Launched at the end of April, the introduction of the all-new Civic sedan was followed by the all-new hatchback version two months later. Honda later also announced that the all-new Civic Type R will arrive in 2022.
Like before, the all-new Civic comes with either a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine or a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine. The turbocharged engine now gets an additional 6 hp and 20 Nm, at 180 hp and 240 Nm.
That should be plenty enough for most of us but it seems there’s even more power to be had, and easily too, according to US-based, world renowned aftermarket specialist for all things Honda, Hondata.
After a simple reflash of the car’s ECU, the turbocharged sedan easily made an additional 34 hp and 68 Nm; bringing the new figure to 214 hp and 308 Nm….in a Honda Civic!
That’s even before fitting in an aftermarket exhaust and other upgrades. According to Hondata, there’s more on the table with further tuning!