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Honda Injects Earth Dreams Into Its Engine Lineup

Feb 5, 2013
Modp 1301 01 o+honda earth dream+engine Photo 1/1   |   Honda Injects Earth Dreams Into Its Engine Lineup

Earth Dreams is Honda’s equivalent of Mazda’s SkyActiv technology that combines design and manufacturing techniques to maximize drivetrain efficiency. Automotive News reports that the automaker will be focusing on getting a number of new engine/gearbox combinations under the hoods of Hondas.

The ’14 Civic will benefit from Earth Dreams, getting a 1.8L 148-horse four that is 8 ponies and 3 lb-ft of torque better than the current base engine. A CVT gearbox may also be in the cards. The B-segment Fit will get a 10-horse shot in the arm thanks to an Earth Dreams 1.5L that produces 127 hp. The new 1.5L will most likely be teamed with a CVT.

The all-new Accord will sport an Earth Dreams 2.4L four and a CVT. Rest assured that Accord coupe pilots will still be able to get a six-speed manual with the gutsy V6. With all these economy engines in line, we can’t help but wonder where the performance versions are.

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