The downsizing era is beginning with Honda as the next generation Civic hatchback will be making use of a new 1.0l three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, in Europe.
The future Honda Civic is close to being officially unveiled and spy photographers from across the Old Continent have managed to capture it on camera numerous times until now. The vehicle is said to be introduced in early 2017 and, in the entry-level version, it will be making use of a brand new 1.0 liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline burner. The engine is telling us that the new Civic generation is entering the downsizing era, which is where its main competitors, such as the Ford Focus, have been around for quite some time now.
The unit will be used in the European version of the car but we’re not sure at this point on how much this is delivering. However, according to Autocar, who had the chance to drive a prototype of the car, this is good for 127 HP (94 kW) and 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) of torque, and it’s sending power to the front-wheel drive through a six-speed manual transmission. This version of the car will be eating approximately 4.2l / 100km of fuel (66 mpg UK / 55 mpg US) and it will be emitting 99 g/km of CO2. Production of the next Honda Civic generation will take place at the UK factory, in Swindon, where 270m EUR are being invested for the vehicle.