Honda unveils new 1.6 litre diesel engine, India bound

Honda unveiled its new 1.6 litre diesel engine during an event where Honda announced the outline for a revolutionary next-generation technology for automobiles called “Earth Dreams Technology.”

Earth Dreams Technology” is a next generation set of technological advancements which greatly enhance both driving performance and fuel efficiency at a high level, using as its base advanced environmental technologies to pursue the joy of driving unique to Honda. It is a series of measures in which efficiency of internal combustion components including engine, and transmission, as well as electric-powered motor technology, is further improved.

The diesel engine when introduced in India will be first strapped on the City and could be followed on the Jazz and Civic with a different power tune.

A Smaller engine may be developed which could power the Brio small car.

Key features of the new 1.6 litre diesel engine:

  • Through optimizing engine rigidity and combustion pressure, an aluminium open deck for the cylinder block was enabled in this top-of-industry lightweight*1 1.6L class diesel engine.
  • By downsizing from the present 2.2L engine and extensively reducing mechanical friction in each section, a friction level equivalent to present gasoline engine models was achieved.
  • Optimized thermal management system thanks to improvements in the cooling system reduces CO2 output by over 15%*3.
  • Employment of a compact, high-efficiency turbocharger and weight reduction in the reciprocating sliding section realizes a sporty and nimble ride.