Maruti's Vitara Brezza, which was recently launched only with a diesel engine option, will get a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
"An SUV needs a high torque engine which makes our Boosterjet a good match for the Vitara Brezza" said a company official. "Besides, we import the Boosterjet engine for the Baleno for global markets. This makes the logistics for sourcing the engine relatively easy" he added.
The Boosterjet engine, will initially be imported as it will be expensive to make local assembly viable. "You need to be making at least 1,00,000 units a month before you can justify local assembly but we will monitor the demand for this engine which may power future products as well before taking any decision," added the official.
The new 1.0-litre petrol engine, will be a turbo-charged 996cc petrol engine, producing an impressive 110bhp at 5,500rpm.
Maruti will also improve the fuel efficiency of the 1.0-litre engine, since the engine is has a turbo, the fuel economy is very sensitive and varies considerably when tested in the real world conditions.