Fiat India 1.3L Multijet diesel engine to be discontinued in India as per media report & with the incoming of new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission regulations in 2020, as there are no plans to upgrade the engine to comply with the new norms. Maruti, Fiat’s largest customer for this engine, and Tata Motors switching to their own, in-house-developed BS-VI diesel engines, there won’t be any takers for the Fiat engine. As per reports say that Maruti is developing its own 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine to replace the 1.3-litre Multijet. This new motor will be BS-VI compliant and is expected to be introduced on the next-gen Ciaz. Same as Tata Motors has developed a 1.5-litre diesel for the upcoming Nexon. The smaller 1.05-litre diesel offered on the Tiago was also developed in-house. Eventually, Tata will phase out the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet and replace it with the company’s own engines.
So that both main customers moving to new engines, there would be fewer takers for Fiat’s 1.3-litre Multijet. Secondly, Fiat’s own sales volumes are too small to justify the development costs to upgrade the engine to be BS-VI compliant.