Right from 800cc two cylinder engine to a 1.5 liter four cylinder engine. Of these, it will be the 800cc diesel engine that will be launched first, making its way onto the new Celerio diesel scheduled for launch on 3rd June 2015. This engine offers 47 bhp peak power and is slated to be the country’s most fuel efficient diesel engine in its class with ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 27.62 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki also gears up for launch of a new compact SUV, codenamed YBA as on date. This compact SUV was supposed to receive the new in-house 1500 cc diesel engine but will now get the Fiat a 1.3 liter MultiJet diesel engine.