2015 NAIAS: Honda announcing VTEC Turbo engines image

The Japanese based automaker Honda has announced in NAIAS its plans to offer a variety of new engines.

Besides the introduction of some new models, Honda has also used the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in order to announce its plans to offer a variety of new engines. According to the car manufacturer, a range four VTEC Turbo four-cylinder units will be introduced by the end of this year. The new engines will be produced in the Anna, Ohio, engine plant and the assembly will begin over the next few months.

“Before the end of the year, Honda will begin to introduce our new 4-cylinder VTEC® Turbo engines – an extension of its Earth Dreams™ Technology powertrain lineup – that will deliver fun-to-drive performance while supporting fuel efficiency at a very high level”, said the carmaker in its official press release.

In order to cope with the new engine production, the Anna Engine Plant has received a 340 million USD investment. Here, the four-cylinder VTEC Turbo units will be put together using domestic and globally sourced parts. A third assembly line will be added for producing the engines along with the additional manufacturing innovations.

The so-called “next-generation advanced powertrain vehicles” have been also announced by Honda. These will be introduced by 2018. We can expect the new battery electric vehicle and a new plug-in hybrid, along with a new generation of hybrids which will be using the two- and the three-motor hybrid systems. More details on these remain unknown at this time.