The Honda Civic is apparently getting prepared to be endowed with an Earth Dreams engine. The Civic is a crucial pillar of the overall sales volume for Honda and the car is expected to get technically improved by its maker in order to motivate the customers with enhanced performance of the car.
The Honda Civic got a quick refresh in the year 2013, but that upgrade primarily involved cosmetic improvements. As the Japanese car major gave its very important model a much needed but quickly improvised facelift, it didn’t have a chance to work on the car’s powertrain. However, there is always time for an upgrade or new refreshment, and that is exactly what Honda is doing at present. According to reports, the Japanese luxury auto maker has already confirmed that the company contemplates to enrich its Civic with a new Earth Dreams engine system in the near future. However, the reports can’t provide any details on the exact time of this important upgrade nor is there any clarification regarding the exact kind of engine that the company is contemplating to equip the Civic with.
The engine upgrade confirmation for the Honda Civic is made by the vice president and regional director for Honda North America, Tetsuo Iwamura. According to Iwamura the Earth Dreams engine will be powering the new Honda Civic as and when it receives a redesigning or re-engineering, and not while the car is receiving a mere facelift. That means that the Earth Dreams engine will become a part of the Honda Civic only when its next generation model comes into picture and during just another refresh. The Japanese company has not mentioned anything about whether this powertrain upgrade will only involve the standard Civic or the hybrid and Si Civic models will also get to have some major changes involving the cutting edge technology.
Honda motor’s whole range of Earth Dreams technologies covers much more than only the naturally aspirated engines with direct injection. The Earth Dream engine family also includes a turbocharged diesel engine along with a new gasoline-electric hybrid engine as well as a new continuously variable transmissions mill. Honda has already featured its 2.4 liter as well as 3.5 liter Earth Dreams motors powering the all new 2013 Honda Accord.
Iwamura also added that the company’s crucial model Civic needs to evolve in order to adapt to the future requirements of the competitive auto industry, however the company is at no hurry and is studying the market for the right time to bring in the next generation model of the Civic that is expected to arrive in a complete new package in terms of its design language as well as its technical specifications.
Though there is no confirmation or announcements about the next gen Honda Civic from the company’s side, the industry experts believe that the company is already working on the new model, and the all new Civic along with its Earth Dreams powertrain may hit the market as soon as 2015.