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Maruti Ciaz 1.5 Diesel To Return 26.82kmpl; Launch In February 2019

Modified On Jan 18, 2019 03:19 PM By CarDekho for Maruti Ciaz

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The bigger diesel engine will be available alongside the existing 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel engine for now

  • Ciaz 1.5D will be available in Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants
  • Some dealers have already started accepting bookings for Rs 11,000 (refundable)
  • The 1.5-litre diesel won’t be offered with SHVS tech
  • There will be a 6-speed manual transmission on offer
  • Ciaz 1.3D will continue to be sold alongside the Ciaz 1.5D for now

Maruti Suzuki is planning to introduce its newly developed 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Ciaz in February 2019. Select Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa dealerships are already accepting bookings for the Ciaz 1.5D models for Rs 11,000. The bigger 1.5-litre engine won’t be on offer on the Ciaz Sigma for now, so the entry-level diesel Ciaz will be powered by the 1.3-litre engine only. The 1.5-litre diesel engine will eventually replace the current 1.3-litre diesel engine, but Maruti Suzuki has no plans to immediately discontinue the smaller engine on the Ciaz.

The new 1.5-litre diesel engine will be called the DDiS225, as it will produce 95.1PS of power at 4000rpm and 225Nm of peak torque between 1500-2500rpm. That’s a marginal increase of 5.1PS/25Nm over the existing 1.3-litre (90PS/200Nm) unit, which is called the DDiS200. The new diesel engine will return a claimed fuel efficiency of 26.82kmpl, which is 1.27kmpl less than the existing 1.3-litre diesel, but more than that of its rivals.


New 1.5-litre diesel engine

Existing 1.3-litre diesel engine

Honda City’s 1.5-litre diesel engine

Hyundai Verna’s 1.6-litre diesel engine

Hyundai Verna’s 1.4-litre diesel engine


1498cc, 4-cylinder

1248cc. 4-cylinder

1498cc, 4-cylinder

1582cc, 4-cylinder

1396cc, 4-cylinder

Maximum power

95.1PS @ 4000rpm

90PS @ 4,000rpm

100PS@ 3600rpm

128PS @ 4000rpm

90PS @ 4000 rpm

Maximum torque

225Nm @ 1500-2500rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

260Nm @ 1500-3000rpm

220Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

Claimed fuel efficiency







6-speed MT

5-speed MT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT/AT

6-speed MT

Sources aware of the development have informed CarDekho that the 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Ciaz will not get the mild-hybrid SHVS system. Both the current 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel units on the Ciaz and the Ertiga are available with SHVS mild hybrid system. But while the 1.3-litre unit gets the older single-battery hybrid system, the 1.5-litre petrol engine is equipped with a dual-battery (one is Li-ion) hybrid system.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

The new 1.5-litre diesel engine will be paired with a new 6-speed manual transmission. At present, all manual transmissions on Maruti cars are 5-speed units only. Even though the new 1.5-litre unit won’t be BSVI-compliant at launch, Maruti will upgrade it post April 2020 to comply with the latest emission norms. After Maruti debuts the new 1.5-litre engine with the Ciaz next month, expect to it make its way to the Ertiga and other cars later this year.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

With the addition of 1.5-litre diesel engine to the lineup, the Ciaz will be available with three engine options: 1.5-litre petrol, 1.3-litre diesel and 1.5-litre diesel. The Ciaz 1.5-litre diesel is likely to be priced upwards of Rs 10 lakh. Prices of the Ciaz 1.3D, on the other hand, start from Rs 9.19 lakh and go up to Rs 11.02 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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