The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced that the Up! model will receive a two-cylinder TDI diesel engine.
Even if not too long ago Volkswagen was saying that two-cylinder engines aren’t reliable and the three-cylinder architecture will be continued, the car manufacturer has changed its mind and it’s now announcing a new and small two-cylinder TDI diesel unit, which will be adopted by the Up! model. The engine will be similar to the one used by the XL1 Concept but it has been modified and updated in order to be received by the company’s smallest model yet.
Rumor has it that the new two-cylinder TDI diesel engine will be compatible to other small models within the company’s lineup and this means that we will probably see it on the Polo too, but we sure hope that it won’t be adopted by the new Golf generation, even if Ulrich Hackenberg, the VW head of development, says it will be compatible to models made on the MQB platform. Additional details on the new engine are limited for the moment but we will keep you updated on the subject.