Co., Ltd. has 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-fluidised 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 litre 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
¦1.5 litreL 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 economy.