TOKYO: Honda will develop two more turbocharged VTEC engines that’s set for launch in Europe in early 2017.
The Japanese carmaker will unveil a 1.0 and 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that will be employed in the upcoming 10th generation Civic, due out around the same time, and will be part of its growing Earth Dreams Technology range.
Dynamic performance, class-leading output and excellent fuel economy is what the carmaker hopes to achieve for its engines.
A new turbocharged 2.0-litre VTEC engine was launched in the current Civic Type R - producing 305bhp, and allows it to sprint to 100kph in 5.7 seconds.
Based on a completely new engine structure, it uses a newly developed turbo system with variable valve motion technology to help reduce friction and achieve class-leading output and environmental performance.
The turbocharger has a low moment of inertia and high responsiveness and is combined with direct injection technology for better balance between high output and torque.
Five door variants will be exclusively produced at Honda’s UK manufacturing plant (HUM) in Swindon.
“With the launch of these two new smaller turbocharged engines, we are responding to the market demand and the rising trend for increased fuel efficiency without compromising on power,” said Honda UK managing director Philip Crossman.