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Old 02-05-2024, 06:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CVTCivic View Post
It's nice to have 200HP or more, but at the same time more horse power means higher fuel consumption. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is one good example, the 1.8 liter engine (122HP) is more fuel efficient than the 2.0 Liter engine (184HP).
Not to mention the 1.8 still has only sequential port-injection instead of direct injection, so there is no need for a particulates filter.

Here in Germany people getting forced (financially) to drive all these little 0.9, 1.0 or 1.2 liter turbo engines with 80 to 130 HP.
Downsizing also became fairly common in Brazil within the last 10 years, mostly due to the lower tax bracket for cars with engines up to 1.0L which was originally intended for a "people's car" project in the early '90s. But let's just wait until the average Zé finds out how much of a PITA it is to mantain an overstressed small engine compared to a naturally-aspirated larger one...
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