Honda may launch City Diesel and Jazz diesel in India

Posted by admin at October 9th, 2008 under Auto News |

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To cater to the growing demand for diesel cars among Indian customers, Honda may come up with a smaller diesel engine for the recently launched city. “We do feel the necessity of having a smaller diesel engine and are seriously studying the possibility. The development from scratch takes around three years. India is so popular for diesel cars because of high price difference—as much as 30%—between petrol and diesel. India is (the) only…(major) country in the world with such price differentials. In countries such as China, (those in) Europe, and Japan, this difference is only 10-12%,” Masahiro Takedagawa, president and CEO, HSCI said.

Unlike the other manufacturers such as Toyota or GM, Honda has very few diesel powered cars leaving the diesel advantage to others. Except the popular i-DTEC engine which Honda uses for its Accord and CR-V, Honda has no diesel models in its line-up. But as the market share of diesel cars continues to raise in markets like Honda is in need to come up with diesel to continue its leadership.  Remember we reported you earlier on Honda testing the CR-V diesel in India http://www.vicky.in/blog/honda-cr-v-diesel/

For City and Jazz Honda may produce a smaller i-DTEC engine.

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  1. Abrar says:

    What a Great News! only if its OFFICIAL. That is the only OPTION LACKING in a HONDA. HONDA should have Diesel Option in all segments “JAZZ” “CITY” “CIVIC” “ACCORD” and “CR-V”. Keep my word HONDA will rule the market in all these segments once they bring in the Diesel Engines. I am 100% satisfied owner of CIVIC, only wish is for a Diesel engine. Love you HONDA…….your New ACCORD & New CITY are as Stunning as CR-V & CIVIC which I fell for in 2006.

  2. Farooq Aziz says:

    when do they plan to launch the diesel versions in india… does anyone know??

  3. Aadil says:

    Launching date Honda accord diesel

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