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Hot Honda Accord diesel planned

Friday, 6 February 2009 at 12.00AM

Honda will unveil its first hot diesel, in the shape of the new Honda Accord Type S, at the Geneva motor show in March, the company has announced.

The Honda Accord Type S will use the same 2.2-litre diesel engine as the standard car, but tweaked to produce an extra 22lb ft of torque and 29bhp more.

The power gain is achieved through the use of a larger intercooler and changes to the turbocharger and cylinder head.

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Accord Diesel Auto Launch

Friday, 21 November 2008 at 12.00AM

The Accord i-DTEC automatic will go on sale in January 2009 priced from £22,400. Honda will launch its first automatic transmission for a diesel engine in 2009, with the new gearbox featuring in the Accord.

The Japanese manufacturer expects automatic transmission in the Accord to appeal to a new segment of customers, particularly in the corporate market, where it considers high mileage user choosers often will only consider an automatic transmission.

Graham Avent, manager - corporate sales, cars, Honda UK, said:

Company car tax legislation has driven much growth in diesel sales and resulted in traditional petrol heads re-assessing their choice of powertrain, For many of these drivers, the final hurdle in their transition to driving a diesel is whether or not it is available as an automatic,

The Accord i-DTEC automatic will go on sale in January 2009 priced from £22,400 (Accord 2.2 i-DTEC ES saloon) and £23,700 (Accord 2.2 i-DTEC ES Tourer).

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i-DTEC - next generation clean diesel at Frankfurt

Tuesday, 11 September 2007 at 12.00AM

Also making its Motor Show debut is Honda's next generation clean diesel engine - the i-DTEC.

Honda's development programme for the i-DTEC engine - which uses world-first technology to reduce emissions to a level equal to that of a petrol engine - continues to motor ahead.

Phase one of the programme - compliance with forthcoming Euro 5 legislation - has already been achieved. The engine, which will make its debut appearance in the new Accord range, is shown on the stand at Frankfurt.

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