Maruti crosses 5-lakh mark for K-series engines

Maruti Suzuki India said it has crossed the five-lakh units production mark of its latest generation K-series engine in less than 23 months of introduction.

First manufactured in October 2008, the K-series engines are available in seven models, including, Alto-K10, Wagon R, Swift, Ritz, Estilo, Swift Dzire and A-Star.

Maruti  has an installed capacity to produce 500,000 K-series engines annually. It has recently announced an expansion plan of additional 200,000 K-series engines by 2012.

Maruti Suzuki produces two types of K-series engines — 998cc (KB01)and 1.2 litre (K12M). The 998cc three-cylinder K-series K10 engine is mounted on Alto-K10, A star, Estilo and new WagonR. While Ritz, Swift and Swift Dzire get the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K12 petrol engine.