A good number of cars in India run on Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine. Its popularity seems to grow every day, so much so that the engine is dubbed as the “national engine”. One of the main applicants of this engine is Maruti Suzuki. The Swift, Ritz, Vitara Brezza, Baleno, Ignis, Ciaz, S-Cross all run on the 1.3-litre Multijet engine.
Reportedly, Fiat India Automobiles has signed a fresh deal with Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors to supply a total of 2.2 lakh diesel engines over the next three years. The deal with Maruti is to supply 1.5 lakh units of 1.3-litre diesel engine which powers its several popular models. For Tata Motors, the deal is to supply 70,000 units of 2.0-litre Multijet engines for a new SUV which is being developed on the Land Rover platform, internally codenamed Q501.
Fiat India’s plant at Ranjangaon near Pune is a Fiat-Tata Joint Venture, producing Fiat and Tata brand cars. A few hundred crores investment on the plant will be made to meet the engine demands.