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Next gen 2017 Honda Civic to get 1.5L turbocharged VTEC engine

March 11, 2015

The 2017 Honda Civic will be offered with turbocharged engine, suggests a fresh report by Automotive News. The engines offered on the current ninth-generation model are naturally aspirated. However, the new Civic’s engine line-up will also include naturally aspirated units, as per the report.

Downsized engines are lower in weight than conventional engines, and with turbocharging, their power-to-displacement ratio significantly increases, and as an effect they are able to offer enhanced fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.

The report says that Honda will offer a 1.5-litre turbocharged powerplant on the upcoming, tenth-generation Civic. Honda has already announced that before the end of 2015, it will introduce new four-cylinder VTEC Turbo engines with Earth Dreams Technology. The Japanese automaker is investing US$340mn to produce these engines at its Anna Engine Plant in the U.S.

The 1.5-litre turbocharged engine would be capable of delivering power and torque of the traditional 2.0- to 2.4-litre naturally aspirated engines. Additionally, a performance variant might be introduced with a 2.0-litre VTEC turbo engine borrowed from the just-unveiled 2015 Honda Civic Type R.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  1. Turbocharging… we have the eighties back and it is about time.

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