Picture caption: Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and R S
Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India pose next
the newly launched DDiS 125 diesel engine and the new Celerio diesel
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has on June 3, 2015 introduced a
diesel variant of the Celerio model. The car costs Rs 4.65 lakh onward. The car is powered by a DDiS 125 engine which
also made its golobal debut in India. It is the first diesel engine designed
and developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation. Maruti Suzuki has all along been
procuring its diesel engine requirement from Fiat India. The DDiS 125 engine is
a two-cylinder 793 cc unit capable of 47 bhp at 3,500 rpm and 125 Nm of torque
Introductory Prices: Ex showroom Delhi
Celerio ZDi (Optional)
Maruti Suzuki Celerio which was first introduced with the Auto
Gear Shift technology to India, now becomes the first car to offer a super
compact diesel engine option to Indian car buyers. The company claims that the Celerio
Diesel car will offer a fuel efficiency of 27.62 kmpl as per test results under Rule 115 of CMVR,
1089, making it India’s most fuel efficient car.
Launched in February 2014, Celerio has sold over 95,000
units. Nearly a third of the total sales
of Celerio are of the Auto Gear Shift variants. Maruti Suzuki’s share in the
lower hatchback has shot up to 71% from 61% within a year of Celerio’s launch.
On the launch in the capital, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO,
Maruti Suzuki, said, “Celerio, powered by DDiS 125 engine, is India’s most fuel
efficient car. This is also the first diesel engine designed and developed by
Suzuki Motor Corporation. It is designed to offer a smooth drive and
strengthens Celerio’s reputation as a car that offers easy drive in cities as
well as on highways. With the launch of Celerio Diesel, the three most fuel
efficient cars in India are all Maruti Suzuki cars: Celerio (D), DZire (D) and
the premium sedan Ciaz (D).”
125 Nm@2000 rpm
900 kgs (full options)
The company stated that Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers have
together invested over Rs 900 crore towards development of DDiS 125 and it
comes with over 97 per cent localisation.
The DDiS 125 is compact and light weight and its cylinder
block is all aluminium. DDiS 125 comes with a compact fuel distribution system
and a turbocharger suited to a 2-cylinder engine. Further, by decreasing
compression ratio and installing a large intercooler it has combined high
torque in low RPM and fuel efficiency. Minimising friction, improving thermal
efficiency, adopting low viscosity lubricants have also helped enhance the fuel
efficiency in DDiS 125.
The DDiS 125 engine derives its lineage from the DDiS family
known for high quality driveability. By delivering peak torque at a low RPM the
DDiS 125 engine on Celerio offers good ride in city conditions and on highways.
Equipped with a hydraulic clutch system, Celerio Diesel
offers effortless gear shift. Vehicle rigidity and powertrain integration has
been optimised for lower vibrations and superior cabin isolation. The low
compression ratio, cooled exhaust gas re-circulation and Intercooler
technologies enable DDiS 125 to meet BS IV norms with OBD II.
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