On Monday, Suzuki Motor Corp announced its deal with Fiat Powertrain unit to buy its 1.6-liter diesel engines in the amount of 20,000 units per year that will be used for a new model Suzuki will build in Hungary from 2013.
The Japanese automaker has been buying 2.0-liter diesel engines from Fiat Powertrain Technologies since 2006 for the SX4 made in Hungary.
The 1.6-liter MultiJet II engine will replace the 2.0-liter Fiat Powertrain engine, which has been used since 2006 for the SX4 produced in Hungary. The decision to switch to smaller engines has been made as a result of current developments in energy-efficient vehicles.
Once produced by Fiat at its Pratola Serra plant in southern Italy, the engines will be delivered to Suzuki's plant in Hungary.