2019 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV 1.5 diesel spotted testing
A set of spy images have surfaced which shows the new 1.5 diesel powered Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV being tested. This is Maruti Suzuki's first in-house developed diesel engine and recently debuted in the Ciaz.
The new motor is called the DDiS 225 and makes 95PS at 4,000rpm and 225Nm between 1,500rpm and 2,500rpm. The company claims that this motor is more responsive, by way of better low-end torque. It is also claimed to be more refined, given that it uses a dual mass flywheel (DMF) alongside an optimised compression ratio. The new motor is also more efficient, its aluminium casted cylinder head and block and calibration help it achieve a 26.82kmpl figure. Also debuting with this engine is a new six-speed manual transmission.
This motor replaces the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced Multijet motor that Maruti Suzuki has been using so far. That motor put out 90PS at a similar 4,000rpm but was not quite as responsive, with the 200Nm torque coming in at a higher 1,750rpm. The Multijet motor in this DDiS 200 guise does duty in the Vitara Brezza too, so expect that to get the new unit in the coming months. Eventually, we also expect the brand's smaller offerings, the Swift and Baleno to also move to this engine. Also expected is the BSVI version of this engine. That is expected sometime closer to the government-mandated deadline next year and will come with a more significant price bump.
We expect the newly powered Ertiga diesel to launch very soon. The Ertiga already gets the 1.5 litre four cylinder K15B petrol with 105PS and 138 Nm. we expect this to be replaced too with the new Dualjet motor that recently debuted in the Baleno.
Also see: The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a matured people-carrier | First Drive Review
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