A new move at Honda will go a long way in helping the automaker continue to produce standout models. Automotive News reported a while ago that Honda would begin building turbo engines, estimated at 200,000 a year, at its plant in Anna, Ohio. Honda’s global R&D chief Yoshiharu Yamamoto reminded us that in the States, “There aren’t that many companies with turbo models.”
An even more recent report from the same source suggests where these turbocharged powertrains will be going. The report quotes Yamamoto as saying that “downsized turbocharging will be the base, even for Civic.”
Car And Driver speculates the turbocharged Honda Civic will more specifically receive a 1.5-liter turbocharger, giving it “performance characteristics” that will certainly inspire any adventurous car-buyer to take a second look at the Civic among other cars in the segment.
Beyond alternative propulsion, turbochargers are one way that Honda is solving the modern conundrum of diminishing emissions while increasing power.