sgCarMart – When automakers design superminis, they probably were thinking of making them as affordable as possible. However, with cutesy charms, parking-friendly dimensions and fun-to-drive characters, these cars soon won over more buyers.
That said, carmakers should not forget that the target audience has tight budgets to adhere to. With that in mind, how else could they have bettered these cars other than to fit them with tax-friendlier, smaller capacity engines?
Volkswagen is one of the trendsetters for downsized engines. In fact, the Polo's 1.2-litre unit is the smallest on offer in the Wolfsburg lineup, and one of the tiniest in the market right now.
But just when you wonder how much more petite they can get, Ford came out with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit, which has wiped out 13 international accolades since its debut. Also, thanks to some clever packaging, the new unit is so compact that you can fit it on a single piece of A4-sized paper.
It seems like the American is all ready to take the fight to the German.
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