Honda is set to launch the tenth-generation Civic in 2017. The all-new model will be powered by a choice of two new direct injection VTEC turbo engines. The current naturally aspirated 1.8-litre engine will be replaced by the new units, which are a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit.
Both engines make use of variable valve motion technology to reduce friction and energy wastage, a piston cooling gallery and a cooling cylinder-head that maximises fuel economy. The 1.0-litre unit has a power output of 127bhp and 200Nm of torque, with returns of up to 56mpg and CO2 emissions lower than 100g/km.
The 1.5-litre engine VTEC develops 201bhp and 260Nm of torque, which delivers a smooth and refined performance at all speeds. Both units can be paired with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.
This new engine range forms part of Honda’s wider Earth Dreams Technology initiative. This claims to offer ‘dynamic performance, class-leading output and excellent fuel economy’ for environment and budget conscious motorists.
To find out more about the Honda Civic and Earth Dreams Technology, you can get in touch with the nearest Jardine Honda dealership.