Asia Bizz: Indian auto giant Maruti Suzuki is now trying its best to make up for the long pending cars that are yet to be delivered. The company will reportedly buy engines from the Indian unit of Fiat SpA from the month of January, which would help reducing the long waiting period of the best selling models.
The chairman of Maruti RC Bhargava, said that they would get 1,00,000 engines in a year from Fiat. At present, all the diesel engines are sourced from Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd. which is a joint venture between Maruti and its parent company Suzuki Motor Corp.
The company is expected to make 3,00,000 diesel engines this financial year, compared to 2,40,000 engines last year. All these engines are made from the Fiat Technology.
On the other hand, the spokesperson of Fiat refused to comment on anything over the selling of the engines, but added that they are ready to give diesel engines to anyone who wants to buy. Due to the rising fuel prices, the demand for diesel cars is also rising everyday. Fiat is also known for supplying engines to Tata Motors for its Indica Vista in the hatchback segment as well as the Indigo sedans. The same engines are used by Fiat for its Grande Punto hatchback and sedan Linea.