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According to Autocar India, the new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine will be a successor to the current 1.2-litre K12B petrol unit. Codenamed the 'K12C', the new petrol engine is already in use on the international-spec Swift model, since 2015.
The new Suzuki 1.2-litre DualJet K12C petrol engine will replace the current unit in the country. The new petrol engine is said to be BS-VI ready; hence offering better efficiency and emissions.
The 1.2-litre K12C will come with a number of upgrades over the current K12B series. This includes two fuel-injectors per cylinder, which offers a more precise control and fuel atomisation. The new engine will also come with redesigned intake ports, combustion chambers and piston crowns. Apart from this, the K12C also comes with oil cooling jets on the underside of the piston, a new exhaust gas recirculation system as well the Maruti's Smart Hybrid system.
Although exact power figures are yet to be revealed, reports suggest that the new engine will produce close to 90bhp and 120Nm of torque. This is an increase of 7bhp and 5Nm of torque compared to the 1.2-litre unit currently in use.
Maruti Suzuki is working on updating most of its engine models, ahead of the upcoming emission norms. Maruti has already launched their new 1.5-litre petrol, which is currently being used on the Ciaz and Ertiga models. Maruti also updated its diesel unit, with a brand-new in-house developed 1.5-litre engine. This engine debuted on the Ciaz recently and will soon be introduced on other models in the future — read here for more details on the Ciaz sedan with the new 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Thoughts On The New 1.2-Litre Petrol Engine
Maruti is already set to replace its old tried and tested 1.3-litre diesel unit. Now the company is also working on updating its petrol lineup for the Indian market. Although there is still no news on when Maruti will introduce the new engine in India, we can expect it to be sometime closer to the upcoming emission norms deadline.