Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has finally introduced its DDIS225 E15A 1.5-litre diesel engine with a 6-speed manual transmission on the Ciaz. The new Maruti Ciaz 1.5L diesel engine variant has gone on sale in a price range of INR 9.97 lakh-11.37 lakh*.
The E15A 1.5-litre diesel engine produces a maximum power of 70 kW (95.17 PS) at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 225 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which is something that is not available on any other Maruti model at the moment. The manufacturer claims that the Maruti Ciaz 1.5L diesel variant will offer a high level of refinement and low NVH levels. This has been achieved through the use of a Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) along with an optimised compression ratio that reduces engine fluctuations.
The Maruti Ciaz 1.5L diesel model has a claimed fuel efficiency of 26.82 km/l. It may be noted here that the new model misses out on the company's SHVS mild-hybrid system, but still manages to outclass the Honda City 1.5L i-DTEC (25.6 km/l) in the fuel economy stakes. The segment-leading fuel economy is courtesy of the new oil-burner's lightweight aluminium-cast cylinder head and block along with optimised engine calibration.
The existing D13A engine, on the other hand, offers a staggering 28.09 km/l. That said, the Fiat-sourced oil-burner will have to bow out by March 2020 owing to its inability to meet the BSVI emission norms. On the other hand, the new DDIS225 motor is currently BSIV-compliant and will be upgraded to meet the tighter regulations closer to the deadline (1 April 2020).
Sharing his thoughts on the new engine, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & 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. The new engine showcases our commitment to provide products that capture performance aspirations of our young customers. We are confident that introduction of this new engine will further strengthen our portfolio and help in the popularity of our cars.
Maruti Ciaz 1.5L diesel price list
- Delta - INR 9.97 Lakh*
- Zeta - 11.08 Lakh*
- Alpha- 11.37 Lakh*
* all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi