Maruti Suzuki will launch the SX4 diesel in by end of February, 2011. The diesel variant of the SX4 will be powered by the 1.3L Fiat Multijet engine with VGT, producing 90hp of power and 200Nm of torque. However compared to its rivals, the Fiat Linea and Tata Indigo Manza, the SX4 diesel will be lighter by atleast 70kgs offering better performance. Maruti Suzuki will price the SX4 diesel very aggressively at an introductory pricing of Rs. 6.99 lakh for the VDi variant, which is just Rs. 10,000/- more than the VXi variant.The SX4 is among the few vehicles in the Maruti portfolio that isn’t performing to its expectations. By providing a diesel engine, it hopes to do what Hyundai did with the revamped Verna, if not better.