Maruti Suzuki discontinues Ciaz diesel variants in India

Maruti Suzuki discontinues Ciaz diesel variants in India New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
author image Aditya Nadkarni
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 18:20 PM

The diesel-powered Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has discreetly discontinued in India with immediate effect. The diesel variants of the sedan are no longer listed on the brand's official website.

Powertrain options on the Maruti Ciaz will now be limited to a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine with the SHVS mild-hybrid technology that produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. This engine is offered with a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission.

The move to discontinue the diesel-powered Maruti Ciaz is a part of the company's plans to phase out all diesel engines by April 2020, which is when the BS6 emission norms will come into effect. Maruti Suzuki may also bring back the 1.5-litre diesel engine in the BS6 form if there is a demand for it.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel variants were powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that produced 94bhp and 225Nm of torque. This engine was paired to a six-speed manual transmission.

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