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Benefits of a 1.4 litre turbo?

My issue is no big deal. However I bought a 2016 Suzuki 1.4 Vitara turbo SUV and people are commenting. When I'm asked about the engine, and tell them it's a 1.4-litre turbo, they say it is too small. So why, if Suzuki is marketing this to compete with other SUVs, do they have a turbo badge on the back? The evidence is there for all to see.

A 1.4-litre turbo will give the power of a 2.0-litre engine on demand, but the fuel economy of a 1.4 when taking things easy. So it's the best of both worlds, and goes right through to new turbo engines in Porsches and Ferraris. The badge on the back is typical of car companies, who like to tell all about things.

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