Inmetro anticipates Polo and Virtus turbo with manual transmission and “economic” Ferrari | releases

The year 2022 is almost half over, but only now has the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro) released the energy efficiency list of the Brazilian Vehicle Labeling Program, the PBEV. The first version of 2022 brings fuel consumption information from 671 models and versions from 31 brands.

O number is much lower than the 1,110 models from 35 brands of the latest version of 2021. But there are important news. This is the first PBEV table with consumption data since the entry into force of phase 7 of Proconve, the Air Pollution Control Program by Motor Vehicles, which tightened the emission and noise standards in Brazil.

In addition, the Inmetro ended up anticipating some releases that will hit the streets in the coming months. autosport found at least five new models and/or versions. See below:

Ferrari 296 GTB combines V6 engine with an electric one to deliver 830 hp — Photo: Disclosure / Ferrari

One of Ferrari’s most recent launches, the 296 GTB has already had its fuel consumption and energy efficiency information approved in Brazil. And they are amazing.

THE 296 GTB will be the most economical Ferrari in Brazil – although this must be one of the last concerns of the Italian brand’s customers. Anyway, she was approved with urban consumption of 9.9 km/l and road consumption of 12.2 km/l. The results gave the sports a B grade in the category classification and C in general.

Launched a year ago, the 296 GTB is a plug-in hybrid super sports car inspired by a 1960s model. The good numbers mentioned above come from a V6 engine allied to a 122 KW electric propeller, responsible for producing 830 hp of power and 75.3 kgfm of torque.

Is it over there runs up to 25 km using only electrical energy as fuel. When the goal is performance rather than economy, the 296 GTB doesn’t disappoint either, going from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 330 km/h.

Ford Maverick XLT had consumption approved in Brazil — Photo: Disclosure

Launched earlier this year, the Ford Maverick hasn’t given much trouble to Fiat Toro, the main competitor and sales leader among mid-range pickups. But the range should increase with the arrival of a cheaper version – XLT. At least that’s what the Inmetro table points out.

THE XLT is the middle option in the United States – above the basic XL, but below the Lariat, top of the line and the only one currently offered in Brazil.

As shares 2.0 turbo four-cylinder engine with Lariat FX4the consumption figures for the XLT are the same – 8.8 km/l in the city and 12.1 km/l on the highway – interestingly, worse than the Ferraris of the above paragraphs.

wanted, Ford has not confirmed the arrival of the model. In the US market, XLT is about 25% cheaper than Lariat with FX4 package. If the logic is repeated in Brazil, this is the chance that Maverick will be offered for less than R$ 200 thousand.

Renault Kwid E-Tech Cargo

Dacia Spring Cargo is similar to the work-oriented Kwid E-Tech — Photo: Disclosure

The electric version of the Kwid has barely been released, but Renault is already working on a work-oriented variant. autosport found that the call Kwid E-Tech Cargo arrives in Brazil in the coming months. It even appears on Inmetro’s PBEV 2022 list.

In this case, although it is an electric vehicle, there is an equivalence of fuel consumption. So, the work-oriented electric Kwid averages 52.7 km/l in the city and 39.6 km/l on the highway.

O Kwid E-Tech Cargo already exists in other countries as Dacia Spring Cargo. It is nothing more than the conventional version, but without the rear seats, with a separation grille between the cabin and the cargo compartment and plastic coating on the floor.

If the Dacia version data is confirmed, it can carry up to 325 kg load in a compartment just over 1 meter long. O volume is 1100 liters.

Volkswagen Polo and Virtus TSI manual

Volkswagen Virtus 2023 should debut 1.0 turbo engine with 105 hp along with restyling — Photo: Disclosure

Perhaps these are the biggest surprises on the list.. Since its launch in 2017, it has been speculated that the Polo could combine a 1.0-liter turbo TSI engine with a five-speed manual gearbox. But these rumors were never confirmed. Yet.

For the 2023 line, not only the Polo, but also the Virtus sedan should bring this long-awaited marriage. However, according to the Autos Segredos website, the combination should not be with the 200 TSI engine of 128 hp and 20.4 kgfm already offered, but with the 170 TSI.

this is the same engine that equipped the Up TSI and is present on Nivus made for export. It’s 105 hp and 16.8 kgfm. The transmission will be a five-speed manual..

In the PBEV, the Polo with 1.0 turbo engine and manual transmission consumes 9.6 km/l in the city and 11.6 km/l on the highway, when fueled with ethanol. In gasoline, the averages are 13.8 km/l and 16.5 km/l, respectively.

Virtus, on the other hand, goes a little worse, despite having a more aerodynamic body. They break even in urban cycles, whether with ethanol or gasoline. On the road, the sedan does 11.4 km/l and 16.3 km/l in the same order of fuel.

Expected changes for the Polo sold in Brazil — Photo: Disclosure

Polo and Virtus with the new engine should arrive in the coming months, already as line 2023. In addition to the unprecedented “heart”, the duo will undergo the first restyling. In the case of the hatch, the front will be reformulated with new headlights, bumper and grille.

The sedan, on the other hand, intends to distance itself from the Polo, incorporating elements present in the Nivus. The model was recently spotted in tests in the interior of São Paulo. When contacted, Volkswagen said it would not comment on the matter.

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