Maruti may not have launched the “One Lakh Car” but it has definitely rolled out the latest technology and fuel efficient “One Lakh Cars” in India. Within 10 months of commencing its production of KB series engine, Maruti has already rolled out more than one lakh units of these engines that currently power its latest brands – A-Star and Ritz.
The new KB series engine has been extremely popular amongst the Indian customers and thus Maruti has decided to incorporate the same technology in its other existing models. According the company spokesperson, “The company's Gurgaon plant has produced over one lakh KB-series engines, which are installed in the two small cars A-Star and Ritz since its commercial production began in October last year. We have definite plans to gradually introduce this next generation light-weight fuel efficient engine series in other models over a period of next 3-5 years."
The new engines are fully compliant with BS-III, BS-IV and Euro IV emission norms. Maruti A-Star is powered by 1L petrol engine that delivers a mileage of 19.6 kmpl while the Ritz is fitted with 1.2L engine that delivers 17.7 kmpl of mileage.