A joint statement said that “Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) will supply up to one lakh 1.3 litre MultiJet 75hp SDE engines per year to Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) starting from January 2012 for a period of three years.”
The engine will be installed on Suzuki branded vehicles produced in India by MSIL for the local market, it said.
The Fiat engines made under licence by FIAL; the joint venture between Fiat and Tata Motors will be created at FIAL’s Ranjangaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra.
The statement said, “The production for MSIL will start in the fourth week of January.”
It added that, these volumes will be in addition to the 1. 3L MultiJet SDE engines already licensed by Fiat and manufactured by Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd.