Maruti Suzuki K-series engine reaches magical figure of 25 lakh!
Do you know what power India’s four most selling hatchbacks (Alto K10, WagonR, Swift and Celerio) and other petrol models of the Maruti Suzuki? It’s the potent K-series engine. But that’s not what made the headline today. The news is that the automaker crossed milestone of manufacturing 25 lakh K-series petrol engines till date.
Maruti Suzuki brought the K-Series engine in 2008 which powered the hatch A-star (now discontinued). The K-series engine is also capable of powering the alternate fuel (CNG and LPG) vehicles which were offered with factory fitted kits. The engine also does duty in compact sedan Dzire and Ertiga.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Executive Director, Engineering, CV Raman said in a statement, "The K-series is one of the most refined gasoline engine technologies available in India. It is able to combine best in class fuel efficiency with superior performance."
The automaker in the month of July retailed a total of 101,380 units as compared to 83,299 units in July 2013. Out of total 101,380 units, 11,287 units were exported by the company. In the current fiscal till July, the carmaker sold a 4,01,274 units as compared to 3,49,733 units for the same period previous fiscal.
Raman also added, “Engine refinement is an ongoing effort and going forward the company's new models will incorporate technologies that further enhance the attributes of high fuel efficiency, low emissions, superior performance and NVH.”
The automaker also plans to introduce the SX4 replacement Ciaz by the end of this month or by the first week of September. The concept model of Ciaz was already showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, while the production model looks more like the Alivio car showed at the Auto China.
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