Volkswagen has announced a new family of turbocharged engines. The new units will be launched in 2017 and the announcement was made by Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess during the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines will be mounted on the upcoming Volkswagen Golf VIII, the model which is scheduled to debut during the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The new 1.5 turbo petrol unit will be the successor of the current 1.4 TSI and will continue to offer the cylinder deactivation technology, as well as direct-injection. The 1.5 turbodiesel will replace the current 1.6 TDI.
Volkswagen mentions production costs will be higher compared to the current units, but the new ones will be lighter, more economical and more eco-friendly. The new engines will be available in different state of tune and will also be mounted on different models from the Volkswagen Group.
Herbert Diess explains that the 1.5 liter engine won’t be new ones. They will represent just an evolution of the current 1.4 TSI and 1.6 TDI.