New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Golf 1.6 FSI engine?

2004-10-14 09:43
Will we see a version of this 1600 in the not too distant future or must we make do with what is currently on offer?

VWSA responds

The Golf 1.6FSI won't be coming to South Africa because our fuel is low-grade. For a small engine all the benefits of FSI (most importantly the power) are lost in the re-mapping process.

We have therefore opted to go with the 1.6 75 kW instead of the 85 kW FSI. Maybe in 2006 when we are in line with the rest of the world as far as our fuel is concerned will we even hope to see 1.6 FSI here.

You may well ask about the 2.0FSI, well that has been remapped as well, but in addition they have done one or two mechanical modifications to compensate for the power loss.

Unfortunately it would have cost more to repeat the same exercise with the 1.6, and results would have been dubious, so we opted for the 75kW like other parts of the world including Germany.

Final Answer? No 1.6FSI anytime soon.


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