The BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine from Maruti will be first fitted to the XL6
Maruti Suzuki has been working on its 1.5-litre diesel engine for over a year in order to make it BS6-compliant. Around January next year, the company plans to fit the engine to the XL6 MPV.
Produced at Manesar in Haryana, the 1.5-litre Maruti diesel engine is also set to find its way under the bonnet of the second-generation Vitara Brezza.
Later, the same engine will be offered with the Ertiga MPV and Maruti’s C-segment sedan, the Ciaz. Both these models were powered by the BS4 version of the same engine. However, it is not known if the S-Cross will be a recipient of the motor.
It goes without saying that Toyota’s Urban Cruiser and the soon-to-be launched Belta, which are rebadged Vitara Brezza and Ciaz, respectively, will also receive the oil burner.
Maruti has already been caught testing the Ertiga MPV with the DDiS 225 engine despite the fact that the company had openly stated, in 2019, that it will phase out all diesel cars from its portfolio once BS6 norms are enforced.
Expect the BS6-compliant Maruti diesel engine to produce similar power and torque figures as the BS4 version which had rated outputs of 94 BHP and 225 Nm.