Volkswagen Set to Install New Range of Engines on the Jetta, Passat and Beetle
|   Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Volkswagen has planned on installing the new 1.8T engine on a range of vehicles including the iconic Beetle, Passat and the Jetta. This means that a new generation of vehicles will soon roll out of the house of Volkswagen. Work on the 1.8T began two years ago and plans of the new engine block being used on the new lineup was doing the rounds ever since.

The latest 1.8T displaces 170 BHP along with 184 ft lb of torque which is a substantial improvement from the figures generated by the current range of the vehicles.
The current range is powered by a 2.5 liter engine and introduction of the smaller block should encourage fuel efficiency as well as environment friendliness. The 1.8T is the perfect addition to the Volkswagen lineup and this engine is loosely based on the EA888 range of engines.

The EA888 2.0T was used on the GTI segment while the 1.8T will be used on a wide range of other vehicles. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta will be the first vehicle to be powered by the 1.8T while the turbocharged engine is a big addition. The Beetle and Passat are expected to join the lineup soon after while the entire lineup should be floored by the middle of next year.

The sixth generation Jetta officially arrived back in 2010 and no additional modifications have been made to the vehicle since. This change is set to be quite crucial to the car and the new drive train change is definitely an addition. Even though most of the mechanicals are expected to be carried forward from the current generation model, a few necessary parts will be changed to accommodate the new engine lineup.

The rear suspension of the Jetta will be changed to give the car better grip on road while trim levels are expected to be changed for the better. Although this would place the vehicle in a much higher segment, there should not be any major change in the pricing. The rear axle of the Jetta faced serious manufacturing defects and Volkswagen made general changes to the car. However, nothing concrete was done till now.

The Jetta will get an additional optional 2.0T petrol engine displacing 115 BHP while the 1.8T will also be used as standard. An all new electromechanical power train is expected to be installed in the Jetta while similar measures could be taken on the Passat as well. However, the most notable changes are lined up for the Volkswagen Beetle, Tiguan and the Touareg.

All of these vehicles are lined up for a sportier suspension while additional body kits will be added to the car to enhance their exterior appeal. While the Beetle is likely to retain the turbo charged 2.0T, the others in the lineup will sport the all new 1.8T. A range of performance upgrades on the car are likely while the Passat is lined up for some very serious boost. These measures are sure to enhance sales when the cars come out next year.
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