VW stops orders for 120bhp 1.4 TSI Golf

  • Parts shortage causes 1.4 TSI backlog
  • Only 100 engines reaching UK each week
  • VW moves fast to offer alternatives
Words By Jim Holder

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Volkswagen has stopped taking orders for its popular 120bhp 1.4-litre TSI-engined Golf because it is unable to meet demand.

A component shortage means VW has only 100 of the 1.4-litre TSI-engined Golfs to sell in the UK per week at present. With a backlog of 1700 cars already sold, VW has had to close its order book.

To offer customers an alternative, VW has taken the unusual step of putting its 1.6-litre FSI engine back into production, as well as offering customers the choice of its 140bhp and 170bhp TFS engines, which are unaffected by the component shortage.

'We're not putting a date on when the 120bhp 1.4-litre TSI engine will be available again, because we want to be certain we have cleared the backlog and can meet demand,' said a VW spokesman.

'However, we are fortunate that we can offer the superb 1.6-litre FSI engine at the same price, or suggest the other TSI engines as alternatives.'