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Honda Civic May Get Smaller and More Powerful

According to an Automotive News report, the next-gen Honda Civic could get the new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine as a base power-plant. The industry seems to have grown really fond of low-displacement, turbocharged engines these days; from Ford's 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Eco Boost to the downsized turbo V8 in the Ferrari 488 GTB, they are in vogue and Honda is gearing up to add its name to the list. Global R&D Chief, told AN, "Downsized turbocharging will be the base, even for the Civic." He further added that the engine will offer fun-to-drive qualities, while meeting strict emissions regulations. It is believed that the new engine will offer the power figure of a 2.0 - 2.4-litre engine along with better torque and fuel-efficiency.