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Fiat and Suzuki Continues Cooperation On Diesel Engines in India

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TURIN, Italy - 19 January, 2012: Fiat and Suzuki Motor Corporation have reached an agreement for the supply of Fiat Diesel Engines to Maruti Suzuki (India).

Fiat and Suzuki Motor Corporation are continuing to expand their existing fruitful long term business relationship.

The parties have reached a further agreement for the supply of Fiat’s 1.3L MultiJet 75hp BS-IV Small Diesel Engine produced under license by Fiat India Automobiles Limited (FIAL), the joint venture between Fiat and Tata Motors, to Suzuki’s affiliate company Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL). FIAL will supply up to 100.000 1.3L MultiJet 75hp SDE engines per year to 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.

The production of the 1.3L MultiJet 75hp engine for MSIL will start in the fourth week of January at FIAL’s Ranjangaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra State. These volumes will be in addition to the 1.3L MultiJet SDE engines already licensed by Fiat and manufactured by Suzuki Powertrain India Limited. The 1.3L Multijet 75hp BS-IV SDE is a 4 cylinder, 16V engine that incorporates Fiat’s acclaimed Mutijet injection technology that has changed the way India perceives diesels. The 1.3L Multijet has set the benchmark for efficiency and performance in its category, combining performance with low environmental impact.