Things to Know About Maruti’s All-New 1.0 DualJet Engine

As per an Autocar India report, the new dualjet K10C engine developed by Maruti Suzuki could increase the fuel efficiency of their cars by 15 per cent

Maruti Suzuki is set to launch the Celerio 2022 model and as per a report shared by Autocar India, the upcoming new hatchback from Maruti Suzuki will be powered by the company’s all-new K10C dualjet engine/1.0 dualjet engine. For the unversed souls, the K10C engine is new in India, but for several years, the mentioned engine has powered cars from the Maruti Suzuki stable in the overseas market.

The new 1.0 dualjet engine is not the only iteration because there is a 1.2 dualjet engine from the company that powers the Swift and Baleno models. The 1.0 dualjet is back in question because the Celerio is the company’s first compact car in a long time that has managed to secure a fuel efficiency 26.68 kilometres per litre. In short, the upcoming Celerio is already India’s most fuel-efficient car.

So, how did Maruti Suzuki achieve the feat or what makes the new engine unique? Here are the things to know about the 1.0 dualjet K10C engine from Maruti Suzuki.

Engine Automatic Stop Start (EASS)- Repeatedly, we have mentioned that it is important to stop the ignition of the car when it is in an idle state. For example, at a red light. However, many drivers neglect the point because of which, the fuel consumption is more. The new engine is equipped with an Engine Automatic Stop Start (EASS) system that turns off the car automatically when it is in an idle state for a certain period. Thus, the overall fuel efficiency of the car is enhanced.

Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation system- According to the Autocar India report, the engine is equipped with a Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation system that collects air from the exhaust and throws it back into the combustion chamber of the engine. Since the air from the exhaust is hot, its density is lowered because of which only a small amount of air goes into the compact combustion chamber. The Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation system reduces the temperature of that air, enabling the engine to run at a higher compression ratio. The result is reduced engine knocking.

Apart from these unique systems, there are other important elements, such as dual fuel injectors placed near the engine inlet valves and a high compression ratio of 11.5:1, that help the engine churn out the most from a single litre of fuel.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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