The company’s Gurgaon plant has produced one lakh KB series engines that are installed in Maruti’s new cars the A star and Ritz. The KB series engines are one of the most fuel efficient engines ever produced by Suzuki Motors Corporation. The production of this new engine started only in October but it has achieved a feat which few Maruti cars can hope to achieve.
It is available in two different types – 1.0 litre engine that is installed in Maruti Suzuki A-star and the 1.2 litre engine that is installed in Maruti Suzuki Ritz. Due to these engines A-star is able to deliver a fuel economy of 19.6 km/l and the Maruti Suzuki Ritz gives 17.7 km/l in the city. The company officials were surprised and overwhelmed by the response to the new engine. KB series powertrains are only one of the two Suzuki engines manufactured in India.
Encouraged by this response, Maruti Suzuki now plans to install the same engine in the entire range of its small cars. However, there are no details about the next car that will receive this engine. But whichever car receives it, the company can rest assured that the sales will soar high.