2017 Skoda Octavia will feature VW's turbocharged 1.5-liter TSI Evo engine

Article by Christian A., on February 15, 2017

Soon, we will be able see VW Group's new frugal turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine underneath the hood of the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift. This engine – the 1.5-liter TSI Evo powerplant --will be one of the five available engines for the 2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift.

When Skoda announced the face-lifted version of the Octavia in October 2016, it also disclosed that its power will be sourced from four available engines – two petrol and two diesel engines – in the United Kingdom. The petrol engines include a 1.0 TSI that delivers 115 PS and a 1.4 TSI that provides up to 150 PS. Meanwhile the diesel powerplants include a 1.6 TDI that generates 115 PS and a 2.0 TDI that develops max output of 150 PS. Available transmission systems include a manual gearbox and a DSG transmission with six or seven gears.

Now, the 1.5-liter TSI Evo petrol engine is not entirely a new powerplant. It is in fact, an evolution or an upgraded version of the 150-PS 1.4 TSI unit that is available as one of the cores for the 2017 Skoda Octavia. Featuring cylinder deactivation, this 1.5-liter TSI Evo engine is able to deliver 150 hp (110 kW) of max output and 250 Nm (184 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. This means that the petrol versions of the new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift will be available with either a 1.0 TSI with 115 PS or a 1.5 TSI Evo with 150 PS. As for the 1.4 TSI petrol engine in the Skoda Octavia, it will be gradually replaced with the evolved unit starting the second half of the year.

In terms of efficiency, the 1.5-liter TSI Evo petrol engine in the 2017 Skoda Octavia only consumes 4.9 liters of petrol per 100 km, under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) while emitting 110 grams of carbon dioxide per km.

The 1.5-liter TSI Evo petrol engine first saw duty on the Volkswagen Golf facelift, and will soon find its way to other vehicles under the umbrella of the VW Group. For instance, this 1.5-liter TSI Evo petrol engine will soon be found under the hoop of the SEAT Ibiza supermini and could be fitted on the Ibiza-based Arona subcompact crossover. Skoda says this engine will be up on the Octavia later this year.

This engine also has lower-powered version, developing up to 130 hp (96 kW) of output and up to 200 Nm (147 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. This 130-hp 1.5-liter TSI Evo engine – only fitted in the Golf BlueMotion for now –consumes just 4.6 liters of petrol per 100 km as per NEDC and emits only 104 grams of carbon dioxide per km.

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