Volkswagen Golf TSI BlueMotion

Volkswagen is set to introduce a new family of petrol and diesel 1.5 litre engines to replace its existing ranges, AutoExpress reports. The new line is said to rolled out over the next few years, replacing the 1.4 TSI petrol and 1.6 TDI diesel engines that are widely used within the Volkswagen Group.

As to be expected, the new four-cylinder engines are designed to comply with stricter emissions regulations that will be introduced in the near future, including the 2020 Euro 6c standard. Sounds familiar? Proton’s new GDI and TGDI engines have the same target.

“The installation of the engine in cars like the Golf and A3 is very straightforward. The engines are all new but their dimensions are very similar to what we currently use, so they can slot into existing cars or facelifts,” a high-level Volkswagen source told the UK publication.

The upcoming Volkswagen Golf facelift is said to be first in line to receive the new petrol motor. The new 1.5 litre diesel engine, meanwhile, tasked to replace the now infamous Diesegate-affected 1.6 TDI line-up, will only come into production a year later, likely in the Audi A3.