Honda announces all-new VTEC Turbo 1.0L, 1.5L and 2.0L engines

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013 - 10:02am IST

Who saw this coming? Honda Motor Company have just announced their all-new range of VTEC Turbo engines. As the name suggests, these engines will combine the power of VTEC with a direct injection gasoline turbo engine. The company says that these engines will be most suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles.

Honda 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine
Seen here is the Honda 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine producing over 280 hp.

Honda have announced this new engine technology in three displacements – a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Here’s the general note for all these engines –

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.

Honda 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine
This is the Honda 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine.

These engines will be seen in Honda’s future global models, and the type of the product and the local customer needs will determine the displacement that would be chosen.

The 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo will output more than 280 hp and will comply with the EU6 emission norms. Honda doesn’t say much about the other two engines, only revealing that they will have reduced friction, a turbocharger with a low moment of inertia and high responsiveness, and direct injection technology along with excellent fuel economy.

Honda 1.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine
This is the Honda 1.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine, set to outpace the EcoBoost 1L.

Honda certainly has us excited about the 1.0-liter turbo engine. Question is, can it better the multiple award winning 1.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine?

Honda VTEC Turbo Engines – Press Release

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7 thoughts on “Honda announces all-new VTEC Turbo 1.0L, 1.5L and 2.0L engines

  1. Yuvi says:

    Good to see honda is following the foot prints of Ford and VW in developing Turbo petrol engines.

    However nothing comes close to Ford’s 1.0l Ecoboost engine..

  2. Aravind says:

    Good.. but why dont Honda improve ride quality of their cars?
    Also get rid of funny looking exterior of brio/amaze. Brio is not selling because of its looks. I am happy with interiors of both of them.

  3. Sushrut says:

    Honda rocks !! Awesome and man they are in overdrive !!! way to go Honda… its kick ass time and they are serious about that. Its like a massive giant has woken up and woken up for good.

    1. Ayyappan says:

      Just can’t agree more Sushrut..good for India…some really exciting products coming our way from Honda.

  4. sandy says:

    Well Honda’s vtec engine is already popular as naturally aspirated engine; now as turbocharged, it may take the level even higher. I’m expecting 140bhp out of their 1.0 liter engine, 20bhp more then EcoBoost’s.

    1. atul says:

      If 2 lt. doing 280 bhp, then 1 lt engine won’t produce more than 125. Though 1lt. Ecoboost can be turned to deliver 177 bhp, Honda’s NA and turbo diesel engines are benchmarks for segments and so we can hope that these engine will be doing fantastic job.

  5. apn r says:

    280 hp with EU6, looks impressive


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