After announced the European version for the CR-V, Honda is starting its steps in marketing their product on the European market by sharing the details on its brand newly developed 1.6L diesel engine. It will be tough for Honda to compete with other Japanese automakers which already set their foot and fangs on the aforementioned market. But, with the new diesel engine, the big red H Japanese carmaker is feeling confident enough to battle with its fellow Japanese carmakers.
To battle with Nissan which scored pretty good sales figures through its crossover model, Honda is not necessarily rushes things up on the European version on the CR-V as they currently focusing on marketing the Civic hatchback which about to be powered by diesel engine. The newly developed powerplant by Honda referred as 1.6L i-DTEC which is the first drive train from Honda that according to autoevolution.com carries the new Earth Dreams Technology series which about to be installed on the European version Honda’s models.
The total power output from Honda 1.6L diesel engine is might be not as powerful as the diesel expert like VW, but the 120 horsepower offer impressively low CO2 emissions with the figures set at 95 grams for every kilometer. Honda already scheduled the 1.6L diesel engine to power the new 2013 Civic hatchback next year with the fuel economy usage probably at 4 liters for every 100 km.