• Jun 3rd 2007 at 11:21AM
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After the rather dismal sales of the current generation Accord hybrid, Honda has apparently decided not to offer a hybrid version of the new 2008 Accord due this fall. Honda will focus the hybrid applications on smaller cars like the Civic and the new hybrid-only model they have coming for 2009. Larger models like the Accord will instead use Honda's new fifty-state diesel engine that is coming in 2009.
When the hybrid Accord was introduced in 2004 the IMA system was paired up with the V-6 engine instead of the smaller four cylinder. The more expensive Accord was marketed as more of a performance upgrade than an efficiency improvement which proved to be a tough sell. The new self contained emission control system that Honda has developed will not require any Urea injection unlike the BlueTec system developed by Mercedes Benz.

[Source: GreenCarCongress]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Now the BIG question: How will Honda's mileage-robbing diesel emission controls react when we put B20 or B100 into the tank? There won't be any sulphur and not nearly as much particulate matter to scrub - bet the computers get confused! Same probably goes for VW's 2008 "Clean Diesel" engine...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it is great that Honda will offer Diesels, I hope that they release it sooner than 2009, all we have right now is European offerings, we need some cost effective solutions.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "the new hybrid-only model they have coming for 2009"

      The rumours better be true. Im love the Insight, and the next "version" of it would be awesome!

      And about the diesel Accord, the system sounds great! Diesel as clean as gas without having to add urea to the car. (Mercedes) I only hope that they do actually go ahead with the diesel Accord, that it doesn't cost too much more, and that they put the engine in smaller cars also.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Diesel in a honda-wow that sounds great. How about a civic with a diesel. That sounds even better.Diesel-simpler,better and cheaper than hybrid.
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