Maruti studying GDI petrol for Vitara Brezza – Report
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For now, only a diesel engine is confirmed.
In an interview with AutoCar Professional, C.V Raman, executive director at MSIL’s (Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.) engineering division confirms that Maruti is looking for an appropriate petrol engine for the Vitara Brezza. For now, only a diesel engine is confirmed.
To receive the tax benefits of a sub-4m vehicle, the Vitara Brezza should have a petrol engine displacing under 1,200cc. Currently, Maruti employs their own K12B 1.2-liter petrol engine with VVT for the sub-4m options, and will introduce a smaller-yet-more-powerful 1.0-liter Boosterjet engine in the Maruti Baleno RS this year. As of now, it’s unclear which petrol engine will make its way under the hood of the Vitara Brezza.
The diesel engine confirmed for the sub-4m SUV is the familiar 1.3-liter DDiS diesel four-cylinder engine capable of 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Vitara Brezza is Maruti’s contender in the highly competitive sub-4m segment, which comprises of the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300, and is the first Maruti product to have been completely developed by Maruti in India.
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[Source: Autocar Professional]