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The issue of the appearance of turbocharged engines in Lada cars is periodically raised by domestic experts and car enthusiasts. Indeed, the presence of “turbo engines” in the range could expand the capabilities of AvtoVAZ’s model range. However, as representatives of the Volga auto giant stated, the prospects for introducing such technology directly depend on market demand.

As Oleg Grunenkov, director of AvtoVAZ product programs, said, the plant already has in its arsenal the development of its own 1.4-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 163 hp. This engine, based on the naturally aspirated Lada Kalina, was created ten years ago, but never went into production – the project was closed due to lack of funds. Now AvtoVAZ also does not have a massive demand for “turbochargers” from buyers. But the naturally aspirated units are being modernized – the 1.8-liter 122-horsepower Evo engine recently debuted with declared high reliability and the ability to work with an automatic transmission.

In general, the situation with the prospects for introducing turbo engines on Ladas is quite transparent. Therefore, in the foreseeable future, both updated versions of existing aspirated engines and completely new turbocharged developments may well appear on models of the Volga brand. (photo: Lada)

Let’s move away from the topic of turbo engines and talk about car crash tests. For a long time, many have been wondering why they are carried out at relatively low speeds. Auto experts explained in detail the reasons for this decision.

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