Although it's not likely that Honda will ever produce this particular car, they did show up in Paris with a Type R powered by a 1.7 liter 100-hp diesel block. The Accord's more substantial 2.2 liter 138-hp deez lump would also fit in the Type R's bonnet space, an engine that could provide the performance necessary to make a diesel R viable. I mean that it could be viable in other parts of the world besides the United States, because to the chagrin of many thousands, we can't even get the regular gasoline Type R over here. Of course that doesn't mean I still don't see a lot of Type R badges. The car is being used to promote Honda's new diesel campaign, featuring the slogan "Hate something, change something." Oh, if only it could be so easy.


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