Honda boosts diesel engine for new European Civic

On August 16, Honda Motor Company announced that from March 2018, the new Civic will feature a fully revamped diesel engine for the European market.

This 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder i-DTEC turbo diesel engine features enhanced pistons and low-friction cylinder bores to generate 120ps/4,000rpm of maximum output and 30.6kgm/2,000rpm of maximum torque.

Moreover, this diesel engine is one of Honda’s first engines to be developed under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLPT) fuel consumption and emissions cycle. The 1.6-liter i-DTEC unit offers 27km/liter of fuel economy and 99g/km of CO2 emissions.

The 1.6 i-DTEC Civic will accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 10.4 seconds. Honda will also establish a nine-speed automatic transmission for its front-wheel drive Civic in mid-2018.

Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)