It is a known fact that Maruti Suzuki is in the process of replacing the ageing 1.3-litre diesel engine in its Entire Line-up with an In-house Developed 1.5L Diesel Engine. As per a leaked document, the new Maruti 1.5-litre diesel engine will produce 70 kW (95.17 PS) of power at 4,000 rpm and 225 Nm of torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm.
The Maruti Ciaz and Maruti Ertiga will employ the E15A 1.5L diesel engine in the same tuning with ‘DDiS 225’ branding. Unlike the D13A 1.3L diesel engine, the E15A 1.5L diesel engine won’t come equipped with mild-hybrid technology. Maruti Suzuki would continue offering the old 1.3L Motor until the year-end.
Maruti Suzuki will first introduce it in the BS-IV version to keep the prices competitive and will later upgrade it to BS-VI norms sometime close to the April 2020 deadline.
According to the document, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will get the new 1.5-litre diesel engine in the following variants:
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VDi 1.5 diesel
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi 1.5 diesel
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi+ 1.5 diesel
Similarly, the new 1.5-litre engine will be available in the following trims of the Ciaz:
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Delta 1.5 diesel
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Zeta 1.5 diesel
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Alpha 1.5 diesel
The price announcement of the Ciaz 1.5 diesel and Ertiga 1.5 diesel is expected to take place sometime this month.