Honda Atlas May Bring The Upcoming Civic With A 1.5-Liter Turbo Engine

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The 10th generation Honda Civic has been making appearances all over the internet for the past few days and it is believed the Japanese automaker will officially break cover of the 2016 Honda Civic in the fall of 2015.

Following the global trend of downsizing the engines, Honda Motor Company has also introduced and confirmed a new 1.5-liter turbocharged powerplant for its upcoming Civic Sedan. The new 1.5-liter turbo engine will yield better fuel economy than the ongoing 1.8-liter naturally aspirated engine. Although, the official power ratings of the engine have not been released by Honda, but it is estimated that the 1.5-liter turbo engine will deliver a power output of around 150 horsepowers, which is more than the ongoing R18 engine.

Rumour has it Honda Atlas is planning to launch the 10th generation Honda Civic in early 2017 and sources close to Honda informed PakWheels that the upcoming Civic will be powered by a new engine instead of the 1.8-liter N/A engine from the ongoing Civic.

It doesn’t take much to put two and two together. Honda Global, on multiple occasions, mentioned the upcoming Civic will be a global platform to save on R&D and costs. Moreover, Honda does not have a new non-turbo 1.8-liter engine in its current lineup of new engines and it is highly unlikely Honda will develop a brand new engine for South Asian market, especially when the sales numbers are so low. It is also unlikely Honda Atlas will continue to use the 1.8 liter engine from ongoing Civic in the upcoming Civic for  two reason, a) our source has confirmed Honda will use a newer engine and b) the R18 engine is not very fuel efficient according to modern standards.

So we can safely assume, the upcoming Honda Civic in Pakistan will feature a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.

People from Honda Atlas read this blog, so let’s give them suggestions on the upcoming Civic in the comments section below and you never know they will listen to one of your suggestions and implement it since they are currently in the planning stage of 10th generation Honda Civic.

Fahad Ullah

I build products and review cars for PakWheels. I am also famous for typing more words than anyone wants to read.

  • Heder Aziz

    Dear Honda Atlas Pakistan,

    I would like you to introduce at least 6 airbags in your upcoming Civic if that is not possible than at least increase them from the number 2. Please offer the top of the line variant with 16 inch wheels and 17s as an option. Increase the color range and please stop giving EuroStars with the Civic. Offer a bodykit with it. Please understand the phrase, “Value for money” and implement it in the upcoming Civic. PLEASE introduce VSA in the top of the line variant!
    In short, bring the car up to international standards.

    Thank you!

  • GU92478

    Dear Honda Atlas,

    Please Please Please give us the Type – R version of the upcoming civic!!!

    I will gladly give you a deposit for the R if you guarantee that you will get it for me and it’s not just me I am sure you will easily be able to sell in the Hundreds if not Thousands. How hard can it be the basic chassis is the same as a normal civic only the engine and some components are different.

    Do you have what it takes to be a truly innovative company and bring in unique products to satisfy the niches in the market, or are you just another monopolistic corporation that does not give a flying F until your bottom line starts to dwindle? Be an APPLE not a NOKIA!!!

  • Guest

    They could as well bring in the 1.5-liter without the turbo. Reason being our market is not mature enough for turbo. The mechanics do not understand turbo neither do the owners. Counterfeit engine oil and poor fuel quality are real problems and a single oil change could end up ruining the turbo. With a turbo, the strong brand name would just turn into a “faaaiiil gaddi ay ji”.

    The 1.8-liter had more than enough power. People are used to mehran here and could not judge the power of the 1.8 which resulted in disastrous accidents. A 1.5L without turbo would still provide suitable power for highway overtaking etc.
    If Atlas decides to include the turbo, they can offer factory fitted turbo timer. It is not illegal in Pakistan and this way the turbos will have a long lifespan. It will help reduce the “faaill gaddi” factor.

  • Shurjil Butt

    @Heder bhai: Khushi se mar na jatay agar Aeitbar hota ?

  • Zain Zia

    Honda should launch New city this year.

  • Ali Khan

    And plz focus on hard suspension .

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    Bro America is not getting the type r and you r asking it in pak. Plx make a request somewhat believeable

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    I dont think so that the BIG 3 will do something like that in pak. Wait 10 years then maybe we may get current tech when it would have become useless in other countries.

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    thank honda that u r getting 2 airbags with some tech.

  • Usman Khawaja

    1.5 turbocharged… So it will deliver 150 horse power that means we’ll have like 2.0L power in 1.5 turbocharged. But wait… we will have to manage technicians of turbo then.. which these days u cannot find them easily in Pakistan…

  • muizz

    1.5 liter engine would also save annual token tax by 50%

  • RAYYAN

    America doesn’t need the Type R because they have way better sports sedans…like Dodge Charger….y wud someone buy a Type R there???>Plx make your argument somewhat believeable…

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    i made the com cuz he wanted one in pak. We I dont know how Got a CVT in altis, now hearing about a turbo engine, no new city and hes asking a type R.

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    And america is wishing for the type R. Go read american webs and see for your self. And its coming now in America in 2018.

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    And simply you cant drive a type R in pak cuz of Pak’s roads. If you can keep it on some gud raods like in lahore and motorway thn you wil get the most out of it. Otherwise get ready to spend some money

  • Usman

    U.S. Will get type r in 2017 or 16 along with the civic 5 dr UK model as they are going to make UK global production centre for civic.

  • Aamir Bashir

    My suggestion would be that they use the same equipment as the European model, Leather electric heated sports seats, lumber support, auto dimming + heated back view and side mirrors, heated front + rear screen, quality buttons that feel solid and comfy during its use, give it red H logos, a bit stiff suspension, steering controls, cruise control, heated jet washers etc etc ,.. if u don’t give us the following luxuries then no worries we can import for ourselves a loaded civic from Japan or UK 🙂

  • GU92478

    Why do you think its unrealistic? Like I said before the main difference between the regular civic and the R is the engine + gearbox. If i really wanted to do an engine swap myself I can get the drive train from abroad and get it done here but then the resale value is destroyed.

    If you dont believe me google FD2 Type R, considered by many to be the best of the breed. its the same shell as the reborn we had in pakiland. I have a reborn myself and I gotta tell you the chasssis is AMAZING! even with the Sh!t tires we get from the factory the turn is soo good I love it. Only wish it had that spine tingling 9000 RPM redline & 6 gears!

  • Fady

    VSA! A must required thing in the new civic

  • Zuhaib Khan

    They`d say, sure we can get you all of that and since you didn`t ask for any price regulation it would probably be north of 30 lacs. 🙂

  • Aamir Bashir

    Believe me my friend bought a Brand new 2L supercharged civic for 18000 pounds … Its a sports version fully loaded, Rocaro Seats … full body kit from honda … etc etc fun to drive and on this side in Pakistan we have empty cabins lol

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    U sure cuz new civic is completely designed in america. i dun think so.

  • Usman Khawaja

    One will not have to go for market technician instead of qualified honda technicians. Once car is launched, then Japanese trainers trains Pakistani technicians for sure

  • MySchizoBuddy

    why would you NOT go to honda service centers where they will have trained technicians for the new engine?

  • MySchizoBuddy

    yes I like so many mehran drivers upgraded to civic after winning lotteries. Then we have crashed our civics because we couldn’t judge the power of the car. now i’m back to driving mehrans.

    /s people say the darnest things online.

  • MySchizoBuddy

    true, but we will go to our local technicians and ruin the car anyway. Getting the car and getting it repaired from the same company is ludicrous.

  • kalia

    heated seats, really? As if cars aren’t already hot in the sun, even in winters.

  • Ghayyour

    I heard new shape will be launched in 2015 end?

  • Ismail Akram

    American is getting Type R end of 2016 or start of 2017.. its all over news

  • Muhammad toheed Afzal

    That’s why I m interested

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