The Fiat MultiJet 1.3-litre turbo-diesel is one of the most popular engines out there and for good reason. This engine has an unbeatable combination of great efficiency as well as excellent performance and drive-ability and hence, many manufacturers have opted to use this engine in their cars. This engine has found its place under the hood of the car’s which have clocked great sales numbers constantly. This engine is so popular that, it has sometimes been called the national engine of India.
There are three different forms of the same engine, but with different outputs –
- The first form is one in which the engine produces 75PS and 190NM of torque. In this form, the engine uses a Fixed Geometry turbo, but in the Chevrolet Sail U-VA and Sail sedan, this engine is tuned up a little, to produce 75PS and 205NM. This form of the 1.3 MultiJet is mostly used to power hatchbacks.
- The second form is one which uses a variable geometry turbo instead of a fixed geometry turbo, and this time around, the engine produces 90PS and 200NM. This engine is mostly used on heavier utility vehicles and C-segment sedans, and sometimes performance variants of hatchbacks, like the Punto 90HP.
- The third form is one in which, the engine has lost a cylinder and lots of power. This form is a 3-cylinder engine producing 58.5PS and 150NM, and is the engine which powers the Chevrolet Beat.
Here’s a list of all the manufacturers and their cars in India which are powered by this amazing masterpiece from Fiat –
Under the Chevrolet badge, the 1.3 MultiJet is used in the Beat in 58.5PS form, in the Sail U-VA and Sail sedan in 78PS form, and in the Enjoy MPV in 90PS form.
If all other brands can use their engines, why not they themselves right, so Fiat uses the 1.3 MultiJet in the Grande Punto in the 75PS form, there’s also another version of the Punto, named the Punto 90HP, which, like the name suggests, Uses the 90PS form of this engine. Fiat also uses this engine in the Linea and Linea classic in 90PS form.
3) Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki is the manufacturer which sells the most cars powered by this diesel engine. This engine powers the Ritz, The Swift and the Swift Dzire in the 75PS form, and the 90PS form is used in the SX4 as well as the Ertiga.
Premier Automobiles Ltd. is August-2012, launched the India’s first compact SUV with India’s most popular diesel engine a 1.3-litre MultiJet heart called Premier RiO CRDi4 at an exciting price of Rs 6.74 lakh.
5) Tata Motors
Tata uses the 1.3 MultiJet in the Indica Vista Quadrajet in the 75PS form, in the Indica Vista D90 in the 90PS form and in the Tata Manza Quadrajet in the 90PS form.
Cars that will use the 1.3 litre MultiJet diesel in the future –
The upcoming Hindustan Motors Ambassador compact sedan, The Chevrolet Beat facelift, The Tata ‘Falcon 4’ and ‘Falcon 5’, the refreshed cars from Fiat, the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy re-launch, the Maruti Suzuki YL1 sedan, Ritz facelift and Swift facelift will all be powered by the 1.3 litre MultiJet from Fiat.
Fiat will also launch a bigger 1.6 litre MultiJet turbo-diesel, this engine will premiere under the hood of the next-gen Fiat Linea, even Maruti Suzuki will eventually use this 1.6 MultiJet on its crossover models of the future.