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Volkswagen to Eliminate Naturally Aspirated Engines from Next-Gen Lineup

Discussion in 'LET'S TALK CARS!' started by Zembonez, Apr 9, 2014.

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    Pretty cool. I like the idea
     
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    Probably OK from an economy standpoint. That's VW's main selling point worldwide.
     
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    They almost did it here 10 years ago...
     
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    It's been a while and, even though I see a lot more Volkswagens with turbocharged engines, surprisingly some regional export versions of the Polo, Virtus and T-Cross are only available with the 1.6L naturally-aspirated engine. IIRC only Paraguay also gets the Brazilian T-Cross with the 1.0 and 1.4 TSI engines, while Bolivia, Mexico and even Chile receive the 1.6 MSI engine as the only one available. Not only due to the higher cost of turbocharged engines in 3rd-world countries, there is no similar displacement-biased tax in Argentina or Uruguay that could render the 1.0 TSI favored over the 1.6 MSI as it happens in Brazil.

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    At least for Mexico and Bolivia, the argument in favor of the naturally-aspirated engine is that a smaller turbocharged one would struggle more due to the turbo-lag.
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