We all know that Suzuki currently produces the 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine under license from Fiat, in both fixed and variable geometry variants. Now the company has decided to buy Fiat’s 1.6-liter Multijet engine. Unlike India, where the company replicates the 1.3 diesel under license, the 1.6-liter diesel will be bought directly. Suzuki will import the engines manufactured in Italy by Fiat, to Hungary.
The engines, most likely will be used to power the next generation SX4 crossover which is reaching the end of its production life cycle now. It’s notable that Suzuki has been buying 2.0-liter diesel engines from Fiat Powertrain Technologies since 2006 for the SX4 made in Hungary. The 2.0-liter engine will be replaced with the new, smaller engine, in light of the fact that even smaller engines these days produce power equivalent to their bigger, older brethren. The engine will be made by Fiat at its Pratola Serra plant in southern Italy, and delivered to Suzuki’s plant in Hungary.
The 1.6-liter diesel in question produces a very healthy 120PS at 3750 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm at 1750 rpm.