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Scoop! Maruti Suzuki 800 Diesel coming in 2014

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It may be noted that the new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, which replaced the last gen Alto in India, has literally taken the entry level hatchback segment by storm. It has not just carried forward the legacy enjoyed by the Alto brand name but has also been successful in carving out a distinct identity for itself.

The new Alto 800, despite the insipid exterior styling, is flying off the shelves and has been giving sleepless nights to rivals. The only direct rival that the diesel variant of Alto 800 would face is the soon to be launched Tata Nano diesel. The Tata Nano hasn’t really gone down too well with the Indian car buying lot but Tata is betting big on the upcoming diesel variant which, in all probability, will offer stellar fuel economy. Powering the Tata Nano diesel would be a two cylinder, 800 cc diesel engine with aruond 40PS of max power.

The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 diesel too will be a new 800cc turbo diesel engine that will be developed ‘in-house’ by MSIL (with assistance from a team of engineers from Suzuki, Japan.)

The new 0.8 Liter diesel engines would ensure two things-

  • Maruti won’t have to pay royalty to some other car maker for the procurement and usage of their diesel engine (Currently, Maruti pays to Fiat for using their Multijet motor). This would enable MSIL to price its cars more competitively.
  • A 0.8 liter diesel engine means that not just the Alto 800 but also the AStar and WagonR could soon get a diesel engine variant to battle it out against the diesel powered Chevrolet Beat and upcoming all new Hyundai i10.

Maruti already seems to be having another winner in his hands. What say?


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I won't got into more details but the author in the source didn't tell if his friend was ordered Fuel Injectors and what are the number of cylinder engine (like 3/4 injectors). If maruti had developed a 4 cylinder 800 cc engine then they cannot use the iteration for bigger engines in heavier cars. I think Maruti is making a 1.5 litre engine then they will cut a cylinder and make it 1.1lt than 800 cc, also don't forget the development cost of reducing a cylinder is a lot cheaper than building and engine grounds up.

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