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Maruti Suzuki are reportedly set to discontinue all diesel variants from April 2020, citing a potentially stratospheric rise in the cost of future cars that will have to be powered by engines that fall in line with the latest of emission control directives and as such will require expensive technologies to ensure that they don’t fall foul of these norms.

Maruti Suzuki have had a 1.3-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel as part of their Indian portfolio for the best part of the last decade, and recently brought in a new indigenously-developed 1.5-litre four-cylinder DDIS 225 option producing 95 PS and 225 Nm in the recently launched Ciaz sedan, an option that is also expected to feature on more models in the their portfolio in the future. Which is why this recent spate of reports has been a bit of head-scratcher, to say the least.

So will Maruti Suzuki abolish this new engine just two short years after they worked so hard to develop it in the first place? Will they retain the more powerful engines as part of their lineup and only do away with diesel variants for their more economical offerings? Or will they down-tune this particular DDIS 225 option and offer it in their smaller cars? Only time will tell, so keep an eye on this space and we will keep updating you as the story continues to unfold.

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About the author: Harket Suchde

 

Senior Correspondent at Car India Magazine, rock-n-roll kid, footy fanatic and gaming nut. You can hit me up on Twitter @thecrediblehark - I promise I'll respond...eventually.
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