Volvo to only make four-cylinder engines

Volvo to only make four-cylinder engines

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Carmakers are all get busy and downsizing engines and embracing efficient technologies, but one company is set to go further than just offering a few hybrid models in their lineup to please the greenies. Anonymous sources at Volvo have confirmed that in the near future, the Swedish carmaker will exclusively use four-cylinder engines – making Volvo the first to take this bold step.

This is as simple as it sounds; no more five, six or eight-cylinder engines at Volvo.  The mysterious company sources are claiming that their new four-cylinder models will be just as powerful as the older models with a greater number of cylinders. You know what that means… forced induction.

The move makes sense at this point in time, with future EU regulations bringing the allowable emissions levels down to averages of just 120g/km by 2015, and a long term goal of reaching 95g/km by 2020. Adapting early to these regulations will save Volvo time and money, and allow it to strengthen up other aspects of product development for the future.

Volvo

Carmakers are all get busy and downsizing engines and embracing efficient technologies, but one company is set to go further than just offering a few hybrid models in their lineup to please the greenies. Anonymous sources at Volvo have confirmed that in the near future, the Swedish carmaker will exclusively use four-cylinder engines – making Volvo the first to take this bold step.

This is as simple as it sounds; no more five, six or eight-cylinder engines at Volvo.  The mysterious company sources are claiming that their new four-cylinder models will be just as powerful as the older models with a greater number of cylinders. You know what that means… forced induction.

The move makes sense at this point in time, with future EU regulations bringing the allowable emissions levels down to averages of just 120g/km by 2015, and a long term goal of reaching 95g/km by 2020. Adapting early to these regulations will save Volvo time and money, and allow it to strengthen up other aspects of product development for the future.

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