VW BeetleMexico – As a global supply partner, the powertrain solutions company is now providing localised production for Volkswagen’s third-generation 2.0-litre and 1.8-litre DOHC 14 engines, which are built at the vehicle-maker’s new engine plant in Silao, Mexico, and power the VW Jetta and Beelte, plus other models for the US market.

Volkswagen is expected to build over 300,000 engines per year at its new plant, with the potential for higher volumes in future.

Explaining that BorgWarner’s advanced engine timing technologies “reduce friction and weight to help improve fuel economy”, Joe Fadool, president and general manager at BorgWarner Morse TEC, said the company is “pleased to provide localised production to support its [VW’s] expansion into the North American market”.