IKCO to Design and Develop 3-cylinder Economy Engines
Iran Khodro Industrial Group is determined to design and develop 3-cylender low-consumption power trains in order to accelerate the realization of its goals in upgrading the engines of its future cars.
Payman Sharghi, IKCO's project manager for 3-cylinder low-consumption engine said in this regard, "IPCO, IKCO Powertrain's Research, Design and Development Company has started initial planning for concept designing, developing and localizing the technology, following benchmarking the world's latest engines of this type."
Referring to the sanctions and the leave of European partners, he added, "Currently, IKCO and IPCO, using the existing capabilities in design and engineering and supply chain, seek to implement this plan to reach lower fuel consumption of five liters per 100 kilometers and Euro VI."
"The Iranian 3-cylinder low-consumption powertrain family of 4, includes two PFI naturally aspirated engines, a powerful bi-fuel natural gas injection and PFI 1.2-liter engine enjoying turbocharged technology and finally a high-tech turbocharged GDI 1.2-liter engine, all of which enjoy IKCO intellectual property," claimed Sharghi.
According to him, this will lead to the localization and empowerment of the supply chain for some technologies as electrification in parts and the turbocharged system in Iran.
Sharghi continued, "The 3-cylinder engine is appropriate to Iran's geography and can compete with similar engines of major global automakers, and this can place Iran among the countries with the design and development knowledge of environmentally friendly 3-cylinder direct injection engines."
The production of the first 3-cylinder engine will start by 2023 and the next engines will be put into production seven months afterwards.
The first engine of this family, to be unveiled by this coming February, will be mounted on an A+ car.