has been selling the 1.3-liter FIRE diesel
in Europe for a while, but the car was introduced in India
It is Fiat's first diesel in India and
it made its debut at the New Delhi auto show
. According to Automotive News
, within a year "the diesel will become part of regular powertrain production in India." Fiat's Mumbai plant can build 300,000 engines a year. Fiat India's head of engineering and development told AN that, "The 1.3-liter unit is the right diesel for India. We'll produce three versions of the FIRE engine family, including 1.1-liter and 1.4-liter gasoline versions." While everyone waits for cleaner cars, is it any surprise that car company's are turning to technology they know in the meantime?
[Source: Jesse Snyder / Automotive News]