Maruti Suzuki Produces 25 Lakh K-Series Engines!


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NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) on Friday crossed yet another landmark by producing five-lakh K-series engines in less than 23 months of its introduction.

MSIL started manufacturing fuel efficient K-series petrol engines in October 2008 and has so far introduced it in its seven models — Alto-K10, Wagon R, Swift, Ritz, Estilo, Swift Dzire and A-Star. MSIL has an installed capacity of 5-lakh K-series engines annually, and to meet the growing market demand, it recently announced an expansion plan of additional 2-lakh K-series engines by 2012.

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Maruti Suzuki produces two types of K-series all-aluminium light weight engines in 998cc and 1.2 litre that gives best-in-class fuel efficiency.


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I'm disappointed that the K-series variant in the new WagonR doesn't cut the mustard. This has to be one of the most underpowered cars on the road today.
 
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Well but the TD reports say that the engine is a lot better than the previous engine thanks to K-series.

IMO instead of manufacturing so much engines , they can work on clearing the backlog!
 

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IMO instead of manufacturing so much engines , they can work on clearing the backlog!
I did not get the point. To clear the backlog, They need to manufacture more units, and to manufacture more units, they after all need an engine, No?

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But hey 5Lakh engines are too many right? Or maybe am i wrong as few numbers would be imported too![frustration]

But i seriously feel they should work to clear the backlog , they are losing several potential customers. My friend who has booked an i20 was very much interested in Swift VXi but backed off seeing the huge waiting period. i20 a new entrant in the market has a waiting period of only 15 days maximum for petrol.
 

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But hey 5Lakh engines are too many right? Or maybe am i wrong as few numbers would be imported too![frustration]
cooldhaya,
The write-up is a magic of English! You have merely misunderstood the purpose!!
The articles says Maruti has achieved the milestone of producing 5 Lakh K-Series engines. It doesn't mean they've produced five lakh at one go!!

No imports here buddy! K-series is totally desi for now!!


@350Z: Well said.
 
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Re: Maruti Suzuki produces 5-lakh K-series engines

Though it may be OT i have a confusion.

Is it the gear box for this engine used in different cars also same? I mean the 998 CC engine usedin the alto, estilo, Wagonr have the same gear box? also the 1.2 ltr engine used in the ritz & Swift has same gear box or they have different gear ratio?

I guess though they have different gear ratio it can be easily fixed to differnt vehicles using the same engine.

I feel Maruti should use the 1.2 ltr K series engine in Wagon r and sold Estilo with 1ltr engine. Then they dont have to stop the Estilo production.
 
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