The new Honda models that DCH Honda of Temecula have been designed to give drivers the most bang for their buck at the pump. Honda works hard to keep fuel economy at the forefront of their endeavors, and nothing proves it more than the recent unveiling of the all-new Earth Dreams technologies.
Comprised of everything that makes a vehicle move, Honda Earth Dreams technologies are the Japanese automaker's key to increasing fuel economy across its entire lineup in order to become an industry leader. And while that may seem like a bold claim to make, it's one that Honda feels is firmly rooted in reality. Specifically, they say that the introduction of Earth Dreams engines, transmissions, and platforms will allow them to reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 30 percent by 2020, when compared to output levels from 2000.
As for exactly how Earth Dreams technologies will be able to do this? In standard gasoline-powered engines, Honda is developing a new VTEC platform, with enhanced variable valve timing and lift control. The result is better thermal efficiency and reduced friction, which leads to better fuel economy and performance, especially when paired with the new Earth Dreams Continuously Variable Transmission.
Meanwhile, the all-new Earth Dreams Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system allows for superb handling in the most efficient way possible as well. It powers the rear wheels of a vehicle it's equipped on with a 27-horsepower electric motor, while the front ones are connected to a 40-horsepower one.
Curious to know when we can expect to see Honda Earth Dreams tech? It should be debuting in many 2013 Honda models. And that's why we invite you to stay tuned for more news from Honda, as final production specs are likely closer than we think.