Did You Know Many Cars Share The Same Engines, Even Across Brands

Did you know there was a time when most diesel hatchbacks and compact sedans sold in the country shared one diesel engine? Yes, it was the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine by Fiat and it was used by Maruti, Tata, GM and Fiat of course. Post BS6, this engine has been discontinued, but engine sharing is still a profitable practice among carmakers. Here’s the list:

Fiat 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine

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The bigger Fiat engine is currently used by 3 brands – Jeep Compass, MG Hector, Tata Safari and Tata Harrier. All of them have different power outputs.

Hyundai 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine

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This engine is shared by Hyundai and sister concern Kia. The Verna, Creta, Venue, Kia’s Seltos and Sonet use the same engine in different tunes.

1.0-litre Turbo GDi petrol engine

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This turbo petrol engine is shared by Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Hyundai i20 and Hyundai Verna.

1.2-litre petrol engine

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Hyundai i20, Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue share this naturally aspirated engine.

1.5-litre MPi petrol engine

This engine is shared by Hyundai Verna, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

1.4-litre Turbo GDi petrol engine

Kia Seltos, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Creta share this engine.

1.0-litre Turbo petrol engine

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Renault and Nissan share almost every component. The Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite use this engine.

1.5-litre K15B petrol engine

Maruti has 3 K series petrol engines that are shared across its range. The 1.5-litre engine is shared by Maruti Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Maruti XL6, Maruti Ertiga, Maruti Ciaz & Maruti S-Cross.

1.2-litre K12 petrol engine

Maruti Swift, Maruti Baleno, Maruti Dzire, Maruti Ignis, Maruti WagonR and Toyota Glanza share this engine.

1.0-litre K10B petrol engine

The smaller K series engine is used by Maruti WagonR, Maruti S-Presso and Maruti Celerio.

1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine

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Honda also uses the same 1.2-litre engine in its Jazz, Amaze and WRV.

1.2-litre petrol engine

Tata uses its petrol engine in the Tigor and Tiago.


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