Maruti compact SUV to be powered by upcoming homegrown 1.5 litre diesel engine

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It has by now become well known that leading Indian car maker Maruti Suzuki is busy developing a new range of oil burners. The advent of homegrown diesel engines would mean that MSIL would no longer need to pay royalty to Fiat. This would also mean that the car maker could price its cars ultra competitively.

 The upcoming family of diesel engines will consist of motors with cubic-capacity ranging from 0.8 litres to 1.5 litres. Most likely, MSIL would first introduce the new 2 cyl 0.8 litre motor that would power the Carry LCV, the Alto 800 and the gen next AStar.

The three-cylinder 1.2-liter oil burner would power the Swift hatchback and the Ritz.

The onslaught of new age diesel motors won’t stop here as MSIL will next launch four-cylinder 1.5-liter unit that would power the SX4 sedan and the Ertiga. And if the good chaps at Autocar are to be believed, this motor would also power the production spec xa-Alpha, the upcoming compact SUV from MSIL.

Worth mentioning here is that while the xa-Alpha made its Indian debut way back in early 2012, at the Indian Auto Expo, the car won’t be launched before 2016.

Stay tuned to Motoroids for more details on the upcoming range of diesel engines from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) and on the launch of the Ford EcoSport rivalling xa-Alpha compact SUV.

Click here to read our earlier post on the upcoming range of diesel engines from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Click here to read more about the xa-Alpha compact SUV concept that was showcased at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo

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