Honda Diesel cars?
In 2003, Honda developed the 2.2L four-cylinder i-CTDi diesel engine, which offered exceptionally clean performance. In Europe, Honda implemented the engine on the Accord and CRV, achieving a highly favorable response. In 2007, to meet increasingly tough emission standards in countries around the world, Honda introduced the i-DTEC engine, a more advanced version of the i-CTDi that offered emissions performance equivalent to that of a gasoline engine. The newly developed 2.2L i-DTEC engine passed the Euro5 emission standard before it came into effect in 2009. In November 2008, Honda implemented the i-DTEC diesel engine on the Accord and Accord Tourer in Europe.
Honda India is a readying a sub 2.0 liter capacity diesel engine which it plans to introduce in India after its European launch along with Honda’s current 2.2L diesel engine. The small diesel engine will be ready for European models by 2012. The engine in question will be suitably modified for the company’s Indian models. It is likely to be used in the City, Jazz and the upcoming small car. Currently Honda has only one diesel engine in its international lineup due to which it has faced lots of competition from global players. The said engine is a 2.2 liter oilburner which the Japanese automaker uses in the Accord and CR-V. It will leverage the ability of diesel technology to reduce CO2 emissions.