Renault shares details on new 1.2 TCe engine for Clio to Kadjar carsMay 9, 2021
The new 1.2-liter three-cylinder Renault TCe engine will form the basis for future E-Tech Renault hybrids.
Renault has announced details of a new gasoline engine that its engineers are developing. Its release is scheduled for late 2021. He will become a star in the brand’s line of motors. The 1.2-liter 3-cylinder TCe engine will replace the current 1.3 TCe and will form the basis for future E-Tech hybrids.
The high performance of Renault gasoline engines is one of the keys to success. The French firm has proven its expertise in some engines. The new engine has a very important role to play as the center axis of virtually the entire range from Clio to Kadjar.
The three-cylinder 1.2 TCe produces a maximum of 130 hp. The brand hopes to “stretch” this figure a little more. From 2026 it will meet the future Euro 7 emission standard. The new engine will be used as the thermal part of new hybrid kits and plug-in hybrids. It also replaces the naturally aspirated 1.6 petrol engine used in E-Tech.
Representatives of the brand have confirmed that the base engine will appear at the end of the year. And in 2022, thanks to electric support, it will be converted into a hybrid with a maximum power of 200 hp. The plans include the production of a powerful hybrid unit, which will have a high productivity of 280 “horses”. This figure will allow the brand to open many doors when it arrives in 2024.
Read also that Renault plans to become Europe’s greenest brand by 2030.
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