Volvo Penta formally exits low horsepower, carbureted market

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – With the launch of the 4.3Gi, 200 hp entry level V6 engine, Volvo Penta has completed the transition to the new generation gasoline sterndrive line-up it started one year ago. 

“Our decision to exit the low horsepower, carbureted engine market allowed our engineers to focus their energy on creating state of the art propulsion packages designed to deliver great boating experiences even at the entry level,” Clint Moore, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, said in a statement. “For many years, a low horsepower engine was a boater’s first experience with a sterndrive boat. Times have changed. As with today’s car buyers, a new boater is more knowledgeable than ever before with understandably high expectations. We believe those expectations are only met by higher horsepower, more technically sophisticated engines. We build the engines that are designed to keep people in boating.”

All Volvo Penta sterndrive engines now feature multi port fuel injection, electronic throttle control and advanced engine monitoring systems.

“Volvo Penta has proudly served the marine industry for over 100 years,” Moore said. “We are excited to build on our heritage and tradition of innovation in the coming years through continuous introduction of technologically advanced, high quality and reduced emission gas and diesel propulsion systems to meet the evolving demands of customers throughout the world.”

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