Automobile manufacturers are busy these days in testing new mills to make their cars more frugal and fuel efficient. The demand for the diesel engines have increased drastically in last couple of years and in parallel the manufacturers are also focusing to improve their existing petrol engine line-ups. In this sense, the recent innovation of ‘Turbocharged’ petrol engine seems to be the best mill boosted by appreciable practicality and high-tech efficiency. It is quite trending nowadays and the automobile manufacturers are downsizing the petrol motor displacement thereby incorporating turbocharger that enables the engine to churn power like high displacement engines. In addition, the new turbocharged engine improves the fuel efficiency by 15-20 percent. Many of the automotive manufacturers are at present looking forward to re-introduce their cars with this impeccable engine. (Photo: CarDekho)
Fiat, the Italian car maker in India is in buzz these days with the FIAT Punto test mules running on the shores. Anticipations are that this car may make its way to the Indian auto-market by second half of 2014. Besides, speculations are also that this car may borrow the T-Jet in-line from the new Linea or may come powered by company’s new Twin-Air 0.9 litre turbocharged Multi-point Injection petrol mill. The Twin-Air 0.9 Litre engine has already bagged the title of ‘2011 International Engine of the Year’. Moreover, this 875 cc twin-pot motor is potent enough to produce peak power of 84 bhp at 5500 rpm and top torque of 145 Nm at 2000 rpm. The statistics of Punto’s new turbo engine are quite fair and it has capability to clock speed slot of 0 – 100 kmph in just 12 seconds with its top speed being 170 kmph. In addition, the engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission and delivers outstanding mileage of 20 kmpl. (Photo: CarDekho)
Furthermore, the Korean car maker is also experimenting with its petrol mills and is likely to introduce the next-gen i20 with the 1.0 L or 1.2 L Kappa T-GDi turbo petrol engine. The next generation i20 is speculated to be unveiled at 2014 Paris Motors Show. It is reported that the car may be launched on the Indian shores and it has been seen undergoing road tests on Indian as well as global fronts. This hatchback is anticipated to come powered by either 1.0 Litre Kappa T-GDi motor or 1.2 Litre T-GDi 3-4 cylinder turbo charged inter-cooled petrol engine. The 1.0 L T-GDi is potent enough to toss out power between 100 to 120 bhp which makes it a competitive mill against Ford’s 1.0 L EcoBoost mill, while the 1.2 L T-GDi 4-pot engine has power equivalent to Hyundai’s 1.6 L VTVT motor. (Photo: CarDekho)
Other than this, the 2014 Ford Fiesta is also reported to come powered by the 1.0 L EcoBoost engine. The new Fiesta has already been launched on the Malaysian and Thailand fronts and under the hood they carry the all new 1.0 L EcoBoost mill. Anticipations are that in the Indian sub-continent too, the company may introduce the new Ford Fiesta with 1.0L EcoBoost in-line. Already this engine has gained high popularity in small time span with its introduction in Ford EcoSport compact SUV. This 1.0 liter GTDi (Gasoline-Turbo-Direct-Injection) Ecoboost engine produces peak power of 123.28 bhp at 6000 rpm and top torque of 170 Nm at 1400 - 4500rpm. If introduced with the EcoBoost engine in Indian auto-market, the price of Fiesta is anticipated to come get cheaper than its current high displacement variants. (Photo: CarDekho)
Added to this, Ford has also introduced a new 1.0-litre ECOnetic engine that is speculated to be used in next-gen Ford Figo. This efficient in-line comes incorporated with a dual-command TiVCT (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing). Recently, the new Figo was unveiled by the car maker at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. We may expect the company to bring the new Ford Figo with the refined 1.0 ECOnetic in-line on the Indian shores too.
The arrival of these low displacement turbo charged engines in the Indian auto-market will surely impact the overall sales of the auto industry. Moreover, benefits like high-performance, low fuel consumption and affordability will induce auto enthusiasts to buy the turbocharged engine powered cars. (Photo: CarDekho)