Maruti Suzuki Betting on Diesel in India With Plant Expansion
The third assembly line will be added at the same time as the new diesel engine factory. Currently, the 1.3-liter MultiJet is sourced from Fiat India, but increased demand for diesel cars means waiting periods for customers are longer than ever. However, prices for diesel fuel are on the rise, and it's still unknown what impact this will have on Indian consumer's attitude towards these engines.
The engine is offered in a number of best selling car models such as the Swift hatchback (shown above), Ertiga MPV and the Swift Dzire compact sedan.
The 1.3-liter MultiJet engine was first launched in Europe in 2003 and is used by many compact Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo cars. For the Suzuki Swift, a low output 75 hp version is used, with a fixed geometry turbo.
Source: FinancialExpress via IndianCarsBikes.in