Honda remains committed to being one of the most fuel efficient automakers. According to recent reports by Japan’s Nikkei, Honda is planning on releasing its first V6 diesel engine in the US by 2010. Honda has already announced plans for a diesel powered Accord for 2009, but now the automaker is also working on a diesel engine for its larger models.
The new eco-friendly diesel engine will be a 3.5L V6 that is 30 percent more fuel efficient than Honda’s current 3.5L gas engine.
The new engine will likely appear first in the Odyssey minivan, but then it will eventually appear in the Ridgeline Pickup and the Pilot SUV. There is no word if this engine will also be offered in the Accord or in any of the Acura models.
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