Frank Welsch, Koji Sato.

Frank-Welsch“The after-treatment system is as expensive as the engine itself. To add a diesel in the Polo, it is 25 percent of the car itself.”

Frank Welsch, VW’s head of research and development, explains why he discontinued small diesel engine development (also see news). The decision comes in the wake of the diesel fraud and stricter emission regulations.

Koji-Sato“Lexus is a pioneer of hybrid systems and perhaps we have a role to show that hybrid has more capability now.”

Lexus’s chief engineer Koji Sato is thinking of a performance version of the LC sports car once the LC 500 and LC 500h will have launched. It seems like it may be a hybrid.


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