The latest report concerning the fan favorite Civic models concerns the Japanese automaker’s all new turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine – which is here depicted in full glory.
We have been painting the entire picture of the Civic family’s wellbeing over the course of its newly developed generation and one of the latest reports we mentioned was talking about the upcoming hotter Civic Si/Type S that should come as a 2017 model year and sport under the hood an all new, turbocharged mill. Now we have the first image of the engine unit – and it appears it will also come with an electric wastegate actuator and a built-in blow-off valve sitting neatly on the compressor housing. The Civic Si/Type S will be the mild-hot offering in the range and most likely the rumor mill pits it sporting in the mentioned iteration 230 horsepower – exclusively working alongside a six-speed manual transmission. Naturally the same powerplant will be used for the flagship Type R version where it would deliver a lot more grunt.
For the US-spec versions, the Civic Si is expected to come inside showrooms late this year – early spring next year followed by the Civic Type R reaching the market in the spring or summer of 2017. The Type R will be available across a wide range of markets, as most rumors have Honda playing a global release of the model to accompany the standard Civic in most countries where it will be sold.