Honda Civic witnesses breakthroughs in performance with upgraded engine

Updated Sep 25, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Honda Civic is now equipped with new i-DTEC turbo diesel engine as its CR-V counterpart.

Till now, Honda Civic has undergone ten times of upgrades with more and more impressive features. The latest Honda Civic model is confirmed to employ 1.6L inline-four i-DTEC engine which is used for the all-new CR-V of the same company.

Thanks to its smooth-shifting AT and a torque diesel engine, the tenth-generation of Civic brand can fulfil Honda’s promise of “exhilarating driver performance with efficiency.”

Honda Civic running on road

Honda Civic will use i-DTEC diesel engine as in CR-V

The top speed an i-DTEC-powered Honda Civic can reach now is 120 PS @ 4000 rpm while the max torque hits 300 Nm @ 2000 rpm. What’s more, the 9-speed automatic gearbox allows the Civic to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h just in 11 seconds and produce highest speed of 200 km/h.

With a view to lessening the cooling losses as well as turbo lag, simultaneously boosting mid-range pull, running speed and smoother movement of piston, Honda will introduce forged pistons made of steel coupled with a VNT (variable nozzle turbocharger) for Civic models.

Honda Civic models for European market

Numerous upgrades can be seen in these Civic models

Another worth-mentioning point is the addition of cutting-edged NSC system (Nox Storage Converter) to process cell density and conversion quicker. This will help to considerably reduce emissions as well. In the meantime, a silver-covered filter acts as an assistant to enhance combustion efficiency.

Last but not least, the 9-speed AT allows driver to skip gears even from 9th to 5th in full automatic mode. It is for better fuel economy and time saving.

According to latest car newsHonda Civic i-DTEC 2019 will be released in the Europe in the near future, comes with both 4-door and 5-door design. However, whether these i-DTEC-powered Civic will be sold on the global scale remains unknown.

Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.

Honda Civic reaching its highest speed

Honda Civic with 9-speed AT can skip gears smoothly

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Know more about Honda Civic 2024

Honda Civic

The 2023 Honda Civic is a compact, five-door sedan. It is now in its eleventh-generation. For the Philippine market, the Civic has a price range of Php 1,583,000 to Php 1,775,000. It has three variants consisting of the V Turbo, and the RS Turbo as the top-spec trim. All of them are equipped with the Honda Sensing driver assist safety suite, and all use a 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 175 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. All trims use a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Size-wise, the 2023 Civic is 4,678mm long, 1,802mm wide, and 1,415mm in height. It wheelbase length measures 2,735mm long, and it has a ground clearance of 134mm. Competitors of the Honda Civic for the Philippine market includes the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Mazda3, Kia Forte, Nissan Sylphy, among others.


₱ 1,583,000 - ₱ 1,775,000