MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced
that it has newly developed VTEC TURBO, a direct injection gasoline
turbo engine most suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles. The VTEC
TURBO is a new addition to the Earth Dreams Technology, the
next-generation powertrain technologies which achieve both the fun of
driving and excellent fuel economy at a high level.
With the application of variable valve motion technology such as Honda's
unique VTEC along with direct injection turbocharging with
highly-fluidized combustion and a thorough reduction in engine
friction, this engine achieves class-leading output and environmental
performance, while downsizing engine displacement.
Along with existing hybrid technology and diesel engine, the VTEC TURBO
that features displacement size variation of 2.0 L, 1.5 L and 1.0 L
will be adopted by Honda's future global models in accordance with
characteristics of each model and needs of local customers.
Lineup of direct injection gasoline turbo engines
2.0 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
High output and high response were achieved by VTEC, a high-output
turbocharger, direct injection technology, and a high-performance
cooling system. This is an innovative high-performance engine that
realizes the maximum output of more than 280 HP as well as high
environmental performance that complies with the EURO 6, European
emission standards which will become effective in 2014.
1.5 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine / 1.0 L
3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
These are next-generation compact engines that combine a base engine
with a newly designed framework, the VTEC variable valve train system
with thoroughly reduced friction, a turbocharger with a low moment of
inertia and high responsiveness, and direct injection technology to
achieve good balance between high output and torque, above those of
conventional naturally-aspirated engines, along with excellent fuel
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SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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