Maruti Suzuki Plans to Swap Diesel Engines with GDI-Powered Engines
Maruti Suzuki India Limited against its statement of phasing out diesel-driven versions of its select models has now altered its thinking towards GDI – Gasoline Direct Injection. The GDI variant is an alternative for the BS-VI norms that will come into force by April 1, 2020.
GDI technology runs on petrol generating a higher power output without compromising on fuel efficiency. Currently, the company is offering this technology in the new Baleno RS, which is equipped with a 1-litre DiTC engine. So far, the hypothesis states that the company was propelled to take this decision due to the norms of Bharat Emission VI.
What is GDI?
Gasoline Direct Injection is a type of fuel injection capable of injecting fuel into the intake at low pressure. When compared to a conventional fuel line that injects gasoline at high pressure directly into the combustion, the GDI engine precise the control of injection timing along with the amount of fuel delivered.
How does GDI help with BS-VI norms?
Modern gasoline is full of detergents which does a great washing at the backside of the exhausts. On the other hand, GDI directly injects gas into the cylinder drawing more power even from small engines. The vehicle also gets improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions through GDI.
So, it seems that MSIL has been able to invent a technology that would meet the norms of Bharat Emission VI but, it will be interesting to watch how the technology performs when it competes against the rivals.
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