The country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki, introduced the updated Ciaz in India in August 2018. Soon after, there have been reports that the company will introduce a bigger 1.5-litre diesel engine as a replacement to the existing 1.3-litre diesel variant. This time around the vehicle has been spotted on test with a bigger 1.5-litre diesel engine thereby indicating on its possible launch sometime soon.
The upcoming change in emission norms will require car manufacturers to comply with BSVI before the 31 March 2020 deadline. This would mean that the Indian car manufacturer is likely to introduce the 1.5-litre diesel variant in India over the next few months. The larger four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission will generate 94bhp of power and 225Nm of torque. In terms of features, it will be available with existing options.
Apart from a diesel version, the Ciaz is available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 103bhp at 6000rpm and 138Nm of torque at 4400rpm. The petrol version can be had with a five-speed manual or a four-speed torque converter. The new petrol engine replaced the 1.4-litre unit in the Ertiga in November last year.