Marutis New Petrol Engine Plant in India

Wednesday 22 October 2008, 00:00 AM by Rishi

India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India, opened its new petrol engine plant on Tuesday. The plant will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 2,40,000 fuel efficient KB series petrol engines. These petrol engines will be primarily used for its new model A-Star slated for a launch in India. The commencement of the new petrol engine plant from Maruti is in line with its target to achieve sales of one million by 2010-11.

"The new engine series is an important step towards attaining the target sales of a million units in the domestic market by 2010-11. The operational capacity of our plant has reached the million mark," said Shinzo Nakanishi, Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director. "This new engine is highly fuel efficient while also offering best in refinement and performance. It will take engine technology to the next level in India,” he added.

The new KB engine will be introduced into other models after the A-star. The new power plant will also be used in the new redesigned Alto and Nissan Pixo. The new KB series engine complies with BS III emission norms as well as Euro IV and Euro V standards and it will also power the export models of the company.

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