In an earlier post, we wrote about that Maruti Suzuki has declared to stop manufacturing diesel vehicles in India by April 2020.
Well, this post is about why Maruti Suzuki made this decision. At present, Maruti is selling in hot the diesel powertrains including Ciaz, Ertiga, Baleno, Swift, Dzire and the S-Cross.
Today, the cartechnewz team is getting you next part of the news on Maruti Suzuki’s announcement of stopping the manufacturing of the diesel cars by 2020.
Maruti Suzuki is going after fuel alternatives including CNG, LPG, and EVs to drive in the market. The Maruti vehicles are fueled by a 1.3-liter MJD diesel motor, which is from FCA.
The Italian brand has confirmed that it would not redesign the 1.3 L diesel motor to meet the BS-VI standards. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki presented the new in-house created 1.5-liter DDiS 225 diesel motor. This motor is coming in the models as Ciaz and the Ertiga.
Further, Maruti will stop manufacturing both these motors by April 2020. Now, the automaker is taking a shot at an all-new 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol motor to control the premium SUVs. If the Maruti could get their diesel engine updated, then this motor will get the new channels, for example, diesel oxidization push, and a specific energy decrease system to improve the emanation levels. Though this is surprising on expense.
We accumulate that another reason is that BS-VI standards, the cost between petrol and diesel vehicles in India may go up to Rs 2.5 lakh from the present 1 lakh. Maruti trusts that the expansion in value would affect the diesel demands.
Maruti Suzuki is coming up with the Baleno with BS-VI 1.2 L DualJet petrol motor with SHVS hybrid system. Also, it provides the mileage of 23.87 kmpl. This motor offers more power than the current 1.2 L engine.