2019 Maruti Ciaz 1.5 Diesel is finally here after much wait and 1.3 continues to be offered on the same
It is quite known for some time that Maruti Suzuki is working to develop a new 1.5-liter diesel engine. The new diesel motor will replace Fiat’s 1.3-liter multijet diesel engine and subsequently reduce the Maruti’s dependence on the Fiat technology. The new oil burner is being developed in-house and now according to the latest reports, the engine is all ready to make its debut in new Ciaz, albeit as an optional engine.
2019 Maruti Ciaz features the 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder in-line DDiS 225 turbocharged diesel engine with an output of 94bhp @4,000rpm and 225 Nm of max torque @1,500-2,500rpm. The engine comes with an 6-speed gearbox as well. Unlike the current Ciaz which offers the smart-hybrid technology on both petrol and diesel, the new 1.5-liter diesel variant of the sedan is offered without any hybrid assistance.
In order to deliver best-in-class performance and mileage, Maruti has integrated many innovative technologies in the engine including the double mass flywheel which reduces the overall NVH levels while aiding the performance. The fuel efficiency of the new diesel engine is rated at 26.82 kmpl which is quite commendable by any standards of comparison.
With this new diesel engine as an option, the facelift version of Ciaz will continue to feature the current model’s 1.3-liter DDiS diesel. The engine was good for 89bhp along with 200Nm of max torque. The Fiat-owned engine is expected to continue on Ciaz until 2020 when the new BS-VI emission norms come into effect. Along with the Ciaz, Maruti’s new 1.5-liter diesel will eventually become the staple diesel for future Maruti cars. The development on new diesel has also been necessitated as Fiat’s diesel is unlikely to get an upgrade for stringent BS-VI norms. Once launched, new Maruti Ciaz will take on the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, and Volkswagen Vento.
Ciaz 1.5 diesel Ciaz 1.3 diesel
Sigma – Rs 9.19 lakh
Delta Rs 9.97 lakh Rs 9.80 lakh
Zeta Rs 11.08 lakh Rs 10.62 lakh
Alpha Rs 11.37 lakh Rs 11.02 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)