WhatCar Honda plans new small petrol engine

Discussion in 'News Feeds' started by Whatcar, Tuesday 11th Dec, 2012.

  1. Whatcar Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Honda is likely to produce a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, according to Suehiro Hashi, head of research and design for the Civic.

    He said: 'We will, of course, follow other manufacturers in terms of engine development, so we are thinking about a three-cylinder petrol engine.'

    However, the details of the engine are still under consideration and it will be some time before Honda launches such an engine.

    Hashi did confirm, however, that Honda was not likely to go as far as a two-cylinder engine, claiming that 'it depends on the application and balance of performance and efficiency, but three-cylinder is the optimum for us.'

    Best cars with three-cylinder engines>
    On paper, cars with a three-cylinder engine promise much. They are efficient, with low CO2 emissions, but offer a decent amount of power. However, some engines can be noisy and unrefined, while official economy figures might be hard to achieve because the engine generally requires more revs.

    Here, we list the best cars with three-cylinder engines.

    Dacia Sandero 0.9 TCe
    Ford Fiesta 1.0T Ecoboost
    Ford Focus 1.0T Ecoboost
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    Seat Mii 1.0
    Skoda Citigo 1.0
    Volkswagen Up 1.0

    By Vicky Parrott

  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    You have got to be kidding me !! losing the plot !
  3. richsprint Account Closed. ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Honda is lagging behind in these engines for small cars, VW group have had 3 cylinder petrol engines for years now. Not my 'cup of tea', but they serve a city runabout well.

    What is Honda doing with small capacity turbo petrols, 1.4, 1.6 etc? These are the future (well for a while at least) instead of diesels, cleaner, lighter, less CO2.