After an extended gestation interval, Maruti Suzuki is lastly prepared with its in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine. The up to date Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the primary mannequin to characteristic the brand new engine that’s been referred to as DDiS 225 to indicate its peak torque output. The turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine makes 95hp at four,000rpm and 225Nm of peak torque at 1,500-2,500rpm, which marks a 5hp and 25Nm soar over the outgoing 1.Three-litre engine. With an ARAI rated gas financial system of 26.82kpl, the Maruti Ciaz diesel holds on to the crown of most effective diesel-manual mid-size sedan, even when financial system has gone down by 1.27kpl vis-à-vis the present 1.Three engine. Whereas the engine is an all-aluminium unit, Maruti says refinement has been given due significance. Optimised compression ratios are mentioned to have diminished engine fluctuations whereas a dual-mass flywheel has additionally been integrated. Additionally new to the Ciaz diesel is Suzuki’s new 6-speed handbook gearbox.
Whereas this new engine is BS-VI-ready, for now, it’s BS-IV-compliant and might be upgraded to fulfill the extra stringent norms at a later date.
The up to date Maruti Ciaz diesel’s costs begin at Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the bottom Delta variant and go as much as Rs 11.37 lakh for the top-spec Ciaz Alpha. Spec-to-spec, costs have risen by about Rs 17,000 for the lower-spec Delta trim and by about Rs 35,000 for the top-spec Alpha variant, in comparison with the outgoing 1.Three-litre diesel-equipped mannequin. A degree to notice: the beforehand supplied base Sigma variant is just not obtainable with the Ciaz 1.5 diesel.
Curiously, the brand new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel misses out on the mild-hybrid setup of the outdated mannequin. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz petrol carries on with its dual-battery hybrid setup.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the best-selling mid-sized sedan in the intervening time. The arrival of the brand new diesel engine addresses one of many large chinks in its armour – the outdated diesel engine.
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz variant-wise costs (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Ciaz 1.5 diesel||Ciaz 1.Three diesel|
|Sigma||–||Rs 9.19 lakh|
|Delta||Rs 9.97 lakh||Rs 9.80 lakh|
|Zeta||Rs 11.08 lakh||Rs 10.62 lakh|
|Alpha||Rs 11.37 lakh||Rs 11.02 lakh|