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Maruti Suzuki, India's leading automaker, announced that its SX4 sedan will be offered with an optional 1.3-liter turbocharged diesel engine starting early next year. The oil-burning mill, supplied by Fiat, is expected to be one of the most fuel-efficient engine options ever offered in a production SX4.

Maruti Suzuki managing executive officer, M. M. Singh, told a news agency in India that production of the diesel-fueled SX4 is scheduled like this:
The production of a 1.3-liter diesel engine with turbo charger is going on and we will start assembling it in SX4 once our plants reopen on January 3 next year. After the annual weekly maintenance shutdown.
In addition to the launch of a diesel version of the SX4, Maruti Suzuki is reportedly considering dropping an oil-burner in its multi-purpose vehicle concept, the R3, and may debut that diesel-fueled model by the end of 2012.

[Source: The Economic Times]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The SX4 diesel comes less in cc but power-packed with more power and torque to its engine. It also has a variable geometry turbocharger which uses variable vanes to control exhaust flow against the turbine blades and boosts airflow and efficiency. Maruti Suzuki SX4 is best compact sedan, luxurious, comfortable and affordable car in India. The Maruti Suzuki SX4 is best automotive deal in Indian as well as world automotive market.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I did hear about this before, but was not sure.. I do think that it's a brilliant move.. specially as Fiat engines are one of the best in the world. If I'm not wrong, last year Fiat 500 Twin air's engine was judged as the best innovative small engine.

      I'm not assuming the same thing to be in SX4 though.. but the fact that Fiat is providing the engines is a massive advantage!
      Thought I'll just share my opinion!

      Good post, thanks for sharing! :)
      Bryan Steopher
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Maruti Suzuki SX4 is an A3 premium segment sedan that blends style, comfort, performance, and safety. The SX4 is being touted as the tallest, widest, and broadest sedan in its class. http://www.joy2day.com/cars/suzuki/sx4/maruti-suzuki-sx4-2012-sedan-pics-and-review-in-india-and-usa.php
      sandy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow.what a car! Iike this MPV very much.Maruti Suzuki India is all geared up to launch its newest MPV Etriga on April 12. This new car would come in three variants of both petrol and diesel versions. The car is rendered simple looks but grand engine specifications. If you look at the Ertiga, you could be forgiven to think, it's based on the Ritz. Because the face looks like an evolution of the Ritz'. But in reality, the Ertiga is a stretched out Swift platform. Clever packaging and a longer wheelbase means this Swift suddenly thinks it's a people-mover. http://newcars.indiandrives.com/