ALAMO Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:10 pm
That is half the problem... people want big heavy SUV vehicles instead of small compact cars so of course they need bigger engines to move the bigger heavier vehicles around which burns more fuel.
You must be kidding
For Volvo XC90 a 2.0l engine is good enough
And that applies not only to the UE, but Chinese market as well.
Most of the new Chinese SUVs with hybrid runs a 1.4-1.6 engines, and if those are not a hybrid version - a 2.0 is top.
Big SUVs are powered with 1.6l-2.0l engines making 160-240KM.
So we can say it is a majority of a car market already.
The result is, that those are starting to go high as long as you push the throttle above the 100 km/h.
Whole this electro/hybrid is a sick joke.
The one I have now, is more than A TONE heavier than the previous one.
Most of that is due to batteries and all the shit attached to the hybrid system.
So there is a need to move a mass of functionally two cars.
How "eco" that can be?
If you want a bigger engine, or a diesel - in EU the only direction is run for a segment with the highest models of BMW and Mercedes. There you can switch for diesel, and have a 4l engine, but it is some $150k level already.