New VTEC Turbo engines on the way

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Hot off the success of the new Civic Type-R’s powerplant, Honda have announce they are bringing back VTEC…but not as we know it.Honda New VTEC Turbo Engine 2017 carwitter - New VTEC Turbo engines on the way - Honda New VTEC Turbo Engine 2017 - carwitter

A new 1 litre and 1.5 litre will be fitted in the 10th generation 2017 Civic.

Most likely the same tech will follow on from the Type-R’s VTEC. That being that the VTEC high lift cam actually does the lower revs, whilst the turbo and a low lift cam look after the top end of the range.

Honda have said that 5 door models of the new Civic will be made at Swindon, which could hint at a 3 door model being in the offing, we shall wait and see.

Philip Crossman, Managing Director at Honda UK, said:

With the launch of these two new smaller turbo-charged engines, we are responding to the market demand and the rising trend for increased fuel efficiency without compromising on power.


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