Honda Civic 2016: Petition for the manual transmission?
In the list of technical data of the turbocharged engine of the Honda Civic 2016, we notice a glaring omission: a manual gearbox. The 1.5-liter engine and four cylinders is exclusively provided with a gearbox continuously variable. However, a manual version is available if you choose the model to naturally aspirated 2.0-liter.
Honda does not usually take this kind of decision, especially since it boasts the character athlete to the Civic compared to the rather boring dynamics of the model it replaces. However, after discussing with the team of engineers, it became obvious that the decision to associate the turbocharged engine of the Civic has a CVT box is not a final decision. In fact, according to Honda, the 1.5 liter could very well be paired to a manual gearbox has six speeds soon. The company only expects that the public expresses his interest, thus demonstrating that there would be enough buyers to justify production.
If you prefer, you can expect the Civic Type R that will surely be endowed with a manual transmission has detached a powerful turbocharged engine. However, it will probably disburse a nice sum for this Type R due to the addition of performance equipment: a differential limit landslide, sports suspension and a spoiler undoubtedly huge. I think it is better to opt for the turbo model 1.5 liter and customize a desire to economise money and enjoy the equipment and Greddy HKS, for example.
That being said. Honda enthusiasts, do not wait and hurry you to make yourself at your post office or sit at your computer to send email, postal letters, telegrams, postcards or smoke signals to Honda’s head office. Tell them you need a manual turbo model. Tell them that you will make a deposit of they announce. Believe me, even if the transmission is continuously variable is acceptable, it is preferable that the first Civic forced induction is endowed with a third pedal.
- Visit our first contact with the Honda Civic, 2016.