Report – Maruti could source 1.6-liter diesel engine from Peugeot for SX4 S-Cross

Posted on: May 5, 2014 - 2:53pm IST

A Team BHP report states that Maruti could source 1.6-liter diesel engines from Peugeot. The report seems to indicate that Maruti has commenced tests of this engine as minute details such as the ‘Maruti-Suzuki’ logo on the plastic engine cover, and the location of the turbocharger, are reported by the source.

Auto Expo 2014 Maruti S Cross front p[rofile
The S-Cross could get Peugeot’s 1.6-liter diesel engine.
The first Maruti-Suzuki product to use this engine would be the SX4 S-Cross, which is reported to launch early next year. The S-Cross was shown at the Auto Expo this year, though Maruti remained silent on specifications and other details. Internationally, the S-Cross is available with Fiat’s 1.6-liter Multijet diesel engine, though it seems Maruti has no plans to license this engine from Fiat for the Indian S-Cross.

Measuring over 4 meters in length (at 4.3 meters), the S-Cross will not be classified as a ‘small car’ in India, and hence, it makes sense to use higher displacement engines than the 1.3-liter Multijet. The Peugeot DV6 1.6-liter HDi engine is available in two power states of 90 hp (fixed geometry turbo) and 110 hp (variable geometry turbo). The 110 hp is the likely contender for the S-Cross in India.

Suzuki Alivio at Auto China 2014
The Ciaz would benefit hugely from the 1.6L mill as the lack of a high displacement diesel engine is blamed for the current SX4’s failure.

Until Maruti-Suzuki’s self-developed diesel engines hit the market, India’s largest carmaker needs to rely on other manufacturers for diesel technology.

[Source – Team BHP]

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4 thoughts on “Report – Maruti could source 1.6-liter diesel engine from Peugeot for SX4 S-Cross

  1. NIKHIL says:

    Ciaz should also come with 1.6 litre engine for diesel if ciaz is compared to verna

  2. Mika says:

    Wrong report!

  3. rayan070788 says:

    I think sx4 is good and cheaper and comfort for 5 person…..

  4. Arjun says:

    Will maruti put 1.6 ltr engine in ciaz? Will it be multi jet or Peugeot dv6?


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