Honda is turning to turbocharging to boost fuel economy, do we have any reason to believe Acura won't follow suit?
Honda Global R&D chief Yoshiharu Yamamoto says this is the only way to meet ever shrinking emission targets while still delivering engaging product. He also asserts that downsized turbo engines will be the base engines moving forward, including the Civic.
Honda will complete its $340 million investment into their Anna, Ohio engine facility sometime this year, which means we will see Honda churning out turbocharged engines in 2015. Could we see TLX with a base turbo for MY 2016?
Probabaly, but which engine remains to be seen. Honda has 1.0T, 1.5T and 2.0T options, the 1.5T is confirmed for Civic and by proxy, ILX. Which would logically rule out the 1.0T and leave us with just the 2.0T.
Now the other possibility is leaving the base engine as is, and offering both the 2.0T and V6 as premium upgrades, which would be nice to have the DCT with the more potent engine...