Honda has already announced their intentions to introduce super-clean diesel engines into their lineup starting in 2009. Now comes word from digital buff-book Winding Road that the abysmally slow selling Accord Hybrid may get dropped in favor of a new diesel V-6. The next generation stateside Accord - which might be shown at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show - will get a 2.2-2.4-liter four cylinder first and then later the V-6 would be added. The V-6 will also go in the Ridgeline and other larger vehicles. The Honda diesels will be using their new catalyst technology that produces ammonia on board for treating the NOx emissions, making it maintenance free, unlike the Mercedes BlueTec system. All the upcoming Honda diesels are expected to be 50 state legal.

[Source: Winding Road]

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