When will Maruti launch its next diesel car?

New Delhi:  Maruti Suzuki did away with its diesel engine lineup with the advent of the BS6 emission standards in April 2020. As per the current demand in the market, the company has been preparing a BS6 compliant 1.5 litre DDiS engine. This engine was an offer in multiple Maruti cars in the BS4 format.

It is looking forward to make a comeback in BS6 avatar. The first Maruti car to get BS6 diesel engine will be XL6 premium MPV, as per the reports of The Hindu Business Line. The launch could take place in January 2022, right after the Auto Expo 2022 – which is expected to take place in February 2022.

After the launch of XL6 diesel, Maruti Suzuki is likely to launch diesel engine option for Vistara Brezza and Ertiga. The launch of Brezza Diesel BS6 is assumed to launch at the 2022 Auto Expo while the Ertiga diesel is expected by mid 2022. Price of diesel versions are expected to be about Rs 5000 to Rs 1 lakh which is more than their respective petrol powered versions. 

The new diesel engine could also make its way onto the vehicles supplied by Maruti Suzuki to Toyota Kirloskar Motors. For now, this includes the Urban Cruiser. But there are plans to launch rebadged versions of Ertiga and Ciaz in the future.

Diesel engine is likely to be manufactured at the company’s powertrain plant in Manesar. Specifications of the 1.5 liter DDiS engine have yet not been disclosed.

The BS6 compliant diesel engine is slated to offer similar power and torque. Maruti might also introduce a mild hybrid system to boost its fuel efficiency. 


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