Honda has announced the Jade RS, equipped with the Japanese auto maker’s all-new 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This is the second model in Honda to receive this new engine (the first one is the Stepwgn which we have reported previously).
The Honda Jade is not sold in the US market, but you can consider it to be the wagon version of the Honda Civic (it does share the same platform as the Civic).
The 1.5L turbo engine in the Jade RS is rated at 147hp and 149 lb-ft of torque, and it is equipped with the VTEC and fuel direct injection technologies.
Honda has also confirmed the next generation Civic will also use this same turbo engine. Since the 1.8L naturally aspirated engine in the current Civic is making 143hp and 129 lb-ft of torque, it makes sense that the 1.5L turbo engine in the future Civic will be also tuned to deliver the above mentioned 147hp output.
We will provide you more details on this Honda new engine once more updates is available. Meanwhile, please enjoy the below gallery.