Vauxhall’s new economical three-cylinder engine family will ‘set new benchmarks for the industry’, according to company boss Karl-Thomas Neumann.
Neumann said: ‘We have made very significant steps in powertrain development in recent years, and you can say that we are very confident.’
There's a choice of either 89bhp or 113bhp, with the lower-powered engine claiming CO2 emissions of 99g/km.
The engines will also be given a collective name in the vein of Ford’s Ecoboost range, although Neumann declined to say what this would be. ‘The technology deserves to be properly marketed, although we are some way off being able to tell you how,’ he said.