The Honda brand is known for quite a few car-related things, but perhaps one of the most notable is the introduction of the Honda i-VTEC® engine. The original Honda VTEC system was designed by Ikuo Kajitani, a Honda engineer. He made VTEC to solve "the problem of gaining high-end power out of small displacement engines while maintaining fuel-sipping efficiency during everyday driving." He altered the lift and timing of the internal valve to boost performance without having to add a turbocharger or supercharger, both of which were expensive and high maintenance.

The original VTEC system was introduced in 1989 in the Honda Integra XSi, but wasn't available in the U.S. until 1991, when it showed up in the Acura NSX. VTEC eventually transformed into the Honda i-VTEC®, or intelligent-VTEC, technology and was first available in the 2001 Honda four-cylinder models. The Honda i-VTEC® system "combines the original VTEC with Honda's VTC (Variable Timing Control)." This grants every Philadelphia, Trevose, and Willow Grove area driver premium performance no matter what Honda vehicle they're driving.

Find Your New Honda At Sloane Honda

If you'd like to learn more about the Honda VTEC or i-VTEC® systems, don't hesitate to reach out to our Sloane Honda dealership. Our team would love to show you around our current Honda collection and are available to answer any questions that you may have. Take the short drive from Northeast Philly, Feasterville, or beyond to our Sloan Honda of Philadelphia dealership to get behind the wheel today!

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