German carmaker Volkswagen is reportedly planning to introduce the updated 1.5-litre diesel engine in India soon. The updated version of the four-cylinder 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine is expected to be launched in the country in October, CarWale reported.
While the current 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine that powers the models like the Polo, Vento and Skoda Rapid can churn out 103bhp of power and 230Nm of torque, the updated engine would make 108bhp. The torque would be the same 230Nm. Volkswagen's soon-to-be-launched Ameo compact sedan is also powered by the same 1.5-litre engine. The new engine is likely to be debuted in the Vento and is expected to be followed by the Polo and the Ameo. The 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine was launched in 2014, replacing Volkswagen's 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre diesel units.
Volkswagen is also planning to bring a new 1.0-litre TSI engine for its Polo hatchback in India. The company is reportedly looking to replace the 1.2-litre mill in the hatchback with the 1.0-litre TSI engine. Currently, the petrol model of the Polo is powered by a 1.2-litre MPI engine that can churn out a power of 74bhp at 5,400rpm and a torque of 110Nm at 3,750 rpm and the diesel variant comes with a 1.5-litre engine that can generate 89bhp at 4,200rpm and 230Nm of torque at 1,500 to 2,500 rpm.
Meanwhile, in yet another development, the company commenced the production of the Ameo at its Pune manufacturing unit on Wednesday, May 25. The Ameo is expected be launched in the Indian market by mid-June.