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More Details Released: the 2015 Honda Civic Type R

Three months ago Honda has announced the latest Civic Type R with a 310hp turbocharged engine, which you can see in our previous report. Today Honda released more interesting technical details about this hot hatch.

2015 Honda Civic Type R

While you can see the extensive details in the press release at the end of this article, we summarized the key points for you.


– Surprisingly, the turbocharger on this 2.0L VTEC 4-cylinder engine is only a mono scroll type, not the twin-scroll that can be found on many other engines. Not sure how Honda can minimize the turbo lag issue
– Cast aluminum pistons, aluminum VTEC rocker arms and forged conrods
– Compression ratio: 9.8


– Front wheels...

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Honda Introduced 1.5L Turbo Engine to Jade RS, Output Spec Released

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...

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Next-Gen Honda Civic Will Has 1.5L Turbo Engine

Turbocharging has been a common practice within many European auto makers. However this is not the case for Japanese companies. For example Toyota, currently it only has one model that is equipped with a turbocharged engine (the Lexus NX200t). Talking about Honda, it is better, since both of the new Acura NSX and Civic Type R are turbocharged.


This trend will finally come to Honda’s hot seller model: the Civic. From an interview with Automotive News, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Honda’s head of global R&D department, has confirmed the below message:

– A 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine will be standard on the next generation Civic;
– Naturally aspirated engine is an upgrade op...

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Redesigned Honda CR-Z Will Be Civic Coupe Type R?

The current Honda CR-Z is a very unique hybrid car in the market: it is the only hybrid car that offers manual transmission in the market. However, sales of the CR-Z is plagued by its weak power output, which has only 130HP from a tiny 1.5L engine plus the electric motor.


But please be rest assured that Honda is going to address this issue in the next generation CR-Z, which is due in 2017. The current CR-Z is based on the Honda Fit platform, however the new CR-Z will be riding on the Civic platform several years later. Therefore you can consider the future CR-Z to be a high performance version of the Civic Coupe.

On its initial launch in the US market, Honda will dump th...

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Live from Geneva: The 2016 Honda Civic Type R

The all-new Honda Civic Type R is a hot topic int the past 2 weeks. Honda released all the detailed specs one day before the opening of the Geneva auto show, and you can see the numbers in our previous article.


Today we have thoroughly checked out the new Civic Type R, in the Geneva auto show.  We even managed to see the engine bay and get two high-resolution photos of the 2.0L turbo engine. Now please see our extensive gallery containing 66 HD photos of this legendary hot hatch.

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