After several years of loosing its market in diesel variant section automobile gaint Honda finally announced its first ever diesel engine which is a part of Honda’s ‘Earth Dreams’ technology.
Honda’s small capacity Diesel engine targets hatchbacks and lower end sedans. According to Honda its engine will be new 1.6-litre turbo 1,596cc diesel engine will churn out 120PS of max power at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of max torque at 2,000rpm. The most important and attractive thing about the engine is the engine’s light weight. According to Honda this would be the lightest engine in its class which will weigh less than 1.6-litre petrol engine. Honda claims that it has lower CO2 emissions which will be below 100g/km.
Honda will unveil its new Diesel engine next month at Geneva motor show, Honda Civic will be the car where diesel engine will be showcased. Honda India will get its diesel engine on its cars by next coming year.