Honda to Introduce Turbo Engines in the Near Future
Honda Announces Turbocharged Engines at the Detroit Auto Show
Honda unveiled plans at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show to introduce a variety of turbocharged four cylinder engines by the end of 2015. It seems these new engine variants will be assembled in their plant in Ohio as Honda is spending $340 million to enhance the plants capabilities and add an additional full assembly line.
Honda’s New Turbo Engines
It looks like there will be 3 new engines in Honda’s new turbocharges family consisting of a 1.0L, a 1.5L, and a 2.0L that sounds a lot like the 2.0L turbo that is featured in the Civic Type-R that has not yet been confirmed as coming to the U.S.. But, given that Honda has confirmed a 2.0L turbo for the U.S. market, this could be hinting toward a version of the Civic Type-R turbo coming to the U.S. sometime soon.
Honda didn’t reveal any technical specifications about these new engines but they did confirm that all of them will feature Honda’s VTEC, variable valve timing, technology. These 3 engines will have multiple variants, most likely one for performance and one geared toward efficiency, as the industry is trending toward small displacement engines using turbochargers to increase their lineup’s efficiency.
While Honda would not release any specifics about the horsepower coming from the new 2.0L turbo, they did say that the engine will be “10-percent more fun than the current 3.5-liter V-6” according to Car and Driver’s Blog. If we look at that statement and reference the fact that Honda’s 3.5L V6 makes 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, that might mean that the 2.0L turbo is making about 300 horses and that sounds great. Fingers crossed and we’ll update you when we hear anything else!
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