IAB Report – Maruti’s K-Series engine crosses 25 lakh production milestone


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Over 2.5 million units of the petrol engine made since 2008.

India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, announced yesterday that it’s K-Series engine crossed the 25 lakhs production milestone.

Maruti Alto K10 front three quarter press shot
The K-Series engine powers cars as small as the Alto K10.

Introduced in India in 2008 under the hood of the A-Star, K-Series engines now power seven Maruti Suzuki models. The K-10 engine, which is a three-cylinder 1.0-liter unit, powers the Wagon R, Alto K10 and the recently launched Celerio. The K-12, a four-cylinder 1.2-liter engine, is found under the hoods of the Swift, Dzire and Ritz. The most powerful family member, the K-14 which is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, powers the Ertiga MPV, and would also power the soon-to-launch Ciaz sedan.

The K-10 engine is good for 68 PS (67.04 bhp) and 90 Nm of torque, the K-12 produces 87 PS (85.77 bhp) and 114 Nm, and finally the K-14 does with 95 PS (93.66 bhp) and 130 Nm. These engines are also used to power CNG and LPG variants of these cars.

Maruti Ciaz IAB rendering
The upcoming Ciaz is expected to use a K-Series engine as well.

Check out our review the Celerio AMT.

Interestingly, the first K-Series engine was made in October of 2008. In August 2010, less than two years after the first engine was made, Maruti produced the 500,000th K-Series engine. And now, in about four years from making the 500,000th engine, the company seems to have ramped up production of the engine to achieve the 25 lakh figure.

Maruti Ertiga Limited Edition – Image Gallery

Maruti K-Series Engine 25 Lakhs Milestone – Press Release

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