VW and Skoda 1.0L TSI with MT launch in March 2020

According to a tweet by Zac Hollis – Director of Skoda Auto India, Skoda is expected to launch the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox in March 2020.

At launch, the turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine is expected to be paired with a manual transmission only. A 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox could be launched later.

This engine and gearbox combination is expected to power the Skoda Rapid. It could also replace the 1.2-litre TSI engine and the 7-speed DSG gearbox in the Volkswagen Polo and the Vento. It is expected to produce 113 BHP & 200 Nm.

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