Volkswagen Jetta petrol could get a 1.4 TSI engine
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- 12:51 pm, March 21, 2012
New speculations are rife that the Jetta TSI will get a 1.4 motor instead of a 1.8-litre mill.
OnCars India was one of the first automotive portals to bring you a scoop video of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TSI being tested in India. We had also speculated that the Jetta TSI on test was running the same 1.8 TSI petrol engine that currently powers the petrol versions of the Skoda Laura and Skoda Superb in India. However, our friends at Autocar India are hinting that the Jetta petrol slated for India will run a 1.4-litre engine instead.
If the news is true, then we would see the acclaimed Volkswagen 1.4-TSI petrol engine making its way to the Indian shores. As compared to the 18 TSI which produces 160 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, the 1.4 TSI puts out 122 PS of power and 200 Nm of power in its base guise. Volkswagen also produces a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with a 160 PS / 240 Nm output, but Autocar India claims that it will be the 122 PS that will come to India.
We won’t be surprised if Volkswagen indeed scraps the 1.8 TSI motor for a 1.4 TSI one. The 1.4 TSI engine is known to be more fuel efficient than the 1.8 TSI mill – and better fuel economy would be of utmost importance considering the rising costs of petrol and the expected drop in demand for petrol cars.
First Published on 12:51 pm, March 21, 2012
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