Over Half Of Civic, CR-V Customers Have Picked The 1.5 Turbo

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Over Half Of Civic, CR-V Customers Have Picked The 1.5 Turbo

It's safe to say that Malaysian consumers have finally matured and grown to accept downsized, turbocharged engines. There was once a time when salesmen had a difficult time explaining how a car with a smaller engine capacity could be more powerful and quicker in day-to-day situations- but perhaps that time is at an end. This is most easily evidenced by Honda Malaysia's sales figures for the Civic and CR-V.

Both models are offered with both traditional naturally aspirated and small-capacity turbocharged variants. In the case of the Civic there's the 1.8-litre i-VTEC and the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo, while the CR-V has the 2.0-litre i-VTEC and the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo as well. What Honda Malaysia has seen is that 60% of Civic customers and 71% of CR-V customers opt for the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo variants- figures that were revealed during a press event in Putrajaya earlier today. 

This is great news as the company moves forward and adopts more VTEC Turbo powerplants for their model range. It's a necessary step in the face of tightening emissions and efficiency regulations across the world, and Honda has proven that their VTEC Turbo powerplants can live up to consumer expectations. 



Aswan

Aswan

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Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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