It’s being reported that the next-generation Honda Civic will get a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard.
Honda recently announced plans to introduce a range of new turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the U.S. as it seeks to use the technology to meet stricter fuel economy standards. It’s now being reported that the next-generation Honda Civic will get a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard.
Honda’s global R&D head Yoshiharu Yamamoto recently revealed that the news about the next Civic. “Downsized turbocharging will be the base, even for the Civic.” A naturally aspirated engine will also be offered, but the new 1.5L turbo engine will have power on par with a traditional 2.0-to 2.4-liter engine. “The power is very good,” Yamamoto stated.
It was also reported this week that the next-generation CR-Z will ditch its hybrid powertrain for a detuned version of the Civic Type-R’s 2.0L turbocharged engine.
The next-generation Civic could debut as early as next year.