Maruti launches 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine with 6-speed transmission in new Ciaz

Developed in-house, the 1.5-litre Engine offers improved performance, best in class fuel efficiency and enhanced torque Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 12.33 PM (IST)

Encouraged by the success of its 1.5-litre K15 Petrol Engine in new Ciaz and all new Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki further beefed up its Engine portfolio with the introduction of a new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 Diesel engine. 

The launch marks the company’s full-fledged entry into the market with bigger Engines of 1.5-litre capacity.

Developed in-house, the 1.5-litre Engine offers improved performance, best in class fuel efficiency, enhanced torque and power with refined NVH performance.

Sharing his thoughts on the new offering, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & 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. It also showcases our commitment to provide products that capture performance aspirations of our young customers,'' he added. 

With the addition of the new engine, the new Ciaz will now be available with 1.5 litre capacity in both petrol (K15 with Next-Gen Smart Hybrid) and diesel (DDiS 225) powertrain options.

The New Ciaz is engineered to offer class-leading comfort, impactful exteriors, elite interiors, un-matched performance along with an array of safety and convenience features. Retailed through the NEXA network, Ciaz has set a benchmark for customers in the mid-sized premium sedan market. The top end (Alpha) variant of Ciaz contributes a phenomenal 54 per cent of its total sales.

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The launch marks the company’s full-fledged entry into the market with bigger Engines of 1.5-litre capacity.