Wednesday, May 01, 2019
By Kamal Swami
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2019 Upgraded With New 1.5 litre Diesel Engine
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, country’s leading car maker has finally introduced the new in house built 1.5 litre DDiS 225 4-cylinder diesel engine in the upgraded version Ertiga MPV. The new engine is offered in VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ trims with the price tag of Rs. Rs 9.86 lakh, Rs 10.69 lakh and Rs 11.20 lakh respectively. All these prices are ex-showroom prices in New Delhi. The new engine is reported to generate the power of 94 bhp at 4,000 rpm and the torque of 225Nm at rpm between 1500-2000. According to the company sources the new version of Ertiga with the new diesel engine configuration will deliver an ARAI approved average of 24.20 kmpl.
Addressing the launch of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga with 1.5 litre Diesel engine, Mr. R.S. Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, “Considering the requirements of evolving customers, the Next Gen Ertiga is now offered with new 1.5-litre Diesel engine. The new engine is a perfect combination of performance and refinement. It showcases Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to provide products aligned with customers aspirations. We are sure this new engine option will strengthen the popularity of Ertiga in urban MPV segment.”
Prior to this the second generation of Maruti Suzuki Eritga was launched last year during the month of November. At that time the Indo-Japanese car maker had launched only the petrol variant which was energized with 1.5 litre K15B petrol engine with SHVS mild-hybrid system. The petrol engine boosts the power of 104 bhp and the torque of 138Nm. The transmission duty is performed by five speed manual gear transmission system and 4 speed torque convertor automatic transmission system. The new 1.5 litre diesel engine is reported to be mated with Dual Mass Flywheel that helps in minimizing the fluctuations in engine.