FIAT rolls out last unit of its 1.3 litre multijet engine in Indian market
New Delhi : An era has come to an end with FIAT releasing its last unit of 1.3 litre multijet diesel engine. It was pre known that the company will discontinue it to enhance to BS6 compliance. Last unit of the mill was rolled out on January 23 and Fiat has produced 800,050 units of the engine so far.
In 2017, the company had announced that they will not be upgrading the engine to BS6 norms due to heavy costs required in the upgrade.
Speaking on the roll out of the last unit, Fiat Spokesperson said, "Our JV manufacturing facility FIAPL today produced the last BSIV 1.3-litre Multijet engine. This dependable, legendary turbo-diesel Fiat engine has, over the years, powered many popular vehicles in India. With the BS-6 emission regulation norms being implemented, production has now been discontinued as we are actively moving into the manufacturing of BSVI powertrains. FIAPL produced a total of 800,050 of these dependable1.3-litre turbo-diesel engines in the life-cycle. We remain fully committed to our customers and have a robust plan ensuring spare parts availability for the life of any Fiat vehicle equipped with this workhorse. Parts will available at all FCA authorised workshops for the next 10 years."
The engine was among the favourite ones in the Indian market. Famous carmakers like Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors in the diesel car market used it across various car segments.
Other than the Fiat Punto and Linea, the motor has powered models like the Swift, Dzire, Ignis, Baleno, Pre-facelift Ciaz, Previous generation Ertiga and even the Ritz which has been discontinued now. Tata Motors too has used this engine in models like Indigo eCS, Indigo Manza and Indica Vista among others.