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Get ready for a turbocharged Civic Type R

By SYF77 on 11 Oct 2011

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The new Civic hatchback had just made its debut at the recent Frankfurt Motorshow. However, the engine range looked relatively unchanged with the exception of the fuel-saving measures. With its European competitors adopting forced induction solutions, there is little chance of survival with just a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated unit under the bonnet.

However, Honda fans need not despair. According to AutoExpress, when the Type R arrives in 2013, it will be the first ever turbocharged Civic, and in a 2.0-litre guise. It will produce approximately 210 horsepower, which is in the region of the current VW Golf GTI. The horsepower figure is not ground breaking but at least its a step in the right direction. The new Civic Type R will also be offered as a five-door.

It looks like the Japanese are finally getting it. According to a post by a fellow blogger, Subaru intends to develop a new range of 1.6L and 2.0L direct-injected turbocharged engines. This is in line with the current trend which is kicked start by the VW Group. The advantage of these turbocharged small capacity engines is to offer output comparable to higher capacity engines without having to pay the penalty of high fuel consumption.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Friendstar Oct 11 2011 01:42 PM
2 litre turbocharged at 210bhp ????
ArthurQ Nov 02 2011 05:55 PM
Since transportation is always included in our list of everyday expenses , it is essential to think of some possible ways to save money by choosing a fuel-saving vehicle . If you get a payday loans, you might be able to get the vehicle which fuel efficient. Mazda is one of the companies addressing fuel and environment conservation. The company will reveal t its new Takeri concept vehicle next month. The vehicle will feature a distinctive regenerative braking system that powers the car's electrical functions and saves fuel.
Bobbie Mar 02 2012 08:49 PM
I am proud that I have recently bought my new 2010 Honda Civic EX-L with a good voice command system and iPod integration. I even had to take a cash advance for it. I must confess that fuel economy is also excellent it includes the basic features I have always looked for in a tech car. However, I must say that it needs an update badly to keep up with the competition. And also, not very good quality maps sometimes make route guidance a complicated task, and some cabin tech functions react a bit sluggishly. The two sets of buttons for voice command overlap on the steering wheel. But in general, I am very content with the purchase
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