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A Honda Diesel Engine Capable of 70 mpg Coming for the 2016 Model Year
Honda is working on a new type of clean diesel engine that may be featured on the 2016 Honda CR-V.
While there are no diesel-powered Honda models currently available in the United States, the automaker is no stranger to the technology. Honda offers 1.6L and 2.2L four-cylinder turbodiesel engines right now in European versions of the 2014 Honda Accord and the Honda CR-V. They also sell a diesel-powered car in India called the Honda City that’s similar to the Fit available at Bosak Honda. These models average 26 kmpl, which is the equivalent of a little over 60 mpg.
With so many other brands introducing diesel engines into the United States, what’s been keeping Honda from just releasing one of those engines here? Compared to Europe, the United States has increased emissions regulations in order to protect the environment. This generally means new or highly adjusted diesels are necessary to meet these EPA restrictions. Honda says they will do just that by using a three-stage catalytic converter. The engine could be available starting in 2015 in vehicles like the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda Accord.
Diesel engines have only been popular in the United States for drivers of big-rigs and pickup trucks until recently due to new advances in the technology that reduce noise and pollution. With drivers looking for more fuel efficient vehicles, diesels are a promising option. Diesel fuel is more energy rich than standard gasoline leading to higher efficiency as well as higher power outputs.
Drivers in the Merrillville and Michigan City areas looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle can come to Bosak Honda. The dealership carries a variety of efficient options including hybrids like the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and the 2014 Honda Insight. Bosak Honda is located at 710 US 20 and can be reached at (800) 728-9825.