Volkswagen has announced the plans to move to turbo engines in maximum four years. The decision was taken at group level, efforts for stopping the production of aspirated units being in full progress.
Volkswagen is one of the top world manufacturers ready to give up completely the aspirated engines, seen as ineffective and obsolete to the requirements of the modern world. The German multinational automotive manufacturing company plans to fully move to the new engines with turbo propulsion within next three or four years.
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Mark Trahan, vice-CEO responsible for group quality in the VAG group, said Volkswagen will replace the last remaining aspirated units from its range with turbo engines in maximum four years. We are talking about the powerful 2.5-liter, the five-cylinder and other two six-cylinder engines, without forgetting the 1.0-liter, which is said to become a direct rival for the Ford 1.0 Ecoboost unit. Trahan also said it will take no more than four years to bring the turbo engines in place.
“You have to have a turbo these days,” Trahan said to The Detroit News. “We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it’s in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum.”
Volkswagen Group is not the only car manufacturer that is trying to adopt the turbo stream rather than the conventional one. Ford announced similar intentions while ago. Joe Bakaj, Vice President in charge of powertrain engineering, said the conventional thrusters could be completely abandoned in the Blue Oval range.
Would be a logical decision, given the experience that Ford begins to acquire with its Ecoboost engines and after winning the “Engine of the Year” award two years in a row. Joe Bakaj said that the only models that will maintain aspirated units will be the hybrid models that will be paired with electrical units.