No new engines for next-gen Civic...in the US market
It's only been a few days since the next-generation Honda Civic leaked online. While the leak gave us a preview of the 11th-generation Civic's exterior styling, we still don't know much about the vehicle's powertrain details or interior design. Now, it seems details regarding the Civic's powertrain have been released in the open thanks to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
CARB recently published the filings for engine certifications of 2022 model vehicles which you can check out here. The document lists the two engine options available for the next-generation Civic in the US market. Unfortunately, there won't be any new engine options available for the Civic – at least in US-spec models.
The two engine options from the current model are carried over – a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated mill (not available in the Philippines) and a more powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged motor. The document also indicates CVT will remain as the lone transmission option. There is no mention of a manual transmission at this time. For reference, the current 2.0-liter mill produces 160 horsepower and 187 Nm torque, while the smaller turbocharged 1.5-liter motor puts out 176 horsepower and 220 Nm torque.
As with most listings, the two engine options might not be final. That said, Honda may introduce a new engine for the 11th-generation Civic during its launch. The Japanese automaker might have also retweaked the two engines to produce more power and torque.
While the engine listings are for the US market, it should also give us an idea of what to expect with the ASEAN-spec Civic when it debuts. Similar to the US, the same 1.8-liter engine and 1.5-liter turbocharged motor from the current model will likely be carried over to the new Civic.
Whatever the case, it won't be long before Honda reveals the next-generation Civic in production form. Honda Cars Philippines Inc already confirmed that it will arrive in the country this 2021 together with the City Hatchback. With that in mind, expect a global reveal to happen very soon.